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Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force (TCPSTF)


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Effective  May 28, 2013, House Joint Resolution 0001 (HJR 0001) created the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to examine issues and make recommendations related to current State Board of Education and City of Chicago School District 299 policies regarding truancy and excessive absences.  As part of its examination and in the course of its duties, the Task Force shall:

  1. Identify different strategies and approaches to help educators and the City of Chicago School District 299 administration address the truancy and excessive absences epidemic in the City of Chicago;
  2. Promote ongoing professional development to equip school personnel with the skills and knowledge necessary to reduce contributing factors to truancy and excessive absences;
  3. Support community-based organizations and parents in their ongoing efforts to encourage youths  to adopt and practice positive social behaviors that will allow them to be successful in school and in their communities;
  4. Hold public hearings in the City of Chicago; and
  5. Report its findings to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2013. 

"" About the Task Force


"" Schedule of Meetings - 2014

PDF format (Revised 2/28/14)

All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end by 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the Illinois State Board of Education in two locations:

Date Description
April 28, 2014
Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force (TCPSTF)
10:00 a.m.
Illinois State Board of Education

Chicago:
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street
Room 9-040

Springfield:
Alzina Building
100 North First Street
V-Tel Room, 3rd Floor

Agenda

April 28, 2014 
Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force (TCPSTF)
Public Hearing
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Senator Jacqueline Collins

Urban Partnership Bank (Community Room)
7801 S. State St.
Chicago, IL

Public Hearing Notice
Español Notificación de Audiencias Públicas

May 3, 2014 
Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force (TCPSTF)
Public Hearing
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago

Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago (Lower Level Hall)
3235 E. 91st St.
Chicago, IL

Public Hearing Notice
Español Notificación de Audiencias Públicas


2014 Meeting Schedule

January 31, 2014

February 28, 2014

March 10, 2014 - Public Hearing

March 31, 2014

April 28, 2014
Regular Meeting 10:00 a.m. (Room 9-040)
Public Hearing 5-7 p.m.

May 3, 2014 - Public Hearing 2-4 p.m.

May 12, 2014

June 19, 2014

July 14, 2014

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2013 Meeting Archive

 

December 6, 2013

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Do you have a suggestion or recommendation to provide to the task force? If so, please consider attending a meeting or emailing the task force at truancytaskforce@isbe.net.