Seclusion roomWHO: State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook)
WHAT: Senate Education Committee Joint Hearing with the House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee on SB 2315 and HB 3975
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019
WHERE: Room C600, Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601

CHICAGO – State Senator Ann Gillespie and State Rep. Jonathan Carroll will attend a subject matter hearing on their legislation to ban the use of de facto solitary confinement as a form of punishment in public schools at 11 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2020 in Room C600 of the Michael A. Bilandic Building.

“Students, parents and educators must have a voice as we determine how to prevent this from being abused,” Gillespie said. “The changes we make must be informed by students who need seclusion rooms and the teachers and paraprofessionals that work with them.”

Gillespie and Carroll filed Senate Bill 2315 and House Bill 3975 respectively in response to an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and Chicago Tribune that revealed instances of isolation rooms being used under circumstances that violated state law and ISBE rules.