Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With respect to the Illinois Teaching Excellence Program, makes changes concerning the $3,000 annual payment to teachers and school counselors, the $1,000 and $3,000 annual incentives for certain teachers who agree to provide mentoring (including changing the $3,000 annual incentive to $2,000 and allowing the incentives for school counselors), additional annual incentives and monetary support, funds for an electronic system to process Master Certificates and various payments and for candidate support and recruitment, and the information a regional superintendent of schools must provide to individuals seeking to register or renew a certificate. Makes changes concerning membership on the Illinois P-20 Council, including adding the President of the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association or his or her designee as a member. Effective June 1, 2008.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 With respect to the Illinois P-20 Council, adds the president of an association representing educators of adult learners (instead of the President of the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association) or his or her designee as a member.