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Full Text of SB0621  97th General Assembly


Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 3/2/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 621 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
510-22.22e as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.22e new)
7    Sec. 10-22.22e. Joint operation of elementary science and
8mathematics magnet school. Notwithstanding any other provision
9of law to the contrary, 2 or more school districts may, when in
10their judgment the interest of the districts and of the
11students therein will be best served, jointly operate, either
12directly or through an institution of higher education located
13in a municipality whose geographic boundaries include areas
14served by each district, an elementary science and mathematics
15magnet school. This magnet school may (i) restrict attendance
16to only residents of a municipality shared by the districts and



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1(ii) select students for enrollment based on admission criteria
2that focuses on academic proficiency in science and
3mathematics; however, in no case shall the magnet school
4discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color,
5gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, marital status,
6or need for special education services in the establishment of
7its attendance boundaries or in the selection of students for