|Simon legislation supporting military families signed into law in Metro East|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by Annie Thompson|
|Monday, 30 June 2014 12:53|
New law will ease school transitions for military students
MASCOUTAH – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will joined Governor Pat Quinn, legislators and other leaders for the signing of legislation that will significantly improve regulations for military students transferring in and out of Illinois school districts.
House Bill 3939, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson (D-East St. Louis) and Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), was initiated by Simon and received almost unanimous approval by the General Assembly. The new law will bring Illinois into alignment with 47 other states by allowing military students to enter the same grade level at their new schools, retain previously-earned credit, and have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.
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