Text Size
Login
config

Collins’ plan requiring charter schools to disclose criminal investigations becomes law

collins fedfundSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) hailed the governor’s signing of legislation she sponsored to require organizations that seek to open charter schools in Illinois to disclose any ongoing criminal or civil investigations into their activities.

“Charter schools are funded primarily with public money, so it is important to hold them to high standards and subject new proposals to the highest possible degree of scrutiny,” Collins said. “Ongoing investigations should be a part of the picture when local school districts evaluate charter applications, and we are ensuring that districts have all the information they need to make prudent decisions for families and taxpayers.”

Last year, Collins sponsored laws that promoted fairness and transparency in the charter school lottery process, prevented cronyism in charter management and ended the practice of charters collecting public funds to educate students who return to traditional public schools partway through the school year.

“School choice should be informed choice – for parents but also for districts examining charter school applications,” Collins said. “This new law will help prevent the misuse of public money before it occurs.”

The disclosure requirement applies to the organization submitting the proposal as well as any member of its governing body.

Sign up for The Majority Report HERE

Follow ILSenDems

Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

News Releases

IMAGE Collins joins Chicago mayor in welcoming kids back to school
Thursday, 05 September 2019
Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) joined Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday for a brief ceremony welcoming students back to school at the...

Read More...
IMAGE Crowe’s office collecting old cell phones, tablets to benefit troops overseas
Wednesday, 04 September 2019
WOOD RIVER – State Senator Rachelle Crowe’s (D-Glen Carbon) district office in Wood River is a new drop-off location for the non-profit Cell...

Read More...
IMAGE New law by Crowe requires insurance coverage for donated breast milk
Tuesday, 03 September 2019
SPRINGFIELD – Mothers needing donated breast milk for their sick infants will benefit under a new law championed by State Senator Rachelle Crowe...

Read More...
IMAGE Martinez law provides flexibility for awarding State Seal of Biliteracy
Friday, 30 August 2019
SPRINGFIELD — Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) is making it easier for graduating high schoolers to receive the State Seal of...

Read More...
IMAGE Bush: Enterprise Zone designation will give Zion crucial economic boost
Friday, 30 August 2019
GRAYSLAKE – Zion Benton received approval to be an Enterprise Zone, thanks to efforts by State Senator Melinda Bush. “It’s been decades since...

Read More...