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 Bill Status of HB5546  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-ELECT REGION BD TRUSTEE

House Sponsors
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Melinda Bush)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/13/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0648

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/6-2from Ch. 122, par. 6-2
105 ILCS 5/6-19from Ch. 122, par. 6-19


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. With respect to members of a regional board of school trustees, provides that, in single county educational service regions that have one or more unexpired terms to be filled at an election, the winner or winners of the unexpired term or terms shall be determined first and independently of those running for full terms. Provides that, as between 2 unexpired terms, the shorter unexpired term shall be filled first and the winner of the longer unexpired term shall be determined taking into consideration the congressional township of the winner of the shorter unexpired term. Provides that the winners of the full terms shall then be determined taking into consideration the congressional townships of those elected to fill the unexpired term or terms. With respect to a Section concerning vacancies on a regional board, defines "territory". Effective July 1, 2014.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
With respect to the Section concerning vacancies on a regional board of school trustees, removes the amendatory language defining "territory". Provides that, subject to certain residency provisions, any vacancy on the regional board shall be filled (instead of shall be filled from the same territory) by the remaining members until the next regular election for members of the regional board, when the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired time.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/6-2
105 ILCS 5/6-19
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.153
105 ILCS 5/10-17afrom Ch. 122, par. 10-17a
105 ILCS 5/24-12from Ch. 122, par. 24-12
105 ILCS 5/24A-5from Ch. 122, par. 24A-5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that each school district shall administer, at least biennially (rather than biannually), the survey of learning conditions instrument in every public school attendance center by a date specified by the State Superintendent of Education, and data resulting from the instrument's administration must be provided to the State Board of Education. Provides that a school district may elect to use, on a district-wide basis and at the school district's sole cost and expense, an alternate survey of learning conditions instrument pre-approved by the State Superintendent, and sets forth provisions regarding how to use an alternate survey instrument. Provides for an approval process by the State Superintendent for alternate survey instruments. Provides that the requirement that a report card include indicators of the school environment also include 2 or more indicators from any school climate survey selected or approved (rather than developed) by the State and administered under the Code, with the same or similar indicators included on school report cards for all surveys selected or approved by the State under the Code. In a Section concerning removal or dismissal of teachers, provides that copies of the honorable dismissal list must show each teacher by name and be categorized by positions and the groupings defined in the Code. Sets forth procedures and criteria in the event that the school board or joint agreement has any vacancies within the period from the beginning of the following school term through February 1 of the following school term (unless a date later than February 1, but no later than 6 months from the beginning of the following school term, is established in a collective bargaining agreement), and provides that the positions thereby becoming available must be tendered to the teachers so removed or dismissed. Provides that no more than one evaluation rating each school term shall be one of the evaluation ratings used for the purpose of determining the sequence of dismissal. Provides that if multiple performance evaluations are conducted in a school term, only the rating from the last evaluation conducted prior to establishing the sequence of honorable dismissal list in such school term shall be the one evaluation rating from that school term used for the purpose of determining the sequence of dismissal. Further provides that averaging ratings from multiple evaluations is not permitted unless otherwise agreed to in a collective bargaining agreement or contract between the board and a professional faculty members' organization. Provides that if a teacher in contractual continued service successfully completes a remediation plan following a rating of "unsatisfactory" in an annual or biennial overall performance evaluation received after the implementation date and receives a subsequent rating of "unsatisfactory" in any of the teacher's annual or biennial (rather than biannual) overall performance evaluation ratings received during the 36-month period following the teacher's completion of the remediation plan, then the school district may forego remediation and seek dismissal in accordance with the Code. Provides that nothing contained in this amendatory Act repeals, supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in lawsuits pending on the effective date of this amendatory Act in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of Public Act 97-8. Effective July 1, 2014.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that a teacher's grouping and ranking on a sequence of honorable dismissal shall be deemed a part of the teacher's performance evaluation, and that information shall (rather than may) be disclosed to the exclusive bargaining representative as part of a sequence of honorable dismissal list. Makes a technical change.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/13/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/6/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/6/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 014-000-000
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/1/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/7/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/7/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/7/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  5/7/2014SenateDo Pass Education; 012-000-000
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 8, 2014
  5/12/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2014
  5/23/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2014
  5/26/2014SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/26/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/26/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/26/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/26/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 010-003-000
  5/26/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/26/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/27/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Lightford
  5/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Lightford
  5/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/27/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-001-000
  5/28/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/28/2014HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-000-000
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-000-000
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 101-009-000
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 101-009-000
  5/30/2014HouseHouse Concurs
  5/30/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  6/13/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  6/13/2014HouseEffective Date July 1, 2014
  6/13/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0648

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