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View in a browser August 9, 2019 Alliance Report 101-22 The summer months are typically slow for legislative activity. The legislature adjourned at the beginning of June and does not return until October 28. Governor JB Pritzker quickly signed into law the bills that established the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget, and now is acting upon other pieces of legislation. ...
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The summer months are typically slow for legislative activity. The legislature adjourned at the beginning of June and does not return until October 28. Governor JB Pritzker quickly signed into law the bills that established the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget, and now is acting upon other pieces of legislation. The last three Fridays the governor has signed into law dozens of bills. All bills that have been approved by the legislature have been sent to the governor. The governor has 60 days to act on those measures. Expect gubernatorial action to sign or veto legislation until August 27, when the 60 day clock runs out for the latest bills sent. School board ...
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The following information is shared from The College Board: AP Coordinator Workshop: Part 1 This half-day workshop – all new for the 2019-20 school year - is designed to help new and experienced AP coordinators learn how to efficiently and successfully manage their schools' AP program – from the beginning of the school year through fall ordering. In this workshop, you will have the chance to exchange best practices and learn new ways to handle the responsibilities of coordinating an AP program. Learning Outcomes: After this workshop, you will be able to: Access, setup, and use the AP Registration and Ordering system Enroll students and manage ...
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LAWMAKERS GO HOME FOR THE SUMMER After missing the scheduled session adjournment date last Friday, the Illinois General Assembly continued working through the weekend and completed its business. The House of Representatives completed its work Saturday evening. The Senate arrived in the Capitol Sunday and worked through the day to finish its agenda. Both chambers have now adjourned until the veto session to be held October 28-30 and November 12-14. It was an eventful end of session as   Governor JB Pritzker   was very successful in his first legislative session. A balanced Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 state budget was approved with bipartisan support. Likewise, ...
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY STILL HAS WORK TO DO May 31 st, the scheduled legislative adjournment date, has come and gone, but the legislature has not yet completed its business. As was reported in the   last Alliance Legislative Report   , most of the key components of a final budget compromise package were filed this week, but lawmakers ran out of time before everything could be considered. The House of Representatives worked into the evening Friday, but had already announced its intentions to be in session through the weekend. House members are in session today (Saturday). The Senate worked into the early hours Saturday in a bid to finish its agenda, and ultimately ...
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LEGISLATURE WORKS THROUGH THE FINAL DAY The Illinois General Assembly was working feverishly today (Friday) to try and finish its aggressive agenda before the midnight deadline for adjournment. Though significant issues have been taking shape and discussions are continuing in committees and on the chamber floors, many of the more controversial issues need more time for negotiations. The House of Representatives just announced that it plans to be in session through Sunday – therefore missing the scheduled adjournment deadline. In the past couple of hours, amendments have been filed to enact legislation for a Fiscal Year 2020 state budget, a Budget Implementation ...
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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is encouraging middle school teachers to apply for the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) Civic Engagement Champions Award. NASBE chose Illinois as one of four states to participate in the inaugural year of the honor. NASBE will award one Illinois middle school teacher $5,000 and recognize the winner at the organization’s annual conference in October. The Civic Engagement Champions Award is open to all middle school teachers in any discipline. Applicants are asked describe how they help students become active and responsible members of their communities. “I am amazed and inspired by the ...
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ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT (101-18) - LEGISLATURE HEADS DOWN HOMESTRETCH The Illinois General Assembly is fast approaching the scheduled May 31st deadline for adjournment. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are working today (Friday). The Senate does not have session scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, but will return to the Capitol Monday. The House had scheduled session days straight through the weekend, but cancelled session for Saturday. Lawmakers have huddled in various groups to negotiate key pending issues over the past week. Leaders and bill sponsors are meeting to find agreements on legislation regarding: legalization of recreational ...
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View in a browser May 17, 2019 Contact Legislators Today Several opportunities exist to contact your legislators and share your opposition to many of the pending bills listed in the latest Alliance Legislative Report . Please use the following links to share your views.   Vote no on Curricular and School Mandates (Civics mandate, minimum teacher ...
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View in a browser May 10, 2019 Contact Legislators Today Several opportunities exist to contact your legislators and share your opposition to many of the pending bills listed in the latest Alliance Legislative Report . Please use the following links to share your views.   Vote no on Curricular and School Mandates (Civics mandate, anger management ...
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ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT (101-16) - SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION LEGISLATION TO BE HEARD With the end of session on the horizon, many important pieces of legislation are being discussed in Springfield. One of the bills that could impact schools and their communities the most,  HB 3053 (Mayfield, D-Waukegan)  is scheduled to be heard Wednesday, May 15. HB 3053 addresses forced school district consolidation. Specifically, the bill requires identification, before May 1, 2020, of no less than 25 percent of school districts in Illinois that will be required to hold a referendum to consolidate in the next general election.  An appointed board will place referendum ...
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View in a browser May 6, 2019 Contact Legislators Today Several opportunities exist to contact your legislators and share your opposition to many of the pending bills listed in the latest Alliance Legislative Report . Please use the following links to share your views.   Vote no on Curricular and School Mandates (Civics mandate, anger management ...
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ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT (101-15) - LEGISLATURE BEGINS BUSY LAST MONTH OF SESSION As was reported earlier this week in the IASB Legislative Alert and the IASA Capitol Watch, the Illinois State Senate approved a tax reform package Wednesday. SJRCA 1 proposes to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow for graduated income tax rates. SB 687 contains the graduated income tax rates that would be put in place if SJRCA 1 is approved by the voters. SB 689 would repeal the estate tax that is currently imposed in Illinois. SB 690 would, beginning in levy year 2022, place school districts in every county under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL). ...
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Featured Attribute Advocative – Develops implicit relational knowledge of the educational system through keen attention to human interest and need; actively advocates for students, teachers, and school with local, state, and federal policy makers. Associated Competency Cultural Responsiveness – Promotes cooperation, collaboration, and connectedness among a community of learners while responding to diversity, need, and capacity. Associated Intelligence Systems – Individual understanding of the inter-workings and leadership of complex systems within an organization. For Your Reflection Alison Maley, Government/Public Relations Director, ...
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View in a browser May 1, 2019 Contact Legislators Today Several opportunities exist to contact your legislators and share your opposition to many of the pending bills listed in the Alliance Legislative Report below. Please use the following links to share your views.   Vote no on Curricular and School Mandates   Vote no on Senate Bill 449 ...
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TEACHER SALARY BILL UP IN COMMITTEE The Illinois General Assembly resumes the spring legislative session today (Tuesday) after a two week break. House bills still moving through the process are now in the Senate; Senate bills will be considered by the House of Representatives. There are a number of bills opposed by the Alliance that have been approved in the chamber of origin. As they are considered by committees in the opposite chamber, a new opportunity exists for school board members and administrators to express their opposition to legislators. It is imperative that local school district representatives weigh in on these matters, explaining the impact ...
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SIGNIFICANT BILL ACTION THIS WEEK The Illinois General Assembly took action on several major pieces of legislation this week. Bills regarding teacher salaries, compulsory school attendance age, superintendent sharing, charter schools, and pensions all advanced. Both chambers finished up their work today and have now hit the half-way point of the session. When the Senate and House of Representatives resume again on April 30, the Senate will be taking up House bills and the House will be considering Senate bills. The Senate Executive Committee Wednesday approved Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1 that proposes to amend the Illinois Constitution ...
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ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT (10 1 - 1 2 )   -  LEGISLATION CHANGES CHAMBERS BEFORE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BREAK   The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate spent the majority of the week working through bills on their respective chamber floors while also amending bills in committees to posture them for passage before next week’s deadline.    With no action this week on the teacher minimum salary bill, the Physical Education mandate bills, or comprehensive teacher shortage legislation, next week will likely determine the direction of the rest of session as the General Assembly moves towards the May 31st adjournment date. While ...
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Our micro-credential program focused on school leadership is growing!  We are seeking pilot participants for a new stack  of micro-credentials focused on leadership communications!  Pilot participants have an opportunity to earn micro-credentials  free of charge during the pilot phase. Interested? Read the following document which provides a brief overview of each of the four micro-credentials available to pilot in the LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATIONS stack. The participant requirements and benefits are also included.  COMMUNICATION_LEADERSHIP_PILOT.pdf If you wish to participate in the pilot and earn one of the micro-credentials free of charge, register ...
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