Rep. Schmidt Advocates for Education Reform

Springfield, IL…State Representative Kevin Schmidt (R-Cahokia Heights) is advocating for education reform and enhanced opportunities for students across Illinois. With a focus on improving education outcomes and ensuring access to quality learning experiences, Rep. Schmidt has co-sponsored several important bills that would bring about positive change in our education system.

“Education is the cornerstone of our society, and it is crucial that we continually strive to improve and innovate within our education system,” said Rep. Schmidt. “By advocating for these education reforms, we are working to ensure that every student in Illinois has access to high-quality education and the resources they need to succeed.”

House Bills Co-Sponsored by Rep. Schmidt:

HB3286 – Supporting Career EducationHouse Bill 3286 strives to bolster career education opportunities by establishing a program to provide bonuses to Career and Technical Education teachers working with manufacturing companies during internships.

HB4219 – Strengthening Health Education:  House Bill 4219 updates the Comprehensive Health Education Program to include instruction on the dangers of fentanyl for grades 6-8.

HB4241 – Safeguarding Students: House Bill 4241 addresses instances of sexual abuse by educators or authority figures within school settings, promoting a safe and conducive learning environment for all students. This bill would make sexual abuse by an educator a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense, a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, and a Class 3 felony if there is more than one victim.

As these bills move to the Senate, Rep. Schmidt remains steadfast in his commitment to education reform and fostering an environment where all students can thrive academically and achieve their full potential. To learn more about Rep. Schmidt and sign up for important email updates, visit