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Public Act 096-1170





Public Act 096-1170
SB3635 EnrolledLRB096 20719 MJR 36451 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 Code is amended by changing Section
14C-12 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/14C-12)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14C-12)
    Sec. 14C-12. Account of expenditures; Cost report;
Reimbursement. Each school district shall keep an accurate,
detailed and separate account of all monies paid out by it for
the programs in transitional bilingual education required or
permitted by this Article, including transportation costs, and
shall annually report thereon for the school year ending June
30 indicating the average per pupil expenditure. Each school
district shall be reimbursed for the amount by which such costs
exceed the average per pupil expenditure by such school
district for the education of children of comparable age who
are not in any special education program. At least 60% of
transitional bilingual education funding received from the
State must be used for the instructional costs of transitional
bilingual education.
    Applications for preapproval for reimbursement for costs
of transitional bilingual education programs must be submitted
to the State Superintendent of Education at least 60 days
before a transitional bilingual education program is started,
unless a justifiable exception is granted by the State
Superintendent of Education. Applications shall set forth a
plan for transitional bilingual education established and
maintained in accordance with this Article.
    Reimbursement claims for transitional bilingual education
programs shall be made as follows:
    Each school district shall claim reimbursement on a current
basis for the first 3 quarters of the fiscal year and file a
final adjusted claim for the school year ended June 30
preceding computed in accordance with rules prescribed by the
State Superintendent's Office. The State Superintendent of
Education before approving any such claims shall determine
their accuracy and whether they are based upon services and
facilities provided under approved programs. Upon approval he
shall transmit to the Comptroller the vouchers showing the
amounts due for school district reimbursement claims. Upon
receipt of the final adjusted claims the State Superintendent
of Education shall make a final determination of the accuracy
of such claims. If the money appropriated by the General
Assembly for such purpose for any year is insufficient, it
shall be apportioned on the basis of the claims approved.
    Failure on the part of the school district to prepare and
certify the final adjusted claims due under this Section may
constitute a forfeiture by the school district of its right to
be reimbursed by the State under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-441, eff. 8-4-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011