The Catholic Conference of Illinois helped to pass legislation allowing teachers to re-instate expired teacher certificates if they missed last year’s deadline.
Senate Bill 3393 gives teachers until Sept. 1 to pay registration and any back fees for immediate re-instatement of a lapsed certificate. If teachers wait until after Sept. 1 to renew certification, they must also pay a $500 penalty or demonstrate proficiency by completing nine semester hours of college coursework in their field.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation into law earlier this month.
For more information, go to this Illinois State Board of Education web page.