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

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: (Passed) 2017-11-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0548 [HB2977 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2977-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0548
HB2977 EnrolledLRB100 10380 MLM 20573 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-20.7 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-20.7 new)
Sec. 27-20.7. Cursive writing. Beginning with the
2018-2019 school year, public elementary schools shall offer at
least one unit of instruction in cursive writing. School
districts shall, by policy, determine at what grade level or
levels students are to be offered cursive writing, provided
that such instruction must be offered before students complete
grade 5.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,