Bill Text: IL SB0456 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Act.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-6)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [SB0456 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-21.9, 21B-45, 21B-80, 24-14, 34-18.5, and 34-84b as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-21.9) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-21.9)
7 Sec. 10-21.9. Criminal history records checks and checks of
8the Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer and
9Violent Offender Against Youth Database.
10 (a) Licensed and nonlicensed Certified and noncertified
11applicants for employment with a school district, except school
12bus driver applicants, are required as a condition of
13employment to authorize a fingerprint-based criminal history
14records check to determine if such applicants have been
15convicted of any disqualifying, of the enumerated criminal or
16drug offenses in subsection (c) of this Section or have been
17convicted, within 7 years of the application for employment
18with the school district, of any other felony under the laws of
19this State or of any offense committed or attempted in any
20other state or against the laws of the United States that, if
21committed or attempted in this State, would have been
22punishable as a felony under the laws of this State.
23Authorization for the check shall be furnished by the applicant

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1to the school district, except that if the applicant is a
2substitute teacher seeking employment in more than one school
3district, a teacher seeking concurrent part-time employment
4positions with more than one school district (as a reading
5specialist, special education teacher or otherwise), or an
6educational support personnel employee seeking employment
7positions with more than one district, any such district may
8require the applicant to furnish authorization for the check to
9the regional superintendent of the educational service region
10in which are located the school districts in which the
11applicant is seeking employment as a substitute or concurrent
12part-time teacher or concurrent educational support personnel
13employee. Upon receipt of this authorization, the school
14district or the appropriate regional superintendent, as the
15case may be, shall submit the applicant's name, sex, race, date
16of birth, social security number, fingerprint images, and other
17identifiers, as prescribed by the Department of State Police,
18to the Department. The regional superintendent submitting the
19requisite information to the Department of State Police shall
20promptly notify the school districts in which the applicant is
21seeking employment as a substitute or concurrent part-time
22teacher or concurrent educational support personnel employee
23that the check of the applicant has been requested. The
24Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of
25Investigation shall furnish, pursuant to a fingerprint-based
26criminal history records check, records of convictions,

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1forever and hereinafter, until expunged, to the president of
2the school board for the school district that requested the
3check, or to the regional superintendent who requested the
4check. The Department shall charge the school district or the
5appropriate regional superintendent a fee for conducting such
6check, which fee shall be deposited in the State Police
7Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry; and
8the applicant shall not be charged a fee for such check by the
9school district or by the regional superintendent, except that
10those applicants seeking employment as a substitute teacher
11with a school district may be charged a fee not to exceed the
12cost of the inquiry. Subject to appropriations for these
13purposes, the State Superintendent of Education shall
14reimburse school districts and regional superintendents for
15fees paid to obtain criminal history records checks under this
16Section.
17 (a-5) The school district or regional superintendent shall
18further perform a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database,
19as authorized by the Sex Offender Community Notification Law,
20for each applicant. The check of the Statewide Sex Offender
21Database must be conducted by the school district or regional
22superintendent once for every 5 years that an applicant remains
23employed by the school district.
24 (a-6) The school district or regional superintendent shall
25further perform a check of the Statewide Murderer and Violent
26Offender Against Youth Database, as authorized by the Murderer

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1and Violent Offender Against Youth Community Notification Law,
2for each applicant. The check of the Statewide Murderer and
3Violent Offender Against Youth Database must be conducted by
4the school district or regional superintendent once for every 5
5years that an applicant remains employed by the school
6district.
7 (b) Any information concerning the record of convictions
8obtained by the president of the school board or the regional
9superintendent shall be confidential and may only be
10transmitted to the superintendent of the school district or his
11designee, the appropriate regional superintendent if the check
12was requested by the school district, the presidents of the
13appropriate school boards if the check was requested from the
14Department of State Police by the regional superintendent, the
15State Superintendent of Education, the State Educator
16Preparation and Licensure State Teacher Certification Board,
17any other person necessary to the decision of hiring the
18applicant for employment, or for clarification purposes the
19Department of State Police or Statewide Sex Offender Database,
20or both. A copy of the record of convictions obtained from the
21Department of State Police shall be provided to the applicant
22for employment. Upon the check of the Statewide Sex Offender
23Database, the school district or regional superintendent shall
24notify an applicant as to whether or not the applicant has been
25identified in the Database as a sex offender. If a check of an
26applicant for employment as a substitute or concurrent

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1part-time teacher or concurrent educational support personnel
2employee in more than one school district was requested by the
3regional superintendent, and the Department of State Police
4upon a check ascertains that the applicant has not been
5convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in
6subsection (c) of this Section or has not been convicted,
7within 7 years of the application for employment with the
8school district, of any other felony under the laws of this
9State or of any offense committed or attempted in any other
10state or against the laws of the United States that, if
11committed or attempted in this State, would have been
12punishable as a felony under the laws of this State and so
13notifies the regional superintendent and if the regional
14superintendent upon a check ascertains that the applicant has
15not been identified in the Sex Offender Database as a sex
16offender, then the regional superintendent shall issue to the
17applicant a certificate evidencing that as of the date
18specified by the Department of State Police the applicant has
19not been convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug
20offenses in subsection (c) of this Section or has not been
21convicted, within 7 years of the application for employment
22with the school district, of any other felony under the laws of
23this State or of any offense committed or attempted in any
24other state or against the laws of the United States that, if
25committed or attempted in this State, would have been
26punishable as a felony under the laws of this State and

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1evidencing that as of the date that the regional superintendent
2conducted a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database, the
3applicant has not been identified in the Database as a sex
4offender. The school board of any school district may rely on
5the certificate issued by any regional superintendent to that
6substitute teacher, concurrent part-time teacher, or
7concurrent educational support personnel employee or may
8initiate its own criminal history records check of the
9applicant through the Department of State Police and its own
10check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database as provided in
11subsection (a). Any unauthorized release of confidential
12information may be a violation of Section 7 of the Criminal
13Identification Act.
14 (c) No school board shall knowingly employ a person who has
15been convicted of any offense that would subject him or her to
16license suspension or revocation pursuant to Section 21B-80 of
17this Code, except as provided under subsection (b) of Section
1821B-80. Further, no school board shall knowingly employ a
19person who has been found to be the perpetrator of sexual or
20physical abuse of any minor under 18 years of age pursuant to
21proceedings under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
22No school board shall knowingly employ a person who has been
23issued an indicated finding of abuse or neglect of a child by
24the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused
25and Neglected Child Reporting Act or by a child welfare agency
26of another jurisdiction.

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1 (d) No school board shall knowingly employ a person for
2whom a criminal history records check and a Statewide Sex
3Offender Database check has not been initiated.
4 (e) No later than 15 business days after receipt of a
5record of conviction or of checking the Statewide Murderer and
6Violent Offender Against Youth Database or the Statewide Sex
7Offender Database and finding a registration, the
8superintendent of the employing school board or the applicable
9regional superintendent shall, in writing, notify the State
10Superintendent of Education of any license holder who has been
11convicted of a crime set forth in Section 21B-80 of this Code.
12Upon receipt of the record of a conviction of or a finding of
13child abuse by a holder of any license certificate issued
14pursuant to Article 21B 21 or Section 34-8.1 or 34-83 of the
15School Code, the State Superintendent of Education may initiate
16licensure certificate suspension and revocation proceedings as
17authorized by law. If the receipt of the record of conviction
18or finding of child abuse is received within 6 months after the
19initial grant of or renewal of a license, the State
20Superintendent of Education may rescind the license holder's
21license.
22 (e-5) The superintendent of the employing school board
23shall, in writing, notify the State Superintendent of Education
24and the applicable regional superintendent of schools of any
25license certificate holder whom he or she has reasonable cause
26to believe has committed an intentional act of abuse or neglect

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1with the result of making a child an abused child or a
2neglected child, as defined in Section 3 of the Abused and
3Neglected Child Reporting Act, and that act resulted in the
4license certificate holder's dismissal or resignation from the
5school district. This notification must be submitted within 30
6days after the dismissal or resignation. The license
7certificate holder must also be contemporaneously sent a copy
8of the notice by the superintendent. All correspondence,
9documentation, and other information so received by the
10regional superintendent of schools, the State Superintendent
11of Education, the State Board of Education, or the State
12Educator Preparation and Licensure State Teacher Certification
13Board under this subsection (e-5) is confidential and must not
14be disclosed to third parties, except (i) as necessary for the
15State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee to
16investigate and prosecute pursuant to Article 21B 21 of this
17Code, (ii) pursuant to a court order, (iii) for disclosure to
18the license certificate holder or his or her representative, or
19(iv) as otherwise provided in this Article and provided that
20any such information admitted into evidence in a hearing is
21exempt from this confidentiality and non-disclosure
22requirement. Except for an act of willful or wanton misconduct,
23any superintendent who provides notification as required in
24this subsection (e-5) shall have immunity from any liability,
25whether civil or criminal or that otherwise might result by
26reason of such action.

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1 (f) After January 1, 1990 the provisions of this Section
2shall apply to all employees of persons or firms holding
3contracts with any school district including, but not limited
4to, food service workers, school bus drivers and other
5transportation employees, who have direct, daily contact with
6the pupils of any school in such district. For purposes of
7criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide Sex
8Offender Database on employees of persons or firms holding
9contracts with more than one school district and assigned to
10more than one school district, the regional superintendent of
11the educational service region in which the contracting school
12districts are located may, at the request of any such school
13district, be responsible for receiving the authorization for a
14criminal history records check prepared by each such employee
15and submitting the same to the Department of State Police and
16for conducting a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database
17for each employee. Any information concerning the record of
18conviction and identification as a sex offender of any such
19employee obtained by the regional superintendent shall be
20promptly reported to the president of the appropriate school
21board or school boards.
22 (f-5) Upon request of a school or school district, any
23information obtained by a school district pursuant to
24subsection (f) of this Section within the last year must be
25made available to the requesting school or school district.
26 (g) Prior to the commencement of any student teaching

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1experience or required internship (which is referred to as
2student teaching in this Section) in the public schools, a
3student teacher is required to authorize a fingerprint-based
4criminal history records check. Authorization for and payment
5of the costs of the check must be furnished by the student
6teacher to the school district where the student teaching is to
7be completed. Upon receipt of this authorization and payment,
8the school district shall submit the student teacher's name,
9sex, race, date of birth, social security number, fingerprint
10images, and other identifiers, as prescribed by the Department
11of State Police, to the Department of State Police. The
12Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of
13Investigation shall furnish, pursuant to a fingerprint-based
14criminal history records check, records of convictions,
15forever and hereinafter, until expunged, to the president of
16the school board for the school district that requested the
17check. The Department shall charge the school district a fee
18for conducting the check, which fee must not exceed the cost of
19the inquiry and must be deposited into the State Police
20Services Fund. The school district shall further perform a
21check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database, as authorized by
22the Sex Offender Community Notification Law, and of the
23Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth
24Database, as authorized by the Murderer and Violent Offender
25Against Youth Registration Act, for each student teacher. No
26school board may knowingly allow a person to student teach for

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1whom a criminal history records check, a Statewide Sex Offender
2Database check, and a Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender
3Against Youth Database check have not been completed and
4reviewed by the district.
5 A copy of the record of convictions obtained from the
6Department of State Police must be provided to the student
7teacher. Any information concerning the record of convictions
8obtained by the president of the school board is confidential
9and may only be transmitted to the superintendent of the school
10district or his or her designee, the State Superintendent of
11Education, the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board,
12or, for clarification purposes, the Department of State Police
13or the Statewide Sex Offender Database or Statewide Murderer
14and Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Any unauthorized
15release of confidential information may be a violation of
16Section 7 of the Criminal Identification Act.
17 No school board shall may knowingly allow a person to
18student teach who has been convicted of any offense that would
19subject him or her to license suspension or revocation pursuant
20to subsection (c) of Section 21B-80 of this Code, except as
21provided under subsection (b) of Section 21B-80. Further, no
22school board shall allow a person to student teach if he or she
23or who has been found to be the perpetrator of sexual or
24physical abuse of a minor under 18 years of age pursuant to
25proceedings under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
26No school board shall knowingly allow a person to student teach

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1who has been issued an indicated finding of abuse or neglect of
2a child by the Department of Children and Family Services under
3the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act or by a child
4welfare agency of another jurisdiction.
5 (h) (Blank).
6(Source: P.A. 99-21, eff. 1-1-16; 99-667, eff. 7-29-16.)
7 (105 ILCS 5/21B-45)
8 Sec. 21B-45. Professional Educator License renewal.
9 (a) Individuals holding a Professional Educator License
10are required to complete the licensure renewal requirements as
11specified in this Section, unless otherwise provided in this
12Code.
13 Individuals holding a Professional Educator License shall
14meet the renewal requirements set forth in this Section, unless
15otherwise provided in this Code. If an individual holds a
16license endorsed in more than one area that has different
17renewal requirements, that individual shall follow the renewal
18requirements for the position for which he or she spends the
19majority of his or her time working.
20 (b) All Professional Educator Licenses not renewed as
21provided in this Section shall lapse on September 1 of that
22year. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section, if
23a license holder's electronic mail address is available, the
24State Board of Education shall send him or her notification
25electronically that his or her license will lapse if not

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1renewed, to be sent no more than 6 months prior to the license
2lapsing. Lapsed licenses may be immediately reinstated upon (i)
3payment by the applicant of a $500 penalty to the State Board
4of Education or (ii) the demonstration of proficiency by
5completing 9 semester hours of coursework from a regionally
6accredited institution of higher education in the content area
7that most aligns with one or more of the educator's endorsement
8areas. Any and all back fees, including without limitation
9registration fees owed from the time of expiration of the
10license until the date of reinstatement, shall be paid and kept
11in accordance with the provisions in Article 3 of this Code
12concerning an institute fund and the provisions in Article 21B
13of this Code concerning fees and requirements for registration.
14Licenses not registered in accordance with Section 21B-40 of
15this Code shall lapse after a period of 6 months from the
16expiration of the last year of registration or on January 1 of
17the fiscal year following initial issuance of the license. An
18unregistered license is invalid after September 1 for
19employment and performance of services in an Illinois public or
20State-operated school or cooperative and in a charter school.
21Any license or endorsement may be voluntarily surrendered by
22the license holder. A voluntarily surrendered license, except a
23substitute teaching license issued under Section 21B-20 of this
24Code, shall be treated as a revoked license. An Educator
25License with Stipulations with only a paraprofessional
26endorsement does not lapse.

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1 (c) From July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, in order to
2satisfy the requirements for licensure renewal provided for in
3this Section, each professional educator licensee with an
4administrative endorsement who is working in a position
5requiring such endorsement shall complete one Illinois
6Administrators' Academy course, as described in Article 2 of
7this Code, per fiscal year.
8 (d) Beginning July 1, 2014, in order to satisfy the
9requirements for licensure renewal provided for in this
10Section, each professional educator licensee may create a
11professional development plan each year. The plan shall address
12one or more of the endorsements that are required of his or her
13educator position if the licensee is employed and performing
14services in an Illinois public or State-operated school or
15cooperative. If the licensee is employed in a charter school,
16the plan shall address that endorsement or those endorsements
17most closely related to his or her educator position. Licensees
18employed and performing services in any other Illinois schools
19may participate in the renewal requirements by adhering to the
20same process.
21 Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the
22licensee's professional development activities shall align
23with one or more of the following criteria:
24 (1) activities are of a type that engage participants
25 over a sustained period of time allowing for analysis,
26 discovery, and application as they relate to student

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1 learning, social or emotional achievement, or well-being;
2 (2) professional development aligns to the licensee's
3 performance;
4 (3) outcomes for the activities must relate to student
5 growth or district improvement;
6 (4) activities align to State-approved standards; and
7 (5) higher education coursework.
8 (e) For each renewal cycle, each professional educator
9licensee shall engage in professional development activities.
10Prior to renewal, the licensee shall enter electronically into
11the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) the name,
12date, and location of the activity, the number of professional
13development hours, and the provider's name. The following
14provisions shall apply concerning professional development
15activities:
16 (1) Each licensee shall complete a total of 120 hours
17 of professional development per 5-year renewal cycle in
18 order to renew the license, except as otherwise provided in
19 this Section.
20 (2) Beginning with his or her first full 5-year cycle,
21 any licensee with an administrative endorsement who is not
22 working in a position requiring such endorsement is not
23 required to complete Illinois Administrators' Academy
24 courses, as described in Article 2 of this Code. Such
25 licensees must complete one Illinois Administrators'
26 Academy course within one year after returning to a

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1 position that requires the administrative endorsement.
2 (3) Any licensee with an administrative endorsement
3 who is working in a position requiring such endorsement or
4 an individual with a Teacher Leader endorsement serving in
5 an administrative capacity at least 50% of the day shall
6 complete one Illinois Administrators' Academy course, as
7 described in Article 2 of this Code, each fiscal year in
8 addition to 100 hours of professional development per
9 5-year renewal cycle in accordance with this Code.
10 (4) Any licensee holding a current National Board for
11 Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) master teacher
12 designation shall complete a total of 60 hours of
13 professional development per 5-year renewal cycle in order
14 to renew the license.
15 (5) Licensees working in a position that does not
16 require educator licensure or working in a position for
17 less than 50% for any particular year are considered to be
18 exempt and shall be required to pay only the registration
19 fee in order to renew and maintain the validity of the
20 license.
21 (6) Licensees who are retired and qualify for benefits
22 from a State of Illinois retirement system shall notify the
23 State Board of Education using ELIS, and the license shall
24 be maintained in retired status. For any renewal cycle in
25 which a licensee retires during the renewal cycle, the
26 licensee must complete professional development activities

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1 on a prorated basis depending on the number of years during
2 the renewal cycle the educator held an active license. If a
3 licensee retires during a renewal cycle, the licensee must
4 notify the State Board of Education using ELIS that the
5 licensee wishes to maintain the license in retired status
6 and must show proof of completion of professional
7 development activities on a prorated basis for all years of
8 that renewal cycle for which the license was active. An
9 individual with a license in retired status shall not be
10 required to complete professional development activities
11 or pay registration fees until returning to a position that
12 requires educator licensure. Upon returning to work in a
13 position that requires the Professional Educator License,
14 the licensee shall immediately pay a registration fee and
15 complete renewal requirements for that year. A license in
16 retired status cannot lapse. Beginning on January 6, 2017
17 (the effective date of Public Act 99-920) through December
18 31, 2017, any licensee who has retired and whose license
19 has lapsed for failure to renew as provided in this Section
20 may reinstate that license and maintain it in retired
21 status upon providing proof to the State Board of Education
22 using ELIS that the licensee is retired and is not working
23 in a position that requires a Professional Educator
24 License.
25 (7) For any renewal cycle in which professional
26 development hours were required, but not fulfilled, the

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1 licensee shall complete any missed hours to total the
2 minimum professional development hours required in this
3 Section prior to September 1 of that year. Professional
4 development hours used to fulfill the minimum required
5 hours for a renewal cycle may be used for only one renewal
6 cycle. For any fiscal year or renewal cycle in which an
7 Illinois Administrators' Academy course was required but
8 not completed, the licensee shall complete any missed
9 Illinois Administrators' Academy courses prior to
10 September 1 of that year. The licensee may complete all
11 deficient hours and Illinois Administrators' Academy
12 courses while continuing to work in a position that
13 requires that license until September 1 of that year.
14 (8) Any licensee who has not fulfilled the professional
15 development renewal requirements set forth in this Section
16 at the end of any 5-year renewal cycle is ineligible to
17 register his or her license and may submit an appeal to the
18 State Superintendent of Education for reinstatement of the
19 license.
20 (9) If professional development opportunities were
21 unavailable to a licensee, proof that opportunities were
22 unavailable and request for an extension of time beyond
23 August 31 to complete the renewal requirements may be
24 submitted from April 1 through June 30 of that year to the
25 State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. If an
26 extension is approved, the license shall remain valid

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1 during the extension period.
2 (10) Individuals who hold exempt licenses prior to
3 December 27, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-610)
4 shall commence the annual renewal process with the first
5 scheduled registration due after December 27, 2013 (the
6 effective date of Public Act 98-610).
7 (11) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
8 subsection (e), if a licensee earns more than the required
9 number of professional development hours during a renewal
10 cycle, then the licensee may carry over any hours earned
11 from April 1 through June 30 of the last year of the
12 renewal cycle. Any hours carried over in this manner must
13 be applied to the next renewal cycle. Illinois
14 Administrators' Academy courses or hours earned in those
15 courses may not be carried over.
16 (f) At the time of renewal, each licensee shall respond to
17the required questions under penalty of perjury.
18 (f-5) The State Board of Education shall conduct random
19audits of licensees to verify a licensee's fulfillment of the
20professional development hours required under this Section.
21Upon completion of a random audit, if it is determined by the
22State Board of Education that the licensee did not complete the
23required number of professional development hours or did not
24provide sufficient proof of completion, the licensee shall be
25notified that his or her license has lapsed. A license that has
26lapsed under this subsection may be reinstated as provided in

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1subsection (b).
2 (g) The following entities shall be designated as approved
3to provide professional development activities for the renewal
4of Professional Educator Licenses:
5 (1) The State Board of Education.
6 (2) Regional offices of education and intermediate
7 service centers.
8 (3) Illinois professional associations representing
9 the following groups that are approved by the State
10 Superintendent of Education:
11 (A) school administrators;
12 (B) principals;
13 (C) school business officials;
14 (D) teachers, including special education
15 teachers;
16 (E) school boards;
17 (F) school districts;
18 (G) parents; and
19 (H) school service personnel.
20 (4) Regionally accredited institutions of higher
21 education that offer Illinois-approved educator
22 preparation programs and public community colleges subject
23 to the Public Community College Act.
24 (5) Illinois public school districts, charter schools
25 authorized under Article 27A of this Code, and joint
26 educational programs authorized under Article 10 of this

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1 Code for the purposes of providing career and technical
2 education or special education services.
3 (6) A not-for-profit organization that, as of December
4 31, 2014 (the effective date of Public Act 98-1147), has
5 had or has a grant from or a contract with the State Board
6 of Education to provide professional development services
7 in the area of English Learning to Illinois school
8 districts, teachers, or administrators.
9 (7) State agencies, State boards, and State
10 commissions.
11 (8) Museums as defined in Section 10 of the Museum
12 Disposition of Property Act.
13 (h) Approved providers under subsection (g) of this Section
14shall make available professional development opportunities
15that satisfy at least one of the following:
16 (1) increase the knowledge and skills of school and
17 district leaders who guide continuous professional
18 development;
19 (2) improve the learning of students;
20 (3) organize adults into learning communities whose
21 goals are aligned with those of the school and district;
22 (4) deepen educator's content knowledge;
23 (5) provide educators with research-based
24 instructional strategies to assist students in meeting
25 rigorous academic standards;
26 (6) prepare educators to appropriately use various

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1 types of classroom assessments;
2 (7) use learning strategies appropriate to the
3 intended goals;
4 (8) provide educators with the knowledge and skills to
5 collaborate; or
6 (9) prepare educators to apply research to
7 decision-making.
8 (i) Approved providers under subsection (g) of this Section
9shall do the following:
10 (1) align professional development activities to the
11 State-approved national standards for professional
12 learning;
13 (2) meet the professional development criteria for
14 Illinois licensure renewal;
15 (3) produce a rationale for the activity that explains
16 how it aligns to State standards and identify the
17 assessment for determining the expected impact on student
18 learning or school improvement;
19 (4) maintain original documentation for completion of
20 activities;
21 (5) provide license holders with evidence of
22 completion of activities; and
23 (6) request an Illinois Educator Identification Number
24 (IEIN) for each educator during each professional
25 development activity.
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1audits of a subset of approved providers, except for school
2districts, which shall be audited by regional offices of
3education and intermediate service centers. The State Board of
4Education shall ensure that each approved provider, except for
5a school district, is audited at least once every 5 years. The
6State Board of Education may conduct more frequent audits of
7providers if evidence suggests the requirements of this Section
8or administrative rules are not being met. The State Board of
9Education shall complete random audits of licensees.
10 (1) (Blank).
11 (2) Approved providers shall comply with the
12 requirements in subsections (h) and (i) of this Section by
13 annually submitting data to the State Board of Education
14 demonstrating how the professional development activities
15 impacted one or more of the following:
16 (A) educator and student growth in regards to
17 content knowledge or skills, or both;
18 (B) educator and student social and emotional
19 growth; or
20 (C) alignment to district or school improvement
21 plans.
22 (3) The State Superintendent of Education shall review
23 the annual data collected by the State Board of Education,
24 regional offices of education, and intermediate service
25 centers in audits to determine if the approved provider has
26 met the criteria and should continue to be an approved

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1 provider or if further action should be taken as provided
2 in rules.
3 (k) Registration fees shall be paid for the next renewal
4cycle between April 1 and June 30 in the last year of each
55-year renewal cycle using ELIS. If all required professional
6development hours for the renewal cycle have been completed and
7entered by the licensee, the licensee shall pay the
8registration fees for the next cycle using a form of credit or
9debit card.
10 (l) Any professional educator licensee endorsed for school
11support personnel who is employed and performing services in
12Illinois public schools and who holds an active and current
13professional license issued by the Department of Financial and
14Professional Regulation or a national certification board, as
15approved by the State Board of Education, related to the
16endorsement areas on the Professional Educator License shall be
17deemed to have satisfied the continuing professional
18development requirements provided for in this Section. Such
19individuals shall be required to pay only registration fees to
20renew the Professional Educator License. An individual who does
21not hold a license issued by the Department of Financial and
22Professional Regulation shall complete professional
23development requirements for the renewal of a Professional
24Educator License provided for in this Section.
25 (m) Appeals to the State Educator Preparation and Licensure
26Board must be made within 30 days after receipt of notice from

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1the State Superintendent of Education that a license will not
2be renewed based upon failure to complete the requirements of
3this Section. A licensee may appeal that decision to the State
4Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in a manner prescribed
5by rule.
6 (1) Each appeal shall state the reasons why the State
7 Superintendent's decision should be reversed and shall be
8 sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the
9 State Board of Education.
10 (2) The State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board
11 shall review each appeal regarding renewal of a license
12 within 90 days after receiving the appeal in order to
13 determine whether the licensee has met the requirements of
14 this Section. The State Educator Preparation and Licensure
15 Board may hold an appeal hearing or may make its
16 determination based upon the record of review, which shall
17 consist of the following:
18 (A) the regional superintendent of education's
19 rationale for recommending nonrenewal of the license,
20 if applicable;
21 (B) any evidence submitted to the State
22 Superintendent along with the individual's electronic
23 statement of assurance for renewal; and
24 (C) the State Superintendent's rationale for
25 nonrenewal of the license.
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1 shall notify the licensee of its decision regarding license
2 renewal by certified mail, return receipt requested, no
3 later than 30 days after reaching a decision. Upon receipt
4 of notification of renewal, the licensee, using ELIS, shall
5 pay the applicable registration fee for the next cycle
6 using a form of credit or debit card.
7 (n) The State Board of Education may adopt rules as may be
8necessary to implement this Section.
9(Source: P.A. 99-58, eff. 7-16-15; 99-130, eff. 7-24-15;
1099-591, eff. 1-1-17; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-920, eff. 1-6-17;
11100-13, eff. 7-1-17; 100-339, eff. 8-25-17; 100-596, eff.
127-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)
13 (105 ILCS 5/21B-80)
14 Sec. 21B-80. Conviction of certain offenses as grounds for
15disqualification for licensure or suspension or revocation of a
16license.
17 (a) As used in this Section:
18 "Drug offense" means any one or more of the following
19offenses:
20 (1) Any offense defined in the Cannabis Control Act,
21 except those defined in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of
22 Section 4 and subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 5 of the
23 Cannabis Control Act and any offense for which the holder
24 of a license is placed on probation under the provisions of
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1 the terms and conditions of probation required by the court
2 are not fulfilled, the offense is not eligible for this
3 exception.
4 (2) Any offense defined in the Illinois Controlled
5 Substances Act, except any offense for which the holder of
6 a license is placed on probation under the provisions of
7 Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act,
8 provided that if the terms and conditions of probation
9 required by the court are not fulfilled, the offense is not
10 eligible for this exception.
11 (3) Any offense defined in the Methamphetamine Control
12 and Community Protection Act, except any offense for which
13 the holder of a license is placed on probation under the
14 provision of Section 70 of that Act, provided that if the
15 terms and conditions of probation required by the court are
16 not fulfilled, the offense is not eligible for this
17 exception.
18 (4) Any attempt to commit any of the offenses listed in
19 items (1) through (3) of this definition.
20 (5) Any offense committed or attempted in any other
21 state or against the laws of the United States that, if
22 committed or attempted in this State, would have been
23 punishable as one or more of the offenses listed in items
24 (1) through (4) of this definition.
25The changes made by Public Act 96-431 to this definition are
26declaratory of existing law.

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1 "Sentence" includes any period of mandatory supervised
2release supervision or probation that was imposed either alone
3or in combination with a period of incarceration.
4 "Sex or other offense" means any one or more of the
5following offenses:
6 (A) Any offense defined in Sections 11-6, 11-9 through
7 11-9.5, inclusive, and 11-30 (if punished as a Class 4
8 felony) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code
9 of 2012; Sections 11-14.1 through 11-21, inclusive, of the
10 Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
11 Sections 11-23 (if punished as a Class 3 felony), 11-24,
12 11-25, and 11-26 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
13 Criminal Code of 2012; Section 10-5.1, subsection (c) of
14 Section 10-9, and Sections 11-6.6, 11-11, 12-3.05, 12-3.3,
15 12-6.4, 12-7.1, 12-34, 12-34.5, and 12-35 of the Criminal
16 Code of 2012; and Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40,
17 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-4.9, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15,
18 12-16, 12-32, 12-33, 12C-45, and 26-4 (if punished pursuant
19 to subdivision (4) or (5) of subsection (d) of Section
20 26-4) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of
21 2012.
22 (B) Any attempt to commit any of the offenses listed in
23 item (A) of this definition.
24 (C) Any offense committed or attempted in any other
25 state that, if committed or attempted in this State, would
26 have been punishable as one or more of the offenses listed

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1 in items (A) and (B) of this definition.
2 (b) Whenever the holder of any license issued pursuant to
3this Article or applicant for a license to be issued pursuant
4to this Article has been convicted of any drug offense, other
5than as provided in subsection (c) of this Section, the State
6Superintendent of Education shall forthwith suspend the
7license or deny the application, whichever is applicable, until
87 years following the end of the sentence for the criminal
9offense. If the conviction is reversed and the holder is
10acquitted of the offense in a new trial or the charges against
11him or her are dismissed, the State Superintendent of Education
12shall forthwith terminate the suspension of the license.
13 (b-5) Whenever the holder of a license issued pursuant to
14this Article or applicant for a license to be issued pursuant
15to this Article has been charged with attempting to commit,
16conspiring to commit, soliciting, or committing any sex or
17other offense, first degree murder, or a Class X felony or any
18offense committed or attempted in any other state or against
19the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted
20in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of the
21foregoing offenses, the State Superintendent of Education
22shall immediately suspend the license or deny the application
23until the person's criminal charges are adjudicated through a
24court of competent jurisdiction. If the person is acquitted,
25his or her license or application shall be immediately
26reinstated.

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1 (c) Whenever the holder of a license issued pursuant to
2this Article or applicant for a license to be issued pursuant
3to this Article has been convicted of attempting to commit,
4conspiring to commit, soliciting, or committing any sex or
5other offense, first degree murder, or a Class X felony or any
6offense committed or attempted in any other state or against
7the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted
8in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of the
9foregoing offenses, the State Superintendent of Education
10shall forthwith suspend the license or deny the application,
11whichever is applicable. If the conviction is reversed and the
12holder is acquitted of that offense in a new trial or the
13charges that he or she committed that offense are dismissed,
14the State Superintendent of Education shall forthwith
15terminate the suspension of the license. When the conviction
16becomes final, the State Superintendent of Education shall
17forthwith revoke the license.
18(Source: P.A. 99-58, eff. 7-16-15; 99-667, eff. 7-29-16.)
19 (105 ILCS 5/24-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 24-14)
20 Sec. 24-14. Termination of contractual continued service
21by teacher. A teacher who has entered into contractual
22continued service may resign at any time by obtaining
23concurrence of the board or by serving at least 30 days'
24written notice upon the secretary of the board. However, no
25teacher may resign during the school term, without the

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1concurrence of the board, in order to accept another teaching
2assignment. Any teacher terminating said service not in
3accordance with this Section may be referred by the board to
4the State Superintendent of Education is guilty of
5unprofessional conduct and liable to suspension of licensure
6for a period not to exceed 1 year, as provided in Section
721B-75 of this Code. The State Superintendent or his or her
8designee shall convene an informal evidentiary hearing no later
9than 90 days after receipt of a resolution by the board. If the
10State Superintendent or his or her designee finds that the
11teacher resigned during the school term without the concurrence
12of the board to accept another teaching assignment, the State
13Superintendent must suspend the teacher's license for a period
14not to exceed one calendar year. In lieu of a hearing and
15finding, the teacher may agree to a lesser licensure sanction
16at the discretion of the State Superintendent.
17(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)
18 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.5)
19 Sec. 34-18.5. Criminal history records checks and checks of
20the Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer and
21Violent Offender Against Youth Database.
22 (a) Licensed and nonlicensed Certified and noncertified
23applicants for employment with the school district are required
24as a condition of employment to authorize a fingerprint-based
25criminal history records check to determine if such applicants

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1have been convicted of any disqualifying, of the enumerated
2criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) of this Section or
3have been convicted, within 7 years of the application for
4employment with the school district, of any other felony under
5the laws of this State or of any offense committed or attempted
6in any other state or against the laws of the United States
7that, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been
8punishable as a felony under the laws of this State.
9Authorization for the check shall be furnished by the applicant
10to the school district, except that if the applicant is a
11substitute teacher seeking employment in more than one school
12district, or a teacher seeking concurrent part-time employment
13positions with more than one school district (as a reading
14specialist, special education teacher or otherwise), or an
15educational support personnel employee seeking employment
16positions with more than one district, any such district may
17require the applicant to furnish authorization for the check to
18the regional superintendent of the educational service region
19in which are located the school districts in which the
20applicant is seeking employment as a substitute or concurrent
21part-time teacher or concurrent educational support personnel
22employee. Upon receipt of this authorization, the school
23district or the appropriate regional superintendent, as the
24case may be, shall submit the applicant's name, sex, race, date
25of birth, social security number, fingerprint images, and other
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1to the Department. The regional superintendent submitting the
2requisite information to the Department of State Police shall
3promptly notify the school districts in which the applicant is
4seeking employment as a substitute or concurrent part-time
5teacher or concurrent educational support personnel employee
6that the check of the applicant has been requested. The
7Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of
8Investigation shall furnish, pursuant to a fingerprint-based
9criminal history records check, records of convictions,
10forever and hereinafter, until expunged, to the president of
11the school board for the school district that requested the
12check, or to the regional superintendent who requested the
13check. The Department shall charge the school district or the
14appropriate regional superintendent a fee for conducting such
15check, which fee shall be deposited in the State Police
16Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry; and
17the applicant shall not be charged a fee for such check by the
18school district or by the regional superintendent. Subject to
19appropriations for these purposes, the State Superintendent of
20Education shall reimburse the school district and regional
21superintendent for fees paid to obtain criminal history records
22checks under this Section.
23 (a-5) The school district or regional superintendent shall
24further perform a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database,
25as authorized by the Sex Offender Community Notification Law,
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1Database must be conducted by the school district or regional
2superintendent once for every 5 years that an applicant remains
3employed by the school district.
4 (a-6) The school district or regional superintendent shall
5further perform a check of the Statewide Murderer and Violent
6Offender Against Youth Database, as authorized by the Murderer
7and Violent Offender Against Youth Community Notification Law,
8for each applicant. The check of the Murderer and Violent
9Offender Against Youth Database must be conducted by the school
10district or regional superintendent once for every 5 years that
11an applicant remains employed by the school district.
12 (b) Any information concerning the record of convictions
13obtained by the president of the board of education or the
14regional superintendent shall be confidential and may only be
15transmitted to the general superintendent of the school
16district or his designee, the appropriate regional
17superintendent if the check was requested by the board of
18education for the school district, the presidents of the
19appropriate board of education or school boards if the check
20was requested from the Department of State Police by the
21regional superintendent, the State Superintendent of
22Education, the State Educator Preparation and Licensure State
23Teacher Certification Board or any other person necessary to
24the decision of hiring the applicant for employment. A copy of
25the record of convictions obtained from the Department of State
26Police shall be provided to the applicant for employment. Upon

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1the check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database, the school
2district or regional superintendent shall notify an applicant
3as to whether or not the applicant has been identified in the
4Database as a sex offender. If a check of an applicant for
5employment as a substitute or concurrent part-time teacher or
6concurrent educational support personnel employee in more than
7one school district was requested by the regional
8superintendent, and the Department of State Police upon a check
9ascertains that the applicant has not been convicted of any of
10the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) of
11this Section or has not been convicted, within 7 years of the
12application for employment with the school district, of any
13other felony under the laws of this State or of any offense
14committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws
15of the United States that, if committed or attempted in this
16State, would have been punishable as a felony under the laws of
17this State and so notifies the regional superintendent and if
18the regional superintendent upon a check ascertains that the
19applicant has not been identified in the Sex Offender Database
20as a sex offender, then the regional superintendent shall issue
21to the applicant a certificate evidencing that as of the date
22specified by the Department of State Police the applicant has
23not been convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug
24offenses in subsection (c) of this Section or has not been
25convicted, within 7 years of the application for employment
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1this State or of any offense committed or attempted in any
2other state or against the laws of the United States that, if
3committed or attempted in this State, would have been
4punishable as a felony under the laws of this State and
5evidencing that as of the date that the regional superintendent
6conducted a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database, the
7applicant has not been identified in the Database as a sex
8offender. The school board of any school district may rely on
9the certificate issued by any regional superintendent to that
10substitute teacher, concurrent part-time teacher, or
11concurrent educational support personnel employee or may
12initiate its own criminal history records check of the
13applicant through the Department of State Police and its own
14check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database as provided in
15subsection (a). Any unauthorized release of confidential
16information may be a violation of Section 7 of the Criminal
17Identification Act.
18 (c) The board of education shall not knowingly employ a
19person who has been convicted of any offense that would subject
20him or her to license suspension or revocation pursuant to
21Section 21B-80 of this Code, except as provided under
22subsection (b) of 21B-80. Further, the board of education shall
23not knowingly employ a person who has been found to be the
24perpetrator of sexual or physical abuse of any minor under 18
25years of age pursuant to proceedings under Article II of the
26Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The board of education shall not

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1knowingly employ a person who has been issued an indicated
2finding of abuse or neglect of a child by the Department of
3Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected
4Child Reporting Act or by a child welfare agency of another
5jurisdiction.
6 (d) The board of education shall not knowingly employ a
7person for whom a criminal history records check and a
8Statewide Sex Offender Database check has not been initiated.
9 (e) No later than 15 business days after receipt of a
10record of conviction or of checking the Statewide Murderer and
11Violent Offender Against Youth Database or the Statewide Sex
12Offender Database and finding a registration, the general
13superintendent of schools or the applicable regional
14superintendent shall, in writing, notify the State
15Superintendent of Education of any license holder who has been
16convicted of a crime set forth in Section 21B-80 of this Code.
17Upon receipt of the record of a conviction of or a finding of
18child abuse by a holder of any license certificate issued
19pursuant to Article 21B 21 or Section 34-8.1 or 34-83 of the
20School Code, the State Superintendent of Education may initiate
21licensure certificate suspension and revocation proceedings as
22authorized by law. If the receipt of the record of conviction
23or finding of child abuse is received within 6 months after the
24initial grant of or renewal of a license, the State
25Superintendent of Education may rescind the license holder's
26license.

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1 (e-5) The general superintendent of schools shall, in
2writing, notify the State Superintendent of Education of any
3license certificate holder whom he or she has reasonable cause
4to believe has committed an intentional act of abuse or neglect
5with the result of making a child an abused child or a
6neglected child, as defined in Section 3 of the Abused and
7Neglected Child Reporting Act, and that act resulted in the
8license certificate holder's dismissal or resignation from the
9school district. This notification must be submitted within 30
10days after the dismissal or resignation. The license
11certificate holder must also be contemporaneously sent a copy
12of the notice by the superintendent. All correspondence,
13documentation, and other information so received by the State
14Superintendent of Education, the State Board of Education, or
15the State Educator Preparation and Licensure State Teacher
16Certification Board under this subsection (e-5) is
17confidential and must not be disclosed to third parties, except
18(i) as necessary for the State Superintendent of Education or
19his or her designee to investigate and prosecute pursuant to
20Article 21B 21 of this Code, (ii) pursuant to a court order,
21(iii) for disclosure to the license certificate holder or his
22or her representative, or (iv) as otherwise provided in this
23Article and provided that any such information admitted into
24evidence in a hearing is exempt from this confidentiality and
25non-disclosure requirement. Except for an act of willful or
26wanton misconduct, any superintendent who provides

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1notification as required in this subsection (e-5) shall have
2immunity from any liability, whether civil or criminal or that
3otherwise might result by reason of such action.
4 (f) After March 19, 1990, the provisions of this Section
5shall apply to all employees of persons or firms holding
6contracts with any school district including, but not limited
7to, food service workers, school bus drivers and other
8transportation employees, who have direct, daily contact with
9the pupils of any school in such district. For purposes of
10criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide Sex
11Offender Database on employees of persons or firms holding
12contracts with more than one school district and assigned to
13more than one school district, the regional superintendent of
14the educational service region in which the contracting school
15districts are located may, at the request of any such school
16district, be responsible for receiving the authorization for a
17criminal history records check prepared by each such employee
18and submitting the same to the Department of State Police and
19for conducting a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database
20for each employee. Any information concerning the record of
21conviction and identification as a sex offender of any such
22employee obtained by the regional superintendent shall be
23promptly reported to the president of the appropriate school
24board or school boards.
25 (f-5) Upon request of a school or school district, any
26information obtained by the school district pursuant to

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1subsection (f) of this Section within the last year must be
2made available to the requesting school or school district.
3 (g) Prior to the commencement of any student teaching
4experience or required internship (which is referred to as
5student teaching in this Section) in the public schools, a
6student teacher is required to authorize a fingerprint-based
7criminal history records check. Authorization for and payment
8of the costs of the check must be furnished by the student
9teacher to the school district. Upon receipt of this
10authorization and payment, the school district shall submit the
11student teacher's name, sex, race, date of birth, social
12security number, fingerprint images, and other identifiers, as
13prescribed by the Department of State Police, to the Department
14of State Police. The Department of State Police and the Federal
15Bureau of Investigation shall furnish, pursuant to a
16fingerprint-based criminal history records check, records of
17convictions, forever and hereinafter, until expunged, to the
18president of the board. The Department shall charge the school
19district a fee for conducting the check, which fee must not
20exceed the cost of the inquiry and must be deposited into the
21State Police Services Fund. The school district shall further
22perform a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database, as
23authorized by the Sex Offender Community Notification Law, and
24of the Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth
25Database, as authorized by the Murderer and Violent Offender
26Against Youth Registration Act, for each student teacher. The

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1board may not knowingly allow a person to student teach for
2whom a criminal history records check, a Statewide Sex Offender
3Database check, and a Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender
4Against Youth Database check have not been completed and
5reviewed by the district.
6 A copy of the record of convictions obtained from the
7Department of State Police must be provided to the student
8teacher. Any information concerning the record of convictions
9obtained by the president of the board is confidential and may
10only be transmitted to the general superintendent of schools or
11his or her designee, the State Superintendent of Education, the
12State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, or, for
13clarification purposes, the Department of State Police or the
14Statewide Sex Offender Database or Statewide Murderer and
15Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Any unauthorized
16release of confidential information may be a violation of
17Section 7 of the Criminal Identification Act.
18 The board may not knowingly allow a person to student teach
19who has been convicted of any offense that would subject him or
20her to license suspension or revocation pursuant to subsection
21(c) of Section 21B-80 of this Code, except as provided under
22subsection (b) of Section 21B-80. Further, the board may not
23allow a person to student teach if he or she or who has been
24found to be the perpetrator of sexual or physical abuse of a
25minor under 18 years of age pursuant to proceedings under
26Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The board may not

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1knowingly allow a person to student teach who has been issued
2an indicated finding of abuse or neglect of a child by the
3Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and
4Neglected Child Reporting Act or by a child welfare agency of
5another jurisdiction.
6 (h) (Blank).
7(Source: P.A. 99-21, eff. 1-1-16; 99-667, eff. 7-29-16.)
8 (105 ILCS 5/34-84b) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-84b)
9 Sec. 34-84b. Conviction of criminal sex or narcotics
10offense, first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, or
11Class X felony as grounds for revocation of certificate.
12 (a) Whenever the holder of any certificate issued by the
13board of education has been convicted of any criminal sex
14offense or narcotics offense as defined in this Section, the
15board of education shall forthwith suspend the certificate. If
16the conviction is reversed and the holder is acquitted of the
17offense in a new trial or the charges against him are
18dismissed, the board shall forthwith terminate the suspension
19of the certificate. When the conviction becomes final, the
20board shall forthwith revoke the certificate. "Criminal Sex
21offense" as used in this Section means any one or more of the
22following offenses: (1) any offense defined in Sections 11-6,
2311-9 through 11-9.5, inclusive, and 11-30 (if punished as a
24Class 4 felony) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal
25Code of 2012; , Sections 11-14.1 11-14 through 11-21, inclusive,

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1of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
2Sections 11-23 (if punished as a Class 3 felony), 11-24, 11-25,
3and 11-26 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of
42012; Section 10-5.1, subsection (c) of Section 10-9, and
5Sections 11-6.6, 11-11, 12-3.05, 12-3.3, 12-6.4, 12-7.1,
612-34, 12-34.5, and 12-35 of the Criminal Code of 2012; and and
7Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13,
812-14, 12-14.1, 12-15 and 12-16, 12-32, 12-33, 12C-45, and 26-4
9(if punished pursuant to subdivision (4) or (5) of subsection
10(d) of Section 26-4) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
11Criminal Code of 2012; (2) any attempt to commit any of the
12foregoing offenses, and (3) any offense committed or attempted
13in any other state which, if committed or attempted in this
14State, would have been punishable as one or more of the
15foregoing offenses. "Narcotics offense" as used in this Section
16means any one or more of the following offenses: (1) any
17offense defined in the Cannabis Control Act except those
18defined in Sections 4(a), 4(b) and 5(a) of that Act and any
19offense for which the holder of any certificate is placed on
20probation under the provisions of Section 10 of that Act and
21fulfills the terms and conditions of probation as may be
22required by the court; (2) any offense defined in the Illinois
23Controlled Substances Act except any offense for which the
24holder of any certificate is placed on probation under the
25provisions of Section 410 of that Act and fulfills the terms
26and conditions of probation as may be required by the court;

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1(3) any offense defined in the Methamphetamine Control and
2Community Protection Act except any offense for which the
3holder of any certificate is placed on probation under the
4provision of Section 70 of that Act and fulfills the terms and
5conditions of probation as may be required by the court; (4)
6any attempt to commit any of the foregoing offenses; and (5)
7any offense committed or attempted in any other state or
8against the laws of the United States which, if committed or
9attempted in this State, would have been punishable as one or
10more of the foregoing offenses.
11 (a-5) Whenever the holder of a license issued pursuant to
12Article 21B or applicant for a license to be issued pursuant to
13Article 21B has been charged with attempting to commit,
14conspiring to commit, soliciting, or committing a criminal
15offense, first degree murder, or a Class X felony or any
16offense committed or attempted in any other state or against
17the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted
18in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of the
19foregoing offenses, the State Superintendent of Education
20shall immediately suspend the license or deny the application
21until the person's criminal charges are adjudicated through a
22court of competent jurisdiction. If the person is acquitted,
23the license or application shall be immediately reinstated.
24 (b) Whenever the holder of any certificate issued by the
25board of education or pursuant to Article 21B 21 or any other
26provisions of the School Code has been convicted of first

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1degree murder, attempted first degree murder, or a Class X
2felony, the board of education or the State Superintendent of
3Education shall forthwith suspend the certificate. If the
4conviction is reversed and the holder is acquitted of that
5offense in a new trial or the charges that he or she committed
6that offense are dismissed, the State Superintendent of
7Education suspending authority shall forthwith terminate the
8suspension of the certificate. When the conviction becomes
9final, the State Superintendent of Education shall forthwith
10revoke the certificate. The stated offenses of "first degree
11murder", "attempted first degree murder", and "Class X felony"
12referred to in this Section include any offense committed in
13another state that, if committed in this State, would have been
14punishable as any one of the stated offenses.
15(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
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