Please Oppose Senate Bill 2855

Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 Please also read the summary of the bill below and contact your State Senator in opposition to it.  This bill eliminates the state regulations that govern class size.  This bill is in the Senate Education Committee.

Senate Bill 2855-Tracy.  Amends the School Code. With regard to class sizes of general education classes for special education students and special education classes for special education students, provides that the State Board of Education shall have no authority to adopt any administrative rules that establish or limit the class size or ratio of the student population of a general education class for students receiving services in general education classes or a special education class beyond what may be required by federal rule or law, unless the State Board of Education fully funds the cost of additional teachers and other staff that are required by a class-size limitation; defines "special education class". Provides that any rule in effect on the effective date of the amendatory Act establishing or limiting the class size or ratio of the student population of a general education class for special education students receiving services in general education classes or establishing or limiting the class size of a special education class is hereby null and void.  Senate Education.

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