Public Act 103-0041
HB3116 EnrolledLRB103 26331 RJT 52692 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
10-22.39 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
programs, at least once every 2 years, licensed school
personnel and administrators who work with pupils in
kindergarten through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the
warning signs of mental illness, trauma, and suicidal behavior
in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and
referral techniques. A school district may utilize the
Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program, established
under the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act and
administered by certified instructors trained by a national
association recognized as an authority in behavioral health,
to provide the training and meet the requirements under this
subsection. If licensed school personnel or an administrator
obtains mental health first aid training outside of an
in-service training program, he or she may present a
certificate of successful completion of the training to the
school district to satisfy the requirements of this
    Training regarding the implementation of trauma-informed
practices satisfies the requirements of this subsection (b).
    A course of instruction as described in this subsection
(b) may provide information that is relevant to and within the
scope of the duties of licensed school personnel or school
administrators. Such information may include, but is not
limited to:
        (1) the recognition of and care for trauma in students
    and staff;
        (2) the relationship between educator wellness and
    student learning;
        (3) the effect of trauma on student behavior and
        (4) the prevalence of trauma among students, including
    the prevalence of trauma among student populations at
    higher risk of experiencing trauma;
        (5) the effects of implicit or explicit bias on
    recognizing trauma among various student groups in
    connection with race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
    orientation, socio-economic status, and other relevant
    factors; and
        (6) effective district practices that are shown to:
            (A) prevent and mitigate the negative effect of
        trauma on student behavior and learning; and
            (B) support the emotional wellness of staff.
    (c) School counselors, nurses, teachers and other school
personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a basic
knowledge of matters relating to acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the disease, its
causes and effects, the means of detecting it and preventing
its transmission, and the availability of appropriate sources
of counseling and referral, and any other information that may
be appropriate considering the age and grade level of such
pupils. The School Board shall supervise such training. The
State Board of Education and the Department of Public Health
shall jointly develop standards for such training.
    (d) In this subsection (d):
    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
of 1986.
    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20,
11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5,
12-12, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including
sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to
the victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who
are known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training
program for school personnel who work with pupils, including,
but not limited to, school and school district administrators,
teachers, school social workers, school counselors, school
psychologists, and school nurses, must be conducted by persons
with expertise in domestic and sexual violence and the needs
of expectant and parenting youth and shall include training
concerning (i) communicating with and listening to youth
victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth victims of domestic or
sexual violence and expectant and parenting youth to
appropriate in-school services and other agencies, programs,
and services as needed, and (iii) implementing the school
district's policies, procedures, and protocols with regard to
such youth, including confidentiality. At a minimum, school
personnel must be trained to understand, provide information
and referrals, and address issues pertaining to youth who are
parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual
    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
    (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
for all personnel.
    (g) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
conduct in-service training on homelessness for all school
personnel. The training shall include:
        (1) the definition of homeless children and youth
    under Section 11434a of Title 42 of the United States
        (2) the signs of homelessness and housing insecurity;
        (3) the rights of students experiencing homelessness
    under State and federal law;
        (4) the steps to take when a homeless or
    housing-insecure student is identified; and
        (5) the appropriate referral techniques, including the
    name and contact number of the school or school district
    homeless liaison.
    A school board may work with a community-based
organization that specializes in working with homeless
children and youth to develop and provide the training.
(Source: P.A. 101-350, eff. 1-1-20; 102-197, eff. 7-30-21;
102-638, eff. 1-1-23; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect August
20, 2024.

Effective Date: 8/20/2024