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Pritzker signs bill allowing teachers to appeal unsatisfactory evaluations

Pritzker signs bill allowing teachers to appeal unsatisfactory evaluations


Gov. J.B. Pritzker, pictured in his office earlier this year, signed a bill Aug. 21 that prohibits landlords from evicting or intimidating tenants based on their citizenship or immigration status. 

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois teachers can now appeal unsatisfactory ratings they receive from district evaluations per new legislation signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

The new law sets up a bargaining process between school districts and union representatives to allow teachers the chance to appeal unsatisfactory ratings.

“Illinois’ educators play invaluable roles in our children’s lives and our state as a whole, and I’m proud that this legislation supports our hardworking teachers as they strive for excellence,” Pritzker said in a statement. 

The action comes in the midst of Pritzker recently signing the final three bills of the 599 sent to him by the Illinois General Assembly during the spring legislative session. 

Senate Bill 1213 takes effect immediately. 


Final tally: 591 bills signed, 8 vetoed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Here's what they are.

Contact Analisa Trofimuk at (217) 421-7985. Follow her on Twitter: @AnalisaTro


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