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.
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Senate Bill 1213 takes effect immediately.