All-elected school board cleared for Pritzker’s signature

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But Ramirez also indicated she wouldn’t hold up the bill long, and today she was good to her word, formally withdrawing the motion to reconsider that had left the bill in a sort of procedural limbo.

Pritzker has said he will sign the bill as is. That could be as soon as a few days, after needed paperwork is processed.

"Parents should have a voice in their children’s education, and now Chicago will be in line with the rest of Illinois on this issue," Ramirez said in a statement. "Returning this right to Chicago parents, the overwhelming majority of whom support this measure, is an honor. . . .It is my hope that Gov. Pritzker will sign this measure into law expeditiously."

Though Ramirez and Lightfoot did meet last week to discuss the possible trailer bill, no immediate action on that front is expected. According to Luis Carrizales, Ramirez’s chief of staff, “We do not expect language to be ready before the fall veto session.”

That means the earliest any changes could be considered would be early in 2022.

That could be of little consequence, since the first elections for a portion of the board would not occur until November 2024.

via Crain’s Chicago Business

June 30, 2021 at 01:50PM

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