Comments: IL HB2778 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code and various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Requires school districts and the governing board of each public university and community college district to provide paid administrative leave to an employee for purposes related to COVID-19 under specified conditions. Provides that an employee of a school district or an institution of higher education who is on paid administrative leave must receive their regular rate of pay. Sets forth other requirements. For any school closure or use of an e-learning day that is related to COVID-19 guidance, mandates, or rules, requires a school district to pay to its educational support personnel and contractors their daily, regular rate of pay and benefits. Requires a school district to return any sick leave used during the 2021-2022 school year by a teacher or employee for reasons related to the issuance of guidance, mandates, or rules related to COVID-19 and public health. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 36-3)

Status: (Vetoed) 2022-01-24 - Governor Vetoed [HB2778 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Veto Message) [HTML]

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