Under a new law sponsored by Senator Kimberly A. Lightford, parents will have access to a newly designed school report that will show them how their child's school is performing in three key areas – student outcomes, student progress, and school environment – beginning in 2013. The legislation was recently signed into law by Governor Quinn.
Senator Lightford gave the following statement at the ceremony: "Parents have a right to know how their child's school is performing. It's also important for us to be able to track vital information about student progress so that we can determine what policies and practices are working and how we can do better."
To read more about the bill signing, visit Senator Lightford's website
Assistant Majority Leader
Years served: 1998 - Present (Senate)
Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Labor; Education; Executive; Financial Institutions; Redistricting; Executive Subcommittee on Amendment; Subcommittee on State & Local Govt. (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Charter Schools (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Payday Loans (Sub-Chairperson).
Biography: Born May 10, 1968, in Chicago; B.A., public communications & human relations, Western Illinois University; Master's in public administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Village of Maywood Trustee 1997-2003; State Government Employee - IL Secretary of State, IL Department of Corrections, IL Central Management Services. Resides in Maywood with son, Isaiah.