MITCHELL,JERRY-GILES-HOEFT-O'CONNOR-MAY, KOSEL, DELGADO,
FOWLER, DAVIS,MONIQUE, SMITH,MICHAEL, MILLER, BOLAND,
JONES,JOHN, MYERS,RICHARD, MOFFITT, WINKEL, WIRSING,
LEITCH, MITCHELL,BILL, HASSERT, BOST, RYDER, COULSON,
BRADY, RUTHERFORD, BEAUBIEN, BIGGINS, COLLINS, CROSS,
HANNIG, HARTKE, JONES,LOU, KLINGLER, KRAUSE, MATHIAS,
MOORE, DAVIS,STEVE, HOLBROOK, RIGHTER, YARBROUGH,
LANG, SOMMER, BASSI, COWLISHAW, ACEVEDO,
BROSNAHAN, BRUNSVOLD, BUGIELSKI, CROTTY, CURRIE,
DART, FEIGENHOLTZ, FLOWERS, FORBY, FRITCHEY, GARRETT,
HAMOS, HOFFMAN, JOHNSON, JONES,SHIRLEY, KENNER,
MAUTINO, MCAULIFFE, MCCARTHY, MCGUIRE, MCKEON, MENDOZA,
MULLIGAN, NOVAK, O'BRIEN, OSTERMAN, REITZ, RYAN,
SCHOENBERG, SCULLY, SOTO, STROGER, TURNER,ART,
WAIT, YOUNGE, BERNS, WINTERS AND BLACK.
PROFESSNL TCHR STANDARDS BOARD
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Creates the Professional Teacher
Standards Board consisting of 15 members appointed by the Governor to
administer the Article of the School Code governing the certification
of teachers and other certificated school personnel and the approval
of teacher and administrator preparation programs. Gives the
Professional Teacher Standards Board all powers and duties currently
exercised by the State Board of Education and the State Teacher
Certification Board with respect to administration of the
certification and program approval process, and abolishes the State
Teacher Certification Board. Authorizes the Professional Teacher
Standards Board to employ an Executive Director and such other staff
members as are necessary to exercise its powers and duties and carry
out its functions. Provides that a Standard Certificate may be renewed
based on proof of professional development (instead of on proof of
continuing education or professional development). Makes other
changes. Effective July 1, 2002.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
The current State Teacher Certification Board and teacher cer-
tification process costs approximately $3.2 million directly
plus $1.1 million in indirect costs. The general transfer of
the basic function should not require additional funds if
the new Board operates as efficiently as the current system.
However, it is unlikely that a significant portion of the in-
direct costs will become direct costs as a new support system
is developed outside the SBE to duplicate those provided under
the current system. It is too speculative to estimate the
changes this may have on the certification process and teacher
requirements and therefore the potential for additional costs
at the school district level.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21-1b
Makes a technical change.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds an additional school administrator member to the
Professional Teacher Standards Board and removes a private sector
member. Provides that the Board has jurisdiction over and the
responsibility for any and all committees created under the Section of
the School Code concerning registration and renewal of certificates.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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