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Full Text of SB1569  101st General Assembly


Sen. Sue Rezin

Filed: 3/26/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1569 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
527-22 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-22)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-22)
7    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
8    (a) (Blank).
9    (b) (Blank).
10    (c) (Blank).
11    (d) (Blank).
12    (e) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
13each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2008-2009 school year
14or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course
15requirements, successfully complete all of the following



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1        (1) Four years of language arts.
2        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
3    which must be English and the other of which may be English
4    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
5    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
6    graduation requirements.
7        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
8    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
9    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
10    course if the pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an
11    integrated mathematics course with Algebra II content.
12        (4) Two years of science.
13        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
14    year must be history of the United States or a combination
15    of history of the United States and American government
16    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
17    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
18    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
19    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
20    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
21    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
22    content shall focus on government institutions, the
23    discussion of current and controversial issues, service
24    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
25    School districts may utilize private funding available for
26    the purposes of offering civics education.



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1        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
2    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
3    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education, or (E) speech.
4    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
5school districts of standards for writing-intensive
7    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
8computer science course to high school students, then the
9school board must designate that course as equivalent to a high
10school mathematics course and must denote on the student's
11transcript that the Advanced Placement computer science course
12qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative course for
13students in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (e)
14of this Section.
15    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
16entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
17school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
18study is determined by an individualized education program.
19    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
20apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
21year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
22whose course of study is determined by an individualized
23education program.
24    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
25provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
26Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.



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1(Source: P.A. 99-434, eff. 7-1-16 (see P.A. 99-485 for the
2effective date of changes made by P.A. 99-434); 99-485, eff.
311-20-15; 99-674, eff. 7-29-16; 100-443, eff. 8-25-17.)".