Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 3/15/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1213 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
524A-5.5 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/24A-5.5 new)
7    Sec. 24A-5.5. Local appeal process for unsatisfactory
8ratings. Beginning with the first school year following the
9effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
10Assembly, each school district shall, in good faith cooperation
11with its teachers or, if applicable, through good faith
12bargaining with the exclusive bargaining representative of its
13teachers develop and implement an appeals process for
14"unsatisfactory" ratings that includes, but is not limited to,
15an assessment of the original rating by a panel of qualified
16evaluators agreed to by the joint committee referred to in



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1subsection (b) of Section 24A-4 of this Code and that has the
2power to reevaluate and re-rate a teacher who appeals. The
3joint committee shall determine the criteria for successful
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.".