Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. With respect to the annual budget of a school district with under 500,000 inhabitants, provides that, beginning with the budget for the 2017-2018 school year, 85% of State funding under the State aid formula provisions of the Code must be dedicated to objects and purposes related to classroom teaching. Provides that the State Board of Education shall, by rule, determine which objects and purposes are related to classroom teaching.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Provides that the application fee for a Substitute Teaching License shall be waived if the applicant currently holds a Substitute Teaching License and proves to the State Board of Education that he or she has taught at least 10 full school days in the year prior to submitting the application. Provides that if the application is from an applicant not currently holding a Substitute Teaching License, the applicant, if granted a Substitute Teaching License, shall receive a refund of the full application fee if he or she proves to the State Board of Education that he or she has taught 10 full school days within a year of receiving the Substitute Teaching License. Effective immediately.