21-3. Lane Advancement

Appointed teachers and temporarily assigned teachers who are deemed highly qualified by the Illinois State Board of Education Rules and Regulations to teach students with disabilities, who are assigned or appointed by the BOARD as teachers of students with disabilities and who have completed thirty semester hours of approved graduate credit in the area of special education shall be permitted to advance to Lane ll of the salary schedule. Termination of service in the area of special education shall cause said appointed teacher or temporarily assigned teacher to revert to the appropriate lane of the salary schedule and, further, it shall be the responsibility of the teacher to notify the BOARD of such termination.