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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/20-4

    (105 ILCS 5/20-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-4)
    Sec. 20-4. Use and reimbursement of fund. This Section shall not apply in any school district which does not operate a working cash fund.
    Moneys derived from the issuance of bonds as authorized by Section 20-2, or from any tax levied pursuant to Section 20-3, shall be used only for the purposes and in the manner provided in this Article. Moneys in the fund shall not be regarded as current assets available for school purposes. The school board may appropriate moneys to the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions. Moneys in the fund may be used by the school board for any and all school purposes and may be transferred in whole or in part to the general funds or both of the school district and disbursed therefrom in anticipation of the collection of taxes lawfully levied for any or all purposes, or in anticipation of such taxes as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended are imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Moneys so transferred to any other fund shall be deemed to be transferred in anticipation of the collection of that part of the taxes so levied or to be received which is in excess of the amount thereof required to pay any warrants or notes and the interest thereon theretofore and thereafter issued in anticipation of the collection thereof and such taxes when collected shall be applied to the payment of any such warrants and the interest thereon, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act and then to the reimbursement of such working cash fund as hereinafter provided.
    Upon receipt by the school district of any taxes in anticipation of the collection whereof moneys of the working cash fund have been so transferred for disbursement, the fund shall immediately be reimbursed therefrom until the full amount so transferred has been retransferred to the fund. Unless the taxes so received and applied to the reimbursement of the working cash fund prior to the first day of the eighth month following the month in which due and unpaid real property taxes begin to bear interest are sufficient to effect a complete reimbursement of such fund for any moneys transferred therefrom in anticipation of the collection of such taxes, the working cash fund shall be reimbursed for the amount of the deficiency therein from any other revenues accruing to the educational fund, and the school board shall make provisions for the immediate reimbursement of the amount of any such deficiency in its next annual tax levy.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-5

    (105 ILCS 5/20-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-5)
    Sec. 20-5. Transfer to other fund. This Section shall not apply in any school district which does not operate a working cash fund.
    Moneys in the working cash fund shall be transferred from the working cash fund to another fund of the district only upon the authority of the school board which shall from time to time by separate resolution direct the school treasurer to make transfers of such sums as may be required for the purposes herein authorized.
    The resolution shall set forth (a) the taxes in anticipation of which such transfer is to be made and from which the working cash fund is to be reimbursed; (b) the entire amount of taxes extended, or which the school board estimates will be extended or received, for any year in anticipation of the collection of all or part of which such transfer is to be made; (c) the aggregate amount of warrants or notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes together with the amount of interest accrued and which the school board estimates will accrue thereon; (d) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act; and (e) the aggregate amount of money theretofore transferred from the working cash fund to the other fund in anticipation of the collection of such taxes. The amount which any such resolution shall direct the treasurer so to transfer, in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied or to be received for any year, together with the aggregate amount of such anticipation tax warrants or notes theretofore drawn against such taxes and the amount of interest accrued and estimated to accrue thereon and the aggregate amount of such transfers to be made in anticipation of the collection of such taxes and the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, shall not exceed 85% of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended or to be received as set forth in such resolution. At any time moneys are available in the working cash fund they shall be transferred to such other funds of the district and used for any and all school purposes so as to avoid, whenever possible, the issuance of anticipation tax warrants or notes.
    Moneys earned as interest from the investment of the working cash fund, or any portion thereof, may be transferred from the working cash fund to another fund of the district that is most in need of the interest without any requirement of repayment to the working cash fund, upon the authority of the school board by separate resolution directing the school treasurer to make such transfer and stating the purpose in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 9 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-6

    (105 ILCS 5/20-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-6)
    Sec. 20-6. Willful violation of law. Any member of the school board of any school district to which this Article is applicable, or any other person holding any office, trust, or employment under such school district who wilfully violates any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a business offense and fined not exceeding $10,000, and shall forfeit his right to his office, trust or employment and shall be removed therefrom. Any such member or other person shall be liable for any sum that may be unlawfully diverted from the working cash fund or otherwise used, to be recovered by such school district or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of such school district in an appropriate civil action; provided that the taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs and be liable for all costs taxed against the school district in such suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. Nothing herein shall bar any other remedies.
(Source: P.A. 79-1366.)

105 ILCS 5/20-7

    (105 ILCS 5/20-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-7)
    Sec. 20-7. Resolution for issuance of bonds - Submission to voters - Ballot. No school district may issue bonds under this Article unless it adopts a resolution declaring its intention to issue bonds for the purpose therein provided and directs that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the district, if there be one, but if there is no newspaper published in such district then by publishing such notice in a newspaper having a general circulation in the district. The notice shall set forth (1) the intention of the district to issue bonds in accordance with this Article; (2) the time within which a petition may be filed requesting the submission of the proposition to issue the bonds; (3) the specific number of voters required to sign the petition; and (4) the date of the prospective referendum. At the time of publication of the notice and for 30 days thereafter, the recording officer of the district shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. If within 30 days after the publication a petition is filed with the recording officer of the district, signed by the voters of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district requesting that the proposition to issue bonds as authorized by this Article be submitted to the voters thereof, then the district shall not be authorized to issue such bonds until the proposition has been certified to the proper election authorities and has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regular scheduled election in accordance with the general election law. If no such petition is so filed, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, the district may issue the bonds. In addition to the requirements of the general election law the notice of the election shall set forth the intention of the district to issue bonds under this Article. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the Board of ....
of School District number ....          YES
County, Illinois, be authorized
to issue bonds for a working       ---------------------------
cash fund as provided for
by Article 20 of the                    NO
School Code?
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(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-8

    (105 ILCS 5/20-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-8)
    Sec. 20-8. Abolishment of working cash fund. Any school district may abolish its working cash fund, upon the adoption of a resolution so providing, and direct the transfer of any balance in such fund to the educational fund at the close of the then current school year. Any outstanding loans to other funds of the district shall be paid or become payable to the educational fund at the close of the then current school year. Thereafter, all outstanding taxes of such school district levied pursuant to Section 20-3 shall be collected and paid into the educational fund.
    Any balance in any working cash fund that is created in any school district on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 (including all outstanding loans from any such working cash fund to other funds of the district and all outstanding taxes levied by the district under Section 20-3 to provide moneys for any such working cash fund) may, when such working cash fund is abolished, be used and applied for the purpose of reducing, by the balance in that working cash fund at the close of the school year in which the fund so created is abolished, the amount of the taxes that the school board of the school district otherwise would be authorized or required to levy for educational purposes for the immediately succeeding school year.
    Any obligation incurred by any school district pursuant to Section 20-2 shall be discharged as therein provided.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-9

    (105 ILCS 5/20-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-9)
    Sec. 20-9. A school district which has abolished or abated its working cash fund has the authority to again create a working cash fund at any time in the manner provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-10

    (105 ILCS 5/20-10)
    Sec. 20-10. Abatement of working cash fund. Any school district may abate its working cash fund at any time, upon the adoption of a resolution so providing, and direct the transfer at any time of moneys in that fund to any fund or funds of the district most in need of the money, provided that the district maintains an amount to the credit of the working cash fund, including taxes levied pursuant to Section 20-3 and not yet collected and amounts transferred pursuant to Section 20-4 and to be reimbursed to the working cash fund, at least equal to 0.05% of the then current value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the district. If necessary to effectuate the abatement, any outstanding loans to other funds of the district may be paid or become payable to the fund or funds to which the abatement is made. Any abatement of a school district's working cash fund prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly that would have complied with the provisions of this Section is hereby validated.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 21

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 21 heading)
ARTICLE 21. CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS

105 ILCS 5/21-0.01

    (105 ILCS 5/21-0.01)
    Sec. 21-0.01. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-102, eff. 7-12-99. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-1

    (105 ILCS 5/21-1)
    Sec. 21-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-431, eff. 8-13-09. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-1a

    (105 ILCS 5/21-1a) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-1a)
    Sec. 21-1a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-12.)

105 ILCS 5/21-1b

    (105 ILCS 5/21-1b) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-1b)
    Sec. 21-1b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-1c

    (105 ILCS 5/21-1c)
    Sec. 21-1c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-1036, eff. 9-14-04. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-2

    (105 ILCS 5/21-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-2)
    Sec. 21-2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-2.1

    (105 ILCS 5/21-2.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-2.1)
    Sec. 21-2.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-2a

    (105 ILCS 5/21-2a) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-2a)
    Sec. 21-2a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13. )

105 ILCS 5/21-2b

    (105 ILCS 5/21-2b)
    Sec. 21-2b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-126. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-3

    (105 ILCS 5/21-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-3)
    Sec. 21-3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-4

    (105 ILCS 5/21-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-4)
    Sec. 21-4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-5)
    Sec. 21-5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5a

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5a)
    Sec. 21-5a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-862, eff. 1-15-10. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5b

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5b)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-603)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21-5b. Alternative certification. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, shall establish and implement an alternative certification program under which persons who meet the requirements of and successfully complete the program established by this Section shall be issued an alternative teaching certificate for teaching in the schools. The program shall be limited to not more than 260 new participants during each year that the program is in effect. The State Board of Education, in cooperation with one or more not-for-profit organizations in the State that support excellence in teaching, which may be in partnership with a university that offers 4-year baccalaureate and masters degree programs and that is a recognized institution as defined in Section 21B-105 of this Code, may within 30 days after submission by the program sponsor approve a course of study developed by the program sponsor that persons in the program must successfully complete in order to satisfy one criterion for issuance of an alternative certificate under this Section. The Alternative Teacher Certification program course of study must include content and skills which have been approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, as meeting the requirement for State teacher certification.
    The alternative certification program established under this Section shall be known as the Alternative Teacher Certification program. The Alternative Teacher Certification Program shall be offered by the submitting partnership, and such partnership may be offered by one or more not-for-profit organizations in the State which support excellence in teaching. The program shall be comprised of the following 3 phases: (a) the first phase is the course of study offered on an intensive basis in education theory, instructional methods, and practice teaching; (b) the second phase is the person's assignment to a full-time teaching position for one school year; and (c) the third phase is a comprehensive assessment of the person's teaching performance by school officials and the partnership participants and a recommendation by the program sponsor to the State Board of Education that the person be issued a standard alternative teaching certificate. Successful completion of the Alternative Teacher Certification program shall be deemed to satisfy any other practice or student teaching and subject matter requirements established by law.
    A provisional alternative teaching certificate, valid for one year of teaching in the common schools and not renewable, shall be issued under this Section 21-5b to persons who at the time of applying for the provisional alternative teaching certificate under this Section:
        (1) have graduated from an accredited college or
    
university with a bachelor's degree;
        (2) have successfully completed the first phase of
    
the Alternative Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section;
        (3) have passed the tests of basic skills and subject
    
matter knowledge required by Section 21-1a; and
        (4) (i) have been employed for a period of at least 5
    
years in an area requiring application of the individual's education or (ii) have attained at least a cumulative grade average of a "B" if the individual is assigned either to a school district that has not met the annual measurable objective for highly qualified teachers required by the Illinois Revised Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) Plan or to a school district whose data filed with the State Board of Education indicates that the district's poor and minority students are taught by teachers who are not highly qualified at a higher rate than other students; however, this item (4) does not apply with respect to a provisional alternative teaching certificate for teaching in schools situated in a school district that is located in a city having a population in excess of 500,000 inhabitants. Assignment may be made under clause (ii) of this item (4) only if the district superintendent and the exclusive bargaining representative of the district's teachers, if any, jointly agree to permit the assignment.
    A person possessing a provisional alternative certificate under this Section shall be treated as a regularly certified teacher for purposes of compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment afforded teachers in the school who are members of a bargaining unit represented by an exclusive bargaining representative, if any.
    Until February 15, 2000, a standard alternative teaching certificate, valid for 4 years for teaching in the schools and renewable as provided in Section 21-14, shall be issued under this Section 21-5b to persons who first complete the requirements for the provisional alternative teaching certificate and who at the time of applying for a standard alternative teaching certificate under this Section have successfully completed the second and third phases of the Alternative Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section. Alternatively, beginning February 15, 2000, at the end of the 4-year validity period, persons who were issued a standard alternative teaching certificate shall be eligible, on the same basis as holders of an Initial Teaching Certificate issued under subsection (b) of Section 21-2 of this Code, to apply for a Standard Teaching Certificate, provided they meet the requirements of subsection (c) of Section 21-2 of this Code and further provided that a person who does not apply for and receive a Standard Teaching Certificate shall be able to teach only in schools situated in a school district that is located in a city having a population in excess of 500,000 inhabitants.
    Beginning February 15, 2000, persons who have completed the requirements for a standard alternative teaching certificate under this Section shall be issued an Initial Alternative Teaching Certificate valid for 4 years of teaching and not renewable. At the end of the 4-year validity period, these persons shall be eligible, on the same basis as holders of an Initial Teaching Certificate issued under subsection (b) of Section 21-2 of this Code, to apply for a Standard Teaching Certificate, provided they meet the requirements of subsection (c) of Section 21-2.
    Such alternative certification program shall be implemented so that the first provisional alternative teaching certificates issued under this Section are effective upon the commencement of the 1997-1998 academic year and the first standard alternative teaching certificates issued under this Section are effective upon the commencement of the 1998-1999 academic year.
    The State Board of Education, in cooperation with the partnership or partnerships establishing such Alternative Teacher Certification programs, shall adopt rules and regulations that are consistent with this Section and that the State Board of Education deems necessary to establish and implement the program.
    No one may be admitted to an alternative certification program under this Section after September 1, 2013, and those candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2013 must complete the program before January 1, 2015, except that candidates admitted to an alternative certification program at Governors State University and participants in the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program must be admitted on or before March 31, 2014, complete their coursework on or before August 31, 2015, and be entitled to certification on or before September 31, 2015. The alternative certification program at Governors State University shall provide the State Board of Education with the names of the candidates who will be eligible for certification under this exception.
    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2016.
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11; 97-702, eff. 6-25-12; 98-38, eff. 6-28-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-603)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21-5b. Alternative certification. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, shall establish and implement an alternative certification program under which persons who meet the requirements of and successfully complete the program established by this Section shall be issued an alternative teaching certificate for teaching in the schools. The program shall be limited to not more than 260 new participants during each year that the program is in effect. The State Board of Education, in cooperation with one or more not-for-profit organizations in the State that support excellence in teaching, which may be in partnership with a university that offers 4-year baccalaureate and masters degree programs and that is a recognized institution as defined in Section 21B-105 of this Code, may within 30 days after submission by the program sponsor approve a course of study developed by the program sponsor that persons in the program must successfully complete in order to satisfy one criterion for issuance of an alternative certificate under this Section. The Alternative Teacher Certification program course of study must include content and skills which have been approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, as meeting the requirement for State teacher certification.
    The alternative certification program established under this Section shall be known as the Alternative Teacher Certification program. The Alternative Teacher Certification Program shall be offered by the submitting partnership, and such partnership may be offered by one or more not-for-profit organizations in the State which support excellence in teaching. The program shall be comprised of the following 3 phases: (a) the first phase is the course of study offered on an intensive basis in education theory, instructional methods, and practice teaching; (b) the second phase is the person's assignment to a full-time teaching position for one school year; and (c) the third phase is a comprehensive assessment of the person's teaching performance by school officials and the partnership participants and a recommendation by the program sponsor to the State Board of Education that the person be issued a standard alternative teaching certificate. Successful completion of the Alternative Teacher Certification program shall be deemed to satisfy any other practice or student teaching and subject matter requirements established by law.
    A provisional alternative teaching certificate, valid for one year of teaching in the common schools and not renewable, shall be issued under this Section 21-5b to persons who at the time of applying for the provisional alternative teaching certificate under this Section:
        (1) have graduated from an accredited college or
    
university with a bachelor's degree;
        (2) have successfully completed the first phase of
    
the Alternative Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section;
        (3) have passed the tests of basic skills and subject
    
matter knowledge required by Section 21-1a; and
        (4) (i) have been employed for a period of at least 5
    
years in an area requiring application of the individual's education or (ii) have attained at least a cumulative grade average of a "B" if the individual is assigned either to a school district that has not met the annual measurable objective for highly qualified teachers required by the Illinois Revised Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) Plan or to a school district whose data filed with the State Board of Education indicates that the district's poor and minority students are taught by teachers who are not highly qualified at a higher rate than other students; however, this item (4) does not apply with respect to a provisional alternative teaching certificate for teaching in schools situated in a school district that is located in a city having a population in excess of 500,000 inhabitants. Assignment may be made under clause (ii) of this item (4) only if the district superintendent and the exclusive bargaining representative of the district's teachers, if any, jointly agree to permit the assignment.
    A person possessing a provisional alternative certificate under this Section shall be treated as a regularly certified teacher for purposes of compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment afforded teachers in the school who are members of a bargaining unit represented by an exclusive bargaining representative, if any.
    Until February 15, 2000, a standard alternative teaching certificate, valid for 4 years for teaching in the schools and renewable as provided in Section 21-14, shall be issued under this Section 21-5b to persons who first complete the requirements for the provisional alternative teaching certificate and who at the time of applying for a standard alternative teaching certificate under this Section have successfully completed the second and third phases of the Alternative Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section. Alternatively, beginning February 15, 2000, at the end of the 4-year validity period, persons who were issued a standard alternative teaching certificate shall be eligible, on the same basis as holders of an Initial Teaching Certificate issued under subsection (b) of Section 21-2 of this Code, to apply for a Standard Teaching Certificate, provided they meet the requirements of subsection (c) of Section 21-2 of this Code and further provided that a person who does not apply for and receive a Standard Teaching Certificate shall be able to teach only in schools situated in a school district that is located in a city having a population in excess of 500,000 inhabitants.
    Beginning February 15, 2000, persons who have completed the requirements for a standard alternative teaching certificate under this Section shall be issued an Initial Alternative Teaching Certificate valid for 4 years of teaching and not renewable. At the end of the 4-year validity period, these persons shall be eligible, on the same basis as holders of an Initial Teaching Certificate issued under subsection (b) of Section 21-2 of this Code, to apply for a Standard Teaching Certificate, provided they meet the requirements of subsection (c) of Section 21-2.
    Such alternative certification program shall be implemented so that the first provisional alternative teaching certificates issued under this Section are effective upon the commencement of the 1997-1998 academic year and the first standard alternative teaching certificates issued under this Section are effective upon the commencement of the 1998-1999 academic year.
    The State Board of Education, in cooperation with the partnership or partnerships establishing such Alternative Teacher Certification programs, shall adopt rules and regulations that are consistent with this Section and that the State Board of Education deems necessary to establish and implement the program.
    No one may be admitted to an alternative certification program under this Section after September 1, 2014, and those alternative certification candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2014 must complete their coursework before January 1, 2016 and be entitled to certification on or before September 30, 2016. An alternative certification program shall provide the State Board of Education with the names of the candidates who will be eligible for certification.
    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2017.
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11; 97-702, eff. 6-25-12; 98-38, eff. 6-28-13; 98-603, eff. 6-1-14.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5c

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5c)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)
    Sec. 21-5c. Alternative route to teacher certification. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, shall establish and implement one or more alternative route to teacher certification programs under which persons who meet the requirements of and successfully complete the programs established by this Section shall be issued an initial teaching certificate for teaching in schools in this State. The State Board of Education may approve a course of study that persons in such programs must successfully complete in order to satisfy one criterion for issuance of a certificate under this Section. The Alternative Route to Teacher Certification programs course of study must include content and skills which have been approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, as meeting the requirement for State teacher certification.
    Programs established under this Section shall be known as Alternative Route to Teacher Certification programs. The programs may be offered by a university that offers 4-year baccalaureate and masters degree programs and that is a recognized institution as defined in Section 21B-105 of this Code, by one or more not-for-profit organizations in the State, or a combination thereof. The programs shall be comprised of the following 3 phases: (a) a course of study offered on an intensive basis in education theory, instructional methods, and practice teaching; (b) the person's assignment to a full-time teaching position for one school year, including the designation of a mentor teacher to advise and assist the person with that teaching assignment; and (c) a comprehensive assessment of the person's teaching performance by school officials and program participants and a recommendation by the program sponsor to the State Board of Education that the person be issued an initial teaching certificate. Successful completion of Alternative Route to Teacher Certification programs shall be deemed to satisfy any other practice or student teaching and subject matter requirements established by law.
    A provisional alternative teaching certificate, valid for one year of teaching in the common schools and not renewable, shall be issued under this Section 21-5c to persons who at the time of applying for the provisional alternative teaching certificate under this Section:
        (1) have graduated from an accredited college or
    
university with a bachelor's degree;
        (2) have been employed for a period of at least 5
    
years in an area requiring application of the individual's education;
        (3) have successfully completed the first phase of
    
the Alternative Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section; and
        (4) have passed the tests of basic skills and subject
    
matter knowledge required by Section 21-1a.
    An initial teaching certificate, valid for teaching in the common schools, shall be issued under Section 21-3 or 21-5 to persons who first complete the requirements for the provisional alternative teaching certificate and who at the time of applying for an initial teaching certificate have successfully completed the second and third phases of the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program as provided in this Section.
    A person possessing a provisional alternative certificate or an initial teaching certificate earned under this Section shall be treated as a regularly certified teacher for purposes of compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment afforded teachers in the school who are members of a bargaining unit represented by an exclusive bargaining representative, if any.
    The State Board of Education may adopt rules and regulations that are consistent with this Section and that the State Board deems necessary to establish and implement the program.
    No one may be admitted to an alternative certification program under this Section after September 1, 2014, and those alternative certification candidates who are admitted on or before September 1, 2014 must complete their coursework before January 1, 2016 and be entitled to certification on or before September 30, 2016. An alternative certification program shall provide the State Board of Education with the names of the candidates who will be eligible for certification.
    This Section is repealed on January 1, 2017.
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11; 97-702, eff. 6-25-12; 98-38, eff. 6-28-13; 98-603, eff. 6-1-14; 98-688, eff. 6-30-14.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5d

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5d)
    Sec. 21-5d. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 9-1-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-5e

    (105 ILCS 5/21-5e)
    Sec. 21-5e. Alternative Route to Administrative Certification for National Board Certified Teachers.
    (a) It shall be the policy of the State of Illinois to improve the recruitment and preparation of instructional leaders.
    (b) On or before July 1, 2007, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board, may establish and implement one or more alternative route to administrative certification for teacher leaders, to be known as the Alternative Route to an Administrative Certificate for National Board Certified Teachers. "Teacher leader" means a certified teacher who has already received National Board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and who has a teacher leader endorsement under Section 21-7.5 of this Code. Persons who meet the requirements of and successfully complete a program established by this Section shall be issued a standard administrative certificate for serving in schools in this State. The State Board may approve a course of study that persons must successfully complete in order to satisfy one criterion for issuance of the administrative certificate under this Section. The Alternative Route to an Administrative Certificate for National Board Certified Teachers must include content and skills contained in the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards for State certification, with the exception of content and skills that a candidate has already demonstrated meeting through National Board certification or through a teacher leadership master's degree program.
    (c) The Alternative Route to an Administrative Certificate for National Board Certified Teachers shall be comprised of the following 4 phases:
        (1) National Board certification and an endorsement
    
in teacher leadership in accordance with Section 21-7.5 of this Code;
        (2) a master's degree in a teacher leader program;
        (3) 15 hours of coursework in which the candidate
    
must show evidence of meeting competencies for organizational management and development, finance, supervision and evaluation, policy and legal issues, and leadership, as stated in the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards for principals; and
        (4) a passing score on the Illinois Administrator
    
Assessment.
    (d) Successful completion of the Alternative Route to an Administrative Certificate for National Board Certified Teachers shall be deemed to satisfy all requirements to receive an administrative certificate established by law. The State Board shall adopt rules that are consistent with this Section and that the State Board deems necessary for the establishment and implementation of the program.
(Source: P.A. 96-862, eff. 1-15-10.)

105 ILCS 5/21-7.1

    (105 ILCS 5/21-7.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-7.1)
    Sec. 21-7.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12. Repealed internally, 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-7.5

    (105 ILCS 5/21-7.5)
    Sec. 21-7.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-7.6

    (105 ILCS 5/21-7.6)
    Sec. 21-7.6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-903, eff. 7-1-10; 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-7.10

    (105 ILCS 5/21-7.10)
    Sec. 21-7.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-373, eff. 8-13-09. Repealed by P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)

105 ILCS 5/21-7.15

    (105 ILCS 5/21-7.15)
    Sec. 21-7.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-1039, eff. 7-20-06. Repealed internally, eff. 7-2-07.)

105 ILCS 5/21-9

    (105 ILCS 5/21-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-9)
    Sec. 21-9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-10

    (105 ILCS 5/21-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-10)
    Sec. 21-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)

105 ILCS 5/21-11

    (105 ILCS 5/21-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-11)
    Sec. 21-11. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1508. Repealed by P.A. 91-102, eff. 7-12-99.)

105 ILCS 5/21-11.1

    (105 ILCS 5/21-11.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 21-11.1)
    Sec. 21-11.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-13.)