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92_HB6050 LRB9215027NTpkA 1 AN ACT regarding teachers. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing 5 Section 21-27 as follows: 6 (105 ILCS 5/21-27) 7 Sec. 21-27. The Illinois Teaching Excellence Program. 8 The Illinois Teaching Excellence Program is hereby 9 established to provide categorical funding for monetary 10 incentives and bonuses for teachers who are employed by 11 school districts and who hold a Master Certificate. The 12 State Board of Education shall allocate and distribute to 13 each school district an amount as annually appropriated by 14 the General Assembly for the Illinois Teaching Excellence 15 Program. Unless otherwise provided by appropriation, each 16 school district's annual allocation shall be the sum of the 17 amounts earned for the following incentives and bonuses: 18 (1) A one-time payment of $5,000
$3,000to be paid 19 to each teacher who successfully completes the program 20 leading to and who receives a Master Certificate and is 21 employed by a school district. The school district shall 22 distribute this payment to each eligible teacher as a 23 single payment or in not more than 3 payments. 24 (2) An annual incentive equal to $1,500 $1,00025 shall be paid to each teacher who holds a Master 26 Certificate, who is employed by a school district, and 27 who agrees, in writing, to provide 60 hours of mentoring 28 during that year to classroom teachers. This mentoring 29 may include, either singly or in combination, (i) 30 providing high quality professional development for new 31 and experienced teachers, and (ii) assisting National -2- LRB9215027NTpkA 1 Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 2 candidates through the NBPTS certification process. The 3 school district shall distribute 50% of each annual 4 incentive payment upon completion of 30 hours of the 5 required mentoring and the remaining 50% of the incentive 6 upon completion of the required 60 hours of mentoring. 7 Credit may not be granted by a school district for 8 mentoring or related services provided during a regular 9 school day or during the total number of days of required 10 service for the school year. 11 (3) An annual incentive equal to $5,000 $3,00012 shall be paid to each teacher who holds a Master 13 Certificate, who is employed by a school district, and 14 who agrees, in writing, to provide 60 hours of mentoring 15 during that year to classroom teachers in schools on the 16 Academic Early Warning List or in schools in which 50% or 17 more of the students receive free or reduced price 18 lunches, or both. The school district shall distribute 19 50% of each annual incentive payment upon completion of 20 30 hours of the required mentoring and the remaining 50% 21 of the incentive upon completion of the required 60 hours 22 of mentoring. Credit may not be granted by a school 23 district for mentoring or related services provided 24 during a regular school day or during the total number of 25 days of required service for the school year. 26 Each regional superintendent of schools shall provide 27 information about the Master Certificate Program of the 28 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 29 and this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly to each 30 individual seeking to register or renew a certificate under 31 Section 21-14 of this Code. 32 (Source: P.A. 91-606, eff. 8-16-99.) 33 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on -3- LRB9215027NTpkA 1 July 1, 2002.
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