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Weigh In on Part 25 Proposed Rules

7/24/2014

In June, ISBE’s proposed rules on licensure renewal were released for public comment. An IFT-developed summary of the proposed requirements is available here.

Once finalized, the rules will affect all licensed teachers who must complete renewal requirements.  

The proposed rules would implement several policy decisions about how the new license renewal law will be put into effect, as well as set consequences for missing established renewal deadlines. Two important proposals that teachers should note are:

  • Evidence for professional development must be entered into ELIS within 60 days of completion or it will not be counted towards a teacher’s required number of professional development hours, and

  • Evidence for activities completed prior to July 1, 2014 must be entered into ELIS by December 31, 2014 or those hours will not be counted.


The IFT has provided public comment in opposition to these unfair, unnecessary rule proposals. Make your voice heard too!
    
Comments about the proposed rules must be submitted to ISBE by August 25, 2014. Email or send your feedback by postal mail to:  Shelley Helton, Agency Rules Coordinator, ISBE, 100 North First Street - S-493, Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001.


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