Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning contractual continued service in school districts other than the Chicago school district, adds an exception to the probationary period of 4 consecutive school terms for a teacher who is first employed as a full-time teacher by a school district on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act but who, prior to employment with the district, already entered upon contractual continued service in another school district, in which case the probationary period is 2 consecutive school terms. Makes a similar change with respect to a teacher employed in a program of a special education joint agreement. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the 2-term probationary period applies only if the employment from the one school district to the other has been continuous. Makes a similar change with respect to employment in a program of a special education joint agreement.