Bill Status of SB2016 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: SCH DISTRICT EFFICIENCY COMM
Sen. Thomas Cullerton
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Creates the School District Efficiency Commission. Provides for the membership, meetings, and support of the Commission. Requires the Commission to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on the number of school districts in this State, the optimal amount of enrollment for a school district, and where reorganization and realignment of school districts would be beneficial in this State; specifies the areas on which the recommendations must focus. Provides that, on or before May 1, 2022, the Commission must vote on its recommended propositions and file a report with the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides that if the Commission adopts the report by an affirmative vote of at least 11 of its members, then the Commission's specific propositions for reorganization of school districts into unit school districts shall be filed with the appropriate regional superintendent of schools; sets forth the regional superintendent's duties with respect to a proposition. Repeals these provisions on January 31, 2023. Makes a change in the Conversion and Formation of School Districts Article concerning financial incentives. Effective immediately.