DAVIS,MONIQUE-PERSICO-MCKEON, HOWARD, CAPPARELLI, MCGUIRE,
SCULLY, NOLAND AND LYONS,JOSEPH.
SCH CD-SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school counselor is a
qualified specialist who holds a valid teaching certificate and a
valid Type 73 school service personnel certificate endorsed for school
counseling, each issued by the State Teacher Certification Board.
Lists services that are included as school counseling services.
Provides that school counseling services in the public schools are
furnished by a qualified specialist who holds a Type 73 school service
personnel certificate endorsed for school counseling. States that the
provisions of the amendatory Act do not prohibit other qualified
professionals from providing such of the listed services for which
they are appropriately trained. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the provisions describing what is a school counselor.
Provides that a school counselor is a qualified guidance specialist
who holds or is qualified for an elementary, high school, or special
certificate issued by the State Teacher Certification Board and a
School Service Personnel certificate endorsed for guidance and issued
by that Board. Adds provisions under which persons who have completed
approved programs in other states may apply for a School Service
Personnel certificate endorsed for guidance. Provides that the other
qualified professionals who may provide the listed school counseling
services include certificated school personnel and deletes a
requirement that they be appropriately trained.
FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (State Board of Ed.)
As amended, House Bill 159 would have no fiscal impact.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1
No change from previous note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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