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Chapa-LaVia, Linda 

Linda Chapa-LaVia, the Illinois state Representative and Democrat from the 83rd District, shares her views in this interview on the often contentious issue of school district reorganizations and consolidations in Illinois's rural communities. As chair of the Education Committee, she oversaw the discussions on IL House Bill 1216 in 2012, which  examined the appropriate number of school districts, their optimal enrollment, and locations where reorganization would be appropriate.Linda Chapa-LaVia, the Illinois state Representative and Democrat from the 83rd District, shares her views in these interviews on the often contentious issue of school district reorganizations and consolidations in Illinois's rural communities. As chair of the Education Committee, she oversaw the discussions on IL House Bill 1216 in 2012, which  examined the appropriate number of school districts, their optimal enrollment, and locations where reorganization would be appropriate. Her work led to the creation of the Classroom First Commission, which was chaired by Lt. Governor Sheila Simon.