Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning agriculture science teacher education.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code with respect to agricultural (instead of agriculture) science teacher education. Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide grants to (1) institutions of higher education that offer State-approved agricultural science teacher preparation programs; and (2) public community colleges in this State that provide an articulated agricultural science teacher education course of study (instead of providing incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs located at Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, the University of Illinois, and Western Illinois University and to public community colleges in this State that provide an articulated agriculture science teacher education course of study). Makes changes concerning the activities for which the funds may be used. Effective immediately.