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Illinois House Bills

 Short Description
Parenting Education
Requires high schools to provide parenting education
which include mental and emotional aspects of life.

Passed both Houses
 Staff Mental health training Requires school to provide mental health training

Passed both Houses
School Psychologists and NCSP
"School psychologist" means a person who holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist
HB4409 Passed both Houses
School Counselor Title Protection
 Requires a job titled "School Counselor" can only be filled by a person with the PEL license "School Counselor"
 HB4514 Sent to Governor
School Code LGBT Unit of Instruction
 Requires every public school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the significant role of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in society. SB3249
Not voted on in committee - dead
 School suspension
School suspension program promoting non-violent conflict resolution  HB5786  Passed both Houses
 SEL Curriculum guidelines and best practices on emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning  HB4657 Passed both Houses
 At-Risk students
 Connect at-risk students in need of academic supportHB4205
Not voted in Committee - Dead
Restorative Justice
 Grant program providing restorative justice options instead of law enforcement
Passed both Houses
 Salaries Provides that, beginning July 1, 2019, in fixing the salaries of teachers, a school board shall pay those who serve on a full-time basis a rate not less than $40,000 per year. Removes a provision providing for a periodic teacher salary increase schedule. HB5175Passed both Houses

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