Rep. Davis Student Protection Bill Passes Committee

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, House Bill 5434, filed by State Representative Jed Davis (R-Yorkville), passed the Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee with a vote of 15-0.

“Yesterday’s committee passage of House Bill 5434 was a huge win for children across Illinois,” said Rep. Davis. “This bill will protect kids by ensuring no student falls through the cracks of our education system.”

House Bill 5434 will require schools to await official documentation of a student enrolling at another school before releasing them from their roster. This requirement will ensure continuity of education and also deter kids from disappearing into horrific situations like trafficking.

Rep. Davis continued, “Right now, schools can take the word of a parent or guardian when removing kids from their roster. This bill will hold everyone accountable to these students, ensuring no child is left behind. I want to thank Plano Community Unit School District 88 Assistant Principal Faith Skinner, who brought this initiative to me. I look forward to seeing this bill receive bipartisan support on the House floor.”

This bill is one of five bills included in the Protecting Kids legislative package filed by Representative Davis.

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