Proposed Amendments to Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision)

Subpart G of rules governing Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision sets forth the qualifications for school districts to use when assigning staff to teaching and administrative positions.  The Subpart recognizes that individuals previously considered qualified at the time that they initially earned their credential and became employed remain qualified even if requirements for certain endorsement areas change.

The proposed changes in Subpart G primarily respond to P.A. 97-607, effective August 26, 2011, which changed the system of teacher, administrator and school service personnel certification set forth in Article 21 of the School Code to a licensure system (105 ILCS 5/Art. 21B).  References to certification and related terms are being modified to align Part 1 to the licensure system, which became effective July 1, 2013. 

Subpart G also is being updated to reflect new requirements for receipt of the elementary education and middle grades endorsements, as well as to clarify the range of administrative assignments available to individuals holding the teacher leader endorsement authorized under Article 21B of the School Code.

Initial Review by State Board of Education: December 2013

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