(105 ILCS 5/14-7.01)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.01)
Children attending classes in another district.) If a
child, resident of one school district, because of his disability, attends
a class or school for any of such types of children in another school
district, the school district in which he resides shall grant the proper
permit, provide any necessary transportation, and pay to the school
district maintaining the special educational facilities the per capita
cost of educating such children.
Such per capita cost shall be computed in the following manner. The
cost of conducting and maintaining any special educational facility
shall be first determined and shall include the following expenses
applicable only to such educational facility under rules and regulations
established by the State Board of Education as follows:
(a) Salaries of teachers, professional workers, necessary
non-certified workers, clerks, librarians, custodial employees, readers,
and any district taxes specifically for their pension and retirement
(b) Educational supplies and equipment including textbooks.
(c) Administrative costs and communication.
(d) Operation of physical plant including heat, light, water,
repairs, and maintenance.
(e) Auxiliary service, including up to 20% of transportation cost.
(f) Depreciation of physical facilities at a rate of $200 per pupil, or
the actual rental paid for the physical facilities calculated on a per
pupil basis. From such total cost thus determined there shall be deducted
the State reimbursement due on account of such educational program for the
same year, not including any State reimbursement for special education
transportation and offsetting federal revenue for the program, except
federally funded health care reimbursement need not be deducted. Such net
cost shall be divided by the average number of pupils in average daily
enrollment in such special education facility for the school year in order
to arrive at the net per capita tuition cost.
If the child, resident of any school district, because of his
disability, attends a class or school for any of such types of
maintained in a teacher training center supported by public funds or
State institution of higher learning, the resident district shall
provide any necessary transportation and shall be eligible to the
transportation reimbursement provided in Section 14-13.01.
A resident district may, upon request, provide transportation for
residents of the district who meet the requirements, other than the
specified age, of children with disabilities as defined in
14-1.02, who attend classes in another district, and
shall make a charge for any such transportation in an amount equal to
the cost thereof, including a reasonable allowance for depreciation of
the vehicles used.
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)