Illinois - SB1239



February 7, 2017


Amends the School Code. Provides that teachers must be provided with and a teacher must annually complete 20 hours of inservice training, 10 hours of which a teacher may complete through online learning if the online learning requires proof of proficiency. With respect to the opening date of a school term, provides that student instruction may begin no earlier than the day after Labor Day. Requires the calendar for a school term to provide for a minimum of 880 instructional hours in no more than 176 days of actual pupil attendance and at least 45 professional development hours for teachers, to be scheduled as any collective bargaining agreement allows; makes related changes. Provides that as part of its calendar for the school term, a school board shall schedule 5 emergency closure days, ...

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