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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 5:190

General Personnel

Teacher Qualifications

Each licensed staff member must have a current Illinois Professional Educator License issued by the State Superintendent of Education with the required endorsements as provided in the School Code. The staff member shall be responsible for securing and maintaining a valid license.

Each teacher shall have a valid proof of license and a current receipt showing license registration in the District's central office no later than the end of the first week of school, each school year. On or before each July 1, each teacher must have a complete, up-to-date set of college
transcripts, including any new credits, on file with the Superintendent. The teacher shall notify the Superintendent of a certification change within 30 days after it has occurred.

The following teachers must be “highly qualified” as defined by State and federal law: (a) newly hired teachers who will work in a program supported with Title I funds, and (b) all teachers of core academic subjects. “Core academic subjects” means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, the arts, history, and geography.

The Superintendent or designee shall:

1.  Monitor compliance with State and federal law requirements that teachers be appropriately licensed and highly qualified for their assignments;

2.  Through incentives for voluntary transfers, professional development, recruiting programs, or other effective strategies, ensure that minority students and students from low-income families are not taught at higher rates than other students by unqualified, out-of-field, or inexperienced teachers; and

3.  Ensure parents/guardians of students in schools receiving Title I funds are notified: (a) of their right to request their students' classroom teachers' professional qualifications, and (b) whenever their child is assigned to, or has been taught for 4 or
 consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualifies.


LEGAL REF.:
20 U.S.C. §6319.
34 C.F.R. §200.55, 56, 57, and 61.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.15, 5/21-1, 5/21-11.4, 5/21B-20, and 5/24-23.
23 Ill. Admin. Code § 1.620


ADOPTED:     December 8, 1997
REVIEWED:   November 21, 2005
REVIEWED:   June 10, 2103
REVISED:      June 24, 2013
REVIEWED:   April 8, 2014
REVISED:       May 19, 2014