SCH CD-TRANS BILINGUAL ED CERT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Replaces certain provisions concerning
certificates valid for teaching in transitional bilingual education
programs with provisions concerning transitional bilingual
certificates. Provides that transitional bilingual certificates are
valid for 2 years and may not be renewed more than 3 times.
Establishes education requirements for renewal. Requires a school
district that employs a certificate holder to provide mentoring by an
experienced teacher during the first 2 years that the holder's
certificate is valid. Provides that an individual who completes 4
years of teaching after receiving a certificate qualifies for a
Standard Teaching Certificate if certain requirements are met. Makes
other changes. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a school district that employs a holder of a
transitional bilingual certificate is encouraged to (instead of
required to) provide mentoring by an experienced teacher during the
first 2 years that the holder's certificate is valid.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)
ISBE's responsibilities under this legislation can be carried
out within the agency's current budget. School districts would
be reimbursed for mentoring costs through either existing
bilingual education program grants, or with funding provided
under the induction and mentoring legislation now pending be-
fore the General Assembly. ISBE's FY 2002 budget request con-
tains $5 million for this purpose.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-1 from Ch. 122, par. 21-1
Further amends the School Code. In the Section requiring United
States citizenship within 6 years after the date of issuance of a
certificate to teach or supervise, allows the State Superintendent of
Education to extend the 6-year time limit for a period of 2 years if
the person certifies his or her intention to become a United States
citizen and furnishes proof that he or she has filed an application
for United States citizenship. Provides that upon the expiration of
this extension period, the State Superintendent of Education may grant
an additional extension of 2 years upon proof that the person's
application for citizenship is pending.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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