|| Short Description
|| Legislation Link
|| PDF of Section
|Principal Endorsement||Allows experience in student personnel services (school counselors) to count towards Principal endorsement. Extends previous sunset date from 6/30/19 to 6/30/21||Public Act 099-0623 ||07/22/16 |
|Social and Emotional Screenings||Requires social and emotional screenings for children as part of the their school entry examinations||Public Act 99-0927||06/01/17 |
|Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act||Creates the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.|| Public Act 99-0674||07/29/16 |
|FERPA|| Sample release forms for 18 yr olds|
Power point explaining the law
| AP Exams|| Lower passing AP score to 3, 4 or 5.|
Beginning 2016-17 academic year
| Public Act 99-0358||08/13/2015 |
| Student Discipline|| Eliminates zero tolerance policies and many other changes.||Public Act 99-0456 ||SB 100||09/15/2016|
| Principal Endorsement|| Includes conditions under which an applicant can be considered for Principal Endorsement if they lack necessary experience.||Public Act 098-1147 ||Sec. 25.337 ||10/05/2015 |
| Principal Endorsement||Allows experience in student personnel services (school counselors) to count towards Principal endorsement.||Public Act 098-0917 ||Sec.5ii ||08/15/2014 |
| Epinephrine Auto-Injectors|| Any designated personnel may administer an Epinephrine auto-injector||Public Act 098-0795 ||Sec 1.540 ||08/01/2014 |
| AP Computer Science Courses|| An AP Computer Course can fulfill mathematics graduation requirements.||Public Act 098-0885 ||Sec. 1.440 ||08/15/2014|
|Bring Parent to
| Sets the first Monday in October as "Bring Your Parents to School Day".
||Public Act 98-0304||Sec. 10-20.55||01/01/2014|
| Protects privileged or confidential communication with a school counselor and prohibits adverse employment action for keeping confidentiality.
||Public Act 96-0628||Sec. 5||01/01/2010|
| Basic definition
|Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act||Sets forth provisions concerning postsecondary career expectations; a competency-based, high school graduation requirements pilot program and transitional competencies and courses.||Public Act 99-434||07/01/2016|
| Services list. Allows qualified others to provide those services.
|Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
| Created a Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault. Adopts and implements a policy addressing sexual abuse of children that may include age-appropriate curriculum for students in Pre-K through fifth grade.
||Public Act 96-1524
|Sexual Abuse Prevention Training || Amended the Health Education Act to include age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness.||Public Act 97-1147 ||1/24/2013 |
|| School districts that do not provide sex education are not required to do so, but that if a course is offered in any of the grades 6-12, the district may choose to adapt the complete sex education curriculum that meets specific needs of its community. Sex education courses shall emphasize that abstinence is a responsible and positive decision that is the only protection that is 100% effective.
||Public Act 98-0441||Sec. 27-9.1
|Suicide Warning Signs Training
|| Training mandated on warning signs of suicidal behavior.
|Communicable Disease Disclosure
|| Amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act reporting requirements regarding children diagnosed with or testing positive for HIV or AIDS. The act previously required the Dept. of Public Health or local heath departments to notify the principal of the child's school. HB 61 repealed the requirement.
||Public Act 98-0353||Sec. 5
||Public Act 98-0063
School Administrator Reporting
of Mental Health Clear
and Present Danger Determinations Law
| Duty of school administrator to report to the Department of State Police when a student is posed as dangerous to himself, herself or others.
|| In a school district other than the Chicago School District, a principal will have the responsibility to utilize the resources of law enforcement when the safety and welfare of students and teachers are threatened by illegal use or possession of weapons, or by illegal gang activity. Illegal gang activity is an offense under which the courts or police must report to the principal when a student is detained.
||Public Act 98-0059||Sec. 10-21.4a.
|Social Network Password
|| Makes it a petty offense for a post-secondary school to request or require a student or parent/guardian to provide a password or other account information in order to gain access to a student's account or profile on a social networking website. Schools must provide notification of this protection by publishing it in the schools handbook and/or disciplinary policy.
||Public Act 98-0129
|Identify Suicide and Mental Illness
|| Requires school personnel who work with pupils in grades 7-12 shall be trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicide behavior.
||Public Act 98-0471||Sec. 34-18.7.||01/01/2014|
|Authorization for LCPCs
|| Adds LCPC as authorized to order restraints. The law already includes LCSW.
||Public Act 98-0137
|Threatening A Public Official
|| Adds "human service providor" to the list of individuals included in the offense of "threatening a public official".
||Public Act 98-0529
|Provides that no mental health provider shall engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under the age of 18. Defines "mental health provider"||Public Act 99-0411 ||1/01/2016|
| Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health|| Provides that all institutions of higher learning shall supply the student with the opportunity to pre-authorize in writing the disclosure of certain private mental health information to a designated person|| Public Act 99-0278||1/02/2016 |
| Child Bereavement Leave Act|| Creates the Child Bereavement Leave Act and amends
the State Finance Act. Provides that an employee may use specified
amounts of bereavement leave to grieve the death of the employee's
child, attend services,
or make arrangements.|| Public Act 99-0703||07/29/2016 |
Illinois Licensure Law
|Topic||Short Description ||Legislation Link ||PDF of Section ||Effective Date |
|Student Loan Forgiveness||Public Service Workers ||Loan Forgiveness|
|Student Loan Forgiveness||Teachers||Loan Forgiveness|
Loan Forgiveness - FAQs
|ESSCP||(Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program) Funding for the development of school counseling programs. ||ESSCP|
Links To Advice