(105 ILCS 5/34-83)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-83)
Board of examiners - Certificates - Examinations.
A board of 3 examiners shall examine all applicants required to hold
certificates to teach and the board of education shall issue gratuitously
to those who pass a required test of character, scholarship and general
fitness, such certificates to teach as they are found entitled to receive.
No person may be granted or continue to hold a teaching certificate who has
knowingly altered or misrepresented his or her teaching
order to acquire the certificate. Any other certificate held by such
person may be suspended or revoked by the board of examiners, depending
upon the severity of the alteration or misrepresentation.
The board of examiners shall consist of the general superintendent of schools
and 2 persons approved and appointed by
the board of education upon the nomination of the general superintendent
of schools. The board of
examiners shall hold such examinations as the board of education may
prescribe, upon the recommendation of the general superintendent of schools
and shall prepare all necessary eligible lists, which shall be kept in the
office of the general superintendent of schools and be open to public
inspection. Members of the board of examiners shall hold office for a term
of 2 years.
The board of examiners created herein is abolished effective July 1,
1988. Commencing July 1, 1988, all new teachers employed by the
board shall hold teaching certificates issued by the State
Teacher Certification Board under Article 21. The State Board of Education
in consultation with the board of examiners
State Teacher Certification Board shall develop procedures
whereby teachers currently holding valid certificates issued by the board
of examiners, and all teachers employed by the board
after August 1,
1985 and prior to July 1, 1988, shall no later than July 1, 1988 exchange
certificates issued by the board of examiners for comparable certificates
issued by the State Teacher Certification Board. On the exchange of a
certificate on or before July 1, 1988, the State Teacher Certification
Board shall not require any additional qualifications for the issuance of
the comparable certificate.
If prior to July 1, 1988 the board of examiners has issued types of
teaching certificates which
are not comparable to the types of certificates issued by the State Teacher
Certification Board, such certificates shall continue to be valid for and
shall be renewable by the holders thereof, and no additional qualifications
shall be required by the State Teacher Certification Board for any such
renewal; however, no individual who received a letter of
continuing eligibility shall be issued an Initial or Standard Teaching
Certificate, as provided in Section 21-2 of this Code,
unless that individual also holds
such a valid and renewable certificate.
The State Board of Education shall report by July 1, 1986, to the
Illinois General Assembly on the procedures for exchange it has developed
in consultation with the board of examiners and the State Teacher
Certification Board as required in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-102, eff. 7-12-99.)