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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/27A-12
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/27A-12)
On or before September 30 of every odd-numbered year, all local school boards with at least one charter school, as well as the Commission, shall submit to the State Board any information required by the State Board pursuant to applicable rule. On or before the second Wednesday in January of every even-numbered year, the State Board shall issue a report to the General Assembly and the Governor on its findings for the previous 2 school years. The State Board's report shall summarize all of the following:
(1) The authorizer's strategic vision for chartering
and progress toward achieving that vision.
(2) The academic and financial performance of all
operating charter schools overseen by the authorizer, according to the performance expectations for charter schools set forth in this Article.
(3) The status of the authorizer's charter school
portfolio, identifying all charter schools in each of the following categories: approved (but not yet open), operating, renewed, transferred, revoked, not renewed, voluntarily closed, or never opened.
(4) The authorizing functions provided by the
authorizer to the charter schools under its purview, including the authorizer's operating costs and expenses detailed in annual audited financial statements, which must conform with generally accepted accounting principles.
Further, in the report required by this Section, the State
Board (i) shall
compare the performance of charter school pupils with the performance of
ethnically and economically comparable groups of pupils in other public schools
who are enrolled in academically comparable courses,
(ii) shall review information regarding the regulations and policies from
charter schools were released to determine if the exemptions assisted or
the charter schools in meeting their stated goals and objectives, and (iii)
include suggested changes in State law necessary to strengthen charter schools.
In addition, the State Board shall undertake and report on periodic
evaluations of charter schools that include evaluations of student academic
achievement, the extent to which charter schools are accomplishing their
and goals, the sufficiency of funding for charter schools, and the need for
changes in the approval process for charter schools.
Based on the information that the State Board receives from authorizers and the State Board's ongoing monitoring of both charter schools and authorizers, the State Board has the power to remove the power to authorize from any authorizer in this State if the authorizer does not demonstrate a commitment to high-quality authorization practices and, if necessary, revoke the chronically low-performing charters authorized by the authorizer at the time of the removal. The State Board shall adopt rules as needed to carry out this power, including provisions to determine the status of schools authorized by an authorizer whose authorizing power is revoked.
(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09; 97-152, eff. 7-20-11.)
105 ILCS 5/27A-13
(105 ILCS 5/27A-13)
The State Board of Education is authorized to adopt
any rules not inconsistent with this Article that it deems necessary to
implement and accomplish the purposes and provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-450, eff. 4-10-96.)
105 ILCS 5/27A-14
(105 ILCS 5/27A-14)
(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09. Repealed internally, eff. 1-10-10.)
105 ILCS 5/Art. 28
(105 ILCS 5/Art. 28 heading)
105 ILCS 5/28-1
(105 ILCS 5/28-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 28-1)
Copies and prices filed - Bond.
No person shall offer any school instructional materials for
adoption, sale or exchange in the State until he has complied with the
1. He shall file with the State Board of Education, annually, by July
15, a sworn statement of the usual list
price, the lowest net wholesale price, and the lowest net exchange price
at which the material is sold or exchanged for old material on the same
subject of like grade and kind but of a different series taken in part
2. He shall file with the State Board of Education a
bond payable to the People of the State of Illinois with a surety
company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois as surety
thereon, in a penal sum to be determined by the State Board of Education,
not less than $2000 nor more than $10,000 conditioned as
(a) That he will furnish annually any of the materials listed in any
annual statement filed by him to any school district and any school
corporation in this State at the lowest net prices contained in the
statements and that he will maintain said prices uniformly throughout
(b) That he will reduce such net prices in Illinois whenever they
are reduced elsewhere in the United States, and that he will file with
the State Board of Education a sworn statement
of reductions made elsewhere, so that at no time shall any instructional
material so filed and listed by him be sold in this State at a higher
net price than is received for such material elsewhere in the United
(c) He shall not enter into any understanding, agreement or
combination to control the prices or to restrict competition in the sale
of instructional materials.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)