(105 ILCS 5/10-22.34b) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.34b)
    Sec. 10-22.34b. Utilization of noncertificated personnel. To utilize noncertificated persons, under the direction of a certificated teacher, for providing specialized instruction related to a course assigned to the certificated teacher on a regular basis, not otherwise readily available in the immediate school environment, in the fields for which they are particularly qualified by reason of their specialized knowledge or skills. The duration of the instruction shall be determined by the certificated teacher under whose direction the program is conducted in view of the educational need to be satisfied.
    Before a noncertificated person may be utilized for such specialized instruction, the school board must secure the written approval of the regional superintendent of schools as to the qualifications of the particular noncertificated person, the particular instruction he is to provide, the specific functions to be served, the total number of hours he is to provide such instruction and any compensation to be paid that person. The State Board of Education shall prescribe, by rule, criteria for determining qualifications of such persons and the nature of specialized instruction for which, and the extent to which, such persons may be used.
    Nothing in this Section shall prevent the utilization of a person with specialized knowledge or experiences as a guest lecturer or resource person in the classroom under the direct supervision of a certificated teacher assigned to the classroom on a regular basis, with prior approval of the school administration.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)