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Elected School Board Passes House Overwhelmingly

Apr 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD - This afternoon, a bill that would create an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago Public Schools passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 110-2. Rep. Rob Martwick is the HB2267's chief sponsor. He has introduced the measure in each of the last two General Assemblies.

The bill would create 20 districts throughout Chicago, each of which would elect a member of the School Board. The President of the Board would be elected city-wide. Governor Pritzker has indicated that he supports the bill. It now heads to the State Senate, where Sen. Omar Aquino is the Senate chief sponsor.

Check out the bill on the General Assembly's website .



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