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Dr. Shawn Walsh

Regional Superintendent
Phone: (815) 740-8360
Fax: (815) 740-4788

Retired Teachers

 

 

As a license holder who is retired from public education, you ARE responsible for professional development for each semester that you were employed in the public schools during your  current cycle.

Licensure Renewal:

Individuals must wait until April 1st of the renewal year to renew the license. Retired educators collecting benefits from a State retirement system should list themselves as such in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).  If you have professional development (PD) requirements for the years of the current cycle during which you taught prior to retirement, these requirements must be met in order to renew the license.  Once retired, there are no more registration fees or PD requirements as long as the license is in retired status and the individual does not return to work for 50% or more of a school year. Licenses in retired status for the entire 5-year cycle cannot lapse.

Professional Development Entry and Renewal Instructions [PDF]

 How to Update Professional Development/ Employment Status 

How to update Professional Development/Employment Status from ISBE Video on Vimeo.

 

 

40 ILCS 5/16-118- Outlines timelines and number of days that retirees can work in a school year and still receive retirement annuities: 

  • Before July 1, 2001: 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in a school year 
  • July 1, 2001-June 30, 2011: 120 paid days or 600 paid hours in a school year 
  • July 1, 2011-June 30, 2018: 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in a school year 
  • July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020: 120 paid days or 600 paid hour each school year, but no more than 100 paid days in the same classroom 
  • July 1, 2020 and forward: 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in a school year.  

***Please contact TRS with any questions regarding retirement benefits.***

Website: www.trsil.org

Phone number: (877) 927-5877 

Staff Email: "@trsil.org" (ex. members@trsil.org)