(105 ILCS 5/34-8.17)
    Sec. 34-8.17. Lump-sum allocation; key centralized functions. Final designation as a Learning Zone under this Law shall entitle the participating attendance centers to receive funds in lump-sum allocations, to budget and spend those funds, and to operate in accordance with the designation and this Law. Lump-sum allocations shall be based on the number of enrolled regular and special needs students and shall include all operating funds for compensation, supplies, equipment, repairs, energy, maintenance, transportation, and professional services, and all special funds that follow special populations, including desegregation, special education, bilingual, federal, and State Chapter 1 funds. A sum equal to 3.2% of operating funds shall be deducted by the board to provide key centralized functions, unless a designated Learning Zone obtains one or more of those functions elsewhere, in which case the sum shall be appropriately adjusted. As used in this Law, key centralized functions shall mean:
        (1) Equity assurance staff to ensure that services
are maintained for students with disabilities, English learners, low-income students, and any other special need students as required by federal law;
        (2) Payroll services and background and credential
        (3) Budget and treasury services to levy and collect
taxes and distribute lump-sum funding;
        (4) Central computer systems providing information
distribution and networking;
        (5) On-line data collection and analysis centers for
student and school data;
        (6) Emergency pool funding; and
        (7) Legal and labor departmental services for
system-wide litigation and collective bargaining negotiations.
(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15.)