Illinois School Counselor Association

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Principal endorsement
Allows school counselor experience to qualify for principal endorsement. Removes sunset date.
Evidence Based School Funding
School Funding Evidence Based
Funds 1 FTE school counselor per 450 students elementary and 1 FTE counselor per 250 students middle and high school
 HB2808 School Counselor Funding
Social Work Services
in Schools
This bill is being amended. It refers to limits on school social work services.


Re: HB826 Federal Individual with Disabilities Act Federal Regulation defines "Social Work Services"

ยง300.34   Related Services


re: HB 826 IL School Code defines
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09.2)
    Sec. 14-1.09.2. School Social Work Services.
School Social Work Services

 Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Repeals the Section providing that if a person 14 years or older is determined to be a person with a developmental disability by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, the person making the determination shall notify the Department of Health and Human Services within 7 days, who then shall notify the Department of State Police, if appropriate, to determine continuing eligibility under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. HB0461   HB0461  2/16/2017
Amends the Illinois School Student Records Act
Provides that a parent's or student's request to inspect and copy records under the Act must be granted no later than 5 business days (rather than 15 school days). Effective immediately.  SB1483    


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