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Editor’s note By Phil Milsk October 2004 (Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 48 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: July, No. 1; December, No. 2; April, No. 3; June, No. 4).
Editor’s note By Phil Milsk June 2004 This issue of our newsletter consists of the third and final part of our State legislative summary for 2003.
Fiscal Year 2005 budget implementation bill for education is signed into law October 2004 On July 30, 2004, Governor Blagojevich signed SB 2205, the omnibus budget implementation legislation for education, into law as Public Act 93-838.
Governor signs education governance reform legislation By Phil Milsk October 2004 On September 14, 2004, Governor Blagojevich signed SB 3000, now Public Act 93-1036, into law, effective immediately.
Governor signs package of dropout and truancy prevention bills October 2004 On July 23, 2004, the Governor signed a package of bills intended to address the problems of high dropout rates and truancy in Illinois schools.
K-12 education budget for Fiscal Year 2005 approved October 2004 The Governor has signed SB 3340, the FY 2005 budget bill for education.
Legislative update: Part II April 2004 Bills affecting school boards, cont'd.
Legislative update: Part III By Phil Milsk June 2004 Summary: Prohibits wage discrimination between similarly employed employees based solely on gender. It contains record keeping, posting and other requirements.
Planning for a terrorist attack on schools: Practical and legal considerations By Heather K. Brickman, Stephanie E. Jones, & Sara E. Groom April 2004 The word "terrorism" became commonplace in our headlines, at the watercooler, and at the dinner table on September 11, 2001.