Amends the Employment of Teachers and Chicago School District Articles of the School code. In provisions concerning dismissal due to sexual abuse, changes the requirements to for any charges involving any witness who is or was at the time of the alleged conduct was a student or person under the age of 18 (instead of charges involving sexual abuse or severe physical abuse of a student or a person under the age of 18). Provides for accommodations (instead of alternative hearing procedures) for witnesses. Sets forth requirements for accommodations. Provides that the teacher may not directly, or through a representative, question a witness called by the school board who is or was a student or under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged conduct. The hearing officer must permit the teacher to submit all relevant questions and follow-up questions for such a witness to have the questions posed by the hearing officer (instead of each party must be permitted to ask a witness who is a student or who is under 18 years of age all relevant questions and follow-up questions). Provides that if any hearing officer fails to make an accommodation, the officer shall be removed from the master list of hearing officers. In the Chicago School District Article of the School Code, makes conforming changes to the previously described procedures.
IllinoisNBCSL Member Sponsor(s):
- Rep. Marcus C. Evans Jr. (IL)
Summary: State of Illinois - HB3592 : School CD-Teacher Dismissal
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