Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:16 Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:15
MASCOUTAH – On Saturday, Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) applauded the governor for signing a proposal into law that eases the transitions of military students moving in and out of Illinois schools.
“These families give up so much in order to serve in our military. The least we can do is ensure that school transfers are as easy on their children as possible,” said Bush, who sponsored the measure in the Senate.
The new law makes school transfers easier for children of active duty military personnel by ensuring that military children who move to Illinois from other states remain in the same grade. If they were in 2nd grade in another state, Illinois schools must also place them in 2nd grade.