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Public Act 094-0201




Public Act 094-0201
SB0427 Enrolled LRB094 08683 RAS 38894 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
10-23.8b as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.8b)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8b)
    Sec. 10-23.8b. Reclassification of principals. Upon
non-renewal of a principal's administrative contract, the
principal shall be reclassified pursuant to this Section. No
principal who has completed 2 or more years of administrative
service in the school district may be reclassified by demotion
or reduction in rank from one position within a school district
to another for which a lower salary is paid without written
notice from the board of the proposed reclassification by April
1 of the year in which the contract expires.
    Within 10 days of the principal's receipt of this notice,
the school board shall provide the principal with a written
statement of the facts regarding reclassification, and the
principal may request and receive a private hearing with the
board to discuss the reasons for the reclassification. If the
principal is not satisfied with the results of the private
hearing, he may, within 5 days thereafter, request and receive
a public hearing on the reclassification. Any principal may be
represented by counsel at a private or public hearing conducted
under this Section.
    If the board decides to proceed with the reclassification,
it shall give the principal written notice of its decision
within 15 days of the private hearing or within 15 days of the
public hearing held under this Section whichever is later. The
decision of the board thereupon becomes final.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits a board from ordering
lateral transfers of principals to positions of similar rank
and equal salary.
    The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General
Assembly are declaratory of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 84-514.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2006