(b) The school district may maintain an on-site trauma kit at each school for bleeding emergencies.
(c) Products purchased for the trauma kit, including those products endorsed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, shall, whenever possible, be manufactured in the United States.
(d) At least once every 2 years, the board shall conduct in-service training for all school district employees on the methods to respond to trauma. The training must include instruction on how to respond to an incident involving life-threatening bleeding and, if applicable, how to use a school's trauma kit. The board may satisfy the training requirements under this subsection by using the training, including online training, available from the American College of Surgeons or any other similar organization.
School district employees who are trained to respond to trauma pursuant to this subsection (d) shall be immune from civil liability in the use of a trauma kit unless the action constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 103-128, eff. 6-30-23.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 103-157)
Subsequent teaching endorsements for employees.
(a) Subsequent teaching endorsements may be granted to employees licensed under Article 21B of this Code for specific content areas and grade levels as part of a pilot program.
(b) The school district is authorized to prepare educators for subsequent teaching endorsements on licenses issued under paragraph (1) of Section 21B-20 of this Code to applicants who meet all of the requirements for the endorsement or endorsements, including passing any required content area knowledge tests. If seeking to provide subsequent endorsements, the school district must establish professional development sequences to be offered instead of coursework required for issuance of the subsequent endorsement and must apply for approval of these professional development sequences by the State Board of Education, in collaboration with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. The professional development sequences under this Section shall include a comprehensive review of relevant State learning standards, the applicable State content-test framework, and, if applicable, relevant educator preparation standards.
(c) The State Board of Education shall adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section no later than June 30, 2024.
(Source: P.A. 103-157, eff. 6-30-23.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 103-393)
Community input on local assessments.
(a) As used in this Section, "district-administered assessment" means an assessment that requires all student test takers at any grade level to answer the same questions, or a selection of questions from a common bank of questions, in the same manner or substantially the same questions in the same manner. The term does not include an observational assessment tool used to satisfy the requirements of Section 2-3.64a-10 of this Code or an assessment developed by district teachers or administrators that will be used to measure student progress at an attendance center within the school district.
(b) Prior to approving a new contract for any district-administered assessment, the board must hold a public vote at a regular meeting of the board, at which the terms of the proposal must be substantially presented and an opportunity for allowing public comments must be provided, subject to applicable notice requirements. However, if the assessment being made available to review is subject to copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property protection, the review process shall include technical and procedural safeguards to ensure that the materials are not able to be widely disseminated to the general public in violation of the intellectual property rights of the publisher and to ensure content validity is not undermined.
(Source: P.A. 103-393, eff. 7-1-24.)