(105 ILCS 5/10-22.36)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.36)
Buildings for school purposes.
To build or purchase a building for school classroom or
instructional purposes upon the approval of a majority of the voters upon the
proposition at a referendum held for such purpose or in accordance with
Section 17-2.11, 19-3.5, or 19-3.10. The board may initiate such referendum by resolution.
The board shall certify the resolution and proposition to the proper
election authority for submission in accordance with the general election law.
The questions of building one or more new buildings for school
purposes or office facilities, and issuing bonds for the purpose of
borrowing money to purchase one or more buildings or sites for such
buildings or office sites, to build one or more new buildings for school
purposes or office facilities or to make additions and improvements to
existing school buildings, may be combined into one or more propositions
on the ballot.
Before erecting, or purchasing or remodeling such a building the
board shall submit the plans and specifications respecting heating,
ventilating, lighting, seating, water supply, toilets and safety against
fire to the regional superintendent of schools having supervision and
control over the district, for approval in accordance with Section 2-3.12.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, no referendum shall be required
if the purchase, construction, or building of any
building (1) occurs while the building is being
leased by the school district or (2) is paid with (A) funds
derived from the sale or disposition of other buildings, land, or
structures of the school district or (B) funds received (i) as a
grant under the
School Construction Law or (ii) as gifts or donations,
provided that no funds to purchase, construct, or build such building, other than lease
derived from the district's bonded indebtedness or the tax levy of
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, no referendum shall be required if the purchase, construction, or building of any such building is paid with funds received from the County School Facility Occupation Tax Law under Section 5-1006.7 of the Counties Code or from the proceeds of bonds or other debt obligations secured by revenues obtained from that Law.
(Source: P.A. 96-517, eff. 8-14-09; 97-542, eff. 8-23-11.)