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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/22-75
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/22-75)
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13. Repealed by P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15.)
105 ILCS 5/22-76
(105 ILCS 5/22-76)
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13. Repealed internally, eff. 9-1-2013.)
105 ILCS 5/22-77
(105 ILCS 5/22-77)
(Source: P.A. 98-861, eff. 8-5-14. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-14.)
105 ILCS 5/22-80
(105 ILCS 5/22-80)
Student athletes; concussions and head injuries.
(a) The General Assembly recognizes all of the following:
(1) Concussions are one of the most commonly reported
injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 3,900,000 sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. A concussion is caused by a blow or motion to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. The risk of catastrophic injuries or death are significant when a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated and managed.
(2) Concussions are a type of brain injury that can
range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Concussions can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity and can result from a fall or from players colliding with each other, the ground, or with obstacles. Concussions occur with or without loss of consciousness, but the vast majority of concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
(3) Continuing to play with a concussion or symptoms
of a head injury leaves a young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury and even death. The General Assembly recognizes that, despite having generally recognized return-to-play standards for concussions and head injuries, some affected youth athletes are prematurely returned to play, resulting in actual or potential physical injury or death to youth athletes in this State.
(4) Student athletes who have sustained a concussion
may need informal or formal accommodations, modifications of curriculum, and monitoring by medical or academic staff until the student is fully recovered. To that end, all schools are encouraged to establish a return-to-learn protocol that is based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and conduct baseline testing for student athletes.
(b) In this Section:
"Athletic trainer" means an athletic trainer licensed under the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act who is working under the supervision of a physician.
"Coach" means any volunteer or employee of a school who is responsible for organizing and supervising students to teach them or train them in the fundamental skills of an interscholastic athletic activity. "Coach" refers to both head coaches and assistant coaches.
"Concussion" means a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain caused by a traumatic physical force or impact to the head or body, which may include temporary or prolonged altered brain function resulting in physical, cognitive, or emotional symptoms or altered sleep patterns and which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Game official" means a person who officiates at an interscholastic athletic activity, such as a referee or umpire, including, but not limited to, persons enrolled as game officials by the Illinois High School Association or Illinois Elementary School Association.
"Interscholastic athletic activity" means any organized school-sponsored or school-sanctioned activity for students, generally outside of school instructional hours, under the direction of a coach, athletic director, or band leader, including, but not limited to, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country track, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, marching band, rugby, soccer, skating, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. All interscholastic athletics are deemed to be interscholastic activities.
"Licensed healthcare professional" means a person who has experience with concussion management and who is a nurse, a psychologist who holds a license under the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act and specializes in the practice of neuropsychology, a physical therapist licensed under the Illinois Physical Therapy Act, an occupational therapist licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, a physician assistant, or an athletic trainer.
"Nurse" means a person who is employed by or volunteers at a school and is licensed under the Nurse Practice Act as a registered nurse, practical nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse.
"Physician" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
"Physician assistant" means a physician assistant licensed under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
"School" means any public or private elementary or secondary school, including a charter school.
"Student" means an adolescent or child enrolled in a school.
(c) This Section applies to any interscholastic athletic activity, including practice and competition, sponsored or sanctioned by a school, the Illinois Elementary School Association, or the Illinois High School Association. This Section applies beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
(d) The governing body of each public or charter school and the appropriate administrative officer of a private school with students enrolled who participate in an interscholastic athletic activity shall appoint or approve a concussion oversight team. Each concussion oversight team shall establish a return-to-play protocol, based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, for a student's return to interscholastic athletics practice or competition following a force or impact believed to have caused a concussion. Each concussion oversight team shall also establish a return-to-learn protocol, based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, for a student's return to the classroom after that student is believed to have experienced a concussion, whether or not the concussion took place while the student was participating in an interscholastic athletic activity.
Each concussion oversight team must include to the extent practicable at least one physician. If a school employs an athletic trainer, the athletic trainer must be a member of the school concussion oversight team to the extent practicable. If a school employs a nurse, the nurse must be a member of the school concussion oversight team to the extent practicable. At a minimum, a school shall appoint a person who is responsible for implementing and complying with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols adopted by the concussion oversight team. At a minimum, a concussion oversight team may be composed of only one person and this person need not be a licensed healthcare professional, but it may not be a coach. A school may appoint other licensed healthcare professionals to serve on the concussion oversight team.
(e) A student may not participate in an interscholastic athletic activity for a school year until the student and the student's parent or guardian or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student have signed a form for that school year that acknowledges receiving and reading written information that explains concussion prevention, symptoms, treatment, and oversight and that includes guidelines for safely resuming participation in an athletic activity following a concussion. The form must be approved by the Illinois High School Association.
(f) A student must be removed from an interscholastic athletics practice or competition immediately if one of the following persons believes the student might have sustained a concussion during the practice or competition:
(1) a coach;
(2) a physician;
(3) a game official;
(4) an athletic trainer;
(5) the student's parent or guardian or another
person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student;
(6) the student; or
(7) any other person deemed appropriate under the
school's return-to-play protocol.
(g) A student removed from an interscholastic athletics practice or competition under this Section may not be permitted to practice or compete again following the force or impact believed to have caused the concussion until:
(1) the student has been evaluated, using established
medical protocols based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, by a treating physician (chosen by the student or the student's parent or guardian or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student), an athletic trainer, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant;
(2) the student has successfully completed each
requirement of the return-to-play protocol established under this Section necessary for the student to return to play;
(3) the student has successfully completed each
requirement of the return-to-learn protocol established under this Section necessary for the student to return to learn;
(4) the treating physician, the athletic trainer, or
the physician assistant has provided a written statement indicating that, in the physician's professional judgment, it is safe for the student to return to play and return to learn or the treating advanced practice registered nurse has provided a written statement indicating that it is safe for the student to return to play and return to learn; and
(5) the student and the student's parent or guardian
or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student:
(A) have acknowledged that the student has
completed the requirements of the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols necessary for the student to return to play;
(B) have provided the treating physician's,
athletic trainer's, advanced practice registered nurse's, or physician assistant's written statement under subdivision (4) of this subsection (g) to the person responsible for compliance with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols under this subsection (g) and the person who has supervisory responsibilities under this subsection (g); and
(C) have signed a consent form indicating that
(i) has been informed concerning and consents
to the student participating in returning to play in accordance with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols;
(ii) understands the risks associated with
the student returning to play and returning to learn and will comply with any ongoing requirements in the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols; and
(iii) consents to the disclosure to
appropriate persons, consistent with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191), of the treating physician's, athletic trainer's, physician assistant's, or advanced practice registered nurse's written statement under subdivision (4) of this subsection (g) and, if any, the return-to-play and return-to-learn recommendations of the treating physician, the athletic trainer, the physician assistant, or the advanced practice registered nurse, as the case may be.
A coach of an interscholastic athletics team may not authorize a student's return to play or return to learn.
The district superintendent or the superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school shall supervise an athletic trainer or other person responsible for compliance with the return-to-play protocol and shall supervise the person responsible for compliance with the return-to-learn protocol. The person who has supervisory responsibilities under this paragraph may not be a coach of an interscholastic athletics team.
(h)(1) The Illinois High School Association shall approve, for coaches, game officials, and non-licensed healthcare professionals, training courses that provide for not less than 2 hours of training in the subject matter of concussions, including evaluation, prevention, symptoms, risks, and long-term effects. The Association shall maintain an updated list of individuals and organizations authorized by the Association to provide the training.
(2) The following persons must take a training course in accordance with paragraph (4) of this subsection (h) from an authorized training provider at least once every 2 years:
(A) a coach of an interscholastic athletic activity;
(B) a nurse, licensed healthcare professional, or
non-licensed healthcare professional who serves as a member of a concussion oversight team either on a volunteer basis or in his or her capacity as an employee, representative, or agent of a school; and
(C) a game official of an interscholastic athletic
(3) A physician who serves as a member of a concussion oversight team shall, to the greatest extent practicable, periodically take an appropriate continuing medical education course in the subject matter of concussions.
(4) For purposes of paragraph (2) of this subsection (h):
(A) a coach, game official, or non-licensed
healthcare professional, as the case may be, must take a course described in paragraph (1) of this subsection (h);
(B) an athletic trainer must take a
concussion-related continuing education course from an athletic trainer continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
(C) a nurse must take a concussion-related continuing
education course from a nurse continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
(D) a physical therapist must take a
concussion-related continuing education course from a physical therapist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
(E) a psychologist must take a concussion-related
continuing education course from a psychologist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
(F) an occupational therapist must take a
concussion-related continuing education course from an occupational therapist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department; and
(G) a physician assistant must take a
concussion-related continuing education course from a physician assistant continuing education sponsor approved by the Department.
(5) Each person described in paragraph (2) of this subsection (h) must submit proof of timely completion of an approved course in compliance with paragraph (4) of this subsection (h) to the district superintendent or the superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school.
(6) A physician, licensed healthcare professional, or non-licensed healthcare professional who is not in compliance with the training requirements under this subsection (h) may not serve on a concussion oversight team in any capacity.
(7) A person required under this subsection (h) to take a training course in the subject of concussions must complete the training prior to serving on a concussion oversight team in any capacity.
(i) The governing body of each public or charter school and the appropriate administrative officer of a private school with students enrolled who participate in an interscholastic athletic activity shall develop a school-specific emergency action plan for interscholastic athletic activities to address the serious injuries and acute medical conditions in which the condition of the student may deteriorate rapidly. The plan shall include a delineation of roles, methods of communication, available emergency equipment, and access to and a plan for emergency transport. This emergency action plan must be:
(1) in writing;
(2) reviewed by the concussion oversight team;
(3) approved by the district superintendent or the
superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school;
(4) distributed to all appropriate personnel;
(5) posted conspicuously at all venues utilized by
(6) reviewed annually by all athletic trainers, first
responders, coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, and volunteers for interscholastic athletic activities.
(j) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules as necessary to administer this Section, including, but not limited to, rules governing the informal or formal accommodation of a student who may have sustained a concussion during an interscholastic athletic activity.
(Source: P.A. 99-245, eff. 8-3-15; 99-486, eff. 11-20-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-309, eff. 9-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-747, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18
105 ILCS 5/22-81
(105 ILCS 5/22-81)
Heroin and opioid prevention pilot program.
By January 1, 2017, the State Board of Education and the Department of Human Services shall develop and establish a 3-year heroin and opioid drug prevention pilot program that offers educational materials and instruction on heroin and opioid abuse to all school districts in the State for use at their respective public elementary and secondary schools. A school district's participation in the pilot program shall be voluntary. Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services shall reimburse a school district that decides to participate in the pilot program for any costs it incurs in connection with its participation in the pilot program. Each school district that participates in the pilot program shall have the discretion to determine which grade levels the school district will instruct under the program.
The pilot program must use effective, research-proven, interactive teaching methods and technologies, and must provide students, parents, and school staff with scientific, social, and emotional learning content to help them understand the risk of drug use. Such learning content must specifically target the dangers of prescription pain medication and heroin abuse. The Department may contract with a health education organization to fulfill the requirements of the pilot program.
The State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, and any contracted organization shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly that includes: (i) a list of school districts participating in the pilot program; (ii) the grade levels each school district instructs under the pilot program; and (iii) any findings regarding the effectiveness of the pilot program.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
105 ILCS 5/22-82
(105 ILCS 5/22-82)
(a) Before the 30th day of each school year, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, every school district shall report, for each of its schools, all of the following to the State Board of Education, using a form developed by the State Board of Education:
(1) Every reliable assessment that measures a certain
group or subset of students in the same manner with the same potential assessment items; is scored by a non-district entity; is administered either statewide or beyond Illinois, such as assessments available from the Northwest Evaluation Association, Scantron Performance Series assessments, Renaissance Learning's STAR Reading Enterprise assessments, the College Board's SAT, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations, or ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System tests; and will be administered by each school that school year.
(2) The administration window for each of these
(3) Which entity is requiring the assessment (State,
school district, network, or principal).
(4) Which grade levels will be taking the assessment.
(5) Which subsets of students, such as English
Learners and special education students, will be taking the assessment.
(6) An estimate of the average time it will take a
student to complete the assessment.
(7) If the results of the assessment are to be used
for purposes other than for guiding instruction, what the results of the assessment will be used for, such as for promotion, course placement, graduation, teacher evaluation, or school performance ratings.
(b) The State Board of Education shall compile the information reported under subsection (a) of this Section for each school year and make that information available to the public. Each school shall also make that information publicly available to the parents and guardians of its students through the school district's Internet website or distribution in paper form.
(c) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-590, eff. 7-22-16.)
105 ILCS 5/22-83
(105 ILCS 5/22-83)
Police training academy job training program.
(a) In a county of 175,000 or more inhabitants, any school district with a high school may establish one or more partnerships with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to establish a jobs training program for high school students. The school district shall establish its partnership or partnerships on behalf of all of the high schools in the district; no high school shall establish a partnership for this purpose separate from the school district's partnership under this Section. The jobs training program shall be open to all students, regardless of prior academic history. However, to encourage and maintain successful program participation and partnerships, the school districts and their partner agencies may impose specific program requirements.
(b) The State Board of Education shall track participation and the success of students participating in the jobs training program established under this Section and annually publish a report on its website examining the program and its success.
(Source: P.A. 100-331, eff. 1-1-18
105 ILCS 5/Art. 23
(105 ILCS 5/Art. 23 heading)
SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATIONS
105 ILCS 5/23-1
(105 ILCS 5/23-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-1)
Purpose of article.
This Article has for its purpose the education of school board members
as to their duties and responsibilities so as to improve the management of
the public schools, through associations of school boards. The activities
of any association which complies with this Article are hereby declared to
constitute a public purpose.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-2
(105 ILCS 5/23-2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-2)
may form or join associations.
School boards are authorized to form, join and provide for the expenses
of associations of Illinois school boards formed for the purpose of
conducting county or regional school board institutes and otherwise
disseminating and interchanging information regarding school board
problems, duties and responsibilities, provided such associations comply
with the requirements of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-3
(105 ILCS 5/23-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-3)
copy of constitution, by-laws and amendments.
Within 30 days after the adoption by any such association of its
constitution or by-laws or any amendment thereto, it shall file a copy
thereof, certified by its president and executive director, with the
Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the county
superintendent of schools of each county in which it has any membership.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-4
(105 ILCS 5/23-4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-4)
Election of officers and governing body.
The constitution or by-laws of any such association shall provide for
the election of its officers and governing body at an annual meeting of the
association, or in some other manner which will insure that all member
boards have an equal opportunity to participate in the election.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-5
(105 ILCS 5/23-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-5)
Any such association shall admit to its membership any school board
whose district lies wholly or in part within the area covered by the
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-6
(105 ILCS 5/23-6)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-6)
Each association shall make an annual report within 60 days after the
close of its fiscal year to the Governor, the State Board of Education
and the regional
superintendent of schools of each region in
which it has members, setting forth the activities of the association
for the preceding fiscal year, the institutes held, the subjects
discussed, and the attendance, and shall furnish the Governor, the
State Board of Education and
such regional superintendents
with copies of all publications sent to its members.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)
105 ILCS 5/23-7
(105 ILCS 5/23-7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-7)
Compensation and expenses.
No school board member shall receive any compensation for service
rendered to any such association, whether as an officer or otherwise, but
shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses actually incurred in the
work of such association.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/23-8
(105 ILCS 5/23-8)
(from Ch. 122, par. 23-8)
Each association shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as
if it were a state institution for the purposes of Article 16 of the
"Illinois Pension Code", approved March 18, 1963, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3746.)
105 ILCS 5/Art. 24
(105 ILCS 5/Art. 24 heading)
EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS--TENURE--DUTIES OF TEACHERS
105 ILCS 5/24-1
(105 ILCS 5/24-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-1)
Appointment-Salaries-Payment-School month-School term.)
School boards shall appoint all teachers, determine qualifications of
and fix the amount of their
salaries subject to limitation set forth in this Act. They shall pay
the wages of teachers monthly, subject, however, to the provisions of
Section 24-21. The school month shall be the same as the calendar month
but by resolution the school board may adopt for its use a month of 20
days, including holidays. The school term shall consist of at least the
minimum number of pupil attendance days required by Section 10-19, any
additional legal school holidays, days of teachers' institutes, or
equivalent professional educational experiences, and one or two days at
the beginning of the school term when used as a teachers' workshop.
(Source: P.A. 80-249.)
105 ILCS 5/24-1.1
(105 ILCS 5/24-1.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-1.1)
Employment of public school employees by nonpublic schools.
Employees of public schools may be employed on a part-time or temporary
basis by private or parochial schools, providing that such employment is
in no way connected with or subsidized by their public school employment,
and provided further that such private or parochial employment does not
conflict or interfere with an employee's public school duties.
(Source: P.A. 80-287.)
105 ILCS 5/24-1.5
(105 ILCS 5/24-1.5)
New or vacant teaching positions.
A school district's selection of a candidate for a new or vacant teaching position not otherwise required to be filled pursuant to Section 24-12 of this Code must be based upon the consideration of factors that include without limitation certifications, qualifications, merit and ability (including performance evaluations, if available), and relevant experience, provided that the length of continuing service with the school district must not be considered as a factor, unless all other factors are determined by the school district to be equal. A school district's decision to select a particular candidate to fill a new or vacant position is not subject to review under grievance resolution procedures adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 10 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, provided that, in making such a decision, the district does not fail to adhere to procedural requirements in a collective bargaining agreement relating to the filling of new or vacant teaching positions. Provisions regarding the filling of new and vacant positions in a collective bargaining agreement between a school district and the exclusive bargaining representative of its teachers in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall remain in full force and effect for the term of the agreement, unless terminated by mutual agreement.
Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly (i) limits or otherwise impacts school districts' management right to hire new employees, (ii) affects what currently is or may be a mandatory subject of bargaining under the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, or (iii) creates a statutory cause of action for a candidate or a candidate's representative to challenge a school district's selection decision based on the school district's failure to adhere to the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)
105 ILCS 5/24-2
(105 ILCS 5/24-2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-2)
(a) Teachers shall not be required
to teach on Saturdays, nor, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, shall teachers or other school
employees, other than noncertificated school employees whose presence is
necessary because of an emergency or for the continued operation and
maintenance of school facilities or property, be
required to work on legal school
holidays, which are January 1, New Year's Day; the third Monday in
January, the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; February 12, the
Birthday of President Abraham Lincoln; the
first Monday in March (to be known as Casimir Pulaski's birthday); Good
Friday; the day designated as Memorial Day by federal law; July 4,
Independence Day; the first Monday in September, Labor Day; the second Monday
in October, Columbus Day; November 11, Veterans' Day; the Thursday in
November commonly called Thanksgiving Day; and December 25, Christmas Day.
School boards may grant special holidays whenever in their judgment such
action is advisable. No deduction shall
be made from the time or
compensation of a school employee on account of any legal
or special holiday.
(b) A school board or other entity eligible to apply for waivers and modifications under Section 2-3.25g of this Code is authorized to hold school or schedule teachers' institutes, parent-teacher conferences, or staff development on the third Monday in January (the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.); February 12 (the Birthday of President Abraham Lincoln); the first Monday in March (known as Casimir Pulaski's birthday); the second Monday in October (Columbus Day); and November 11 (Veterans' Day), provided that:
(1) the person or persons honored by the holiday are
recognized through instructional activities conducted on that day or, if the day is not used for student attendance, on the first school day preceding or following that day; and
(2) the entity that chooses to exercise this
authority first holds a public hearing about the proposal. The entity shall provide notice preceding the public hearing to both educators and parents. The notice shall set forth the time, date, and place of the hearing, describe the proposal, and indicate that the entity will take testimony from educators and parents about the proposal.
(c) Commemorative holidays, which recognize specified patriotic, civic,
cultural or historical persons, activities, or events, are regular school
holidays are: January 28 (to be known as Christa McAuliffe Day and
observed as a commemoration of space exploration), February 15 (the
birthday of Susan B. Anthony), March 29 (Viet Nam War Veterans' Day),
September 11 (September 11th Day of Remembrance), the school day
immediately preceding Veterans' Day (Korean War Veterans'
Day), October 1 (Recycling Day), October 7 (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Remembrance Day), December 7 (Pearl Harbor Veterans' Day), and
any day so appointed by the President or
Governor. School boards may establish commemorative holidays whenever in
their judgment such action is advisable.
School boards shall include instruction relative to commemorated persons,
events on the commemorative holiday or at any other time during the school
year and at any point in the curriculum when such instruction may be deemed
appropriate. The State Board of Education shall prepare and make available
to school boards instructional materials relative to commemorated persons,
or events which may be used by school boards in conjunction with any
instruction provided pursuant to this paragraph.
(d) City of Chicago School District 299 shall observe March 4 of each year as
a commemorative holiday. This holiday shall be known as Mayors' Day which
shall be a day to commemorate and be reminded of the past Chief Executive
Officers of the City of Chicago, and in particular the late Mayor Richard
J. Daley and the late Mayor Harold Washington. If March 4 falls on a
Saturday or Sunday, Mayors' Day shall be observed on the following Monday.
(Source: P.A. 98-156, eff. 8-2-13.)
105 ILCS 5/24-3
(105 ILCS 5/24-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 24-3)
Attendance at teachers' institute.
The days in any school year spent by a teacher or educational support personnel during the term time
spent in attendance upon a teachers' institute or equivalent professional
educational experiences held under the direction of the county
superintendent of schools shall be considered time expended in the service
of the district and no deduction of wages shall be made for such
attendance. The board may make a pro-rata deduction from the salary of
any teacher or educational support personnel who fail or refuse to attend such institute, unless, in the case of educational support personnel, they are exempt from attending.
The boards shall close the schools for county institute.
(Source: P.A. 97-525, eff. 1-1-12.)