State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/14/2018, by Sen. Linda Holmes


105 ILCS 305/2  from Ch. 122, par. 1503-2
105 ILCS 305/4  from Ch. 122, par. 1503-4

    Amends the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Law. Provides that tuition, fees, and room and board costs shall be charged for students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy who are not Illinois residents. Provides that the Academy may admit students (i) who are Illinois residents or who are not Illinois residents (rather than students) and (ii) who have completed the academic equivalent of the 8th (rather than 9th) grade. Makes related changes.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Law
5is amended by changing Sections 2 and 4 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 305/2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 1503-2)
7    Sec. 2. Establishment, Funding and Location. There is
8hereby created the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy,
9which shall be a residential institution located in the Fox
10River Valley in close proximity to the national science
11laboratories based in Illinois. The Academy may develop
12additional campuses throughout the State, however, any
13additional campus does not need to serve as a residential
14institution. The Academy shall be a State agency, funded by
15State appropriations, private contributions and endowments.
16Minimal fees for residential students who are Illinois
17residents may be charged. Tuition, fees, and room and board
18costs shall be charged for students who are not Illinois
19residents. The Academy may admit those students (i) who are
20Illinois residents or who are not Illinois residents and (ii)
21who have completed the academic equivalent of the 8th 9th
22grade. The Academy and may offer a program of secondary and
23postsecondary course work. Admission shall be determined by



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1competitive examination.
2    In order to be eligible for State appropriations, the
3Academy shall submit to the Board of Higher Education not later
4than the 1st day of October of each year its budget proposal
5for the operation and capital needs of the Academy for its next
6fiscal year.
7(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)
8    (105 ILCS 305/4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 1503-4)
9    Sec. 4. Powers of the Board. The board is hereby authorized
11    (a) Accept donations, bequests, or other forms of financial
12assistance for educational purposes from any public or private
13person or agency and comply with rules and regulations
14governing grants from the federal government or from any other
15person or agency, which are not in contravention of the
16Illinois Constitution or the laws of the State of Illinois.
17    (b) Purchase equipment and make improvements to facilities
18necessary for the use of the school, in accordance with
19applicable law.
20    (c) Adopt, amend, or repeal rules, regulations, and
21policies necessary or proper for the conduct of the business of
22the board.
23    (d) Award certificates and issue diplomas for successful
24completion of programs of study requirements.
25    (e) Select a Director who shall be the chief administrative



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1officer of the Academy and who shall administer the rules,
2regulations, and policies adopted by the Board pursuant hereto.
3The Director shall also be the chief administrative officer of
4the Board and shall be responsible for all the administrative
5functions, duties, and needs of the Board.
6    (f) Determine faculty and staff positions necessary for the
7efficient operation of the school and select personnel for such
9    (g) Prepare and adopt an annual budget necessary for the
10continued operation of the school.
11    (h) Enter into contracts and agreements which have been
12recommended by the Director, in accordance with applicable law,
13and to the extent that funds are specifically appropriated
14therefor, with other public agencies with respect to
15cooperative enterprises and undertaking related to or
16associated with an educational purpose or program affecting
17education in the school. This shall not preclude the Board from
18entering into other such contracts and agreements that it may
19deem necessary to carry out its duties and functions.
20    (i) Perform such other functions as are necessary to the
21supervision and control of those phases of education under its
22supervision and control.
23    (j) The Board shall delegate to the Director such of its
24administrative powers and duties as it deems appropriate to aid
25the Director in the efficient administration of his
26responsibility for the implementation of the policies of the



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2    (k) The Academy shall be empowered to lease or purchase
3real and personal property on commercially reasonable terms for
4the use of the Academy. After July 1, 1988, any leases or
5purchases of real or personal property and any disposition
6thereof by the Academy must be in compliance with the
7provisions of The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the
8State Property Control Act. Personal property acquired for the
9use of the Academy shall be inventoried and disposed of in
10accordance with the State Property Control Act.
11    In addition to the authorities granted herein and any
12powers, duties, and responsibilities vested by any other
13applicable laws, the Board shall:
14        (1) Adopt rules, regulations, and policies necessary
15    for the efficient operation of the school.
16        (2) Establish criteria to be used in determining
17    eligibility of applicants for enrollment. Such criteria
18    shall ensure adequate geographic representation of this
19    State and adequate , sexual and ethnic representation.
20        (3) Determine subjects and extracurricular activities
21    to be offered.
22        (4) Pay salaries and expenses, including but not
23    necessarily restricted to facilities, equipment, and
24    supplies of the faculty and staff of the Academy out of
25    funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the
26    operating and administrative expenses of the Board and the



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1    Academy.
2        (5) Exercise budgetary responsibility and allocate for
3    expenditure by the Academy and programs under its
4    jurisdiction, all monies appropriated or otherwise made
5    available for purposes of the Board and of such Academy and
6    programs.
7        (6) Prescribe and select for use in the school free
8    school books and other materials of instruction for
9    children enrolled in the school and programs under its
10    jurisdiction for which the General Assembly provides
11    funds. However, free school books and other materials of
12    instruction need not be provided to students who are not
13    Illinois residents, and a fee may be charged to such
14    students for books and materials.
15        (7) Prepare and adopt or approve programs of study and
16    rules, bylaws, and regulations for the conduct of students
17    and for the government of the school and programs under its
18    jurisdiction.
19        (8) Employ such personnel as may be needed, establish
20    policies governing their employment and dismissal, and fix
21    the amount of their compensation. In the employment,
22    establishment of policies and fixing of compensation the
23    board may make no discrimination on account of sex, race,
24    creed, color or national origin.
25    The Academy, its board of trustees, and its employees shall
26be represented and indemnified in certain civil law suits in



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1accordance with "An Act to provide for representation and
2indemnification in certain civil law suits", approved December
33, 1977, as amended.
4    Neither the Academy, nor its officers, employees or board
5members shall participate in the creation of any corporation,
6joint venture, partnership, association, or other
7organizational entity which exercises, expands, or enhances
8the powers, duties, or responsibilities of the Academy unless
9specifically authorized by the General Assembly by law.
10    This Section does not restrict the Academy from creating
11any organization entity which is within or a part of the
13(Source: P.A. 86-109.)