Legislation that would require schools to post more information about administrative costs on Illinois' State Report Card has made it to the governor's desk.
Illinois News Network says Gov. Bruce Rauner has not said yet if he will sign
. The legislation, according to Illinois News Network, requires schools to publish the true costs of administrators.
It defines administrative costs as:
"Administrative costs" means costs associated with executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the school district that involve planning, organizing, managing or directing the school district."
Illinois News Network spoke to the House sponsor, State Rep. David Olsen, R-Downers Grove.
"If administrative costs are more than in other districts, why is that? There may be a good reason," Olsen said. "But let's prompt those questions so they can be asked."
In other news related to the Illinois State Report Card, the Chicago Tribune reports, as part of their demand for greater transparency, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth have asked state schools Superintendent Tony Smith to immediately add reports on sexual abuse of students to the state's publicly available school report cards. The state does not currently collect that information.
The calls to add the information is in response to a Chicago Tribune investigation into a sex abuse scandal at Chicago Public Schools.