Bill Text: IL HB3869 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires in-service training for school personnel to include training on civil rights and in cultural diversity, including racial and ethnic sensitivity and implicit racial bias. Effective July 1, 2017.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-09 - Sent to the Governor [HB3869 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3869-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 Sections
510-20.60 and 34-18.53 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
7 Sec. 10-20.60. Implicit bias training.
8 (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
9 (1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of and
10 behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
11 (2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
12 order to reduce that bias;
13 (3) marginalized students would benefit from having
14 access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases;
15 and
16 (4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
17 racial bias has implication for classroom interactions,
18 student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also
19 affects student academic self-concept.
20 (b) Each school board shall require in-service training for
21school personnel to include training to develop cultural
22competency, including understanding and reducing implicit
23racial bias.

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1 (c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a
2preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group
3that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different
4components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.
5 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new)
6 Sec. 34-18.53. Implicit bias training.
7 (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
8 (1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of and
9 behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
10 (2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
11 order to reduce that bias;
12 (3) marginalized students would benefit from having
13 access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases;
14 and
15 (4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
16 racial bias has implication for classroom interactions,
17 student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also
18 affects student academic self-concept.
19 (b) The board shall require in-service training for school
20personnel to include training to develop cultural competency,
21including understanding and reducing implicit racial bias.
22 (c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a
23preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group
24that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different
25components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.

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