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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/13B-65.5
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/13B-65.5)
Alternative learning credentials for teachers.
receive an endorsement or approval in the area of alternative learning. The
State Board shall
establish teaching standards in alternative learning that lead to such an
endorsement or approval.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)
105 ILCS 5/13B-65.10
(105 ILCS 5/13B-65.10)
Continuing professional development for teachers.
Teachers may receive
continuing professional development units,
subject to the provisions of Section 13B-65.5 of
this Code, for professional development related to alternative learning.
(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)
105 ILCS 5/13B-70
(105 ILCS 5/13B-70)
Truancy and attendance problems.
a student is a chronic or habitual truant
as defined in Section 26-2a of this Code or if a
child has been ordered to
attend school, the school district may consider the student for placement in an
opportunities program specifically designed to prevent truancy, supplement
instruction for students
with attendance problems, intervene to decrease chronic truancy, and provide
alternatives to high
school completion. A program operating pursuant to the truants' alternative
and optional education
program may contract with a school district or consortium to provide these
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)
105 ILCS 5/13B-75
(105 ILCS 5/13B-75)
A school district, regional office of
education, or public
community college may contract with a non-profit or for-profit educational
entity for the delivery of
services under this Article. All educational entities providing instructional
services for eligible
students must be recognized by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)
105 ILCS 5/13B-80
(105 ILCS 5/13B-80)
A school district must grant academic credit
to a student in an
alternative learning opportunities program for work completed at an education
provider that is
accredited by a regional accrediting body or recognized by the State Board
if the student's
performance meets district standards.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)
105 ILCS 5/13B-85
(105 ILCS 5/13B-85)
High school equivalency testing.
A student 16 years
of age or over
who satisfactorily completes an alternative learning opportunities program in
accordance with school
district guidelines and the Student Success Plan may take a high school equivalency test.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15
105 ILCS 5/Art. 14
(105 ILCS 5/Art. 14 heading)
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
105 ILCS 5/14-1.01
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.01)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.01)
Meaning of terms.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms used in this Article
have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 14-1.02 to 14-1.10, each
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1948
105 ILCS 5/14-1.02
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.02)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.02)
Children with disabilities.
"Children with disabilities" means children
between the ages of 3 and 21 for whom it is determined, through definitions
described in the Illinois Rules and Regulations to Govern the Organization
and Administration of Special Education, that special education services
are needed. An eligible student who requires continued public school educational experience to facilitate his or her successful transition and integration into adult life is eligible for such services through age 21, inclusive, which, for purposes of this Article, means the day before the student's 22nd birthday. An individualized education program must be written and agreed
upon by appropriate school personnel and parents or their representatives
for any child receiving special education.
(Source: P.A. 95-14, eff. 7-16-07.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.03a
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.03a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.03a)
Children with Specific Learning Disabilities.
"Children with Specific Learning Disabilities" means children between
the ages of 3 and 21 years who have a disorder in one or more of the basic
psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language,
spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in imperfect ability
to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical
calculations. Such disorders include such conditions as perceptual
disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction,
developmental aphasia. Such term does not include children who have
learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing or
motor disabilities, of an intellectual disability, emotional
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.08
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.08)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.08)
Special educational facilities and services.
educational facilities and services" includes special schools, special
classes, special housing, including residential facilities, special
instruction, special reader service,
braillists and typists for children with visual
disabilities, sign language
interpreters, transportation, maintenance, instructional material,
therapy, professional consultant services, medical services only for
diagnostic and evaluation purposes provided by a physician licensed to
practice medicine in all its branches to determine a child's need for
special education and related services, psychological services, school
social worker services, special administrative services, salaries of all
required special personnel, and other special educational services,
including special equipment for use in the classroom, required by the
child because of his disability if such services or special equipment
are approved by the State Superintendent of Education
and the child is eligible
therefor under this Article and the regulations of the State Board of
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.09
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09)
"School psychologist" means a
psychologist who meets the following qualifications:
(1) The psychologist:
(A) has graduated with a master's or higher
degree in psychology or educational psychology from an institution of higher learning that maintains equipment, courses of study, and standards of scholarship approved by the State Board of Education, has had at least one school year of full-time supervised experience in the delivery of school psychological services of a character approved by the State Superintendent of Education, and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education; or
(B) holds a valid Nationally Certified School
Psychologist (NCSP) certificate and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education.
(2) The psychologist holds a Professional Educator
License with a school psychologist endorsement issued pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Persons so licensed may use the title "school psychologist" and may offer school psychological services which are limited to those services set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, pertaining to children between the ages of 3 to 21, promulgated by the State Board of Education.
School psychologists may make evaluations, recommendations or interventions
regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special
education classes. However, a school psychologist shall not provide such
services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or
districts which employ such school psychologist.
(Source: P.A. 98-947, eff. 8-15-14.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09a)
School social worker.
"School social worker" means a
social worker who has graduated with a master's or higher degree in social
work from an accredited graduate school of social work and has such
additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of
Education and who holds a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Only persons
so licensed and endorsed may use the title "school social worker". A social worker may
offer school social work services as provided in this Code and other applicable laws and as set
forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, promulgated by the State Board of Education, governing the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities and requirements for the treatment of children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.
School social workers may make evaluations, recommendations or
interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs
or special education classes. However, a school social worker shall not
provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the
district or districts which employ such school social worker.
(Source: P.A. 100-356, eff. 8-25-17.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.09b
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09b)
(a) For purposes of supervision of a speech-language pathology assistant,
"speech-language pathologist" means a person who has received a license
pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act
to engage in the practice of speech-language pathology.
(b) The School Service Personnel Certificate with a speech-language
endorsement shall be issued under Section 21-25 of this Code to a
speech-language pathologist who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) (A) Holds a regular license as a speech-language
pathologist pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, (B) holds a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a regular license in speech-language pathology from another state or territory or the District of Columbia and has applied for a regular license as a speech-language pathologist pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act, or (C) holds or has applied for a temporary license pursuant to Section 8.1 of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act.
(2) Holds a master's or doctoral degree with a major
emphasis in speech-language pathology from an institution whose course of study was approved or program was accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its predecessor.
(3) Either (i) has completed a program of study that
meets the content area standards for speech-language pathologists approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teachers Certification Board, (ii) has completed a program in another state, territory, or possession of the United States that is comparable to an approved program of study described in item (i), or (iii) holds a certificate issued by another state, territory, or possession of the United States that is comparable to the school service personnel certificate with a speech-language endorsement. If the requirements described in items (i), (ii), or (iii) of this paragraph (3) have not been met, a person must provide evidence that he or she has completed at least 150 clock hours of supervised experience in speech-language pathology with students with disabilities in a school setting, including experience required by federal law or federal court order; however, a person who lacks such experience may obtain interim certification as established by the Illinois State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, and shall participate in school-based professional experience of at least 150 clock hours to meet this requirement.
(4) Has successfully completed the required Illinois
(5) Has paid the application fee required for
The provisions of this subsection (b) do not preclude the issuance of a
teaching certificate to a speech-language pathologist who qualifies for such a
(Source: P.A. 92-510, eff. 6-1-02; 93-112, eff. 1-1-04; 93-1060, eff. 12-23-04.)
105 ILCS 5/14-1.09c
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09c)
Speech-language pathology assistant.
pathology assistant" means a person who has received a license to assist
a speech-language pathologist pursuant to the Illinois Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology Practice Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-510, eff. 6-1-02.)