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Full Text of HB2988  102nd General Assembly

HB2988 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2988

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
105 ILCS 5/2-3.182 new

    Amends the State Finance Act and the School Code. Creates the Roundtable on Educational Opportunity and Development. Contains provisions concerning the members of the Roundtable, meetings of the Roundtable, administrative support to the Roundtable, and annual reports to the General Assembly. Provides that the Roundtable shall study ways to expand educational opportunities and develop sources of private funding for students in primary and secondary education in the areas of (i) developing a business ethics curriculum, (ii) promoting and funding the arts, (iii) developing a drama therapy program, (iv) developing a school model that prioritizes an arts education, (v) establishing and funding global travel programs, and (vi) funding trips to museums. Requires the Roundtable to study ways to secure private donations and public funding in order to help expand opportunities for students and implement Roundtable recommendations. Provides that funding for programs recommended by the Roundtable must prioritize low-income students. Requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Roundtable, to provide administrative support to all school districts and their students wishing to utilize these opportunities. Creates the Educational Opportunity and Development Fund as a special fund in the State treasury to accept private donations and public funding. Provides that all money in the Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board of Education for the purposes of implementing the priorities and recommendations of the Roundtable. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
5Section 5.935 as follows:
 
6    (30 ILCS 105/5.935 new)
7    Sec. 5.935. The Educational Opportunity and Development
8Fund.
 
9    Section 10. The School Code is amended by adding Section
102-3.182 as follows:
 
11    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.182 new)
12    Sec. 2-3.182. Roundtable on Educational Opportunity and
13Development.
14    (a) There is created the Roundtable on Educational
15Opportunity and Development, consisting of all of the
16following members:
17        (1) A representative from a private organization
18    working to develop economic opportunities for individuals
19    living in the City of Chicago appointed by the State
20    Superintendent of Education.
21        (2) A representative from a private organization

 

 

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1    working to develop economic opportunities for this State
2    appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
3        (3) Three representatives who are from private
4    businesses with over 50 employees and who have
5    administrative roles in those businesses appointed by the
6    State Superintendent of Education.
7        (4) An individual from an organization that represents
8    superintendents throughout this State appointed by the
9    State Superintendent of Education.
10        (5) A State representative appointed by the Speaker of
11    the House of Representatives.
12        (6) A State representative appointed by the Minority
13    Leader of the House of Representatives.
14        (7) A State senator appointed by the President of the
15    Senate.
16        (8) A State senator appointed by the Minority Leader
17    of the Senate.
18        (9) The chairperson of the board of education of a
19    school district organized under Article 34 of this Code or
20    his or her designee.
21        (10) A representative who operates as an
22    administrative staffer for a board of education of a
23    school district organized under Article 34 of this Code
24    appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
25        (11) An individual from an organization that
26    represents teachers in a school district organized under

 

 

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1    Article 34 of this Code appointed by the State
2    Superintendent of Education.
3        (12) An individual from an organization that
4    represents teachers throughout this State appointed by the
5    State Superintendent of Education.
6    Initial appointees shall serve staggered terms of one
7year, 2 years, and 3 years as determined by lot. Five of the
8initial appointees shall serve one-year terms, 5 of the
9initial appointees shall serve 2-year terms, and the remaining
10appointees shall serve 3-year terms. After the initial
11appointments, each successor shall serve for a 3-year term.
12Appointed members shall serve until their successors are
13appointed and have qualified. Members shall annually select a
14chairperson from among their number by majority vote. Members
15shall receive no compensation in the performance of their
16duties.
17    The Roundtable shall meet initially at the call of the
18State Superintendent of Education, shall elect a chairperson
19at its initial meeting, and shall thereafter meet at the call
20of the chairperson.
21    (b) The Roundtable shall study ways to expand educational
22opportunities and develop sources of private funding for
23students in primary and secondary education in the following
24areas:
25        (1) developing a business ethics curriculum;
26        (2) promoting and funding the arts;

 

 

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1        (2.5) developing a before-school, in-school, or
2    after-school drama therapy program that is designed for
3    vulnerable youth with histories of exposure to familial
4    and community violence, school bullying, intolerance or
5    hate crimes, maltreatment or neglect, disrupted
6    caregiving, or any other life adversities and that focuses
7    on the core components of complex trauma intervention,
8    including, but not limited to, a student's safety,
9    self-regulation, healthy attachments, discovery and
10    development of his or her identity, self-worth, esteem,
11    and competency;
12        (2.7) developing a school model for students in
13    kindergarten through grade 6 that integrates an
14    identity-affirming pedagogy with a rigorous, intentional
15    curriculum that utilizes a no-nonsense nurturing framework
16    and prioritizes an arts education;
17        (3) establishing and funding global travel programs;
18    and
19        (4) funding trips to museums.
20    The Roundtable shall study ways to secure private
21donations and public funding in order to help expand
22opportunities for students and implement Roundtable
23recommendations. Funding for programs recommended by the
24Roundtable must prioritize low-income students, as defined by
25the federal census. The State Board of Education, in
26consultation with the Roundtable, shall provide administrative

 

 

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1support to all school districts and their students wishing to
2utilize these opportunities.
3    (c) The State Board of Education and City of Chicago
4School District 299 may provide administrative support to the
5Roundtable.
6    (d) The Educational Opportunity and Development Fund is
7created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall
8accept private donations and public funding. All money in the
9Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the State
10Board of Education for the purposes of implementing the
11priorities and recommendations of the Roundtable.
12    (e) The Roundtable shall report its recommendations to the
13General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022 and every July 1
14thereafter.
 
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.