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Full Text of SB1558  103rd General Assembly




SB1558 EngrossedLRB103 26332 RJT 52693 b

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 Public Community College Act is amended by
5adding Section 2-27 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/2-27 new)
7    Sec. 2-27. Direct support professional training program.
8By July 1, 2025, the State Board shall submit recommendations
9for a model program of study, for credit, that incorporates
10the training and experience necessary to serve as a direct
11support professional to the Department of Human Services. The
12model program of study shall be developed in consultation with
13stakeholders, including, but not limited to, organizations
14representing community-based providers serving children and
15adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and
16elementary and secondary education practitioners, including,
17but not limited to, teachers, administrators, special
18education directors, and regional superintendents of schools.
19Beginning with the 2026-2027 academic year and continuing for
20not less than 2 academic years, the State Board shall make
21available to community colleges the model program of study
22developed under this Section.