(40 ILCS 5/7-132.2)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-132.2)
Regional office of education.
(a) A regional office of education serving 2 or more counties, except those serving a county of 1,000,000 inhabitants or more, formed pursuant to
Article 3A of the School Code shall be included within and be subject to this
Article, effective as of the effective date of consolidation. For the purpose
of this Article, a regional office of education serving 2 or more counties shall be considered a
participating instrumentality but the requirements of Sections 7-106 and 7-132
shall not apply to it. Each county served by a regional office of education
that serves 2 or more
counties shall pay its proportional cost of the office's
municipality contributions. This cost shall be included in the budget prepared
under and apportioned in the manner provided by Section 3A-7 of the School
Code. Each county may include the cost for its share of the municipality
contributions required for the regional office of education in
its appropriation and tax levy under Section 7-171 of this Article.
(b) At the request of the county, the Board may designate any
participating regional office of education
to be a separate reporting entity distinct from the county.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97.)