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 Bill Status of SB2094  97th General Assembly

Short Description:  EDUCATION-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Carole Pankau

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-19from Ch. 122, par. 10-19

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the length of a school term.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/10-19
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/10-17afrom Ch. 122, par. 10-17a
105 ILCS 5/10-20.53 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board (other than the Chicago Board of Education) may designate any of its secondary schools as Illinois Democracy Schools if the school receives accreditation as such by a not-for-profit accreditation board consisting of educators, administrators, students, universities, funders, elected officials, policymakers, and representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Requires an Illinois Democracy School to provide students with experiences in the rights, responsibilities, and tensions inherent in living in a constitutional democracy; consciously promote civic engagement by all students; focus on fostering participatory citizenship; place an emphasis on helping students understand how the fundamental ideals and principles of our democratic society relate to the problems, opportunities, and controversies that matter in the present; collaborate with parents, students, and their communities in developing a civic mission and in providing curricular and extra-curricular civic learning experiences for all students; and engage students in a continual process of improving and increasing civic learning. Requires a school district's school report card assessing the performance of its schools and students to include, for the school, district, and State, designation of a secondary school as an Illinois Democracy School. Effective June 30, 2011.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Carole Pankau
  2/10/2011SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/8/2011SenateAssigned to Education
  3/8/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Carole Pankau
  3/8/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/15/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/15/2011SenateHeld in Education
  3/18/2011SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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