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Full Text of SB2352  100th General Assembly


Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 4/13/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2352 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
52-3.162 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.162)
7    Sec. 2-3.162. Student discipline report; school discipline
8improvement plan.
9    (a) On or before October 31, 2015 and on or before October
1031 of each subsequent year, the State Board of Education,
11through the State Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a
12report on student discipline in all school districts in this
13State, including State-authorized charter schools. This report
14shall include data from all public schools within school
15districts, including district-authorized charter schools. This
16report must be posted on the Internet website of the State



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1Board of Education. The report shall include data on the
2issuance of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and
3removals to alternative settings in lieu of another
4disciplinary action, disaggregated by race and ethnicity,
5gender, age, grade level, whether a student is an English
6learner, whether a student qualifies for services under the
7federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, incident
8type, and discipline duration. The report shall also include
9data on the number of law enforcement officers assigned to
10schools within each district and the number of arrests made by
11law enforcement officers of students on school grounds, in
12school vehicles, at school activities or school-sponsored
13events, or as a result of referrals by school officials,
14disaggregated by race and ethnicity, gender, age, grade level,
15whether a student is an English learner, whether a student
16qualifies for services under the federal Individuals with
17Disabilities Education Act, the offense for which the student
18was arrested, and the final disposition of the arrest.
19    (a-5) In compiling the report under subsection (a) of this
20Section, the State Board of Education shall use the same
21disclosure avoidance standards used by the U.S. Department of
22Education in its public reporting of the data submitted by each
23school district as part of the Civil Rights Data Collection.
24The State Board of Education shall disaggregate the data by
25each individual grade level and shall disaggregate the data by
26duration of less than or equal to one day, 2 days, 3 days, 4



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1days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days, 10 days, and
2greater than 10 days. The State Board of Education shall also
3disaggregate the data, at a minimum, by the following incident
4types: (i) disruption, disrespect, or defiance of authority,
5(ii) truancy, tardiness, cutting of class, alcohol, threat,
6fighting, or other violent offense, and (iii) bullying or
7harassment, dress code, drug or controlled substance, theft,
8property damage, tobacco, dangerous weapon, trespassing, or
9any other similar incident. The State Board of Education shall
10ensure that cross-tabulation by the various categories of
11disaggregation is possible.
12    (b) The State Board of Education shall analyze the data
13under subsection (a) of this Section on an annual basis and
14determine the top 20% of school districts for the following
16        (1) Total number of out-of-school suspensions divided
17    by the total district enrollment by the last school day in
18    September for the year in which the data was collected,
19    multiplied by 100.
20        (2) Total number of out-of-school expulsions divided
21    by the total district enrollment by the last school day in
22    September for the year in which the data was collected,
23    multiplied by 100.
24        (2.5) Total number of school-based arrests divided by
25    the total district enrollment by the last school day in
26    September for the year in which the data was collected,



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1    multiplied by 100.
2        (3) Racial disproportionality, defined as the
3    overrepresentation of students of color or white students
4    in comparison to the total number of students of color or
5    white students on October 1st of the school year in which
6    data are collected, with respect to the use of
7    out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, which must be
8    calculated using the same method as the U.S. Department of
9    Education's Office for Civil Rights uses.
10    The analysis must be based on data collected over 3
11consecutive school years, beginning with the 2014-2015 school
13    The Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the State
14Board of Education shall require each of the school districts
15that are identified in the top 20% of any of the metrics
16described in this subsection (b) for 3 consecutive years to
17submit a plan identifying the strategies the school district
18will implement to reduce the use of exclusionary disciplinary
19practices school-based arrests, or racial disproportionality
20or both, if applicable. School districts that no longer meet
21the criteria described in any of the metrics described in this
22subsection (b) for 3 consecutive years shall no longer be
23required to submit a plan.
24    This plan may be combined with any other improvement plans
25required under federal or State law.
26    The calculation of the top 20% of any of the metrics



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1described in this subsection (b) shall exclude all school
2districts, State-authorized charter schools, and special
3charter districts that issued fewer than a total of 10
4out-of-school suspensions, or expulsions, or school-based
5arrests, whichever is applicable, during the school year. The
6calculation of the top 20% of the metric described in
7subdivision (3) of this subsection (b) shall exclude all school
8districts with an enrollment of fewer than 50 white students or
9fewer than 50 students of color.
10    The plan must be approved at a public school board meeting
11and posted on the school district's Internet website. Within
12one year after being identified, the school district shall
13submit to the State Board of Education and post on the
14district's Internet website a progress report describing the
15implementation of the plan and the results achieved.
16(Source: P.A. 98-1102, eff. 8-26-14; 99-30, eff. 7-10-15;
1799-78, eff. 7-20-15; revised 9-25-17.)
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.".