DAVIS,MONIQUE, BASSI, COWLISHAW, CROTTY, DELGADO, FOWLER,
GILES, HOEFT, JOHNSON,TOM, KRAUSE, MOFFITT, MULLIGAN,
PERSICO, SCULLY, SMITH,MICHAEL, WINKEL AND JOHNSON,TIM.
SCH CD-COOPERATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the cooperative high school attendance center provisions
of the School Code. Changes references from cooperative high school
attendance centers to cooperative high schools. Requires joint
operation to be taken for a minimum period of 20 (instead of 5) years.
Allows a district to withdraw from an agreement for joint operation
during its initial 20-year term only if the district is consolidating
with one or more districts under other provisions of the School Code.
Removes the requirement that the agreement for joint operation be
executed on forms provided by the State Board of Education and changes
some of the provisions that the agreement must include. Changes
references from the advisory board to the governing board. Requires
the governing board to administer the cooperative high school in
accordance with the agreement. Gives the governing board additional
powers. Removes a provision concerning providing transportation for
students. Removes provisions setting forth how the per capita cost of
educating students is to be computed. Provides instead that the
manner of determining per capita cost shall be set forth in the
agreement. Requires each district to pay the amount owed to the
governing board from the fund that the district would have used if the
district had incurred the costs directly. Allows each district to
levy taxes and issue bonds to make payments to the governing board.
Replaces provisions concerning administrators, teachers, and other
staff continuing to be subject to employment by and to maintain all
rights, privileges, and benefits in the districts from which they were
assigned with provisions requiring the position of a high school
teacher to be transferred to the governing board.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Allows the governing board to adopt a budget for the cooperative
high school (instead of recommending a budget, which must then be
approved by each of the participating districts).
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Allows a district to withdraw from an agreement if the district
is reorganizing (instead of consolidating) with one or more districts.
Provides that the membership of the governing board shall be set by
the agreement (provided that membership is not less than 6 nor more
than 10). Changes the provisions concerning the transfer of teachers
upon formation of the cooperative high school. Adds provisions
concerning the transfer of educational support personnel.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0063
Last action date: 99-07-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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