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Military Family School Bill Signed

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:16:19 CDT
By: AP

Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation making it easier for military families moving to Illinois to enroll their children in schools in the state. Sponsored by Democratic state Representative Eddie Lee Jackson and state Senator Melinda Bush, the legislation streamlines the health and academic record transfer process for out-of-state elementary and high school students with one or more parents serving in the military. Advocates say the change eliminates unnecessary delays preventing children from being in school. Quinn says the state has a responsibility to make sure military families' moves to Illinois are worry-free.

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