Coming from a family of educators Representative Berrios is very aware and involved with education issues in Illinois. She has fought for many after school programs and for better wages for teachers. Some of the legislation that she has worked on are outlined below, House Bill 3872 and House Bill 3027.
In recent efforts, Representative Berrios has co-sponsored House Bill 3872, which was initiated by a mother whose special needs child was abused and assaulted by his bus driver and aide. In attempts to prevent this horrific incidence from reoccurring and find liability of those responsible, HB3872 will require recording devices, both visual and audio, on public school buses that transport special needs children. This will protect children and provide accountability for drivers and school bus aides.
Illinoishas an exceedingly high rate of teen birth rates, thus Representative Berrios supported the efforts of protecting the health of adolescents provided by HB 3027. This bill requires that if a public school offers sexual health education in grades 6-12, then the curriculum must be medically-accurate and age-appropriate.