|HB3798 Engrossed||LRB103 27895 RJT 54273 b|
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.196 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.196 new)
Paid school social worker internships; grant
(a) Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, all
internships for school social workers must be paid
(b) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
shall award competitive grants on an annual basis to school
districts to assist in the funding of these paid internships.
(c) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
shall annually disseminate a request for applications to the
grant program under subsection (b), and funds shall be
distributed annually. Higher priority shall be given to
schools that demonstrate a shortage of school social workers,
which is determined by the average ratio of school social
workers to students in the target school district over the
preceding 3 school years.
(d) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education