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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Section
14-1.09a and by adding Sections 10-20.60 and 34-18.53 as
(105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
School social worker.
A school board may
employ school social workers who have graduated with a master's
or higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate
school of social work and have such additional qualifications
as may be required by the State Board of Education and who hold
a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel
endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25
of this Code. Only persons so licensed and endorsed may use the
title "school social worker". A school social worker may
provide individual and group services to the general student
population and to students with disabilities pursuant to
Article 14 of this Code and rules set forth in 23 Ill. Adm.
Code 226, Special Education, adopted by the State Board of
Education and may provide support and consultation to
administrators, teachers, and other school personnel
consistent with their professional qualifications and the