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Public Act 097-0880




Public Act 097-0880
SB0639 EnrolledLRB097 04399 NHT 44438 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Construction Law is amended by
changing Section 5-30 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 230/5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Priority of school construction projects. The
State Board of Education shall develop standards for the
determination of priority needs concerning school construction
projects based upon approved district facilities plans. Such
standards shall call for prioritization based on the degree of
need and project type in the following order:
        (1) Replacement or reconstruction of school buildings
    destroyed or damaged by flood, tornado, fire, earthquake,
    mine subsidence, or other disasters, either man-made or
    produced by nature;
        (2) Projects designed to alleviate a shortage of
    classrooms due to population growth or to replace or
    rehabilitate aging school buildings;
        (3) Projects resulting from interdistrict
    reorganization of school districts contingent on local
        (4) Replacement, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of
    school facilities determined to be severe and continuing
    health or life safety hazards;
        (5) Alterations necessary to provide accessibility for
    qualified individuals with disabilities; and
        (6) Other unique solutions to facility needs.
Except for those changes absolutely necessary to comply with
the changes made to subsection (c) of Section 5-25 of this Law
by Public Act 96-37, the State Board of Education may not make
any material changes to the standards in effect on May 18,
2004, unless the State Board of Education is specifically
authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09; 96-102, eff. 7-29-09;
96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect June 1,

Effective Date: 8/2/2012