Governor Signs Bill to help School Counseling Services

Springfield, IL... Governor Rauner has signed in to law House Bill 3123, which has passed both chambers unanimously and was sponsored by Representative Pritchard (R-Sycamore). The law provides that school counseling services may include assisting students in need of special education services by implementing the academic supports and social-emotional and college or career development counseling services or interventions per a student's individualized education program (IEP) or participating in or contributing to a student's IEP and completing a social developmental history. The bill, primarily technical in nature, will help clean up and clarify Representative Chapa LaVia's (D-Aurora)bill that passed in the last General Assembly.