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Full Text of HB3114  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Eva Dina Delgado

Filed: 4/13/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3114 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
52-3.182 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.182 new)
7    Sec. 2-3.182. State Education Equity Committee.
8    (a) The General Assembly finds that this State has an
9urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational
10equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices
11affirm the strengths that each and every child brings with
12diverse backgrounds and life experiences and by delivering the
13comprehensive support, programs, and educational opportunities
14children need to succeed.
15    (b) The State Education Equity Committee is created within
16the State Board of Education to strive toward ensuring equity



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1in education for all children from birth through grade 12.
2    (c) The Committee shall consist of the State
3Superintendent of Education or the State Superintendent's
4designee, who shall serve as chairperson, and one member from
5each of the following organizations appointed by the State
7        (1) At least 2 educators who each represent a
8    different statewide professional teachers' organization.
9        (2) A professional teachers' organization located in a
10    city having a population exceeding 500,000.
11        (3) A statewide association representing school
12    administrators.
13        (4) A statewide association representing regional
14    superintendents of schools.
15        (5) A statewide association representing school board
16    members.
17        (6) A statewide association representing school
18    principals.
19        (7) A school district serving a community with a
20    population of 500,000 or more.
21        (8) A parent-led organization.
22        (9) A student-led organization.
23        (10) One community organization that works to foster
24    safe and healthy environments through advocacy for
25    immigrant families and ensuring equitable opportunities
26    for educational advancement and economic development.



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1        (11) An organization that works for economic,
2    educational, and social progress for African Americans and
3    promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy,
4    collaboration, and innovation.
5        (12) One statewide organization whose focus is to
6    narrow or close the achievement gap between students of
7    color and their peers.
8        (13) An organization that advocates for healthier
9    school environments in this State.
10        (14) One statewide organization that advocates for
11    partnerships among schools, families, and the community,
12    provides access to support, and removes barriers to
13    learning and development, using schools as hubs.
14        (15) One organization that advocates for the health
15    and safety of Illinois youth and families by providing
16    capacity building services.
17        (16) An organization dedicated to advocating for
18    public policies to prevent homelessness.
19        (17) Other appropriate State agencies as determined by
20    the State Superintendent.
21    Members appointed to the Committee must reflect, as much
22as possible, the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of
23this State.
24    (d) Members appointed by the State Superintendent shall
25serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for
26reasonable and necessary expenses, including travel, from



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1funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for that
2purpose, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel
3control board.
4    (e) The Committee shall meet at the call of the
5chairperson, but shall meet no less than 3 times a year.
6    (f) The Committee shall recognize that, while progress has
7been made, much remains to be done to address systemic
8inequities and ensure each and every child is equipped to
9reach the child's fullest potential and shall:
10        (1) guide its work through the principles of equity,
11    equality, collaboration, and community;
12        (2) focus its work around the overarching goals of
13    student learning, learning conditions, and elevating
14    educators, all underpinned by equity;
15        (3) identify evidence-based practices or policies
16    around these goals to build on this State's progress of
17    ensuring educational equity for all its students in all
18    aspects of birth through grade 12 education; and
19        (4) seek input and feedback on identified
20    evidence-based practices or policies from stakeholders,
21    including, but not limited to, parents, students, and
22    educators that reflect the rich diversity of Illinois
23    students.
24    (g) The Committee shall submit its recommendations to the
25General Assembly and the State Board of Education no later
26than January 31, 2022. By no later December 15, 2023 and each



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1year thereafter, the Committee shall report to the General
2Assembly and the State Board of Education about the additional
3progress that has been made to achieve educational equity.
4    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.168 rep.)
5    Section 10. The School Code is amended by repealing
6Section 2-3.168.
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.".