Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that it is the power of a school board to hire school social workers. Sets forth qualifications to use the title of "school social worker". Provides that school districts may employ a sufficient number of school social workers to address the needs of their students and schools and may maintain the nationally recommended student-to-school social worker ration of 250 to 1. Prohibits school social workers from providing services outside their employment to any student in the district or districts that employ the school social worker. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following change: Makes changes concerning the title of "school social worker" and offering school social work services. Effective immediately.