Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code in Sections concerning a survey of learning conditions; school board member leadership training; the dismissal of teachers, the placement of conditions on, suspension of, or revocation of a certificate; new or vacant teaching positions; boards of education, boards of school inspectors, and contractual continued service; honorable dismissals and the removal or dismissal of teachers in contractual continued service; judicial review of administrative decisions; an optional alternative evaluation dismissal process for PERA evaluations; employee evaluation definitions; the content of evaluation plans; appointments and promotions of teachers with respect to the Chicago school district; and removal for cause, notice and hearing, and suspension with respect to the Chicago school district. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act in Sections concerning subjects of collective bargaining; impasse procedures; and strikes. In the Chicago School District Article of the School Code, repeals a Section concerning the Administrative Review Law; makes related changes in Chicago School District Article and the Illinois Pension Code. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 With respect to a school board member's leadership training, provides that the training must be completed within a year after the effective date of the amendatory Act or the first year of his or her first term (instead of the first year of his or her term). Provides that the training on financial oversight, accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities may be provided by qualified providers approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with (instead of in conjunction with) an association established under the School Code for the purpose of training school board members.