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  1. LEGISLATIVEUpdate2013 IEA-NEA Representative Assembly

  2. Issues • 1) FY 2014 Budget • State • ISBE • ISBE • 70/30 • District Intervention • School Nurses • Education • Vouchers • PTELL • Other Legislation • Revenue • Waivers Drivers Ed • Charter Schools • Higher Ed • Consolidation • 5) Gpa Program • 6) Lobby Days

  3. Fy 2014 state budget • Education Funding • K-12 $13.2 Billion FY 2014 compared to: • $12.7 Billion FY 2013 • $12.2 Billion FY 2012 • Higher Ed • Public Universities cut by $60.9 Million (4.95% overall) • Community College Grant & Initiatives - $20.7 Million (7.2 %) • ISAC: Funding for Monetary Award Program (MAP) Remains • Flat at FY 2013 Level of $371.3 Million • ISBE Appropriation • $ 6.5 Billion FY 2014 • $861 Million Reduction (12% from FY 2009) • 30 Education Line Items Eliminated • 19 Education Line Item Reductions

  4. Fy 2014 ISBE budget cuts • Key Reductions • $320 Million in GSA (7%) • $133 Million in Transportation (39.4%) • $80 Million in Early Childhood (21.1%) • $12.3 Million in Bilingual Education (16.2%) • $12 Million in Free Lunch/Breakfast (45.6%) • $10.5 Million in National Board Certification (91.3%)

  5. Fy 2014 ISBE cuts (Continued) • 100 % ELIMINATION • $14 Million – Teacher & Administration Mentoring • $11.9 Million – Transportation Reimbursements • $8 Million – Class Size Reduction Pilot • $3 Million – Growth Model • $2 Million – Response to Intervention

  6. Illinois State board of education • 70/30 Rule • District Intervention • School Nurses

  7. ISBEILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION • 70/30: Special Education Proposed Rules • February 20, 2013 – ISBE Approved Proposed Rules by Superintendent Koch • Proposed Rules Passed 5-1 Vote • Public Comment Period: February 28 – April 22, 2013 • 70/30: Soliciting Public Comments • ISBE Received Over 3,000 Public Comments as of March 7, 2013 • IEA Website: www.ieanea.org • Personal Stories: Impact on Students–General/Special Ed Classes • Do Not Send in Form Letters or Postcards

  8. ISBEILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION • Next Steps… • Encourage Members to Send in Public Comments • Stories Specific to Classroom Impact • IEA Online Member Survey for Gathering Additional Information • State Board will Review Comments and Make Changes • Revised Proposed Rules sent to State Board • State Board Votes on Changes • Proposed Rules sent to JCAR • JCAR Votes on Proposed Rules

  9. ISBEILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION • District Intervention • A State Board initiative to expand the powers of the independent authority to deal with school districts on the academic watch list • Establishes benchmarks for when the IA can intervene. • Limits ROE involvement in removal of school board members • Grants IA the same powers/authority the school board it replaces

  10. SCHOOL NURSES • HB 1373 – Chapa LaVia • Proposed changes to Part 226.840 that would ensure students receive an assessment by a highly qualified, certified school nurse. • We need certified Type 73 nurses to be administering medical reviews, on which recommendations for accommodations related to health needs for children can be made.

  11. EDUCATIONVOUCHERS - HB 310 (Ford) • Proposed legislation diverts money from public education by taking money from the lottery fund and making those dollars available for private school vouchers. • IEA opposed this bill because: • Current backlog of aid to school districts is $710 million • Perpetuates lottery shell-game

  12. EDUCATIONPTELL- HB 89 (Franks) / HB 3041 (Kifowit) • Would have far-reaching negative impact upon already revenue-challenged school districts. • HB 89 / HB 3041 - Requires that districts in PTELL (tax capped) communities for which the total taxable Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) is less than the previous year, the allowable increase in a district’s extension would be 0% or the rate approved by voters. • Currently, districts subject to PTELL are limited in their ability to increase local revenue – defined by the lesser of CPI or 5%. These proposals eliminate the authority of school boards to increase local revenue by inflationary costs.

  13. RevenueSB 1159 – Hutchinson • Closes corporate loop holes and generates $400 million in state revenue • Taxes foreign dividends to generate $320 million annually • Decoupling from the Federal Domestic Activities Production Deduction would generate $100 million annually

  14. WaiversSB 2213 – Sullivan IEA Position: OPPOSE Repeals Most of Public Act 97-1025 (SB 3367 – Garrett) which established driver education standards and went into effect just two months ago, January 1, 2013.

  15. Higher Education • HB 1032 – Tryon Opposed Prohibits universities from bargaining tuition waivers with employees as part of a collectively bargained contract. • HB 3350 – TryonOpposed Taxes tuition waivers offered to family members of a university employee or to the actual employee.  Places those tax revenues into the fund for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants. • HB 1341 – SosnowskiOpposed Allows students at for-profit institutions with physical buildings in Illinois to qualify for MAP grants.

  16. Higher EducationOther Issues • SJR 69 – MAP Task Force Report • SB 2202 – Smoking on Campus • HB 997 – Concealed Carry/Gun Control • SB 202 – SIU Board of Trustees

  17. School Consolidation • SB 1877 – Manar (D) / HB 2267 – Gordon (D) • Classrooms First Commission • 20-member panel chaired by Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and comprised of P-20 stakeholders including teachers, administrators and parents. HB 2267/SB 1877 is the result of three of the commission’s final recommendations. • Non-Contiguous Reorganization:Allows non-contiguous but compact school districts to realign. Compact districts are defined as having administrative offices no more than 30 miles away from each other. • Expedited Dissolution under 750 Enrollment:Allows a school district with less than 750 student enrollment to dissolve without a referendum vote. Currently this is only an option for districts serving communities with a population of less than 5,000 residents. • Delayed Reorganization Effective Date: Allows two or more reorganizing school districts that require a new school building to delay the effective date of reorganization until one of the districts is awarded funding under the School Construction Law.

  18. Grassroots Political Activists The purpose of the GPA program is to educate, organize and recruit member activists to accomplish the goals of IEA-IPACE through grassroots political action and policy advocacy efforts.

  19. Organizing • IEA Internal Activities • IEA Legislative Activities • IEA Political Activities • NEA Activities Expectations

  20. A mandatory webinar will be provided to GPAs explaining the nuts and bolts of the program, specifically focusing on expenses and stipends. • August 2 & 3, 2013 – GPA Organizing • September 27 & 28, 2013 – GPA Political Action • January 31 & February 1, 2014 – GPA Mini- Convention/Legislation Training

  21. Lobby Days • Back Home Lobby Days • March 25–29, 2013 & April 1–5, 2013 • Lobby Day - Springfield • May 1, 2013 - IFT • May 15, 2013 - IEA

  22. Government Relations Jim Reed, Director Donna Proefrock, Administrative Assistant Lobbyists Gaye Harper-Larison Janette Weatherall Michelle Ishmael Will Lovett Sean Denney Associate Staff Amanda Plunkett Chad Jordon Bambi Rohr Education Policy & Agency Relations Director Daryl Morrison