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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
527-23.11 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-23.11 new)
7    Sec. 27-23.11. Emotional Intelligence and Social and
8Emotional Learning Task Force. The Emotional Intelligence and
9Social and Emotional Learning Task Force is created to develop
10curriculum and assessment guidelines and best practices on
11emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning. The
12Task Force shall consist of the State Superintendent of
13Education or his or her designee and all of the following
14members, appointed by the State Superintendent:
15        (1) A representative of a school district organized
16    under Article 34 of this Code.
17        (2) A representative of a statewide organization
18    representing school boards.
19        (3) A representative of a statewide organization
20    representing individuals holding professional educator
21    licenses with school support personnel endorsements under
22    Article 21B of this Code, including school social workers,
23    school psychologists, and school nurses.



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1        (4) A representative of a statewide organization
2    representing children's mental health experts.
3        (5) A representative of a statewide organization
4    representing school principals.
5        (6) An employee of a school under Article 13A of this
6    Code.
7        (7) A school psychologist employed by a school district
8    in Cook County.
9        (8) Representatives of other appropriate State
10    agencies, as determined by the State Superintendent.
11    Members appointed by the State Superintendent shall serve
12without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their
13reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated to
14the State Board of Education for that purpose, including
15travel, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control
16board. The Task Force shall meet at the call of the State
17Superintendent. The State Board of Education shall provide
18administrative and other support to the Task Force.
19    The Task Force shall develop age-appropriate, emotional
20intelligence and social and emotional learning curriculum and
21assessment guidelines and best practices for elementary
22schools and high schools. The guidelines shall, at a minimum,
23include teaching how to recognize, direct, and positively
24express emotions. The Task Force shall complete the guidelines
25on or before January 1, 2019. Upon completion of the guidelines
26the Task Force is dissolved.



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.