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Full Text of HB0254  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
52-3.136a, 10-20.69, and 34-18.61 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.136a new)
7    Sec. 2-3.136a. Class size report.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Class" means a setting in which organized instruction of
10academic course content is regularly provided to a group of
11students for a given scheduled period of time.
12    "Class instructor" means a teacher who has been assigned to
13teach students in a class at a public school.
14    "Class section" means a single class where a class
15instructor is assigned to teach more than one class per school
17    "Class size" means the number of students in a class who
18appear on the class roster and for whom the class instructor is
19primarily responsible and accountable.
20    "Pupil-teacher ratio" means the total number of students in
21a school divided by the total number of teachers working in
22that school.
23    "Teacher" means an individual instructing students at a



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1public school.
2    (b) No later than January 31, 2021, and annually
3thereafter, the State Board of Education must make available on
4its website all of the following information:
5        (1) The total number of teachers actively employed
6    within each school district, listed by individual school.
7        (2) The pupil-teacher ratios for each school district.
8        (3) The number of class instructors, by grade level and
9    subject, in each school district.
10        (4) The class size for each class and class section at
11    each school in a school district and the total number of
12    classes or class sections in each school that exceeds the
13    class size guidelines under paragraph (2) of subsection (b)
14    of Section 18-8.15.
15    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.69 new)
16    Sec. 10-20.69. Class size reporting. No later than November
1716, 2020, and annually thereafter, each school district must
18report to the State Board of Education information on the
19school district described under subsection (b) of Section
202-3.136a and must make that information available on its
22    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.61 new)
23    Sec. 34-18.61. Class size reporting. No later than November
2416, 2020, and annually thereafter, the school district must



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1report to the State Board of Education information on the
2school district described under subsection (b) of Section
32-3.136a and must make that information available on its