Public Act 103-0046
HB3402 EnrolledLRB103 27224 RJT 53594 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
22-95 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/22-95 new)
    Sec. 22-95. Hiring or assigning priority.
    (a) When hiring or assigning physical education, music,
and visual arts educators, a school district must prioritize
the hiring or assigning of educators who hold an educator
license and endorsement in those content areas.
    (b) A professional educator licensure applicant must pass
the licensure content area test for the content area he or she
is assigned to teach or complete at least 9 semester hours of
coursework in the content area prior to his or her employment
start date. In order to retain his or her employment for
subsequent school years, the employee must complete the
remaining hours of coursework in the content area in which he
or she is teaching and apply for a license endorsement within 3
calendar years after his or her employment start date.
    (c) In the case of a reduction in force, a school district
may follow its employee contract language for filling

Effective Date: 1/1/2024