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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/12-25

    (105 ILCS 5/12-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 12-25)
    Sec. 12-25. Non-high territory surrounded by water or possessing an ancient grant.
    Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this Article for the elimination of non-high school territory and in addition to the exemptions provided in this Article for the elimination of non-high school territory, any non-high school territory that has no direct land connection with any school district to which it could be annexed or any school district whose inhabitants were entitled to the use and benefit of certain lands by virtue of an ancient grant prior to the admission of Illinois to the Union and which grant was recognized and confirmed by the government of the United States, may be permitted to remain non-high school territory, in whole or in part, or may be eliminated, in whole or in part, from the non-high school district of the county as part of an attachment, assignment, annexation, detachment, division, or dissolution action of the regional board of school trustees. In the event an elementary district is non-recognized by the State Board of Education, the elementary district and that portion of any non-high school district with coterminous boundaries with such elementary district shall be assigned, annexed, and attached to a unit district or to an elementary district and a high school district by the regional board of school trustees under the guidelines of Section 7-11.
(Source: P.A. 86-139.)

105 ILCS 5/12-26

    (105 ILCS 5/12-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 12-26)
    Sec. 12-26. Transferred territory liable for indebtedness-Levy of tax.
    If any non-high school district or protectorate high school district has outstanding debts and obligations other than bonded indebtedness the territory constituting the district at the time the indebtedness is incurred shall remain liable for the indebtedness even though the district is dissolved or a part of the territory is detached from or ceases to be a part of such district.
    The board of education of the non-high school district or protectorate high school district at the time of making its annual tax levy or prior to the time it ceases to exist shall prepare and file with the county clerk a map of the district showing the territory embraced therein prior to any dissolution or change in the boundary thereof and shall also file with the county clerk a statement certified by the county superintendent of schools showing the amount of outstanding debts or obligations other than bonded indebtedness of the district remaining unpaid, the time when the indebtedness was created, the changes in the boundary of the district and the date of such changes.
    The board of education shall determine and certify to the county clerk the amount of tax required for the purpose of paying the outstanding debts or obligations other than bonded indebtedness and the county clerk shall extend each year upon all the territory so liable a rate of tax necessary to raise the amount thereof at the maximum rate permissible at the time the territory ceased to be non-high school territory or protectorate high school territory until such outstanding debts or obligations other than bonded indebtedness have been paid.
    When collected the tax shall be paid to the county superintendent of schools who shall pay the debts and obligations other than bonded indebtedness in the order that they were incurred.
(Source: P.A. 76-124.)