91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1207
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SCH CD-PARAPROFESS TASK FORCE                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the   School   Code.    Creates   the   Task   Force   on      
   Paraprofessionals.   Requires   the  Task  Force  to  study  and  make      
   recommendations on the licensure of paraprofessionals  who  work  with      
   children  in  the public schools of Illinois.  Requires the Task Force      
   to  determine  entry  level   standards,   training   and   experience      
   requirements  for  entering  the  career, guidelines for education and      
   experience requirements for career advancement,  structures  outlining      
   appropriate roles and responsibilities, and a mechanism to enhance job      
   mobility within and between school districts.  Requires the Task Force      
   to  report  its  recommendations  to  the  Governor one year after the      
   effective  date  of  the  amendatory  Act.   Repeals  the  Task  Force      
   provisions one year  and  a  day  after  the  effective  date  of  the      
   amendatory Act.  Effective immediately.                                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Replaces  the  Task  Force  member  representing   the   American      
   Speech-Language-Hearing  Association  with  a  member representing the      
   Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association.                               
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          Total one-year cost would be approximately $38,200.                  
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)                       
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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