(105 ILCS 5/10-22.31b) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.31b)
    Sec. 10-22.31b. Joint building programs. To enter into joint agreements either under this Act or under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act with other school boards to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings including residential facilities, that may be needed for area vocational education buildings or the education of one or more of the types of children with disabilities defined in Sections 14-1.02 through 14-1.07 of this Act, who are residents of such joint agreement area, upon the review and recommendation of the Advisory Council on Education of Children with Disabilities and approval of the State Superintendent. Proposals shall be submitted on forms promulgated by the State Advisory Council. The State Advisory Council shall have 45 days to review the proposal and make a recommendation. The State Superintendent shall then approve or deny the proposal. Any establishment of residential facilities under this Section for the education of children with disabilities shall consider and utilize whenever possible the existing residential service delivery systems including state operated and privately operated facilities. Residential facilities shall be maintained in accordance with applicable health, licensing and life safety requirements, including the applicable provisions of the building code authorized under Section 2-3.12. Such sites may be acquired and buildings built at any place within the area embraced by such joint agreement or within 2 miles of the boundaries of any school district which is a party to the joint agreement. The title to any site or building so acquired shall be held in accordance with Section 16-2 of this Act.
    Any funds obtained from the participating governmental entities as a result of a joint agreement entered into under this Act or the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act shall be accounted for in the same manner as provided for the majority of the participating governmental entities under the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)