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 Bill Status of HB0016  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Barbara Wheeler - La Shawn K. Ford and Monique D. Davis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.9afrom Ch. 122, par. 10-20.9a
105 ILCS 5/10-20.55 new
105 ILCS 5/14-6.01from Ch. 122, par. 14-6.01
105 ILCS 5/34-18.48 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board may create a committee on the retention of students, consisting of the district superintendent or his or her designee, a district administrator who directs student instruction and curriculum, a principal, and a teacher. Provides that prior to retention in a grade, a school may submit, by a date as set by the committee, the names of all students determined by the school to not qualify for promotion to the next higher grade and the reason for that determination. Requires the committee to review the school's decision to retain with respect to each student and make a final decision regarding whether or not to retain a particular student. Requires the committee to take into consideration the performance evaluation of the student's teacher or teachers. Provides that the committee may vote to prohibit the school district from retaining the student if the committee determines that the student is being retained due to inadequate instruction, resources, or facilities provided by the school district or due to the student having an undiagnosed learning disability. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article to provide that a child with a learning disability must not be denied promotion, graduation, or a general diploma on the basis of failing a minimal competency test when such failure can be directly related to the disabling condition of the student. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  12/10/2012HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/30/2013HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/20/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-000-000
  3/20/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/21/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/21/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/18/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  2/11/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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