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Public Act 101-0443


Public Act 0443 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0443
HB2078 EnrolledLRB101 06844 AXK 51873 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
24-8 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/24-8)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-8)
    Sec. 24-8. Minimum salary. In fixing the salaries of
teachers, school boards shall pay those who serve on a
full-time basis not less than a rate for the school year that
is based upon training completed in a recognized institution of
higher learning, as follows: for the school year beginning July
1, 1980 and until the 2020-2021 school year thereafter, less
than a bachelor's degree, $9,000; 120 semester hours or more
and a bachelor's degree, $10,000; 150 semester hours or more
and a master's degree, $11,000. In fixing the salaries of
teachers, a school board shall pay those who serve on a
full-time basis a rate not less than (i) $32,076 for the
2020-2021 school year, (ii) $34,576 for the 2021-2022 school
year, (iii) $37,076 for the 2022-2023 school year, and (iv)
$40,000 for the 2023-2024 school year. The minimum salary rate
for each school year thereafter, subject to review by the
General Assembly, shall equal the minimum salary rate for the
previous school year increased by a percentage equal to the
percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index For
All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United
States Department of Labor for the previous school year.
    On or before January 31, 2020, the Professional Review
Panel created under Section 18-8.15 must submit a report to the
General Assembly on how State funds and funds distributed under
the evidence-based funding formula under Section 18-8.15 may
aid the financial effects of the changes made by this
amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
    Based upon previous public school experience in this State
or any other state, territory, dependency or possession of the
United States, or in schools operated by or under the auspices
of the United States, teachers who serve on a full-time basis
shall have their salaries increased to at least the following
amounts above the starting salary for a teacher in such
district in the same classification: with less than a
bachelor's degree, $750 after 5 years; with 120 semester hours
or more and a bachelor's degree, $1,000 after 5 years and
$1,600 after 8 years; with 150 semester hours or more and a
master's degree, $1,250 after 5 years, $2,000 after 8 years and
$2,750 after 13 years.
    For the purpose of this Section a teacher's salary shall
include any amount paid by the school district on behalf of the
teacher, as teacher contributions, to the Teachers' Retirement
System of the State of Illinois.
    If a school board establishes a schedule for teachers'
salaries based on education and experience, not inconsistent
with this Section, all certificated nurses employed by that
board shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of such
    For purposes of this Section, a teacher who submits a
certificate of completion to the school office prior to the
first day of the school term shall be considered to have the
degree stated in such certificate.
(Source: P.A. 83-913.)

Effective Date: 6/1/2020