92nd General Assembly
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   105 ILCS 5/21-14.5 new                                                      

        Amends the School  Code.   Creates  the  Continuing  Professional      
   Development   Scholarship   Program.   Requires  the  State  Board  of      
   Education to implement and administer the program, which shall provide      
   scholarships to  applicants  who  are  holders  of  Standard  Teaching      
   Certificates,  are  seeking  certificate  renewal, and are planning to      
   take coursework from a regionally accredited institution as part of an      
   approved certificate renewal plan.  Provides that a scholarship holder      
   may receive scholarship assistance to cover the actual tuition  charge      
   for  the coursework that the person is enrolled to take as part of his      
   or her certificate renewal plan, with limitations.   Provides  that  a      
   scholarship holder may reapply for another scholarship within a 5-year      
   period.  Effective July 1, 2002.                                            
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          Approximately 50,000 to 60,000 teachers renew their certifi-         
          cates each year. Depending on the assumptions, this could cost       
          anywhere from $1 million to $30 million. The high-end assump-        
          tion would be that each of the 60,000 would take coursework          
          equal to $500. The low-end assumption would be that only 1/3         
          of the 50,000 would take only one hour of classwork at an            
          actual community college cost of $50 (community colleges range       
          from $39 to $68 per credit hour).                                    
   FEB-06-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-06-2002  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 WIRSING               
   FEB-06-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-06-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-13-2002  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               ELEM SCND ED          
   FEB-21-2002  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 KOSEL                 
   FEB-22-2002  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     021-000-000   HELM    
   FEB-22-2002  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-22-2002  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   MAR-22-2002  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-04-2002  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   APR-04-2002  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-05-2002  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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