Proposed Amendments to Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois)
P.A. 99-58, effective July 16, 2015, amended Section 21B-60 of the School Code to remove a provision requiring principal preparation programs offered by not-for-profit entities to seek approval of the programs from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), as well as from the State Board of Education. The requirement was part of the original principal preparation legislation enacted in 2010. IBHE, however, asked the agency to pursue legislation to remove the requirement, as it was burdensome for the board of higher education. Additionally, the requirement appreciably increased the length of time it took to review and approve proposals from not-for-profit entities wishing to offer principal preparation programs.
Initial Review by State Board of Education: September 2015