(105 ILCS 5/14C-12)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14C-12)
Account of expenditures; Cost report; Reimbursement.
school district with at least one English learner shall keep an accurate, detailed and separate account of
all monies paid out by it for the programs in transitional bilingual education
required or permitted by this Article, including transportation costs, and
shall annually report thereon for the school year ending June 30 indicating
the average per pupil expenditure. Through fiscal year 2017, each school district shall be reimbursed
for the amount by which such costs exceed the average per pupil expenditure
by such school district for the education of children of comparable age
who are not in any special education program. No funding shall be provided to school districts under this Section after fiscal year 2017. In fiscal year 2018 and each fiscal year thereafter, all funding received by a school district from the State pursuant to Section 18-8.15 of this Code that is attributable to instructions, supports, and interventions for English learner pupils must be used for programs and services authorized under this Article. At least 60% of transitional bilingual education funding received from the State must be used for the instructional costs of programs and services authorized under this Article.
Applications for preapproval for costs of transitional
bilingual education programs must be submitted to the State Superintendent of
Education at least 60 days before a transitional bilingual education program
is started, unless a justifiable exception is granted by the State
Superintendent of Education.
Applications shall set forth a plan for transitional
bilingual education established and maintained in accordance with this Article.
Through fiscal year 2017, reimbursement claims for transitional bilingual education programs shall
be made as follows:
Each school district shall claim reimbursement on a current basis for the
first 3 quarters of the fiscal year and file a final adjusted
for the school year ended June 30 preceding computed in accordance with rules
prescribed by the State Superintendent's Office.
The State Superintendent
Education before approving any such claims shall
determine their accuracy and whether
they are based upon services and facilities provided under approved programs.
Upon approval he shall transmit to the Comptroller
vouchers showing the amounts due for
district reimbursement claims. Upon receipt of the
claims the State Superintendent of Education shall make a final
determination of the
accuracy of such claims. If the money appropriated by the General Assembly
for such purpose for any year is insufficient, it shall be apportioned on
the basis of the claims approved.
Failure on the part of the school district to prepare and certify the final
adjusted claims due under this Section may constitute a forfeiture
by the school district of its right to be reimbursed by the State under this
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)