IASB Legislative Report 102-37
Date PostedMarch 18, 2022
School Employee Shortage Bills Clear House CommitteeSeveral Senate Bills aimed at providing some relief to the ongoing school district staff shortage crisis cleared a legislative hurdle by passing out of the House Elementary & Secondary: Administration, Licensing, and Charter Schools committee on March 16. The bills passed by the committee include measures to allow substitute teachers to be in the same classroom for a longer period, reduction of fees for substitute teachers as well as a reduction in age for some paraprofessionals. Having already passed the Senate, these bills are just a House floor vote and a signature from the governor away from becoming law.
Starting on March 22, the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to be in session 16 out of 18 days. With bills being amended and new language introduced at a moment's notice, it is important to keep an eye on your email for further updates and potential calls to action.
Read more about education-related bills in House and Senate Committees, and an update on the FY 2022 federal budget in the complete IASB Legislative Report 102-37.