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(105 ILCS 5/17-2.4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 17-2.4)
Tax for area vocational education building programs.
The school board of any district having a population of less than
500,000 inhabitants may, by proper resolution, levy an annual tax of not
more than .05% upon the value as equalized or assessed by the Department
of Revenue for such purpose, and may accumulate such
tax for not more than 5 years, for area vocational education building
purposes, including the purposes authorized by Section 10-22.31b of this
Act, upon condition that there are not sufficient funds available in the
operations and maintenance fund of the district to pay the
cost thereof. Such tax shall not be levied without prior approval of the
State Superintendent of Education and prior approval by a majority of
the electors voting upon the proposition at an
election, the proposition
having been certified by the secretary of the school board to the proper
election authorities for submission to the electorate in accordance with
the general election law.
When the school boards of two or more districts enter into a joint
agreement for an area vocational education building program under
Section 10-22.31b their agreement may provide, or may be amended to
provide, that the question of the levy of the tax authorized by this
Section shall be certified to the proper election authorities, for submission
to the voters of all of the participating
districts in accordance with the general election law, in the same election
and that the approval of that levy by a
majority of the electors voting upon the proposition in the area
comprised of the participating districts, considered as a whole, shall
be deemed to authorize that levy in each participating district without
regard to the passage or failure of the proposition in any district
considered separately. However, the school board of any district may
withdraw from the joint agreement by reason of the failure of the
electors of that district to approve the proposed levy.
(Source: P.A. 86-970.)