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Full Text of HB5588  98th 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 Sections
52-3.25g, 2-3.32, 2-3.47, 10-22.5a, 14-7.03, 18-4.5, 18-6,
627A-5, 27A-6.5, 27A-7, 27A-9, 27A-11, and 27A-11.5 as follows:
7    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25g)
8    Sec. 2-3.25g. Waiver or modification of mandates within the
9School Code and administrative rules and regulations.
10    (a) In this Section:
11        "Board" means a school board or the governing board or
12    administrative district, as the case may be, for a joint
13    agreement.
14        "Eligible applicant" means a school district, joint
15    agreement made up of school districts, or regional
16    superintendent of schools on behalf of schools and programs
17    operated by the regional office of education.
18        "Implementation date" has the meaning set forth in
19    Section 24A-2.5 of this Code.
20        "State Board" means the State Board of Education.
21    (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this School
22Code or any other law of this State to the contrary, eligible
23applicants may petition the State Board of Education for the



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1waiver or modification of the mandates of this School Code or
2of the administrative rules and regulations promulgated by the
3State Board of Education. Waivers or modifications of
4administrative rules and regulations and modifications of
5mandates of this School Code may be requested when an eligible
6applicant demonstrates that it can address the intent of the
7rule or mandate in a more effective, efficient, or economical
8manner or when necessary to stimulate innovation or improve
9student performance. Waivers of mandates of the School Code may
10be requested when the waivers are necessary to stimulate
11innovation or improve student performance. Waivers may not be
12requested from laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to
13special education, teacher educator licensure certification,
14teacher tenure and seniority, or Section 5-2.1 of this Code or
15from compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
16(Public Law 107-110). Eligible applicants may not seek a waiver
17or seek a modification of a mandate regarding the requirements
18for (i) student performance data to be a significant factor in
19teacher or principal evaluations or (ii) for teachers and
20principals to be rated using the 4 categories of "excellent",
21"proficient", "needs improvement", or "unsatisfactory". On
22September 1, 2014, any previously authorized waiver or
23modification from such requirements shall terminate.
24    (c) Eligible applicants, as a matter of inherent managerial
25policy, and any Independent Authority established under
26Section 2-3.25f may submit an application for a waiver or



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1modification authorized under this Section. Each application
2must include a written request by the eligible applicant or
3Independent Authority and must demonstrate that the intent of
4the mandate can be addressed in a more effective, efficient, or
5economical manner or be based upon a specific plan for improved
6student performance and school improvement. Any eligible
7applicant requesting a waiver or modification for the reason
8that intent of the mandate can be addressed in a more
9economical manner shall include in the application a fiscal
10analysis showing current expenditures on the mandate and
11projected savings resulting from the waiver or modification.
12Applications and plans developed by eligible applicants must be
13approved by the board or regional superintendent of schools
14applying on behalf of schools or programs operated by the
15regional office of education following a public hearing on the
16application and plan and the opportunity for the board or
17regional superintendent to hear testimony from staff directly
18involved in its implementation, parents, and students. The time
19period for such testimony shall be separate from the time
20period established by the eligible applicant for public comment
21on other matters. If the applicant is a school district or
22joint agreement requesting a waiver or modification of Section
2327-6 of this Code, the public hearing shall be held on a day
24other than the day on which a regular meeting of the board is
26    (c-5) If the applicant is a school district, then the



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1district shall post information that sets forth the time, date,
2place, and general subject matter of the public hearing on its
3Internet website at least 14 days prior to the hearing. If the
4district is requesting to increase the fee charged for driver
5education authorized pursuant to Section 27-24.2 of this Code,
6the website information shall include the proposed amount of
7the fee the district will request. All school districts must
8publish a notice of the public hearing at least 7 days prior to
9the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the
10school district that sets forth the time, date, place, and
11general subject matter of the hearing. Districts requesting to
12increase the fee charged for driver education shall include in
13the published notice the proposed amount of the fee the
14district will request. If the applicant is a joint agreement or
15regional superintendent, then the joint agreement or regional
16superintendent shall post information that sets forth the time,
17date, place, and general subject matter of the public hearing
18on its Internet website at least 14 days prior to the hearing.
19If the joint agreement or regional superintendent is requesting
20to increase the fee charged for driver education authorized
21pursuant to Section 27-24.2 of this Code, the website
22information shall include the proposed amount of the fee the
23applicant will request. All joint agreements and regional
24superintendents must publish a notice of the public hearing at
25least 7 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general
26circulation in each school district that is a member of the



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1joint agreement or that is served by the educational service
2region that sets forth the time, date, place, and general
3subject matter of the hearing, provided that a notice appearing
4in a newspaper generally circulated in more than one school
5district shall be deemed to fulfill this requirement with
6respect to all of the affected districts. Joint agreements or
7regional superintendents requesting to increase the fee
8charged for driver education shall include in the published
9notice the proposed amount of the fee the applicant will
10request. The eligible applicant must notify in writing the
11affected exclusive collective bargaining agent and those State
12legislators representing the eligible applicant's territory of
13its intent to seek approval of a waiver or modification and of
14the hearing to be held to take testimony from staff. The
15affected exclusive collective bargaining agents shall be
16notified of such public hearing at least 7 days prior to the
17date of the hearing and shall be allowed to attend such public
18hearing. The eligible applicant shall attest to compliance with
19all of the notification and procedural requirements set forth
20in this Section.
21    (d) A request for a waiver or modification of
22administrative rules and regulations or for a modification of
23mandates contained in this School Code shall be submitted to
24the State Board of Education within 15 days after approval by
25the board or regional superintendent of schools. The
26application as submitted to the State Board of Education shall



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1include a description of the public hearing. Except with
2respect to contracting for adaptive driver education, an
3eligible applicant wishing to request a modification or waiver
4of administrative rules of the State Board of Education
5regarding contracting with a commercial driver training school
6to provide the course of study authorized under Section 27-24.2
7of this Code must provide evidence with its application that
8the commercial driver training school with which it will
9contract holds a license issued by the Secretary of State under
10Article IV of Chapter 6 of the Illinois Vehicle Code and that
11each instructor employed by the commercial driver training
12school to provide instruction to students served by the school
13district holds a valid teaching certificate or teaching
14license, as applicable, issued under the requirements of this
15Code and rules of the State Board of Education. Such evidence
16must include, but need not be limited to, a list of each
17instructor assigned to teach students served by the school
18district, which list shall include the instructor's name,
19personal identification number as required by the State Board
20of Education, birth date, and driver's license number. If the
21modification or waiver is granted, then the eligible applicant
22shall notify the State Board of Education of any changes in the
23personnel providing instruction within 15 calendar days after
24an instructor leaves the program or a new instructor is hired.
25Such notification shall include the instructor's name,
26personal identification number as required by the State Board



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1of Education, birth date, and driver's license number. If a
2school district maintains an Internet website, then the
3district shall post a copy of the final contract between the
4district and the commercial driver training school on the
5district's Internet website. If no Internet website exists,
6then the district shall make available the contract upon
7request. A record of all materials in relation to the
8application for contracting must be maintained by the school
9district and made available to parents and guardians upon
10request. The instructor's date of birth and driver's license
11number and any other personally identifying information as
12deemed by the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994
13must be redacted from any public materials. Following receipt
14of the waiver or modification request, the State Board shall
15have 45 days to review the application and request. If the
16State Board fails to disapprove the application within that 45
17day period, the waiver or modification shall be deemed granted.
18The State Board may disapprove any request if it is not based
19upon sound educational practices, endangers the health or
20safety of students or staff, compromises equal opportunities
21for learning, or fails to demonstrate that the intent of the
22rule or mandate can be addressed in a more effective,
23efficient, or economical manner or have improved student
24performance as a primary goal. Any request disapproved by the
25State Board may be appealed to the General Assembly by the
26eligible applicant as outlined in this Section.



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1    A request for a waiver from mandates contained in this
2School Code shall be submitted to the State Board within 15
3days after approval by the board or regional superintendent of
4schools. The application as submitted to the State Board of
5Education shall include a description of the public hearing.
6The description shall include, but need not be limited to, the
7means of notice, the number of people in attendance, the number
8of people who spoke as proponents or opponents of the waiver, a
9brief description of their comments, and whether there were any
10written statements submitted. The State Board shall review the
11applications and requests for completeness and shall compile
12the requests in reports to be filed with the General Assembly.
13The State Board shall file reports outlining the waivers
14requested by eligible applicants and appeals by eligible
15applicants of requests disapproved by the State Board with the
16Senate and the House of Representatives before each March 1 and
17October 1. The General Assembly may disapprove the report of
18the State Board in whole or in part within 60 calendar days
19after each house of the General Assembly next convenes after
20the report is filed by adoption of a resolution by a record
21vote of the majority of members elected in each house. If the
22General Assembly fails to disapprove any waiver request or
23appealed request within such 60 day period, the waiver or
24modification shall be deemed granted. Any resolution adopted by
25the General Assembly disapproving a report of the State Board
26in whole or in part shall be binding on the State Board.



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1    (e) An approved waiver or modification (except a waiver
2from or modification to a physical education mandate) may
3remain in effect for a period not to exceed 5 school years and
4may be renewed upon application by the eligible applicant.
5However, such waiver or modification may be changed within that
65-year period by a board or regional superintendent of schools
7applying on behalf of schools or programs operated by the
8regional office of education following the procedure as set
9forth in this Section for the initial waiver or modification
10request. If neither the State Board of Education nor the
11General Assembly disapproves, the change is deemed granted.
12    An approved waiver from or modification to a physical
13education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to
14exceed 2 school years and may be renewed no more than 2 times
15upon application by the eligible applicant. An approved waiver
16from or modification to a physical education mandate may be
17changed within the 2-year period by the board or regional
18superintendent of schools, whichever is applicable, following
19the procedure set forth in this Section for the initial waiver
20or modification request. If neither the State Board of
21Education nor the General Assembly disapproves, the change is
22deemed granted.
23    (f) (Blank).
24(Source: P.A. 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13; 98-513, eff. 1-1-14.)
25    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.32)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.32)



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1    Sec. 2-3.32. Auditing department. To maintain a division of
2audits to consist of one qualified supervisor and junior
3accountants who are to be competent persons whose duty it shall
4be to establish a system to perform audits, on a sample basis,
5of audit all claims for state moneys relative to the public
6school system of Illinois.
7(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1985.)
8    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.47)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.47)
9    Sec. 2-3.47. The State Board of Education shall annually
10submit a budget recommendation to the Governor and General
11Assembly that contains recommendations for funding for
12pre-school through grade 12. Comprehensive Educational Plan.
13The State Board of Education shall analyze the current and
14anticipated problems and deficiencies, present and future
15minimum needs and requirements and immediate and future
16objectives and goals of elementary and secondary education in
17the State of Illinois, and shall design and prepare a
18Comprehensive Educational Plan for the development, expansion,
19integration, coordination, and improved and efficient
20utilization of the personnel, facilities, revenues, curricula
21and standards of elementary and secondary education for the
22public schools in the areas of teaching (including preparation,
23certification, compensation, classification, performance
24rating and tenure), administration, program content and
25enrichment, student academic achievement, class size,



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1transportation, educational finance and budgetary and
2accounting procedure, and educational policy and resource
3planning. In formulating the Comprehensive Educational Plan
4for elementary and secondary education, pre-school through
5grade 12, in this State, the State Board of Education shall
6give consideration to disabled, occupational, career and other
7specialized areas of elementary and secondary education, and
8further shall consider the problems, requirements and
9objectives of private elementary and secondary schools within
10the State as the same relate to the present and future
11problems, deficiencies, needs, requirements, objectives and
12goals of the public school system of Illinois. As an integral
13part of the Comprehensive Educational Plan, the State Board of
14Education shall develop an annual budget for education for the
15entire State which details the required, total revenues from
16all sources and the estimated total expenditures for all
17purposes under the Comprehensive Educational Plan. The budgets
18shall specify the amount of revenue projected from each source
19and the amount of expenditure estimated for each purpose for
20the fiscal year, and shall specifically relate and identify
21such projected revenues and estimated expenditures to the
22particular problem, deficiency, need, requirement, objective
23or goal set forth in the Comprehensive Educational Plan to
24which such revenues for expenditures are attributable. The
25State Board of Education shall prepare and submit to the
26General Assembly and the Governor drafts of proposed



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1legislation to implement the Comprehensive Educational Plan;
2shall engage in a continuing study, analysis and evaluation of
3the Comprehensive Educational Plan so designed and prepared;
4and shall from time to time as required with respect to such
5annual budgets, and as the State Board of Education shall
6determine with respect to any proposed amendments or
7modifications of any Comprehensive Educational Plan enacted by
8the General Assembly, submit its drafts or recommendations for
9proposed legislation to the General Assembly and the Governor.
10(Source: P.A. 93-21, eff. 7-1-03.)
11    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.5a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.5a)
12    Sec. 10-22.5a. Attendance by dependents of United States
13military personnel, foreign exchange students, and certain
14nonresident pupils.
15    (a) To enter into written agreements with cultural exchange
16organizations, or with nationally recognized eleemosynary
17institutions that promote excellence in the arts, mathematics,
18or science. The written agreements may provide for tuition free
19attendance at the local district school by foreign exchange
20students, or by nonresident pupils of eleemosynary
21institutions. The local board of education, as part of the
22agreement, may require that the cultural exchange program or
23the eleemosynary institutions provide services to the district
24in exchange for the waiver of nonresident tuition.
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1districts to provide for tuition free attendance by a student
2of the adjacent district when requested for the student's
3health and safety by the student or parent and both districts
4determine that the student's health or safety will be served by
5such attendance. Districts shall not be required to enter into
6such agreements nor be required to alter existing
7transportation services due to the attendance of such
8non-resident pupils.
9    (a-5) If, at the time of enrollment, a dependent of United
10States military personnel is housed in temporary housing
11located outside of a school district, but will be living within
12the district within 60 days after the time of initial
13enrollment, the dependent must be allowed to enroll, subject to
14the requirements of this subsection (a-5), and must not be
15charged tuition. Any United States military personnel
16attempting to enroll a dependent under this subsection (a-5)
17shall provide proof that the dependent will be living within
18the district within 60 days after the time of initial
19enrollment. Proof of residency may include, but is not limited
20to, postmarked mail addressed to the military personnel and
21sent to an address located within the district, a lease
22agreement for occupancy of a residence located within the
23district, or proof of ownership of a residence located within
24the district.
25    (b) Nonresident pupils and foreign exchange students
26attending school on a tuition free basis under such agreements



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1and nonresident dependents of United States military personnel
2attending school on a tuition free basis may be counted for the
3purposes of determining the apportionment of State aid provided
4under Section 18-8.05 of this Code, provided that any cultural
5exchange organization or eleemosynary institutions wishing to
6participate in an agreement authorized under this Section must
7be approved in writing by the State Board of Education. The
8State Board of Education may establish reasonable rules to
9determine the eligibility of cultural exchange organizations
10or eleemosynary institutions wishing to participate in
11agreements authorized under this Section. No organization or
12institution participating in agreements authorized under this
13Section may exclude any individual for participation in its
14program on account of the person's race, color, sex, religion
15or nationality.
16(Source: P.A. 93-740, eff. 7-15-04.)
17    (105 ILCS 5/14-7.03)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.03)
18    Sec. 14-7.03. Special Education Classes for Children from
19Orphanages, Foster Family Homes, Children's Homes, or in State
20Housing Units. If a school district maintains special education
21classes on the site of orphanages and children's homes, or if
22children from the orphanages, children's homes, foster family
23homes, other State agencies, or State residential units for
24children attend classes for children with disabilities in which
25the school district is a participating member of a joint



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1agreement, or if the children from the orphanages, children's
2homes, foster family homes, other State agencies, or State
3residential units attend classes for the children with
4disabilities maintained by the school district, then
5reimbursement shall be paid to eligible districts in accordance
6with the provisions of this Section by the Comptroller as
7directed by the State Superintendent of Education.
8    The amount of tuition for such children shall be determined
9by the actual cost of maintaining such classes, using the per
10capita cost formula set forth in Section 14-7.01, such program
11and cost to be pre-approved by the State Superintendent of
13    On forms prepared by the State Superintendent of Education,
14the district shall certify to the regional superintendent the
16        (1) The name of the home or State residential unit with
17    the name of the owner or proprietor and address of those
18    maintaining it;
19        (2) That no service charges or other payments
20    authorized by law were collected in lieu of taxes therefrom
21    or on account thereof during either of the calendar years
22    included in the school year for which claim is being made;
23        (3) The number of children qualifying under this Act in
24    special education classes for instruction on the site of
25    the orphanages and children's homes;
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1    classes for children with disabilities in which the
2    district is a participating member of a special education
3    joint agreement;
4        (5) The number of children attending special education
5    classes for children with disabilities maintained by the
6    district;
7        (6) The computed amount of tuition payment claimed as
8    due, as approved by the State Superintendent of Education,
9    for maintaining these classes.
10    If a school district makes a claim for reimbursement under
11Section 18-3 or 18-4 of this Act it shall not include in any
12claim filed under this Section a claim for such children.
13Payments authorized by law, including State or federal grants
14for education of children included in this Section, shall be
15deducted in determining the tuition amount.
16    Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to prohibit
17reimbursement for the tuition of children placed in for profit
18facilities. Private facilities shall provide adequate space at
19the facility for special education classes provided by a school
20district or joint agreement for children with disabilities who
21are residents of the facility at no cost to the school district
22or joint agreement upon request of the school district or joint
23agreement. If such a private facility provides space at no cost
24to the district or joint agreement for special education
25classes provided to children with disabilities who are
26residents of the facility, the district or joint agreement



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1shall not include any costs for the use of those facilities in
2its claim for reimbursement.
3    Reimbursement for tuition may include the cost of providing
4summer school programs for children with severe and profound
5disabilities served under this Section. Claims for that
6reimbursement shall be filed by November 1 and shall be paid on
7or before December 15 from appropriations made for the purposes
8of this Section.
9    The State Board of Education shall establish such rules and
10regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of
11this Section.
12    Claims filed on behalf of programs operated under this
13Section housed in a jail, detention center, or county-owned
14shelter care facility shall be on an individual student basis
15only for eligible students with disabilities. These claims
16shall be in accordance with applicable rules.
17    Each district claiming reimbursement for a program
18operated as a group program shall have an approved budget on
19file with the State Board of Education prior to the initiation
20of the program's operation. On September 30, December 31, and
21March 31, the State Board of Education shall voucher payments
22to group programs based upon the approved budget during the
23year of operation. Final claims for group payments shall be
24filed on or before July 15. Final claims for group programs
25received at the State Board of Education on or before June 15
26shall be vouchered by June 30. Final claims received at the



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1State Board of Education between June 16 and July 15 shall be
2vouchered by August 30. Claims for group programs received
3after July 15 shall not be honored.
4    Each district claiming reimbursement for individual
5students shall have the eligibility of those students verified
6by the State Board of Education. On September 30, December 31,
7and March 31, the State Board of Education shall voucher
8payments for individual students based upon an estimated cost
9calculated from the prior year's claim. Final claims for
10individual students for the regular school term must be
11received at the State Board of Education by July 15. Claims for
12individual students received after July 15 shall not be
13honored. Final claims for individual students shall be
14vouchered by August 30.
15    Reimbursement shall be made based upon approved group
16programs or individual students. The State Superintendent of
17Education shall direct the Comptroller to pay a specified
18amount to the district by the 30th day of September, December,
19March, June, or August, respectively. However, notwithstanding
20any other provisions of this Section or the School Code,
21beginning with fiscal year 1994 and each fiscal year
22thereafter, if the amount appropriated for any fiscal year is
23less than the amount required for purposes of this Section, the
24amount required to eliminate any insufficient reimbursement
25for each district claim under this Section shall be reimbursed
26on August 30 of the next fiscal year. Payments required to



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1eliminate any insufficiency for prior fiscal year claims shall
2be made before any claims are paid for the current fiscal year.
3    The claim of a school district otherwise eligible to be
4reimbursed in accordance with Section 14-12.01 for the 1976-77
5school year but for this amendatory Act of 1977 shall not be
6paid unless the district ceases to maintain such classes for
7one entire school year.
8    If a school district's current reimbursement payment for
9the 1977-78 school year only is less than the prior year's
10reimbursement payment owed, the district shall be paid the
11amount of the difference between the payments in addition to
12the current reimbursement payment, and the amount so paid shall
13be subtracted from the amount of prior year's reimbursement
14payment owed to the district.
15    Regional superintendents may operate special education
16classes for children from orphanages, foster family homes,
17children's homes or State housing units located within the
18educational services region upon consent of the school board
19otherwise so obligated. In electing to assume the powers and
20duties of a school district in providing and maintaining such a
21special education program, the regional superintendent may
22enter into joint agreements with other districts and may
23contract with public or private schools or the orphanage,
24foster family home, children's home or State housing unit for
25provision of the special education program. The regional
26superintendent exercising the powers granted under this



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1Section shall claim the reimbursement authorized by this
2Section directly from the State Board of Education.
3    Any child who is not a resident of Illinois who is placed
4in a child welfare institution, private facility, foster family
5home, State operated program, orphanage or children's home
6shall have the payment for his educational tuition and any
7related services assured by the placing agent.
8    For each disabled student who is placed in a residential
9facility by an Illinois public agency or by any court in this
10State, the costs for educating the student are eligible for
11reimbursement under this Section.
12    The district of residence of the disabled student as
13defined in Section 14-1.11a is responsible for the actual costs
14of the student's special education program and is eligible for
15reimbursement under this Section when placement is made by a
16State agency or the courts.
17    When a dispute arises over the determination of the
18district of residence under this Section, the district or
19districts may appeal the decision in writing to the State
20Superintendent of Education, who, upon review of materials
21submitted and any other items or information he or she may
22request for submission, shall issue a written decision on the
23matter. The decision of the State Superintendent of Education
24shall be final.
25    In the event a district does not make a tuition payment to
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1program and services, the State Board of Education shall
2immediately withhold 125% of the then remaining annual tuition
3cost from the State aid or categorical aid payment due to the
4school district that is determined to be the resident school
5district. All funds withheld by the State Board of Education
6shall immediately be forwarded to the school district where the
7student is being served.
8    When a child eligible for services under this Section
914-7.03 must be placed in a nonpublic facility, that facility
10shall meet the programmatic requirements of Section 14-7.02 and
11its regulations, and the educational services shall be funded
12only in accordance with this Section 14-7.03.
13(Source: P.A. 95-313, eff. 8-20-07; 95-844, eff. 8-15-08.)
14    (105 ILCS 5/18-4.5)
15    Sec. 18-4.5. Home Hospital Grants. Except for those
16children qualifying under Article 14, school districts shall be
17eligible to receive reimbursement for all children requiring
18home or hospital instruction at not more than $1,000 annually
19per child or $9,000 $8,000 per teacher, whichever is less.
20(Source: P.A. 88-386.)
21    (105 ILCS 5/18-6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 18-6)
22    Sec. 18-6. Supervisory expenses. The State Board of
23Education shall annually request an appropriation from the
24common school fund for regional office of education expenses,



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1aggregating $1,000 per county per year for each educational
2service region. The State Board of Education shall present
3vouchers to the Comptroller as soon as may be after the first
4day of August each year for each regional office of education.
5Each regional office of education may draw upon these funds
6this fund for the expenses necessarily incurred in providing
7for supervisory services in the region.
8(Source: P.A. 88-9; 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
10    Sec. 27A-5. Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
11    (a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
12nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter
13school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit
14corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
15authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
16    (b) A charter school may be established under this Article
17by creating a new school or by converting an existing public
18school or attendance center to charter school status. Beginning
19on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
20General Assembly, in all new applications submitted to the
21State Board or a local school board to establish a charter
22school in a city having a population exceeding 500,000,
23operation of the charter school shall be limited to one campus.
24The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the
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1or approved on or before the effective date of this amendatory
3    (b-5) In this subsection (b-5), "virtual-schooling" means
4the teaching of courses through online methods with online
5instructors, rather than the instructor and student being at
6the same physical location. "Virtual-schooling" includes
7without limitation instruction provided by full-time, online
8virtual schools.
9    From April 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014, there is a
10moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with
11virtual-schooling components in school districts other than a
12school district organized under Article 34 of this Code. This
13moratorium does not apply to a charter school with
14virtual-schooling components existing or approved prior to
15April 1, 2013 or to the renewal of the charter of a charter
16school with virtual-schooling components already approved
17prior to April 1, 2013.
18    On or before March 1, 2014, the Commission shall submit to
19the General Assembly a report on the effect of
20virtual-schooling, including without limitation the effect on
21student performance, the costs associated with
22virtual-schooling, and issues with oversight. The report shall
23include policy recommendations for virtual-schooling.
24    (c) A charter school shall be administered and governed by
25its board of directors or other governing body in the manner
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1shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open
2Meetings Act.
3    (d) A charter school shall comply with all applicable
4health and safety requirements applicable to public schools
5under the laws of the State of Illinois.
6    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the School Code, a
7charter school shall not charge tuition; provided that a
8charter school may charge reasonable fees for textbooks,
9instructional materials, and student activities.
10    (f) A charter school shall be responsible for the
11management and operation of its fiscal affairs including, but
12not limited to, the preparation of its budget. An audit of each
13charter school's finances shall be conducted annually by an
14outside, independent contractor retained by the charter
15school. Annually, by December 1, every charter school must
16submit to the State Board a copy of its audit and a copy of the
17Form 990 the charter school filed that year with the federal
18Internal Revenue Service.
19    (g) A charter school shall comply with all provisions of
20this Article, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and
21its charter. A charter school is exempt from all other State
22laws and regulations in the School Code governing public
23schools and local school board policies, except the following:
24        (1) Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of the School Code
25    regarding criminal history records checks and checks of the
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1    Violent Offender Against Youth Database of applicants for
2    employment;
3        (2) Sections 24-24 and 34-84A of the School Code
4    regarding discipline of students;
5        (3) The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
6    Tort Immunity Act;
7        (4) Section 108.75 of the General Not For Profit
8    Corporation Act of 1986 regarding indemnification of
9    officers, directors, employees, and agents;
10        (5) The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
11        (6) The Illinois School Student Records Act;
12        (7) Section 10-17a of the School Code regarding school
13    report cards; and
14        (8) The P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act.
15    The change made by Public Act 96-104 to this subsection (g)
16is declaratory of existing law.
17    (h) A charter school may negotiate and contract with a
18school district, the governing body of a State college or
19university or public community college, or any other public or
20for-profit or nonprofit private entity for: (i) the use of a
21school building and grounds or any other real property or
22facilities that the charter school desires to use or convert
23for use as a charter school site, (ii) the operation and
24maintenance thereof, and (iii) the provision of any service,
25activity, or undertaking that the charter school is required to
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1However, a charter school that is established on or after the
2effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
3Assembly and that operates in a city having a population
4exceeding 500,000 may not contract with a for-profit entity to
5manage or operate the school during the period that commences
6on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
7General Assembly and concludes at the end of the 2004-2005
8school year. Except as provided in subsection (i) of this
9Section, a school district may charge a charter school
10reasonable rent for the use of the district's buildings,
11grounds, and facilities. Any services for which a charter
12school contracts with a school district shall be provided by
13the district at cost. Any services for which a charter school
14contracts with a local school board or with the governing body
15of a State college or university or public community college
16shall be provided by the public entity at cost.
17    (i) In no event shall a charter school that is established
18by converting an existing school or attendance center to
19charter school status be required to pay rent for space that is
20deemed available, as negotiated and provided in the charter
21agreement, in school district facilities. However, all other
22costs for the operation and maintenance of school district
23facilities that are used by the charter school shall be subject
24to negotiation between the charter school and the local school
25board and shall be set forth in the charter.
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1grade level.
2    (k) If the charter school is approved by the Commission,
3then the Commission charter school is its own local education
5(Source: P.A. 97-152, eff. 7-20-11; 97-154, eff. 1-1-12;
697-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-16, eff. 5-24-13.)
7    (105 ILCS 5/27A-6.5)
8    Sec. 27A-6.5. Charter school referendum.
9    (a) No charter shall go into effect be approved under this
10Section that would convert any existing private, parochial, or
11non-public school to a charter school or whose proposal has not
12been certified by the State Board.
13    (b) A local school board shall, whenever petitioned to do
14so by 5% or more of the voters of a school district or
15districts identified in a charter school proposal, order
16submitted to the voters thereof at a regularly scheduled
17election the question of whether a new charter school shall be
18established, which proposal has been found certified by the
19Commission State Board to be in compliance with the provisions
20of this Article, and the secretary shall certify the
21proposition to the proper election authorities for submission
22in accordance with the general election law. The proposition
23shall be in substantially the following form:
24        "FOR the establishment of (name of proposed charter
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1    proposal number).
2        AGAINST the establishment of (name of proposed charter
3    school) under charter school proposal (charter school
4    proposal number)".
5    (c) Before circulating a petition to submit the question of
6whether to establish a charter school to the voters under
7subsection (b) of this Section, the governing body of a
8proposed charter school that desires to establish a new charter
9school by referendum shall submit the charter school proposal
10to the Commission State Board in the form of a proposed
11contract to be entered into between the Commission State Board
12and the governing body of the proposed charter school, as
13provided under Section 27A-6, together with written notice of
14the intent to have a new charter school established by
15referendum. The contract shall comply with the provisions of
16this Article.
17    If the Commission State Board finds that the proposed
18contract complies with the provisions of this Article, it shall
19immediately certify that the proposed contract complies with
20the provisions of this Article and direct the local school
21board to notify the proper election authorities that the
22question of whether to establish a new charter school shall be
23submitted for referendum.
24    (d) If the Commission State Board finds that the proposal
25fails to comply with the provisions of this Article, it shall
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1detailing its reasons for refusal, to the local school board
2and to the individuals or organizations submitting the
3proposal. The Commission State Board shall also notify the
4local school board and the individuals or organizations
5submitting the proposal that the proposal may be amended and
6resubmitted under the same provisions required for an original
8    (e) If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition in
9each school district designated in the charter school proposal
10is in favor of establishing a charter school, the local school
11board shall notify the State Board and the Commission of the
12passage of the proposition in favor of establishing a charter
13school and the Commission State Board shall approve the charter
14within 7 days after the State Board of Elections has certified
15that a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition is in
16favor of establishing a charter school. The Commission State
17Board shall be the chartering entity for charter schools
18established by referendum under this Section.
19    (f) The State Board shall determine whether the charter
20proposal approved by the Commission is consistent with the
21provisions of this Article and, if the approved proposal
22complies, certify the proposal pursuant to this Article.
23(Source: P.A. 91-407, eff. 8-3-99.)
24    (105 ILCS 5/27A-7)
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1    (a) A proposal to establish a charter school shall be
2submitted to the State Board and the local school board and the
3State Board for certification under Section 27A-6 of this Code
4in the form of a proposed contract entered into between the
5local school board and the governing body of a proposed charter
6school. The charter school proposal as submitted to the State
7Board shall include:
8        (1) The name of the proposed charter school, which must
9    include the words "Charter School".
10        (2) The age or grade range, areas of focus, minimum and
11    maximum numbers of pupils to be enrolled in the charter
12    school, and any other admission criteria that would be
13    legal if used by a school district.
14        (3) A description of and address for the physical plant
15    in which the charter school will be located; provided that
16    nothing in the Article shall be deemed to justify delaying
17    or withholding favorable action on or approval of a charter
18    school proposal because the building or buildings in which
19    the charter school is to be located have not been acquired
20    or rented at the time a charter school proposal is
21    submitted or approved or a charter school contract is
22    entered into or submitted for certification or certified,
23    so long as the proposal or submission identifies and names
24    at least 2 sites that are potentially available as a
25    charter school facility by the time the charter school is
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1        (4) The mission statement of the charter school, which
2    must be consistent with the General Assembly's declared
3    purposes; provided that nothing in this Article shall be
4    construed to require that, in order to receive favorable
5    consideration and approval, a charter school proposal
6    demonstrate unequivocally that the charter school will be
7    able to meet each of those declared purposes, it being the
8    intention of the Charter Schools Law that those purposes be
9    recognized as goals that charter schools must aspire to
10    attain.
11        (5) The goals, objectives, and pupil performance
12    standards to be achieved by the charter school.
13        (6) In the case of a proposal to establish a charter
14    school by converting an existing public school or
15    attendance center to charter school status, evidence that
16    the proposed formation of the charter school has received
17    the approval of certified teachers, parents and guardians,
18    and, if applicable, a local school council as provided in
19    subsection (b) of Section 27A-8.
20        (7) A description of the charter school's educational
21    program, pupil performance standards, curriculum, school
22    year, school days, and hours of operation.
23        (8) A description of the charter school's plan for
24    evaluating pupil performance, the types of assessments
25    that will be used to measure pupil progress towards
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1    the timeline for achievement of those standards, and the
2    procedures for taking corrective action in the event that
3    pupil performance at the charter school falls below those
4    standards.
5        (9) Evidence that the terms of the charter as proposed
6    are economically sound for both the charter school and the
7    school district, a proposed budget for the term of the
8    charter, a description of the manner in which an annual
9    audit of the financial and administrative operations of the
10    charter school, including any services provided by the
11    school district, are to be conducted, and a plan for the
12    displacement of pupils, teachers, and other employees who
13    will not attend or be employed in the charter school.
14        (10) A description of the governance and operation of
15    the charter school, including the nature and extent of
16    parental, professional educator, and community involvement
17    in the governance and operation of the charter school.
18        (11) An explanation of the relationship that will exist
19    between the charter school and its employees, including
20    evidence that the terms and conditions of employment have
21    been addressed with affected employees and their
22    recognized representative, if any. However, a bargaining
23    unit of charter school employees shall be separate and
24    distinct from any bargaining units formed from employees of
25    a school district in which the charter school is located.
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1    respective legal liability and applicable insurance
2    coverage.
3        (13) A description of how the charter school plans to
4    meet the transportation needs of its pupils, and a plan for
5    addressing the transportation needs of low-income and
6    at-risk pupils.
7        (14) The proposed effective date and term of the
8    charter; provided that the first day of the first academic
9    year and the first day of the fiscal year shall be no
10    earlier than August 15 and no later than September 15 of a
11    calendar year.
12        (15) Any other information reasonably required by the
13    State Board of Education.
14    (b) A proposal to establish a charter school may be
15initiated by individuals or organizations that will have
16majority representation on the board of directors or other
17governing body of the corporation or other discrete legal
18entity that is to be established to operate the proposed
19charter school, by a board of education or an intergovernmental
20agreement between or among boards of education, or by the board
21of directors or other governing body of a discrete legal entity
22already existing or established to operate the proposed charter
23school. The individuals or organizations referred to in this
24subsection may be school teachers, school administrators,
25local school councils, colleges or universities or their
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1instructors or other representatives, corporations, or other
2entities or their representatives. The proposal shall be
3submitted to the local school board for consideration and, if
4appropriate, for development of a proposed contract to be
5submitted to the State Board for certification under Section
7    (c) The local school board may not without the consent of
8the governing body of the charter school condition its approval
9of a charter school proposal on acceptance of an agreement to
10operate under State laws and regulations and local school board
11policies from which the charter school is otherwise exempted
12under this Article.
13(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 1-1-98; 91-405, eff. 8-3-99.)
14    (105 ILCS 5/27A-9)
15    Sec. 27A-9. Term of charter; renewal.
16    (a) A charter may be granted for a period not less than 5
17and not more than 10 school years. A charter may be renewed in
18incremental periods not to exceed 5 school years.
19    (b) A charter school renewal proposal submitted to the
20local school board or the Commission, as the chartering entity,
21shall contain:
22        (1) A report on the progress of the charter school in
23    achieving the goals, objectives, pupil performance
24    standards, content standards, and other terms of the
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1        (2) A financial statement that discloses the costs of
2    administration, instruction, and other spending categories
3    for the charter school that is understandable to the
4    general public and that will allow comparison of those
5    costs to other schools or other comparable organizations,
6    in a format required by the State Board.
7    (c) A charter may be revoked or not renewed if the local
8school board or the Commission, as the chartering entity,
9clearly demonstrates that the charter school did any of the
10following, or otherwise failed to comply with the requirements
11of this law:
12        (1) Committed a material violation of any of the
13    conditions, standards, or procedures set forth in the
14    charter.
15        (2) Failed to meet or make reasonable progress toward
16    achievement of the content standards or pupil performance
17    standards identified in the charter.
18        (3) Failed to meet generally accepted standards of
19    fiscal management.
20        (4) Violated any provision of law from which the
21    charter school was not exempted.
22    In the case of revocation, the local school board or the
23Commission, as the chartering entity, shall notify the charter
24school in writing of the reason why the charter is subject to
25revocation. The charter school shall submit a written plan to
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1applicable, to rectify the problem. The plan shall include a
2timeline for implementation, which shall not exceed 2 years or
3the date of the charter's expiration, whichever is earlier. If
4the local school board or the Commission, as the chartering
5entity, finds that the charter school has failed to implement
6the plan of remediation and adhere to the timeline, then the
7chartering entity shall revoke the charter. Except in
8situations of an emergency where the health, safety, or
9education of the charter school's students is at risk, the
10revocation shall take place at the end of a school year.
11Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly
12shall be construed to prohibit an implementation timetable that
13is less than 2 years in duration.
14    (d) (Blank).
15    (e) Notice of a local school board's decision to deny,
16revoke or not to renew a charter shall be provided to the
17Commission and the State Board. The Commission may reverse a
18local board's decision if the Commission finds that the charter
19school or charter school proposal (i) is in compliance with
20this Article, and (ii) is in the best interests of the students
21it is designed to serve. The Commission State Board may
22condition the granting of an appeal on the acceptance by the
23charter school of funding in an amount less than that requested
24in the proposal submitted to the local school board. Final
25decisions of the Commission shall be subject to judicial review
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1    (f) Notwithstanding other provisions of this Article, if
2the Commission on appeal reverses a local board's decision or
3if a charter school is approved by referendum, the Commission
4shall act as the authorized chartering entity for the charter
5school. The Commission shall approve the charter and shall
6perform all functions under this Article otherwise performed by
7the local school board. The State Board shall determine whether
8the charter proposal approved by the Commission is consistent
9with the provisions of this Article and, if the approved
10proposal complies, certify the proposal pursuant to this
11Article. The State Board shall report the aggregate number of
12charter school pupils resident in a school district to that
13district and shall notify the district of the amount of funding
14to be paid by the State Board Commission to the charter school
15enrolling such students. The Commission shall require the
16charter school to maintain accurate records of daily attendance
17that shall be deemed sufficient to file claims under Section
1818-8.05 notwithstanding any other requirements of that Section
19regarding hours of instruction and teacher certification. The
20State Board shall withhold from funds otherwise due the
21district the funds authorized by this Article to be paid to the
22charter school and shall pay such amounts to the charter
24    (g) For charter schools authorized by the Commission, the
25Commission shall quarterly certify to the State Board the
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1    (h) For charter schools authorized by the Commission, the
2State Board shall pay directly to a charter school any federal
3or State aid attributable to a student with a disability
4attending the school.
5(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09; 97-152, eff. 7-20-11.)
6    (105 ILCS 5/27A-11)
7    Sec. 27A-11. Local financing.
8    (a) For purposes of the School Code, pupils enrolled in a
9charter school shall be included in the pupil enrollment of the
10school district within which the pupil resides. Each charter
11school (i) shall determine the school district in which each
12pupil who is enrolled in the charter school resides, (ii) shall
13report the aggregate number of pupils resident of a school
14district who are enrolled in the charter school to the school
15district in which those pupils reside, and (iii) shall maintain
16accurate records of daily attendance that shall be deemed
17sufficient to file claims under Section 18-8 notwithstanding
18any other requirements of that Section regarding hours of
19instruction and teacher certification.
20    (b) Except for a charter school established by referendum
21under Section 27A-6.5, as part of a charter school contract,
22the charter school and the local school board shall agree on
23funding and any services to be provided by the school district
24to the charter school. Agreed funding that a charter school is
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1be paid in equal quarterly installments with the payment of the
2installment for the first quarter being made not later than
3July 1, unless the charter establishes a different payment
5    All services centrally or otherwise provided by the school
6district including, but not limited to, rent, food services,
7custodial services, maintenance, curriculum, media services,
8libraries, transportation, and warehousing shall be subject to
9negotiation between a charter school and the local school board
10and paid for out of the revenues negotiated pursuant to this
11subsection (b); provided that the local school board shall not
12attempt, by negotiation or otherwise, to obligate a charter
13school to provide pupil transportation for pupils for whom a
14district is not required to provide transportation under the
15criteria set forth in subsection (a)(13) of Section 27A-7.
16    In no event shall the funding be less than 75% or more than
17125% of the school district's per capita student tuition
18multiplied by the number of students residing in the district
19who are enrolled in the charter school.
20    It is the intent of the General Assembly that funding and
21service agreements under this subsection (b) shall be neither a
22financial incentive nor a financial disincentive to the
23establishment of a charter school.
24    The charter school may set and collect reasonable fees.
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1    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this Section, the
2proportionate share of State and federal resources generated by
3students with disabilities or staff serving them shall be
4directed to charter schools enrolling those students by their
5school districts or administrative units. The proportionate
6share of moneys generated under other federal or State
7categorical aid programs shall be directed to charter schools
8serving students eligible for that aid.
9    (d) The governing body of a charter school is authorized to
10accept gifts, donations, or grants of any kind made to the
11charter school and to expend or use gifts, donations, or grants
12in accordance with the conditions prescribed by the donor;
13however, a gift, donation, or grant may not be accepted by the
14governing body if it is subject to any condition contrary to
15applicable law or contrary to the terms of the contract between
16the charter school and the local school board. Charter schools
17shall be encouraged to solicit and utilize community volunteer
18speakers and other instructional resources when providing
19instruction on the Holocaust and other historical events.
20    (e) (Blank).
21    (f) The Commission State Board shall provide technical
22assistance to persons and groups preparing or revising charter
24    (g) At the non-renewal or revocation of its charter, each
25charter school shall refund to the local board of education all
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1    (h) A charter school is authorized to incur temporary,
2short term debt to pay operating expenses in anticipation of
3receipt of funds from the local school board.
4(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 1-1-98; 90-757, eff. 8-14-98;
591-407, eff. 8-3-99.)
6    (105 ILCS 5/27A-11.5)
7    Sec. 27A-11.5. State financing. The State Board of
8Education shall make the following funds available to school
9districts and charter schools:
10        (1) From a separate appropriation made to the State
11    Board for purposes of this subdivision (1), the State Board
12    shall make transition impact aid available to school
13    districts that approve a new charter school or that have
14    funds withheld by the State Board to fund a new charter
15    school that is chartered by the Commission State Board. The
16    amount of the aid shall equal 90% of the per capita funding
17    paid to the charter school during the first year of its
18    initial charter term, 65% of the per capita funding paid to
19    the charter school during the second year of its initial
20    term, and 35% of the per capita funding paid to the charter
21    school during the third year of its initial term. This
22    transition impact aid shall be paid to the local school
23    board in equal quarterly installments, with the payment of
24    the installment for the first quarter being made by August
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1    years of the initial term. The district shall file an
2    application for this aid with the State Board in a format
3    designated by the State Board. If the appropriation is
4    insufficient in any year to pay all approved claims, the
5    impact aid shall be prorated. However, for fiscal year
6    2004, the State Board of Education shall pay approved
7    claims only for charter schools with a valid charter
8    granted prior to June 1, 2003. If any funds remain after
9    these claims have been paid, then the State Board of
10    Education may pay all other approved claims on a pro rata
11    basis. Transition impact aid shall be paid beginning in the
12    1999-2000 school year for charter schools that are in the
13    first, second, or third year of their initial term.
14    Transition impact aid shall not be paid for any charter
15    school that is proposed and created by one or more boards
16    of education, as authorized under the provisions of Public
17    Act 91-405.
18        (2) From a separate appropriation made for the purpose
19    of this subdivision (2), the State Board shall make grants
20    to charter schools to pay their start-up costs of acquiring
21    educational materials and supplies, textbooks, electronic
22    textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to
23    gain access to and use electronic textbooks, furniture, and
24    other equipment needed during their initial term. The State
25    Board shall annually establish the time and manner of
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1    per student enrolled in the charter school.
2        (3) The Charter Schools Revolving Loan Fund is created
3    as a special fund in the State treasury. Federal funds,
4    such other funds as may be made available for costs
5    associated with the establishment of charter schools in
6    Illinois, and amounts repaid by charter schools that have
7    received a loan from the Charter Schools Revolving Loan
8    Fund shall be deposited into the Charter Schools Revolving
9    Loan Fund, and the moneys in the Charter Schools Revolving
10    Loan Fund shall be appropriated to the State Board and used
11    to provide interest-free loans to charter schools. These
12    funds shall be used to pay start-up costs of acquiring
13    educational materials and supplies, textbooks, electronic
14    textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to
15    gain access to and use electronic textbooks, furniture, and
16    other equipment needed in the initial term of the charter
17    school and for acquiring and remodeling a suitable physical
18    plant, within the initial term of the charter school. Loans
19    shall be limited to one loan per charter school and shall
20    not exceed $250 per student enrolled in the charter school.
21    A loan shall be repaid by the end of the initial term of
22    the charter school. The State Board may deduct amounts
23    necessary to repay the loan from funds due to the charter
24    school or may require that the local school board that
25    authorized the charter school deduct such amounts from
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1    State Board, provided that the local school board shall not
2    be responsible for repayment of the loan. The State Board
3    may use up to 3% of the appropriation to contract with a
4    non-profit entity to administer the loan program.
5        (4) A charter school may apply for and receive, subject
6    to the same restrictions applicable to school districts,
7    any grant administered by the State Board that is available
8    for school districts.
9(Source: P.A. 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10.)
10    Section 10. The Vocational Education Act is amended by
11changing Section 2.1 as follows:
12    (105 ILCS 435/2.1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 697.1)
13    Sec. 2.1. Gender Equity Advisory Committee.
14    (a) The Superintendent of the State Board of Education
15shall appoint a Gender Equity Advisory Committee of at least 9
16members to advise and consult with the State Board of Education
17and the gender equity coordinator in all aspects relating to
18ensuring that all students have equal educational
19opportunities to pursue high wage, high skill occupations
20leading to economic self-sufficiency.
21    (b) Membership shall include without limitation one
22regional gender equity coordinator, 2 State Board of Education
23employees, an appointee of the Director of Labor the Department
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1appointees who have expertise in one or more of the following
2areas: nontraditional training and placement, service delivery
3to single parents, service delivery to displaced homemakers,
4service delivery to female teens, business and industry
5experience, and Education-to-Careers experience. Membership
6also may include employees from the Department of Commerce and
7Economic Opportunity, the Department of Human Services, and the
8Illinois Community College Board who have expertise in one or
9more of the areas listed in this subsection (b) for the citizen
10appointees. Appointments shall be made taking into
11consideration expertise of services provided in secondary,
12postsecondary and community based programs.
13    (c) Members shall initially be appointed to one year terms
14commencing in January 1, 1990, and thereafter to two year terms
15commencing on January 1 of each odd numbered year. Vacancies
16shall be filled as prescribed in subsection (b) for the
17remainder of the unexpired term.
18    (d) Each newly appointed committee shall elect a Chair and
19Secretary from its members. Members shall serve without
20compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in
21the performance of their duties. The Committee shall meet at
22least bi-annually and at other times at the call of the Chair
23or at the request of the gender equity coordinator.
24(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)
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1    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.1 rep.)
2    Section 15. The School Code is amended by repealing
3Sections 2-3.70 and 18-8.1.
4    (105 ILCS 215/Act rep.)
5    Section 20. The Chicago Community Schools Study Commission
6Act is repealed.
7    (105 ILCS 225/Act rep.)
8    Section 25. The Education Cost-Effectiveness Agenda Act is
10    (105 ILCS 415/Act rep.)
11    Section 30. The Conservation Education Act is repealed.
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2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    105 ILCS 5/2-3.25gfrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25g
4    105 ILCS 5/2-3.32from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.32
5    105 ILCS 5/2-3.47from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.47
6    105 ILCS 5/10-22.5afrom Ch. 122, par. 10-22.5a
7    105 ILCS 5/14-7.03from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.03
8    105 ILCS 5/18-4.5
9    105 ILCS 5/18-6from Ch. 122, par. 18-6
10    105 ILCS 5/27A-5
11    105 ILCS 5/27A-6.5
12    105 ILCS 5/27A-7
13    105 ILCS 5/27A-9
14    105 ILCS 5/27A-11
15    105 ILCS 5/27A-11.5
16    105 ILCS 435/2.1from Ch. 122, par. 697.1
17    105 ILCS 5/2-3.70 rep.
18    105 ILCS 5/18-8.1 rep.
19    105 ILCS 215/Act rep.
20    105 ILCS 225/Act rep.
21    105 ILCS 415/Act rep.