Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that, by January 1, 2019, the State Board of Education shall implement a program and adopt rules to allow school districts to supplement their substitute teacher recruitment for elementary and secondary schools with the use of recruiting firms. Defines "recruiting firm". Specifies program requirements. Prohibits school districts from using recruiting firms to circumvent collective bargaining agreements or laws. Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the term "teacher" or "substitute teacher" does not include and service credit may not be granted to an individual employed by an entity that provides substitute teaching services under the program and is not a school district. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
This bill will have a limited, unknown, fiscal impact, on the State Board of Education.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not create a State mandate.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that a school district may not reduce the number of full-time staff members of a department as a result of hiring a substitute teacher recruiting firm. Provides that, in the event of a teacher's strike, a school district may not use a recruiting firm to hire a substitute teacher. Provides that the Chicago School District may contract with a substitute teacher recruiting firm under the program only if certain requirements are met. Provides that a substitute teacher recruiting firm may enter into an agreement with a labor organization that has a collective bargaining agreement with a school district. Effective immediately.