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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/19-22

    (105 ILCS 5/19-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-22)
    Sec. 19-22. Reduction of tax levy-Bonds purchased and cancelled. Whenever refunding bonds are purchased and cancelled as provided in Section 19-21, the taxes thereafter to be extended for payment of the principal of and the interest on the remainder of the issue shall be reduced in an amount equal to the principal of and the interest that would have thereafter accrued upon the refunding bonds so cancelled. A resolution shall be adopted by the corporate authorities of the school district finding these facts. A certified copy of this resolution shall be filed with the county clerk specified in Section 19-18, whereupon he shall reduce and extend such tax levies in accordance therewith.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-23

    (105 ILCS 5/19-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-23)
    Sec. 19-23. Reduction of tax for payment of bonds refunded-Use of tax receipts. Whenever refunding bonds are issued, proper reduction of taxes theretofore levied for the payment of the bonds refunded and next to be extended for collection shall be made by the county clerk upon receipt of a certificate signed by the treasurer of the school district, or by the president and clerk or other corresponding officers of the school district, showing the bonds refunded and the tax to be abated.
    Money which becomes available from taxes that were levied for prior years for payment of bonds or interest coupons that were paid or refunded before those taxes were collected, after payment of all warrants that may have been issued in anticipation of these taxes, shall be placed in the sinking fund account provided in Section 19-24. It shall be used to purchase, call for payment, or to pay at maturity refunding bonds and interest thereon as herein provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-24

    (105 ILCS 5/19-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-24)
    Sec. 19-24. Proceeds of taxes-Special fund-Use-Investment. Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for payment of the principal of and interest upon refunding bonds shall be deposited in a special fund of the school district, designated as the "Refunding Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account of ....". This fund shall be applied to the purchase or payment of refunding bonds and the interest thereon as provided in Sections 19-16 through 19-26.
    If the money in this fund is not immediately necessary for the payment of refunding bonds or if refunding bonds can not be purchased before maturity, then, under the direction of the corporate authorities of the school district, the money may be invested by the treasurer of the school district in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States or in bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the securities in which this money is invested shall be prior to the due date of any issue of refunding bonds of the investing school district. The corporate authorities may sell these securities whenever necessary to obtain cash to meet bond and interest payments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-25

    (105 ILCS 5/19-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-25)
    Sec. 19-25. Information to owners of bonds-Refunding agreements.
    The corporate authorities of a school district may take any action that may be necessary to inform the owners of unpaid bonds regarding the financial condition of the school district, the necessity of refunding its unpaid bonds and readjusting the maturities thereof in order that sufficient taxes may be collected to take care of these bonds, and thus re-establish the credit of the school district. The corporate authorities may enter into any agreement required to prepare and carry out any refunding plan and, without any previous appropriation therefor under any budget law, may incur and pay expenditures that may be necessary in order to accomplish the refunding of the bonds of the school district.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-26

    (105 ILCS 5/19-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-26)
    Sec. 19-26. Construction and application of provisions. Sections 19-16 through 19-25 apply to any school district, regardless of the population of said school district and of the law under which it is organized and operating, and constitute complete authority for issuing refunding bonds as therein provided without reference to other laws. Those sections shall be construed as conferring powers in addition to, but not as limiting powers granted under, other laws or other provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-27

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-27 heading)
REFUNDING SURPLUS AFTER BONDS PAID

105 ILCS 5/19-27

    (105 ILCS 5/19-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-27)
    Sec. 19-27. Payment to treasurer.
    Whenever all the bonds of any school district have been paid and cancelled upon the records of the school treasurer and there remains in the hands of the county collector or any ex-county collector, the county treasurer, or ex-county treasurer, any balance to the credit of the bond fund of the school township, the county collector or ex-county collector, county treasurer or ex-county treasurer shall pay to the school treasurer the balance of such funds in his hands and the school treasurer shall give his receipt therefor.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-28

    (105 ILCS 5/19-28) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-28)
    Sec. 19-28. Distribution and apportionment. At the first regular semi-annual meeting of the trustees of the township after the receipt of the funds mentioned in Section 19-27, they shall distribute and apportion the funds among the districts or fractions of districts of the township whose treasurer is the township treasurer, and among the school boards or board of incorporated cities, towns or school districts in such township having a treasurer other than the township treasurer, in proportion to the number of children under 21 years of age in each. The funds thus apportioned shall be placed on the books of the treasurer to the credit of the respective districts and the same shall be paid out by the treasurer on the legal orders of the school boards of the proper districts, except such part of the fund as may be payable to the boards of education of incorporated cities, towns or school districts having a treasurer other than the township treasurer, which portion of the fund shall be paid by the township treasurer to the treasurer of the board of education.
(Source: P.A. 86-1441.)

105 ILCS 5/19-29

    (105 ILCS 5/19-29) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-29)
    Sec. 19-29. Computation of debt incurring power. In computing the debt incurring power of any school district where there has been included in any such school district only a part of any former school district which at the time of such inclusion has outstanding bonded indebtedness, a proportionate amount of such bonded indebtedness shall be chargeable to such school district based upon the ratio that the assessed valuation of taxable property as equalized and determined by the Department of Revenue in that part of the territory of such former school district that has been included in any such school district bears to the total assessed valuation of the former school district as equalized and determined by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the change occurred, and the proportionate amount of such bonded indebtedness shall be chargeable against such school district in determining its debt incurring power.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

105 ILCS 5/19-30

    (105 ILCS 5/19-30) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-30)
    Sec. 19-30. Any school district which, pursuant to Section 10-22.31b of this Act, has entered into a joint agreement with one or more school districts to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings for area vocational purposes may by proper resolution borrow money for the purpose of acquiring sites and buildings and building, equipping, improving and remodeling buildings and sites for vocational education purposes and as evidence of such indebtedness issue bonds without referendum, provided that the project which is the subject of such joint agreement has been designated by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation as an Area Secondary Vocational Center, and further provided (a) that such district has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, or (b) that such district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, by resolution has authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such agreement from funds raised by building tax levies. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds may, in the discretion of the school board of the district issuing such bonds, be transferred to the Capital Development Board, any other school district which is a party to such joint agreement or the State or any of its agencies provided, however, that such board first determines that such transfer is necessary in order to accomplish the purposes for which such bonds are issued. The amount of the bonds issued by any such participating school district shall not exceed the district's estimated proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center as budgeted under such agreement and as certified by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, and provided that (a) any such participating district which has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, shall thereafter reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such levy under Section 17-2.4 to the extent of the total amount to be yielded by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section, and (b) any such participating district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, but having by resolution authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such joint agreement from funds raised by building tax levies, shall thereafter, annually reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such building tax levies to the extent of the amount to be yielded annually by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from date.
    The failure on the part of a school district to abate or reduce such taxes as described in (a) and (b) shall not constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to levy the direct annual tax authorized by this Section.
    In order to authorize and issue such bonds, the school board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of the bonds, the date thereof, maturities thereof, rates of interest thereof, place of payment and denomination, which shall be in denominations of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds to maturity. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk or Clerks of the County or Counties in which the school district is located of a certified copy of such resolution it shall be the duty of such County Clerk or Clerks to extend the tax therefor, in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such school district.
    This Section shall be cumulative and it shall constitute complete authority for site acquisitions and building programs and for the issuance of bonds as provided for hereunder, notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

105 ILCS 5/19-31

    (105 ILCS 5/19-31) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-31)
    Sec. 19-31. Any school district which, pursuant to Section 10-22.31b of this Act, or under the provisions of the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", has entered into a joint agreement or contract with one or more school districts to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings for the education of one or more of the types of children with disabilities as defined in Sections 14-1.02 through 14-1.07 of this Act, may by proper resolution of the board borrow money for the purpose of acquiring sites and buildings and building, equipping, improving and remodeling buildings and sites for such special education purposes, and as evidence of such indebtedness issue bonds, provided that the project which is the subject of such joint agreement has been approved by the State Board of Education. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds may, in the discretion of the school board of the district issuing such bonds, be transferred to the Capital Development Board, any other school district which is a party to such joint agreement, or the State or any of its agencies provided, however, that such board first determines that such transfer is necessary in order to accomplish the purposes for which such bonds are issued. The amount of the bonds issued by any such participating school district shall not exceed the district's estimated proportionate share of the cost of such special education purposes as budgeted under such joint agreement or contract, and shall be amortized over a period not exceeding the number of years of levy remaining available to such participating school district under Section 17-2.2a of this Act, and provided further that any such participating district shall thereafter reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by the tax levy authorized under Section 17-2.2a of this Act to the extent of the total amount to be yielded by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section. The failure on the part of a school district to abate or reduce such taxes shall not however constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to levy the direct annual tax authorized by this Section.
    Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 8 years from the date of issuance. In order to authorize and issue such bonds, the school board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of the bonds, the date thereof, maturities thereof, rates of interest thereof, place of payment and denomination, which shall be in denominations of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds to maturity, but not to exceed the levy authorized under Section 17-2.2a. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk or Clerks of the County or Counties in which the school district is located of a certified copy of such resolution it shall be the duty of such County Clerk or Clerks to extend the tax therefor, in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such school district.
    This Section shall be cumulative and it shall constitute complete authority for site acquisitions and building programs and for the issuance of bonds as provided for hereunder, notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, any school district qualifying for a special education construction grant pursuant to the Capital Development Board Act may finance the construction project by levying the tax authorized by Section 17-2.2a and issuing bonds in the manner provided for in this Section at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, with a maturity date not more than 20 years from the date of issuance.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19a

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19a heading)
ARTICLE 19a. REVENUE BONDS FOR EXHIBITION FACILITIES

105 ILCS 5/19a-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-1)
    Sec. 19a-1. In this Article, "exhibition facility" means a building or stadium constructed to be used primarily for athletic spectator sports and not facilities built primarily for physical education instruction.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-2

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-2)
    Sec. 19a-2. Revenue bonds for exhibition facilities. Any school board is authorized to:
    a. Acquire by purchase, construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage an exhibition facility.
    b. Charge for the use of such a facility.
    c. Hold in its treasury all funds derived from the operation of the facility and apply them toward the retirement of any revenue bonds issued in connection with the facility.
    d. Enter into contracts touching in any manner any matter within the objects and purposes of this Article.
    e. Pledge the revenues raised from such a facility for the payment of any bonds issued to pay for the facility as provided in this Article.
    f. Borrow money and issue and sell bonds at such price as the school board may determine to finance and to refund or refinance any and all bonds issued and sold by the board pursuant to this Article. No bonds issued under this Article, however, may bear interest in excess of the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to the maturity of the bonds.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-3

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-3)
    Sec. 19a-3. Whenever bonds are issued pursuant to this Article, the school board must establish charges or fees for the use of the exhibition facility to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-4

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-4)
    Sec. 19a-4. If the school board determines subsequent to the original issue of bonds under this Article that the income from the facility is insufficient to pay the principal and interest on those bonds, the board, after submitting the question to referendum in accordance with the general election law, may pay the deficit by issuing general obligation bonds in the manner prescribed by Article 19 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-5

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-5)
    Sec. 19a-5. Members of a school board issuing bonds pursuant to this Article incur no personal liability thereby.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b heading)
ARTICLE 19b. SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SAVING MEASURES