Springfield, IL…Yesterday, State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) advanced legislation that will cut bureaucratic red-tape and make it easier to attract top-notch educators at the IL School for the Deaf and the IL School for the Visually Impaired. “I was happy to pass legislation that will make it easier for the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired to hire teachers,” said Davidsmeyer.
“My legislation allows for the local administrators to recruit, hire and retain the best educators for our children,” said Davidsmeyer. “Currently those who want to teach at a state school in Jacksonville must go through the long state hiring process. They often find other employment opportunities while waiting on Illinois government to respond,” said Davidsmeyer.
“This legislation is important because it puts the hiring more directly into the hands of the educators, rather than someone who is sitting in a Springfield office. Hopefully we will shorten the hiring process and keep great teachers and staff coming to ISD and ISVI.”
SB220 is sponsored by Sen. McCann in the IL Senate – where it must return for a concurrence vote before heading to Governor Rauner. Stay up-to-date with Rep. Davidsmeyer at www.cddavidsmeyer.org.