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Full Text of HB3363  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-21.4 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-21.4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-21.4)
7    Sec. 10-21.4. Superintendent; duties - Duties. Each school
8district must Except in districts in which there is only one
9school with fewer than 4 teachers, to employ a superintendent,
10who shall have charge of the administration of the schools
11under the direction of the board of education. However, in any
12school district that has boundaries that lie in 3 counties, one
13county of which has a population exceeding 1,000,000
14inhabitants, that has an enrollment of more than 35,000
15students, and that has on staff properly licensed assistant
16superintendents or directors in the areas of instruction,
17finance, special education, assessments, and career and
18technology education, the school board may instead, by a vote
19of a majority of its full membership, appoint a chief executive
20officer to serve as its superintendent, who shall be a person
21of recognized administrative ability and management
22experience, hold a master's degree, have been employed with the
23school district for a minimum of 5 years in an administrative



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1capacity, be responsible for the management of the district,
2and have all other powers and duties of a superintendent as set
3forth in this Code, but who shall be exempt from the provisions
4and requirements of Section 21B-15 of this Code for a period of
55 years.
6    In addition to the administrative duties, the
7superintendent shall make recommendations to the board
8concerning the budget, building plans, the locations of sites,
9the selection, retention and dismissal of teachers and all
10other employees, the selection of textbooks, instructional
11material and courses of study. However, in districts under a
12Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Section 1A-8 for
13violating a financial plan, the duties and responsibilities of
14the superintendent in relation to the financial and business
15operations of the district shall be approved by the Panel. In
16the event the Board refuses or fails to follow a directive or
17comply with an information request of the Panel, the
18performance of those duties shall be subject to the direction
19of the Panel. The superintendent shall also notify the State
20Board of Education, the board and the chief administrative
21official, other than the alleged perpetrator himself, in the
22school where the alleged perpetrator serves, that any person
23who is employed in a school or otherwise comes into frequent
24contact with children in the school has been named as a
25perpetrator in an indicated report filed pursuant to the Abused
26and Neglected Child Reporting Act, approved June 26, 1975, as



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1amended. The superintendent shall keep or cause to be kept the
2records and accounts as directed and required by the board, aid
3in making reports required by the board, and perform such other
4duties as the board may delegate to him.
5    In addition, each year at a time designated by the State
6Superintendent of Education, each superintendent shall report
7to the State Board of Education the number of high school
8students in the district who are enrolled in accredited courses
9(for which high school credit will be awarded upon successful
10completion of the courses) at any community college, together
11with the name and number of the course or courses which each
12such student is taking.
13    The provisions of this Section shall also apply to board of
14director districts.
15    Notice of intent not to renew a contract must be given in
16writing stating the specific reason therefor by April 1 of the
17contract year unless the contract specifically provides
18otherwise. Failure to do so will automatically extend the
19contract for an additional year. Within 10 days after receipt
20of notice of intent not to renew a contract, the superintendent
21may request a closed session hearing on the dismissal. At the
22hearing the superintendent has the privilege of presenting
23evidence, witnesses and defenses on the grounds for dismissal.
24The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to a district
25under a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Section 1A-8 for
26violating a financial plan.



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1(Source: P.A. 99-846, eff. 6-1-17.)
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.