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Public Act 100-0356


 

Public Act 0356 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0356
 
HB0826 EnrolledLRB100 08319 MLM 18427 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
14-1.09a and by adding Sections 10-20.60 and 34-18.53 as
follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
    Sec. 10-20.60. School social worker. A school board may
employ school social workers who have graduated with a master's
or higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate
school of social work and have such additional qualifications
as may be required by the State Board of Education and who hold
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 school social worker may
provide individual and group services to the general student
population and to students with disabilities pursuant to
Article 14 of this Code and rules set forth in 23 Ill. Adm.
Code 226, Special Education, adopted by the State Board of
Education and may provide support and consultation to
administrators, teachers, and other school personnel
consistent with their professional qualifications and the
provisions of this Code and other applicable laws. School
districts may employ a sufficient number of school social
workers to address the needs of their students and schools and
may maintain the nationally recommended student-to-school
social worker ratio of 250 to 1. A school social worker may not
provide such services outside his or her employment to any
student in the district or districts that employ the school
social worker.
 
    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09a)
    Sec. 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 who 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 School Service Personnel
Certificate endorsed for school social work issued pursuant to
Section 21-25 of this Code. Only persons Persons so licensed
and endorsed certified may use the title "school social
worker". A social worker and may offer school social work
services as provided in this Code and other applicable laws and
as 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, 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. 86-303.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new)
    Sec. 34-18.53. School social worker. The board may employ
school social workers who have graduated with a master's or
higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate school
of social work and have such additional qualifications as may
be required by the State Board of Education and who hold 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 school social worker may
provide individual and group services to the general student
population and to students with disabilities pursuant to
Article 14 of this Code and rules set forth in 23 Ill. Adm.
Code 226, Special Education, adopted by the State Board of
Education and may provide support and consultation to
administrators, teachers, and other school personnel
consistent with their professional qualifications and the
provisions of this Code and other applicable laws. The school
district may employ a sufficient number of school social
workers to address the needs of their students and schools and
may maintain the nationally recommended student-to-school
social worker ratio of 250 to 1. A school social worker may not
provide such services outside his or her employment to any
student in the district or districts that employ the school
social worker.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017