Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code to create the State Education Equity Committee within the State Board of Education. Provides that the purpose of the committee is to strive to ensure equity in education for all children from birth through grade 12. Sets forth the membership of the task force. Contains provisions concerning meetings, duties, and reporting. Repeals a Section concerning the Advisory Council on At-Risk Students. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Makes changes concerning the membership of the Committee, including adding members. Provides that the members of the Committee must reflect, as much as possible, the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of this State. Provides that members appointed by the State Superintendent of Education may (rather than shall) be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses. Effective immediately.