(105 ILCS 5/18-12)
(from Ch. 122, par. 18-12)
Dates for filing State aid claims.
The school board of
each school district, a regional office of education, a laboratory school, or a State-authorized charter school shall require teachers, principals, or
superintendents to furnish from records kept by them such data as it
needs in preparing and certifying to the State Superintendent of Education
its report of claims provided in Section
18-8.05 or 18-8.15 of this Code. The claim
shall be based on the latest available equalized assessed valuation and tax
rates, as provided in Section 18-8.05 or 18-8.15, shall use the average
attendance as determined by the method outlined in Section 18-8.05 or 18-8.15,
and shall be
certified and filed with the State Superintendent of Education by June 21
for districts and State-authorized charter schools with an
school calendar end date before June 15 or within 2 weeks following the
official school calendar end date for districts, regional offices of education, laboratory schools, or State-authorized charter schools with a school year end date
of June 15 or later.
so file by these deadlines constitutes a forfeiture of the right
receive payment by
the State until such claim is filed. The
State Superintendent of Education shall voucher
for payment those claims to the State Comptroller as provided in Section 18-11.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, if any school district
fails to provide the minimum school term specified
in Section 10-19, the State aid claim for that year shall be reduced by the
State Superintendent of Education in an amount equivalent to 1/176 or .56818% for
each day less than the number of days required by this Code.
the State Superintendent of Education determines that the failure
provide the minimum school term was occasioned by an act or acts of God, or
was occasioned by conditions beyond the control of the school district
which posed a hazardous threat to the health and safety of pupils, the
State aid claim need not be reduced.
If a school district is precluded from providing the minimum hours of instruction required for a full day of attendance due to (A) an adverse weather condition, (B) a condition beyond the control of the school district that poses a hazardous threat to the health and safety of students, or (C) beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the utilization of the school district's facilities for not more than 2 school days per school year by local or county authorities for the purpose of holding a memorial or funeral services in remembrance of a community member, then the partial day of attendance may be counted if (i) the school district has provided at least one hour of instruction prior to the closure of the school district, (ii) a school building has provided at least one hour of instruction prior to the closure of the school building, or (iii) the normal start time of the school district is delayed.
If, prior to providing any instruction, a school district must close one or more but not all school buildings after consultation with a local emergency response agency or due to a condition beyond the control of the school district, then the school district may claim attendance for up to 2 school days based on the average attendance of the 3 school days immediately preceding the closure of the affected school building or, if approved by the State Board of Education, utilize the provisions of an e-learning program for the affected school building as prescribed in Section 10-20.56 of this Code. The partial or no day of attendance described in this Section and the reasons therefore shall be certified within a month of the closing or delayed start by the school district superintendent to the regional superintendent of schools for forwarding to the State Superintendent of Education for approval.
Other than the utilization of any e-learning days as prescribed in Section 10-20.56 of this Code, no exception to the requirement of providing a minimum school term may
be approved by the State Superintendent of Education pursuant to this Section
unless a school district has first used all emergency days provided for
in its regular calendar.
If the State Superintendent of Education declares that an energy
shortage exists during any part of the school year for the State or a
designated portion of the State, a district may operate the school
attendance centers within the district 4 days of the week during the
time of the shortage by extending each existing school day by one clock
hour of school work, and the State aid claim shall not be reduced, nor
shall the employees of that district suffer any reduction in salary or
benefits as a result thereof. A district may operate all attendance
centers on this revised schedule, or may apply the schedule to selected
attendance centers, taking into consideration such factors as pupil
transportation schedules and patterns and sources of energy for
individual attendance centers.
Electronically submitted State aid claims shall be submitted by
duly authorized district individuals over a secure network
that is password protected. The electronic submission of a State aid
claim must be accompanied with an affirmation that all of the provisions
of Section 18-8.05 or 18-8.15 and Sections 10-22.5 and 24-4 of this Code are
met in all respects.
(Source: P.A. 99-194, eff. 7-30-15; 99-657, eff. 7-28-16; 100-28, eff. 8-4-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)