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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
524-6 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/24-6)
7    Sec. 24-6. Sick leave. The school boards of all school
8districts, including special charter districts, but not
9including school districts in municipalities of 500,000 or
10more, shall grant their full-time teachers, and also shall
11grant such of their other employees as are eligible to
12participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund under
13the "600-Hour Standard" established, or under such other
14eligibility participation standard as may from time to time be
15established, by rules and regulations now or hereafter
16promulgated by the Board of that Fund under Section 7-198 of
17the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended, sick
18leave provisions not less in amount than 10 days at full pay in
19each school year. If any such teacher or employee does not use
20the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused
21amount shall be allowed to accumulate to a minimum available
22leave of 180 days at full pay, including the leave of the
23current year. Sick leave shall be interpreted to mean personal



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1illness, quarantine at home, or serious illness or death in
2the immediate family or household, or birth, adoption, or
3placement for adoption. The school board may require a
4certificate from a physician licensed in Illinois to practice
5medicine and surgery in all its branches, a chiropractic
6physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, a
7licensed advanced practice registered nurse, a licensed
8physician assistant, or, if the treatment is by prayer or
9spiritual means, a spiritual adviser or practitioner of the
10teacher's or employee's faith as a basis for pay during leave
11after an absence of 3 days for personal illness or 30 days for
12birth or as the school board may deem necessary in other cases.
13If the school board does require a certificate as a basis for
14pay during leave of less than 3 days for personal illness, the
15school board shall pay, from school funds, the expenses
16incurred by the teachers or other employees in obtaining the
17certificate. For paid leave for adoption or placement for
18adoption, the school board may require that the teacher or
19other employee provide evidence that the formal adoption
20process is underway, and such leave is limited to 30 days
21unless a longer leave has been negotiated with the exclusive
22bargaining representative.
23    Sick leave shall also be interpreted to mean birth,
24adoption, placement for adoption, and the acceptance of a
25child in need of foster care. Teachers and other employees to
26which this Section applies are entitled to use up to 30 days of



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1paid sick leave because of the birth of a child that is not
2dependent on the need to recover from childbirth. Paid sick
3leave because of the birth of a child may be used absent
4medical certification for up to 30 working school days, which
5days may be used at any time within the 12-month period
6following the birth of the child. The use of up to 30 working
7school days of paid sick leave because of the birth of a child
8may not be diminished as a result of any intervening period of
9nonworking days or school not being in session, such as for
10summer, winter, or spring break or holidays, that may occur
11during the use of the paid sick leave. For paid sick leave for
12adoption, placement for adoption, or the acceptance of a child
13in need of foster care, the school board may require that the
14teacher or other employee to which this Section applies
15provide evidence that the formal adoption process or the
16formal foster care process is underway, and such sick leave is
17limited to 30 days unless a longer leave has been negotiated
18with the exclusive bargaining representative. Paid sick leave
19for adoption, placement for adoption, or the acceptance of a
20child in need of foster care need not be used consecutively
21once the formal adoption process or the formal foster care
22process is underway, and such sick leave may be used for
23reasons related to the formal adoption process or the formal
24foster care process prior to taking custody of the child or
25accepting the child in need of foster care, in addition to
26using such sick leave upon taking custody of the child or



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1accepting the child in need of foster care.
2    If, by reason of any change in the boundaries of school
3districts, or by reason of the creation of a new school
4district, the employment of a teacher is transferred to a new
5or different board, the accumulated sick leave of such teacher
6is not thereby lost, but is transferred to such new or
7different district.
8    For purposes of this Section, "immediate family" shall
9include parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, children,
10grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law,
11sisters-in-law, and legal guardians.
12(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.