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Full Text of HB0075  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
524-6 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/24-6)
7    Sec. 24-6. Sick leave. The school boards of all school
8districts, including special charter districts, but not
9including school districts in municipalities of 500,000 or
10more, shall grant their full-time teachers, and also shall
11grant such of their other employees as are eligible to
12participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund under
13the "600-Hour Standard" established, or under such other
14eligibility participation standard as may from time to time be
15established, by rules and regulations now or hereafter
16promulgated by the Board of that Fund under Section 7-198 of
17the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended, sick
18leave provisions not less in amount than 10 days at full pay in
19each school year. If any such teacher or employee does not use
20the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused
21amount shall be allowed to accumulate to a minimum available
22leave of 180 days at full pay, including the leave of the
23current year. Sick leave shall be interpreted to mean personal



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1illness, quarantine at home, serious illness or death in the
2immediate family or household, or birth, adoption, or
3placement for adoption. The school board may require a
4certificate from a physician licensed in Illinois to practice
5medicine and surgery in all its branches, a chiropractic
6physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, a
7licensed advanced practice registered nurse, a licensed
8physician assistant, or, if the treatment is by prayer or
9spiritual means, a spiritual adviser or practitioner of the
10teacher's or employee's faith as a basis for pay during leave
11after an absence of 3 days for personal illness or 30 days for
12birth or as the school board may deem necessary in other cases.
13If the school board does require a certificate as a basis for
14pay during leave of less than 3 days for personal illness, the
15school board shall pay, from school funds, the expenses
16incurred by the teachers or other employees in obtaining the
17certificate. For paid leave for adoption or placement for
18adoption, the school board may require that the teacher or
19other employee provide evidence that the formal adoption
20process is underway, and such leave is limited to 30 days
21unless a longer leave has been negotiated with the exclusive
22bargaining representative.
23    For the purposes of calculating paid sick leave for the
24birth of a child or the adoption or placement for adoption of a
26        (1) the days do not have to be taken immediately after



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1    the birth of the child or the adoption or placement of the
2    child;
3        (2) the days do not have to be taken consecutively;
4    and
5        (3) the school board may not count any day in which
6    school is not in session, including an extended break.
7    If, by reason of any change in the boundaries of school
8districts, or by reason of the creation of a new school
9district, the employment of a teacher is transferred to a new
10or different board, the accumulated sick leave of such teacher
11is not thereby lost, but is transferred to such new or
12different district.
13    For purposes of this Section, "immediate family" shall
14include parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, children,
15grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law,
16sisters-in-law, and legal guardians.
17(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)