Bill Text: IL HB2977 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-3)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-07-24 - Sent to the Governor [HB2977 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2977-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
527-20.7 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/27-20.7 new)
7 Sec. 27-20.7. Cursive writing. Beginning with the
82018-2019 school year, public elementary schools shall offer at
9least one unit of instruction in cursive writing. School
10districts shall, by policy, determine at what grade level or
11levels students are to be offered cursive writing, provided
12that such instruction must be offered before students complete
13grade 5.
14 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
152018.
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