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Full Text of SB1679  99th General Assembly


Rep. Kenneth Dunkin

Filed: 5/11/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1679 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
52-3.163 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.163 new)
7    Sec. 2-3.163. Virtual education review committee.
8    (a) The State Superintendent of Education shall establish a
9review committee to review virtual education and course choice.
10The review committee shall consist of all of the following
11individuals appointed by the State Superintendent:
12        (1) One representative of the State Board of Education,
13    who shall serve as chairperson.
14        (2) One parent.
15        (3) One educator representing a statewide professional
16    teachers' organization.



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1        (4) One educator representing a different statewide
2    professional teachers' organization.
3        (5) One educator representing a professional teachers'
4    organization in a city having a population exceeding
5    500,000.
6        (6) One school district administrator representing an
7    association that represents school administrators.
8        (7) One school principal representing an association
9    that represents school principals.
10        (8) One school board member representing an
11    association that represents school board members.
12        (9) One special education administrator representing
13    an association that represents special education
14    administrators.
15        (10) One representative of a school district in a city
16    having a population exceeding 500,000.
17        (11) One school principal representing an association
18    that represents school principals in a city having a
19    population exceeding 500,000.
20        (12) One representative of an education advocacy group
21    that works with parents.
22        (13) One representative of an education public policy
23    organization.
24        (14) One representative of an institution of higher
25    education.
26        (15) One representative of a virtual school in this



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1    State.
2The review committee shall also consist of all of the following
3members appointed as follows:
4        (A) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
5    of the Senate.
6        (B) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
7    Leader of the Senate.
8        (C) One member of the House of Representatives
9    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
10        (D) One member of the House of Representatives
11    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
12    Representatives.
13    Members of the review committee shall serve without
14compensation, but, subject to appropriation, members may be
15reimbursed for travel.
16    (b) The review committee shall meet at least 4 times, at
17the call of the chairperson, to review virtual education and
18course choice. This review shall include a discussion on
19virtual course access programs, including the ability of
20students to enroll in online coursework and access technology
21to complete courses. The review committee shall make
22recommendations on changes and improvements and provide best
23practices for virtual education and course choice in this
24State. The review committee shall determine funding mechanisms
25and district cost projections to administer course access



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1    (c) The State Board of Education shall provide
2administrative and other support to the review committee.
3    (d) The review committee shall report its findings and
4recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later
5than May 31, 2016. Upon filing its report, the review committee
6is dissolved.
7    (e) This Section is repealed on June 1, 2016.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.".