Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. In a provision concerning school counselors, removes the requirement that a school counselor must hold or be qualified for an elementary, secondary, or special K-12 teaching certificate. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends a Section of the School Code concerning school counselors. Provides that in lieu of holding or qualifying for a teaching certificate in addition to a school service personnel certificate, a school counselor may fulfill such other requirements as the State Board of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board may by rule establish. For individuals who have completed an approved program in another state and who are applying for a school service personnel certificate, provides that instead of being required to hold or qualify for a teaching certificate, the individual must meet those requirements that the State Board of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board may by rule establish. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.