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Public Act 102-0638


 

Public Act 0638 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0638
 
SB2109 EnrolledLRB102 16385 CMG 21774 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 Sections
10-16a and 10-22.39 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-16a)
    Sec. 10-16a. School board member's leadership training.
    (a) This Section applies to all school board members
serving pursuant to Section 10-10 of this Code who have been
elected after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
97th General Assembly or appointed to fill a vacancy of at
least one year's duration after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    (b) Every voting member of a school board of a school
district elected or appointed for a term beginning after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General
Assembly, within a year after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly or the first year
of his or her first term, shall complete a minimum of 4 hours
of professional development leadership training covering
topics in education and labor law, financial oversight and
accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities of a school
board member, and, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year,
trauma-informed practices for students and staff. The school
district shall maintain on its Internet website, if any, the
names of all voting members of the school board who have
successfully completed the training.
    (b-5) The training regarding trauma-informed practices for
students and staff required by this Section must include
information that is relevant to and within the scope of the
duties of a school board member. Such information may include,
but is not limited to:
        (1) the recognition of and care for trauma in students
    and staff;
        (2) the relationship between staff wellness and
    student learning;
        (3) the effect of trauma on student behavior and
    learning;
        (4) the prevalence of trauma among students, including
    the prevalence of trauma among student populations at
    higher risk of experiencing trauma;
        (5) the effects of implicit or explicit bias on
    recognizing trauma among various student groups in
    connection with race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
    orientation, socio-economic status, and other relevant
    factors; and
        (6) effective district and school practices that are
    shown to:
            (A) prevent and mitigate the negative effect of
        trauma on student behavior and learning; and
            (B) support the emotional wellness of staff.
    (c) The training on financial oversight, accountability,
and fiduciary responsibilities, and, beginning with the
2023-24 school year, trauma-informed practices for students
and staff may be provided by an association established under
this Code for the purpose of training school board members or
by other qualified providers approved by the State Board of
Education, in consultation with an association so established.
    (d) The State Board of Education may adopt rules that are
necessary for the administration of the provisions of this
Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
programs, at least once every 2 years, licensed school
personnel and administrators who work with pupils in
kindergarten through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the
warning signs of mental illness, trauma, and suicidal behavior
in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and
referral techniques. A school district may utilize the
Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program, established
under the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act and
administered by certified instructors trained by a national
association recognized as an authority in behavioral health,
to provide the training and meet the requirements under this
subsection. If licensed school personnel or an administrator
obtains mental health first aid training outside of an
in-service training program, he or she may present a
certificate of successful completion of the training to the
school district to satisfy the requirements of this
subsection.
    Training regarding the implementation of trauma-informed
practices satisfies the requirements of this subsection (b).
    A course of instruction as described in this subsection
(b) may provide information that is relevant to and within the
scope of the duties of licensed school personnel or school
administrators. Such information may include, but is not
limited to:
        (1) the recognition of and care for trauma in students
    and staff;
        (2) the relationship between educator wellness and
    student learning;
        (3) the effect of trauma on student behavior and
    learning;
        (4) the prevalence of trauma among students, including
    the prevalence of trauma among student populations at
    higher risk of experiencing trauma;
        (5) the effects of implicit or explicit bias on
    recognizing trauma among various student groups in
    connection with race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
    orientation, socio-economic status, and other relevant
    factors; and
        (6) effective district practices that are shown to:
            (A) prevent and mitigate the negative effect of
        trauma on student behavior and learning; and
            (B) support the emotional wellness of staff.
    (c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other
school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
preventing its transmission, and the availability of
appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other
information that may be appropriate considering the age and
grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
training.
    (d) In this subsection (d):
    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
of 1986.
    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20,
11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5,
12-12, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including
sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to
the victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who
are known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training
program for school personnel who work with pupils, including,
but not limited to, school and school district administrators,
teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with
and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
protocols with regard to such youth, including
confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be
trained to understand, provide information and referrals, and
address issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant
parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
management.
    (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
for all personnel.
(Source: P.A. 100-903, eff. 1-1-19; 101-350, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2023.

Effective Date: 1/1/2023