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 Bill Status of SB2721  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  SCH CD-TEACHER PLAN TIME

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel and Rachel Ventura

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2024SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.87 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.85 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that school boards shall allow all educators to have daily continuous uninterrupted individual classroom planning time. Provides that the planning period shall be equal to one class period but no less than 45 minutes in duration. Provides that this time requirement applies to educators who are in contact with students for 50% or more of their contracted workday. Provides that, during this planning period, educators may not be forced to substitute in other areas of the building or district when another educator is absent or a vacancy exists and may not be forced to attend meetings, trainings, or conferences of any kind. Provides that if an educator chooses to substitute or attend a meeting, training, or conference during their guaranteed planning period of their own free will, the educator shall be compensated at a rate of pay that is negotiated between the local board of education and local association of a state teacher association.

DateChamber Action
  1/12/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  1/12/2024SenateFirst Reading
  1/12/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura

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