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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 adding Section
52-3.195 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.195 new)
7    Sec. 2-3.195. Direct support professional training
8program. Beginning with the 2025-2026 school year and
9continuing for not less than 2 years, the State Board of
10Education shall make available a model program of study that
11incorporates the training and experience necessary to serve as
12a direct support professional. By July 1, 2023, the State
13Board shall submit recommendations developed in consultation
14with stakeholders, including, but not limited to,
15organizations representing community-based providers serving
16children and adults with intellectual or developmental
17disabilities, and education practitioners, including, but not
18limited to, teachers, administrators, special education
19directors, and regional superintendents of schools, to the
20Department of Human Services for the training that would be
21required in order to be complete the model program of study.