Bill Status of HB3479 101st General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-EDUCATOR MISCONDUCT
Rep. Fred Crespo
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database must be conducted by the school district or regional superintendent, as applicable, once for every 5 years an applicant remains employed by a school district. Provides that no school board shall knowingly employ a person or knowingly allow a person to student teach who has been issued an indicated finding of abuse or neglect of a child by the Department of Children and Family Services under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act or by a child welfare agency of another jurisdiction. Requires the State Board of Education to conduct random audits of Professional Educator Licensees to verify a licensee's fulfillment of required professional development hours. With regard to the conviction of certain offenses as grounds for disqualification for licensure or suspension or revocation of a license, provides that if the holder of a license or applicant for a license has been charged with attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, soliciting, or committing certain offenses, first degree murder, or a Class X felony or any offense committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of those offenses, the State Superintendent of Education shall immediately suspend the license or deny the application until the person's criminal charges are adjudicated through a court of competent jurisdiction. Makes other changes.