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 Bill Status of HB4280  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert W. Pritchard - Fred Crespo - Linda Chapa LaVia - William Davis - Elizabeth Hernandez, David Harris and David S. Olsen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2018HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.173 new
105 ILCS 5/21B-20

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish and maintain the Growing Future Educators Program to train high school graduates who at one time have been identified as English learners and who are enrolled in an approved educator preparation program, among other qualifications, to become secondary language educators. Provides that each school district that chooses to participate in the Program shall partner with one public, regionally accredited institution of higher education in this State that offers a pre-approved educator preparation program and each qualified high school graduate participating in the program through the district must be enrolled at that institution in its educator preparation program. Provides that for each semester that a qualified high school graduate is participating in the program, the State Board shall issue the person a paraprofessional educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations and the person must be employed as a part-time employee by the participating district as a paraprofessional working under the supervision of a district employee with a Professional Educator License. Sets forth provisions concerning funding, submitting program data, reporting to the General Assembly, and rulemaking. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/18/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  1/19/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/30/2018HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight
  1/31/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/5/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/5/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/5/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. William Davis
  2/5/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/6/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  2/6/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen

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