CHICAGO (CBS) — With only six days until the illinois legislature goes on break for the summer, Chicago Public School parents, community groups and elected officials are calling on the Illinois General Assembly to vote on an elected school board bill.
They held a rally outside CPS headquarters Wednesday demanding State Senate President Don Harmon call House Bill 2908 for a vote before the session ends on May 31.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
The proposal already passed the House and calls for a fully elected school board to oversee the Chicago Public Schools.READ MORE: Decision Delayed Again On Mental Health Treatment In Jail For Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman
“Wouldn’t it be nice if parents got to decide what happens with their money with a fully elected school board,” asked CPS parent Bridgett White.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Illinois House 'Why Not Wait?' To Vote On 'Deeply Flawed' Elected School Board Plan
There is another bill Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports in the state legislature which would initially create a seven-member board, five appointed by the mayor and two elected by voters.