(105 ILCS 5/27-24.4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-24.4)
(a) Each school district shall be entitled
to reimbursement for each student who finishes either the classroom instruction
part or the practice driving part of a
driver education course that meets the minimum requirements of this Act.
Reimbursement under this Act is payable from
the Drivers Education Fund in the State treasury.
Each year all funds appropriated from the Drivers
Education Fund to the
State Board of Education, with the exception of those funds necessary for
administrative purposes of the State Board of Education, shall be distributed
in the manner provided in this paragraph to school districts by the State Board of Education for reimbursement of
claims from the previous school year. As soon as may be after each quarter of the year, if moneys are available in the Drivers
Education Fund in the State treasury for payments under this Section, the State Comptroller shall draw his or her warrants upon the State Treasurer as directed by the State Board of Education. The warrant for each quarter shall be in an amount equal to one-fourth of the total amount to be distributed to school districts for the year. Payments shall be made to school districts as soon as may be after receipt of the warrants.
The base reimbursement amount shall be calculated by the State Board by
dividing the total amount appropriated for distribution by the total of:
(a) the number of students who have completed the classroom instruction
part for whom valid claims have been made times 0.2; plus (b) the number
of students who have
completed the practice driving instruction part for whom valid claims have
been made times 0.8.
The amount of reimbursement to be distributed on each claim shall be 0.2
times the base reimbursement amount for each validly claimed student who
has completed the classroom instruction part, plus 0.8 times the base reimbursement
amount for each validly claimed student who has completed the practice driving
(b) The school district which is the residence of
a student who attends a nonpublic school in another district that has furnished the driver
education course shall reimburse the district offering the course, the
difference between the actual per capita cost of giving the course the
previous school year and the amount reimbursed by the State, which, for purposes of this subsection (b), shall be referred to as "course cost". If the course cost offered by the student's resident district is less than the course cost of the course in the district where the nonpublic school is located, then the student is responsible for paying the district that furnished the course the difference between the 2 amounts. If a nonpublic school student chooses to attend a driver's education course in a school district besides the district where the nonpublic school is located, then the student is wholly responsible for the course cost; however, the nonpublic school student may take the course in his or her resident district on the same basis as public school students who are enrolled in that district.
By April 1 the
nonpublic school shall notify the district offering the course of the
names and district numbers of the nonresident students desiring to take
such course the next school year. The district offering such course shall
notify the district of residence of those students affected by April 15.
The school district furnishing the course may claim the nonresident student
for the purpose of making a claim for State reimbursement under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09; 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13.)