Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Boundary Changes Article of the School Code. Makes changes concerning the purpose and applicability of the Article; defining "legal resident voter"; school districts in educational service regions of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants; changing boundaries by detachment or dissolution; petitions for dissolution; the requirements for granting petitions; copies of a petition; a detachment set aside upon petition; petition filing, notices, hearings, and decisions; the Administrative Review Law; a limitation on successive petitions; the effective date of a change; maps showing changes; teacher transfer; the annexation of dissolved non-operating districts; termination of offices; a limitation on contesting boundary changes; and the applicability of the amendatory Act. Repeals provisions concerning county references, a change of boundaries in 2 or more counties, special charter districts, an election ordered by the regional superintendent of schools, the annexation of territory eliminated from a non-high school district, the title to school sites and buildings, and the distribution of accumulated funds. Makes related changes in other Articles of the School Code. Effective July 1, 2017.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Removes amendatory language specifying that if non-high school territory overlies an elementary district, a part of which is in a high school district, the territory may be annexed to the high school district even though the territory is not contiguous to the high school district. Provides that a petition for rehearing shall specify the reason for the request. Removes the provisions repealing the Sections concerning special charter districts, and instead makes changes concerning a petition for detachment of territory from a special charter district with annexation to another school district, for detachment of territory from a school district with annexation to a special charter district, or for dissolution of a school district with annexation to a special charter district. Effective July 1, 2017.