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Public Act 096-0051




Public Act 096-0051
SB0035 Enrolled LRB096 03812 NHT 13844 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
24-6 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/24-6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-6)
    Sec. 24-6. Sick leave. The school boards of all school
districts, including special charter districts, but not
including school districts in municipalities of 500,000 or
more, shall grant their full-time teachers, and also shall
grant such of their other employees as are eligible to
participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund under the
"600-Hour Standard" established, or under such other
eligibility participation standard as may from time to time be
established, by rules and regulations now or hereafter
promulgated by the Board of that Fund under Section 7-198 of
the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended, sick
leave provisions not less in amount than 10 days at full pay in
each school year. If any such teacher or employee does not use
the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused amount
shall be allowed to accumulate to a minimum available leave of
180 days at full pay, including the leave of the current year.
Sick leave shall be interpreted to mean personal illness,
quarantine at home, serious illness or death in the immediate
family or household, or birth, adoption, or placement for
adoption. The school board may require a certificate from a
physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine and surgery
in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who has a
written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician
that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to perform health
examinations, or a physician assistant who has been delegated
the authority to perform health examinations by his or her
supervising physician, or, if the treatment is by prayer or
spiritual means, that of a spiritual adviser or practitioner of
the teacher's or employee's such person's faith, as a basis for
pay during leave after an absence of 3 days for personal
illness or 30 days for birth , or as the school board it may
deem necessary in other cases. If the school board does require
a certificate as a basis for pay during leave of less than 3
days for personal illness, the school board shall pay, from
school funds, the expenses incurred by the teachers or other
employees in obtaining the certificate. For paid leave for
adoption or placement for adoption, the school board may
require that the teacher or other employee provide evidence
that the formal adoption process is underway, and such leave is
limited to 30 days unless a longer leave has been negotiated
with the exclusive bargaining representative.
    If, by reason of any change in the boundaries of school
districts, or by reason of the creation of a new school
district, the employment of a teacher is transferred to a new
or different board, the accumulated sick leave of such teacher
is not thereby lost, but is transferred to such new or
different district.
    For purposes of this Section, "immediate family" shall
include parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, children,
grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law,
sisters-in-law, and legal guardians.
(Source: P.A. 94-350, eff. 7-28-05; 95-151, eff. 8-14-07.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2009