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Full Text of SB0100  99th General Assembly


Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 3/6/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 100 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-20.14, 10-22.6, 27A-5, and 34-19 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.14)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.14)
7    Sec. 10-20.14. Student discipline policies; Parent-teacher
8advisory committee.
9    (a) To establish and maintain a parent-teacher advisory
10committee to develop with the school board or governing body of
11a charter school policy guidelines on pupil discipline,
12including school searches and bullying prevention as set forth
13in Section 27-23.7 of this Code. School authorities shall , to
14furnish a copy of the policy to the parents or guardian of each
15pupil within 15 days after the beginning of the school year, or
16within 15 days after starting classes for a pupil who transfers



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1into the district during the school year, and the school board
2or governing body of a charter school shall to require that a
3each school inform informs its pupils of the contents of the
4its policy. School boards and the governing bodies of charter
5schools, along with the parent-teacher advisory committee,
6must are encouraged to annually review their pupil discipline
7policies, the implementation of those policies, and any other
8factors related to the safety of their schools, pupils, and
10    (a-5) On or before September 15, 2016, each elementary and
11secondary school and charter school shall, at a minimum, adopt
12pupil discipline policies that fulfill the requirements set
13forth in this Section, subsections (a) and (b) of Section
1410-22.6 of this Code, Section 34-19 of this Code if applicable,
15and federal and State laws that provide special requirements
16for the discipline of students with disabilities.
17    (b) The parent-teacher advisory committee in cooperation
18with local law enforcement agencies shall develop, with the
19school board, policy guideline procedures to establish and
20maintain a reciprocal reporting system between the school
21district and local law enforcement agencies regarding criminal
22offenses committed by students. School districts are
23encouraged to create memoranda of understanding with local law
24enforcement agencies that clearly define law enforcement's
25role in schools, in accordance with Section 10-22.6 of this



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1    (c) The parent-teacher advisory committee, in cooperation
2with school bus personnel, shall develop, with the school
3board, policy guideline procedures to establish and maintain
4school bus safety procedures. These procedures shall be
5incorporated into the district's pupil discipline policy.
6    (d) The school board, in consultation with the
7parent-teacher advisory committee and other community-based
8organizations, must include provisions in the student
9discipline policy to address students who have demonstrated
10behaviors that put them at risk for aggressive behavior,
11including without limitation bullying, as defined in the
12policy. These provisions must include procedures for notifying
13parents or legal guardians and early intervention procedures
14based upon available community-based and district resources.
15(Source: P.A. 91-272, eff. 1-1-00; 92-260, eff. 1-1-02.)
16    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6)
17    Sec. 10-22.6. Suspension or expulsion of pupils; school
19    (a) To expel pupils guilty of gross disobedience or
20misconduct, including gross disobedience or misconduct
21perpetuated by electronic means, pursuant to subsection (b-20)
22of this Section, and no action shall lie against them for such
23expulsion. Expulsion shall take place only after the parents
24have been requested to appear at a meeting of the board, or
25with a hearing officer appointed by it, to discuss their



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1child's behavior. Such request shall be made by registered or
2certified mail and shall state the time, place and purpose of
3the meeting. The board, or a hearing officer appointed by it,
4at such meeting shall state the reasons for dismissal and the
5date on which the expulsion is to become effective. If a
6hearing officer is appointed by the board he shall report to
7the board a written summary of the evidence heard at the
8meeting and the board may take such action thereon as it finds
9appropriate. If the board acts to expel a pupil, the written
10expulsion decision shall detail the specific reasons why
11removing the pupil from the learning environment is in the best
12interest of the school. The expulsion decision shall also
13include a rationale as to the specific duration of the
14expulsion. An expelled pupil may be immediately transferred to
15an alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or
1613B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because
17of the expulsion, except in cases in which such transfer is
18deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in
19the alternative program.
20    (b) To suspend or by policy to authorize the superintendent
21of the district or the principal, assistant principal, or dean
22of students of any school to suspend pupils guilty of gross
23disobedience or misconduct, or to suspend pupils guilty of
24gross disobedience or misconduct on the school bus from riding
25the school bus, pursuant to subsections (b-15) and (b-20) of
26this Section, and no action shall lie against them for such



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1suspension. The board may by policy authorize the
2superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant
3principal, or dean of students of any school to suspend pupils
4guilty of such acts for a period not to exceed 10 school days.
5If a pupil is suspended due to gross disobedience or misconduct
6on a school bus, the board may suspend the pupil in excess of
710 school days for safety reasons.
8     Any suspension shall be reported immediately to the
9parents or guardian of a such pupil along with a full statement
10of the reasons for such suspension and a notice of their right
11to a review. The school board must be given a summary of the
12notice, including the reason for the suspension and the
13suspension length. Upon request of the parents or guardian the
14school board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall review
15such action of the superintendent or principal, assistant
16principal, or dean of students. At such review the parents or
17guardian of the pupil may appear and discuss the suspension
18with the board or its hearing officer. If a hearing officer is
19appointed by the board he shall report to the board a written
20summary of the evidence heard at the meeting. After its hearing
21or upon receipt of the written report of its hearing officer,
22the board may take such action as it finds appropriate. If a
23student is suspended pursuant to this subsection (b), the board
24shall, in the written suspension decision, detail the specific
25act of gross disobedience or misconduct resulting in the
26decision to suspend. The suspension decision shall also include



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1a rationale as to the specific duration of the suspension. A
2pupil who is suspended in excess of 20 school days may be
3immediately transferred to an alternative program in the manner
4provided in Article 13A or 13B of this Code. A pupil must not
5be denied transfer because of the suspension, except in cases
6in which such transfer is deemed to cause a threat to the
7safety of students or staff in the alternative program.
8    (b-5) Among the many possible disciplinary interventions
9and consequences available to school officials, school
10exclusions, such as out-of-school suspensions and expulsions,
11are the most serious. School officials shall limit the number
12and duration of expulsions and suspensions to the greatest
13extent practicable, and it is recommended that they use them
14only for legitimate educational purposes. To ensure that
15students are not excluded from school unnecessarily, it is
16recommended that school officials consider forms of
17non-exclusionary discipline prior to using out-of-school
18suspensions or expulsions.
19    (b-10) Unless otherwise required by federal law or this
20Code, school boards may not institute zero-tolerance policies
21by which school administrators are required to suspend or expel
22students for particular behaviors.
23    (b-15) Out-of-school suspensions of 3 days or less may be
24used only if the student's continuing presence in school would
25pose a threat to school safety or a disruption to other
26students' learning opportunities. For purposes of this



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1subsection (b-15), "threat to school safety or a disruption to
2other students' learning opportunities" shall be determined on
3a case-by-case basis by the school board or its designee.
4School officials shall make all reasonable efforts to resolve
5such threats, address such disruptions, and minimize the length
6of suspensions to the greatest extent practicable.
7    (b-20) Unless otherwise required by this Code,
8out-of-school suspensions of longer than 3 days, expulsions,
9and disciplinary removals to alternative schools may be used
10only if the student's continuing presence in school poses a
11threat to the safety of other students, staff, or members of
12the school community and other appropriate and available
13behavioral and disciplinary interventions have been exhausted.
14For purposes of this subsection (b-20), "threat to the safety
15of other students, staff, or members of the school community"
16shall be determined on a case-by-case basis by school
17officials. For purposes of this subsection (b-20), the
18determination of whether "appropriate and available behavioral
19and disciplinary interventions have been exhausted" shall be
20made by school officials. School officials shall make all
21reasonable efforts to resolve such threats and minimize the
22length of student exclusions to the greatest extent
23practicable. Within the suspension decision described in
24subsection (b) of this Section or the expulsion decision
25described in subsection (a) of this Section, it shall be
26documented whether other interventions were attempted or



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1whether it was determined that there were no other appropriate
2and available interventions.
3    (b-25) Students who are suspended out-of-school for longer
4than 4 school days shall be provided appropriate and available
5support services during the period of their suspension. For
6purposes of this subsection (b-25), "appropriate and available
7support services" shall be determined by school authorities.
8Within the suspension decision described in subsection (b) of
9this Section, it shall be documented whether such services are
10to be provided or whether it was determined that there are no
11such appropriate and available services.
12    A school district may refer students who are expelled to
13appropriate and available support services.
14    A school district shall create a policy to facilitate the
15re-engagement of students who are suspended out-of-school,
16expelled, or returning from an alternative school setting.
17    (b-30) A school district shall create a policy by which
18suspended pupils, including those pupils suspended from the
19school bus who do not have alternate transportation to school,
20shall have the opportunity to make up work for equivalent
21academic credit. It shall be the responsibility of a pupil's
22parent or guardian to notify school officials that a pupil
23suspended from the school bus does not have alternate
24transportation to school.
25    (c) The Department of Human Services shall be invited to
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1whenever there is evidence that mental illness may be the cause
2for expulsion or suspension.
3    (c-5) School districts shall make reasonable efforts to
4provide ongoing professional development to teachers,
5administrators, school board members, school resource
6officers, and staff on the adverse consequences of school
7exclusion and justice-system involvement, effective classroom
8management strategies, culturally responsive discipline, and
9developmentally appropriate disciplinary methods that promote
10positive and healthy school climates.
11    (d) The board may expel a student for a definite period of
12time not to exceed 2 calendar years, as determined on a case by
13case basis. A student who is determined to have brought one of
14the following objects to school, any school-sponsored activity
15or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable
16relationship to school shall be expelled for a period of not
17less than one year:
18        (1) A firearm. For the purposes of this Section,
19    "firearm" means any gun, rifle, shotgun, weapon as defined
20    by Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code,
21    firearm as defined in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners
22    Identification Card Act, or firearm as defined in Section
23    24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012. The expulsion period
24    under this subdivision (1) may be modified by the
25    superintendent, and the superintendent's determination may
26    be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis.



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1        (2) A knife, brass knuckles or other knuckle weapon
2    regardless of its composition, a billy club, or any other
3    object if used or attempted to be used to cause bodily
4    harm, including "look alikes" of any firearm as defined in
5    subdivision (1) of this subsection (d). The expulsion
6    requirement under this subdivision (2) may be modified by
7    the superintendent, and the superintendent's determination
8    may be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis.
9Expulsion or suspension shall be construed in a manner
10consistent with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities
11Education Act. A student who is subject to suspension or
12expulsion as provided in this Section may be eligible for a
13transfer to an alternative school program in accordance with
14Article 13A of the School Code. The provisions of this
15subsection (d) apply in all school districts, including special
16charter districts and districts organized under Article 34.
17    (d-5) The board may suspend or by regulation authorize the
18superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant
19principal, or dean of students of any school to suspend a
20student for a period not to exceed 10 school days or may expel
21a student for a definite period of time not to exceed 2
22calendar years, as determined on a case by case basis, if (i)
23that student has been determined to have made an explicit
24threat on an Internet website against a school employee, a
25student, or any school-related personnel, (ii) the Internet
26website through which the threat was made is a site that was



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1accessible within the school at the time the threat was made or
2was available to third parties who worked or studied within the
3school grounds at the time the threat was made, and (iii) the
4threat could be reasonably interpreted as threatening to the
5safety and security of the threatened individual because of his
6or her duties or employment status or status as a student
7inside the school. The provisions of this subsection (d-5)
8apply in all school districts, including special charter
9districts and districts organized under Article 34 of this
11    (e) To maintain order and security in the schools, school
12authorities may inspect and search places and areas such as
13lockers, desks, parking lots, and other school property and
14equipment owned or controlled by the school, as well as
15personal effects left in those places and areas by students,
16without notice to or the consent of the student, and without a
17search warrant. As a matter of public policy, the General
18Assembly finds that students have no reasonable expectation of
19privacy in these places and areas or in their personal effects
20left in these places and areas. School authorities may request
21the assistance of law enforcement officials for the purpose of
22conducting inspections and searches of lockers, desks, parking
23lots, and other school property and equipment owned or
24controlled by the school for illegal drugs, weapons, or other
25illegal or dangerous substances or materials, including
26searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.



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1If a search conducted in accordance with this Section produces
2evidence that the student has violated or is violating either
3the law, local ordinance, or the school's policies or rules,
4such evidence may be seized by school authorities, and
5disciplinary action may be taken. School authorities may also
6turn over such evidence to law enforcement authorities. The
7provisions of this subsection (e) apply in all school
8districts, including special charter districts and districts
9organized under Article 34.
10    (f) Suspension or expulsion may include suspension or
11expulsion from school and all school activities and a
12prohibition from being present on school grounds.
13    (g) A school district may adopt a policy providing that if
14a student is suspended or expelled for any reason from any
15public or private school in this or any other state, the
16student must complete the entire term of the suspension or
17expulsion in an alternative school program under Article 13A of
18this Code or an alternative learning opportunities program
19under Article 13B of this Code before being admitted into the
20school district if there is no threat to the safety of students
21or staff in the alternative program. This subsection (g)
22applies to all school districts, including special charter
23districts and districts organized under Article 34 of this
25    (h) School officials shall not advise or encourage students
26to drop out voluntarily due to behavioral or academic



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2    (i) A student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a
3disciplinary consequence, though this shall not preclude
4requiring a student to provide restitution for lost, stolen, or
5damaged property.
6    (j) Subsections (a) through (i) of this Section shall apply
7to elementary and secondary schools, charter schools, special
8charter districts, and school districts organized under
9Article 34 of this Code.
10(Source: P.A. 96-633, eff. 8-24-09; 96-998, eff. 7-2-10;
1197-340, eff. 1-1-12; 97-495, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12;
1297-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
13    (105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
14    Sec. 27A-5. Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
15    (a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
16nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter
17school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit
18corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
19authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
20    (b) A charter school may be established under this Article
21by creating a new school or by converting an existing public
22school or attendance center to charter school status. Beginning
23on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
24General Assembly, in all new applications to establish a
25charter school in a city having a population exceeding 500,000,



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1operation of the charter school shall be limited to one campus.
2The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the
393rd General Assembly do not apply to charter schools existing
4or approved on or before the effective date of this amendatory
6    (b-5) In this subsection (b-5), "virtual-schooling" means
7a cyber school where students engage in online curriculum and
8instruction via the Internet and electronic communication with
9their teachers at remote locations and with students
10participating at different times.
11    From April 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016, there is a
12moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with
13virtual-schooling components in school districts other than a
14school district organized under Article 34 of this Code. This
15moratorium does not apply to a charter school with
16virtual-schooling components existing or approved prior to
17April 1, 2013 or to the renewal of the charter of a charter
18school with virtual-schooling components already approved
19prior to April 1, 2013.
20    On or before March 1, 2014, the Commission shall submit to
21the General Assembly a report on the effect of
22virtual-schooling, including without limitation the effect on
23student performance, the costs associated with
24virtual-schooling, and issues with oversight. The report shall
25include policy recommendations for virtual-schooling.
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1its board of directors or other governing body in the manner
2provided in its charter. The governing body of a charter school
3shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open
4Meetings Act.
5    (d) A charter school shall comply with all applicable
6health and safety requirements applicable to public schools
7under the laws of the State of Illinois.
8    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the School Code, a
9charter school shall not charge tuition; provided that a
10charter school may charge reasonable fees for textbooks,
11instructional materials, and student activities.
12    (f) A charter school shall be responsible for the
13management and operation of its fiscal affairs including, but
14not limited to, the preparation of its budget. An audit of each
15charter school's finances shall be conducted annually by an
16outside, independent contractor retained by the charter
17school. To ensure financial accountability for the use of
18public funds, on or before December 1 of every year of
19operation, each charter school shall submit to its authorizer
20and the State Board a copy of its audit and a copy of the Form
21990 the charter school filed that year with the federal
22Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if deemed necessary for
23proper financial oversight of the charter school, an authorizer
24may require quarterly financial statements from each charter
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1this Article; the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act; all
2federal and State laws and rules applicable to public schools
3that pertain to special education and the instruction of
4English language learners, referred to in this Code as
5"children of limited English-speaking ability"; and its
6charter. A charter school is exempt from all other State laws
7and regulations in this Code governing public schools and local
8school board policies, except the following:
9        (1) Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of this Code regarding
10    criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide
11    Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer and Violent
12    Offender Against Youth Database of applicants for
13    employment;
14        (2) Sections 10-20.14, 10-22.6, 24-24, 34-19, and
15    34-84a 34-84A of this Code regarding discipline of
16    students;
17        (3) the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
18    Tort Immunity Act;
19        (4) Section 108.75 of the General Not For Profit
20    Corporation Act of 1986 regarding indemnification of
21    officers, directors, employees, and agents;
22        (5) the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
23        (6) the Illinois School Student Records Act;
24        (7) Section 10-17a of this Code regarding school report
25    cards;
26        (8) the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act;



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1    and
2        (9) Section 27-23.7 of this Code regarding bullying
3    prevention; and .
4        (10) (9) Section 2-3.162 2-3.160 of this the School
5    Code regarding student discipline reporting.
6    The change made by Public Act 96-104 to this subsection (g)
7is declaratory of existing law.
8    (h) A charter school may negotiate and contract with a
9school district, the governing body of a State college or
10university or public community college, or any other public or
11for-profit or nonprofit private entity for: (i) the use of a
12school building and grounds or any other real property or
13facilities that the charter school desires to use or convert
14for use as a charter school site, (ii) the operation and
15maintenance thereof, and (iii) the provision of any service,
16activity, or undertaking that the charter school is required to
17perform in order to carry out the terms of its charter.
18However, a charter school that is established on or after the
19effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
20Assembly and that operates in a city having a population
21exceeding 500,000 may not contract with a for-profit entity to
22manage or operate the school during the period that commences
23on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
24General Assembly and concludes at the end of the 2004-2005
25school year. Except as provided in subsection (i) of this
26Section, a school district may charge a charter school



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1reasonable rent for the use of the district's buildings,
2grounds, and facilities. Any services for which a charter
3school contracts with a school district shall be provided by
4the district at cost. Any services for which a charter school
5contracts with a local school board or with the governing body
6of a State college or university or public community college
7shall be provided by the public entity at cost.
8    (i) In no event shall a charter school that is established
9by converting an existing school or attendance center to
10charter school status be required to pay rent for space that is
11deemed available, as negotiated and provided in the charter
12agreement, in school district facilities. However, all other
13costs for the operation and maintenance of school district
14facilities that are used by the charter school shall be subject
15to negotiation between the charter school and the local school
16board and shall be set forth in the charter.
17    (j) A charter school may limit student enrollment by age or
18grade level.
19    (k) If the charter school is approved by the Commission,
20then the Commission charter school is its own local education
22(Source: P.A. 97-152, eff. 7-20-11; 97-154, eff. 1-1-12;
2397-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-16, eff. 5-24-13; 98-639, eff. 6-9-14;
2498-669, eff. 6-26-14; 98-739, eff. 7-16-14; 98-783, eff.
251-1-15; 98-1059, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1102, eff. 8-26-14; revised



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1    (105 ILCS 5/34-19)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-19)
2    Sec. 34-19. By-laws, rules and regulations; business
3transacted at regular meetings; voting; records. The board
4shall, subject to the limitations in this Article, establish
5by-laws, rules and regulations, which shall have the force of
6ordinances, for the proper maintenance of a uniform system of
7discipline for both employees and pupils, and for the entire
8management of the schools, and may fix the school age of
9pupils, the minimum of which in kindergartens shall not be
10under 4 years, except that, based upon an assessment of the
11child's readiness, children who have attended a non-public
12preschool and continued their education at that school through
13kindergarten, were taught in kindergarten by an appropriately
14certified teacher, and will attain the age of 6 years on or
15before December 31 of the year of the 2009-2010 school term and
16each school term thereafter may attend first grade upon
17commencement of such term, and in grade schools shall not be
18under 6 years. It may expel, suspend or, subject to the
19limitations of all policies established or adopted under
20Section 10-22.6 or 14-8.05, otherwise discipline any pupil
21found guilty of gross disobedience, misconduct, or other
22violation of the by-laws, rules, and regulations, including
23gross disobedience or misconduct perpetuated by electronic
24means. An expelled pupil may be immediately transferred to an
25alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or



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113B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because
2of the expulsion, except in cases in which such transfer is
3deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in
4the alternative program. A pupil who is suspended in excess of
520 school days may be immediately transferred to an alternative
6program in the manner provided in Article 13A or 13B of this
7Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because of the
8suspension, except in cases in which such transfer is deemed to
9cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in the
10alternative program. The bylaws, rules and regulations of the
11board shall be enacted, money shall be appropriated or
12expended, salaries shall be fixed or changed, and textbooks,
13electronic textbooks, and courses of instruction shall be
14adopted or changed only at the regular meetings of the board
15and by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the
16board; provided that notwithstanding any other provision of
17this Article or the School Code, neither the board or any local
18school council may purchase any textbook for use in any public
19school of the district from any textbook publisher that fails
20to furnish any computer diskettes as required under Section
2128-21. Funds appropriated for textbook purchases must be
22available for electronic textbook purchases and the
23technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use
24electronic textbooks at the local school council's discretion.
25The board shall be further encouraged to provide opportunities
26for public hearing and testimony before the adoption of bylaws,



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1rules and regulations. Upon all propositions requiring for
2their adoption at least a majority of all the members of the
3board the yeas and nays shall be taken and reported. The
4by-laws, rules and regulations of the board shall not be
5repealed, amended or added to, except by a vote of 2/3 of the
6full membership of the board. The board shall keep a record of
7all its proceedings. Such records and all by-laws, rules and
8regulations, or parts thereof, may be proved by a copy thereof
9certified to be such by the secretary of the board, but if they
10are printed in book or pamphlet form which are purported to be
11published by authority of the board they need not be otherwise
12published and the book or pamphlet shall be received as
13evidence, without further proof, of the records, by-laws, rules
14and regulations, or any part thereof, as of the dates thereof
15as shown in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and places
16where judicial proceedings are had.
17    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article or in
18the School Code, the board may delegate to the general
19superintendent or to the attorney the authorities granted to
20the board in the School Code, provided such delegation and
21appropriate oversight procedures are made pursuant to board
22by-laws, rules and regulations, adopted as herein provided,
23except that the board may not delegate its authorities and
24responsibilities regarding (1) budget approval obligations;
25(2) rule-making functions; (3) desegregation obligations; (4)
26real estate acquisition, sale or lease in excess of 10 years as



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1provided in Section 34-21; (5) the levy of taxes; or (6) any
2mandates imposed upon the board by "An Act in relation to
3school reform in cities over 500,000, amending Acts herein
4named", approved December 12, 1988 (P.A. 85-1418).
5(Source: P.A. 96-864, eff. 1-21-10; 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10;
697-340, eff. 1-1-12; 97-495, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect September
915, 2016.".