100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the School Code. Creates the Emotional Intelligence Education
Task Force to develop curriculum guidelines on emotional intelligence; sets
forth provisions concerning its membership, duties, administration, and
dissolution. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, every
public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a
unit of instruction studying emotional intelligence. Requires this unit of
instruction to include teaching how to recognize, direct, and positively
express emotions. Permits a school board to use the Task Force's guidelines
in developing this unit of instruction. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-23.11 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.11 new)
Emotional intelligence education.
(a) The Emotional Intelligence Education Task Force is
created to develop curriculum guidelines on emotional
intelligence. The Task Force shall consist of the State
Superintendent of Education or his or her designee and all of
the following members, appointed by the State Superintendent:
(1) A representative of a school district organized
under Article 34 of this Code.
(2) A representative of a statewide organization
representing school boards.
(3) A representative of a statewide organization
representing individuals holding professional educator
licenses with school support personnel endorsements under
Article 21B of this Code, including school social workers,
school psychologists, and school nurses.
(4) A representative of a statewide organization
representing children's mental health experts.