HB2908 - Creates an Elected and Representative School Board for the Chicago Public Schools
HB 2908 amends the Election Code to include members of the Chicago Board of Education under the Section on consolidated schedule of elections; offices designated. The Chicago Board
of Education (“Board”) members shall be elected by the electors of the school district at the consolidated primary elections beginning in 2023 and again in 2027. The School Code is amended to add provisions regarding the election of the Board.
SB652- Improves LSC Quorum Policies to Ensure Vacancies are Filled
SB 652 provides if a quorum on a local school council (LSC) falls below 7, then 4 members shall constitute a quorum, 2 of the 4 have to be elected to the LSC. The reason for the meeting must be to fill vacancies by appointments.
HB2272 - Ensures that contractual schools are subject to the Freedom of Information Act
SB2272 is an important education oversight bill which ensures contract schools are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. This ensures there is the same transparency for contract schools as is required for other public schools.