February 22, 2017 · 2 Comments
Kane Co. (ECWd) –
Recent reporting on U46 School District and their plans of taking advantage of the Accelerate College Educational Partnership Program, which is a law in Illinois, points to yet another reason leadership at U46 must change.
The program, which requires school districts and applicable colleges entering into an agreement, allows a certain number of high school students to take college classes for free, as it relates to the tuition (books and fees not covered).
We can only assume those providing information to the media have either not read the law or have simply chosen to ignore it, which is not uncommon for U46. The law limits the enrollment to 45 students in the first year yet we see U46 taking the position that they will violate the law.
“We have 614 students who do meet the admission criteria,” Lozier said. “We chose about 10 percent of that, so about 60 students for our first run-through.” (as reported by the Daily Herald)
This is another example of Administrators either not reading the law or willingly ignoring the law. According to the law:
“110 ILCS 805/3-42.4 – (c) In the first full academic year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, no school district may enroll more than 45 students in college courses under an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement, and the students enrolled shall be limited to one year of community college credits.”
How is it that U46 intends on chosing 60 students on their first run through when the law limits it to 45?
Let this be another indicator why a new majority needs to be established on the Board of Education at U46. One that hopefully will follow the law and demand their employees do the same.
By Kirk Allen
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