(105 ILCS 5/34-2.4a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-2.4a)
Professional personnel leadership committee.
(a) At each
attendance center operated pursuant to this Article, a professional
personnel leadership committee consisting of (i) up to 7
elected each school year who are certified classroom teachers or
other certificated personnel, who are employed at the attendance
who desire to be members of the committee
and (ii) the 2 teacher members of the local school council. The teacher
members of the local school council shall serve as co-chairs of the
committee, or one teacher member of the local school council chosen by
the committee shall serve as chair of the committee.
The size of the committee shall be determined by the certified classroom
teachers and other certificated personnel at the attendance center,
including the principal.
(b) The purpose of the committee is to develop and formally
present recommendations to the principal and the local school council on
all matters of educational program, including but not limited to
school improvement plan development and implementation, and school
(c) For the elected committee members, the principal
shall convene a publicized meeting of all certified classroom teachers and
other certificated personnel, at which meeting those certified classroom
teachers and other certificated personnel present, excluding the principal,
shall elect members to serve
committee. A staff member eligible to vote
may vote for
the same number of candidates in the election as the number of members to
be elected, but votes shall not
be cumulated. Ties shall be determined by lot. Vacancies shall be filled
in like manner.
(d) All committee meetings shall be held before or after school
with no loss of instructional time. Committee members shall receive no
compensation for their activities as committee members.
(e) In furtherance of its purpose, the committee shall have the
authority to gather information from school staff through interviews, on
noninstructional time, without the prior approval of the principal, the local
school council, the board, the board's chief executive officer, or the chief
executive officer's administrative staff.
The committee shall meet once a month with the principal
to make recommendations to the principal regarding the specific
methods and contents of the school's curriculum and to make other
improvement recommendations approved by the
committee. A report from the committee regarding these matters may be
an agenda item at each regular meeting of the local school council.
The principal shall provide the committee with the opportunity to
review and make recommendations regarding the school improvement
plan and school budget. The teacher members of the local school council
may bring motions concerning the recommendations approved by the
committee, which motions shall formally be considered at meetings of the local
(Source: P.A. 93-48, eff. 7-1-03.)