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Full Text of HB2078  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
524-8 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/24-8)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-8)
7    Sec. 24-8. Minimum salary. In fixing the salaries of
8teachers, school boards shall pay those who serve on a
9full-time basis not less than a rate for the school year that
10is based upon training completed in a recognized institution of
11higher learning, as follows: for the school year beginning July
121, 1980 and until the 2020-2021 school year thereafter, less
13than a bachelor's degree, $9,000; 120 semester hours or more
14and a bachelor's degree, $10,000; 150 semester hours or more
15and a master's degree, $11,000. In fixing the salaries of
16teachers, a school board shall pay those who serve on a
17full-time basis a rate not less than (i) $32,076 for the
182020-2021 school year, (ii) $34,576 for the 2021-2022 school
19year, (iii) $37,076 for the 2022-2023 school year, and (iv)
20$40,000 for the 2023-2024 school year. The minimum salary rate
21for each school year thereafter, subject to review by the
22General Assembly, shall equal the minimum salary rate for the
23previous school year increased by a percentage equal to the



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1percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index For
2All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United
3States Department of Labor for the previous school year.
4    Based upon previous public school experience in this State
5or any other state, territory, dependency or possession of the
6United States, or in schools operated by or under the auspices
7of the United States, teachers who serve on a full-time basis
8shall have their salaries increased to at least the following
9amounts above the starting salary for a teacher in such
10district in the same classification: with less than a
11bachelor's degree, $750 after 5 years; with 120 semester hours
12or more and a bachelor's degree, $1,000 after 5 years and
13$1,600 after 8 years; with 150 semester hours or more and a
14master's degree, $1,250 after 5 years, $2,000 after 8 years and
15$2,750 after 13 years.
16    For the purpose of this Section a teacher's salary shall
17include any amount paid by the school district on behalf of the
18teacher, as teacher contributions, to the Teachers' Retirement
19System of the State of Illinois.
20    If a school board establishes a schedule for teachers'
21salaries based on education and experience, not inconsistent
22with this Section, all certificated nurses employed by that
23board shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of such
25    For purposes of this Section, a teacher who submits a
26certificate of completion to the school office prior to the



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1first day of the school term shall be considered to have the
2degree stated in such certificate.
3(Source: P.A. 83-913.)