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Public Act 096-0404




Public Act 096-0404
HB3600 Enrolled LRB096 10332 NHT 20502 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 changing Section
2-3.80a as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.80a)
    Sec. 2-3.80a. Agricultural Agriculture science teacher
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
shall develop an agricultural science teacher education
training continuum beginning at the secondary level and shall
provide incentive funding grants to the following:
        (1) institutions of higher education that offer
    State-approved agricultural science teacher preparation
    programs; and
        (2) public community colleges in this State that
    provide an articulated agricultural science teacher
    education course of study. the agriculture science teacher
    education programs located at Illinois State University,
    Southern Illinois University, the University of Illinois,
    and Western Illinois University. Public community colleges
    in this State that provide an articulated agriculture
    science teacher education course of study are also eligible
    for funding.
    (b) The funds provided by the State Board of Education
under subsection (a) of this Section may be used to support the
following activities:
        (1) Teacher education candidate recruitment and
    retention incentives.
        (2) Having Master teachers and practitioners assist
    with various aspects of the recruitment of potential
    candidates and the preparation of those candidates as
    skilled and qualified teachers of agricultural education
    the preparation, coordination, and supervision of student
        (3) Establishing, and delivering, arranging for, or
    providing financial support for professional development
    experiences for new agricultural science teachers during
    their first 5 years of teaching.
        (4) Professional development for faculty in
    universities' agricultural education teacher preparation
    programs and for community college agriculture faculty
    responsible for instruction in agricultural education
    teacher preparation transfer programs university
    agriculture education teacher education staff.
(Source: P.A. 95-153, eff. 1-1-08.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2009