Bill Status of HB4657 100th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Creates the Emotional Intelligence Education Task Force to develop curriculum guidelines on emotional intelligence; sets forth provisions concerning its membership, duties, administration, and dissolution. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying emotional intelligence. Requires this unit of instruction to include teaching how to recognize, direct, and positively express emotions. Permits a school board to use the Task Force's guidelines in developing this unit of instruction. Effective immediately.