92nd General Assembly
Status of SB2156
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   New Act                                                                     
   40 ILCS 5/16-133.6 new                                                      
   40 ILCS 5/17-116.7 new                                                      
   30 ILCS 805/8.26 new                                                        

        Creates the Veteran Teachers to Schools in Need Act.  Establishes      
   a  program  to  encourage  high-quality, veteran teachers of exemplary      
   ability to teach at low-performing,  high-needs  schools  by  offering      
   these  teachers  incentives.  Provides  that  a  school  district that      
   employs a teacher participating in the program shall pay the  teacher,      
   at a minimum, the average annual salary currently paid by the district      
   to  teachers  at the low-performing, high-needs school with experience      
   commensurate with  that  which  a  high-quality,  veteran  teacher  of      
   exemplary  ability  possesses.  Allows  a teacher participating in the      
   program to apply for a salary supplement each  school  year  from  the      
   State  Board of Education.  Requires the teacher to participate in the      
   program for 3 school years, after which the teacher shall be evaluated      
   to determine continued participation in the program.  Provides that  a      
   participant  is  not  bound  by  school  district  or  city  residency      
   requirements  if he or she maintains a residence that is not more than      
   60 miles away. Requires the  State  Board  of  Education  to  annually      
   evaluate  the  program  and  submit a report on each evaluation to the      
   General Assembly.  Amends the Downstate And Chicago  Teacher  Articles      
   of  the Illinois Pension Code.  Provides that the salary supplement is      
   included in  earnings  for  pension  purposes.   Requires  payment  of      
   employee  (but  not  employer) contributions on the salary supplement.      
   Grants age enhancement upon  completion  of  certain  periods  in  the      
   program  with a satisfactory rating.  Amends the State Mandates Act to      
   require implementation without  reimbursement.   Repeals  the  Veteran      
   Teachers  to  Schools  in Need Act on July 1, 2008.  Effective July 1,      
          PENSION NOTE (Pension Laws Commission)                               
          The fiscal impact of SB 2156 cannot be calculated as the amount      
          of salary and service credit that would be established is            
          unknown. SB 2156 specifies that no employer contributions are        
          required on the salary supplement paid to participating              
          teachers, but the resulting liability shall be considered by         
          the General Assembly when calculating the annual State               
          contributions to each System.                                        
   FEB-07-2002  S  FIRST READING                                                  
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   FEB-22-2002  S                        PENSION NOTE FILED AS INTRODUCED         
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   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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