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90_HB0741enr 105 ILCS 5/3-1 from Ch. 122, par. 3-1 Amends the School Code. Provides that the term of office of a regional superintendent of schools in office on June 30, 2003 terminates on July 1, 2003, and that the term of office of each regional superintendent elected in 2002 or thereafter begins on the first day of July next after his election. Effective immediately. LRB9003104THpk HB0741 Enrolled LRB9003104THpk 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by changing Section 3-1. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing 5 Section 3-1 as follows: 6 (105 ILCS 5/3-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 3-1) 7 Sec. 3-1. Election; eligibility. Quadrennially there 8 shall be elected in every county, except those which have 9 been consolidated into a multicounty educational service 10 region under Article 3A and except those having a population 11 of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, and beginning in 1994 in 12 that portion of a Class II county outside a city of 500,000 13 or more inhabitants and constituting an educational service 14 region, a regional superintendent of schools, who shall enter 15 upon the discharge of his duties on the first Monday of 16 August next after his election; provided, however, that the 17 term of office of each regional superintendent of schools in 18 office on June 30, 2003
November 30, 2002is terminated on 19 July 1, 2003 December 1, 2002, except that an incumbent 20 regional superintendent of schools shall continue to serve 21 until his successor is elected and qualified, and each 22 regional superintendent of schools elected at the general 23 election in 2002 and every four years thereafter shall assume 24 office on the first day of July Decembernext after his 25 election. No one is eligible to file his petition at any 26 primary election for the nomination as candidate for the 27 office of regional superintendent of schools nor to enter 28 upon the duties of such office either by election or 29 appointment unless he possesses the following qualifications: 30 (1) he is of good character, (2) he has a master's degree, 31 (3) he has earned at least 20 semester hours of credit in HB0741 Enrolled -2- LRB9003104THpk 1 professional education at the graduate level, (4) he holds a 2 valid all grade supervisory certificate or a valid state 3 limited supervisory certificate, or a valid state life 4 supervisory certificate, or a valid administrative 5 certificate, (5) he has had at least 4 years experience in 6 teaching, and (6) he was engaged for at least 2 years of the 7 4 previous years in full time teaching or supervising in the 8 common public schools or serving as a county superintendent 9 of schools or regional superintendent of schools for an 10 educational service region in the State of Illinois. 11 No petition of any candidate for nomination for the 12 office of regional superintendent of schools may be filed and 13 no such candidate's name may be placed on a primary or 14 general election ballot, unless such candidate files as part 15 of his petition a certificate from the State Board of 16 Education certifying that from the records of its office such 17 candidate has the qualifications required by this Section; 18 however, any incumbent filing his petition for nomination for 19 a succeeding term of office shall not be required to attach 20 such certificate to his petition of candidacy. 21 Nomination papers filed under this Section are not valid 22 unless the candidate named therein files with the county 23 clerk or State Board of Elections a statement of economic 24 interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics 25 Act. Such receipt shall be so filed either previously during 26 the calendar year in which his nomination papers were filed 27 or within the period for the filing of nomination papers in 28 accordance with the general election law. 29 The changes in qualifications made by Public Act 76-1563 30 do not affect the right of an incumbent to seek reelection. 31 On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this Section 32 shall have no application in any educational service region 33 having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants; 34 provided further that no election shall be held in November HB0741 Enrolled -3- LRB9003104THpk 1 of 1994 or at any other time after July 1, 1992 for the 2 office of regional superintendent of schools in any county or 3 educational service region having a population of 2,000,000 4 or more inhabitants. 5 (Source: P.A. 88-89; 89-383, eff. 8-18-95.) 6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 7 becoming law.
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