IASB Legislative Report 101-19
Date PostedMay 22, 2020
LEGISLATURE NEEDS MORE TIMEThe Illinois General Assembly tried to complete its Special Session Friday, but it looks as if they will not quite get done tonight (Friday). The House of Representatives has scheduled session for Saturday morning. The budget has yet to be approved, though it appears that K-12 education will escape any harsh budget cuts as the currently drafted budget bill funds the school funding formula at the same level as the current year. Though there is no increase in the evidence-based formula, it appears that there are no cuts at this time.
Regarding education, bills were approved to codify most of the governor's Executive Orders involving remote learning, teacher licensure, teacher evaluations, and student curricular requirements; continue to allow interfund transfers; allow retirees to substitute for up to 120 days; and to make Election Day this November a school holiday.
The full IASB Legislative Report 101-19 details the legislation sent to the governor.