90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0557
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SCHCD-ALTERNATIVE TEACHER CERT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code to create a statewide alternative  teacher      
   certification program.  Effective immediately.                              
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/21-5b rep.                                                
        Deletes everything after the enacting clause and then restores         
   the deleted provisions with the following changes: (1) designates the       
   newly created program as the Alternative Route to Teacher Certifica-        
   tion program instead of as the Alternative Teacher Certification pro-       
   gram, (2) provides for issuance, upon completion of the program, of a       
   standard elementary or high school teaching certificate instead of an       
   alternative teaching certificate, (3) requires an applicant for a pro-      
   visional alternative teaching certificate to also have been employed        
   for a period of at least 5 years in an area requiring application of        
   the applicant's education, and (4) provides that during the second          
   phase of the program a mentor teacher shall be assigned to advise and       
   assist the program participant in his or her teaching assignment. Also      
   repeals a provision of the School Code that was added by P.A. 89-708        
   and that created an alternative teacher certification program applic-       
   able only within the Chicago school district.                               
          FISCAL NOTE, ENGROSSED (State Bd. of Ed.)                            
          SBE may incur additional adminsitrative costs which cannot be        
          estimated at this time. Additional costs to SBE would result if      
          special meetings of the State Teacher Certification Bd. (STCB)       
          are necessary. Cost of each meeting of the STCB is $3500.            
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, ENGROSSED (State Bd. of Ed.)             
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, ENGROSSED                                    
          No impact on the level of State debt.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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