Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. In provisions concerning abuse and neglect investigations involving a school employee, provides that if the Child Protective Service Unit has not conducted an investigation involving an allegation against a teacher or school employee within 3 weeks of the initial report to the Department of Children and Family Services, the school administrator, upon notification of the investigation by the Unit, may either place the teacher or employee on paid administrative leave or separate the teacher or employee from the alleged victim so that there shall be no contact between the 2 individuals during the course of the investigation. Provides that if the investigation is not completed within 3 weeks after notification to the school administrator, the administrator may, in his or her sole discretion, return the teacher or employee who is under investigation to his or her assigned position and assignments.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services may recommend that a school district remove a school employee who is the subject of an investigation from his or her employment position pending the outcome of the investigation; however, all employment decisions regarding school personnel shall be the sole responsibility of the school district or employer. Provides that the Department may not require a school district to remove a school employee from his or her employment position or limit the school employee's duties pending the outcome of an investigation.