Public Act 102-0874
SB3972 EnrolledLRB102 24253 NLB 33484 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.195 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.195 new)
    Sec. 2-3.195. Direct support professional training
program. Beginning with the 2025-2026 school year and
continuing for not less than 2 years, the State Board of
Education shall make available a model program of study that
incorporates the training and experience necessary to serve as
a direct support professional. By July 1, 2023, the State
Board shall submit recommendations developed in consultation
with stakeholders, including, but not limited to,
organizations representing community-based providers serving
children and adults with intellectual or developmental
disabilities, and education practitioners, including, but not
limited to, teachers, administrators, special education
directors, and regional superintendents of schools, to the
Department of Human Services for the training that would be
required in order to be complete the model program of study.