If you are reading this and live in IL, please take the next logical step and actually FILE A WITNESS SLIP to OPPOSE HB 4775
A Hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, April 29th, 1 pm Senate Education
HB4775 School Code Regarding Expulsion/Suspension of Students
Hoffman (Pres Cullerton, Sen Lightford)
Passed House 112-0-1.
Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with changes. Allows a school board to suspend or authorize the superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant principal, or dean of students of a school to suspend a student for a period not to exceed 10 school days or to expel a student for a definite period of time not to exceed 2 calendar years, as determined on a case-by-case basis, if (i) the student has been convicted of (rather than charged with) a violent felony and (ii) the board or, as authorized by board policy, the superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant principal, or dean of students of the school determines that the student’s continued presence in school would have a substantial detrimental effect on the general welfare of the school. Provides that the board may also authorize the superintendent of the district to immediately refer or transfer the student to another attendance center or alternative school if the student has been charged with a violent felony. Effective immediately.
Please file a witness slip in opposition HERE.
1. Under Section I, fill in your identification information.
2. Under Section II, fill out your organization if you are representing one or write “SELF” if you are representing yourself. You can also just fill out N/A.
3. In Section III, select the “Opponent” button.
4. In Section IV, select “Record of Appearance Only.”
5. Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement
6. Select the “Create Slip” button.
Slips can be submitted until April 26 at 12:30 p.m.