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105 ILCS 305/4
(105 ILCS 305/4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 1503-4)
Powers of the Board.
The board is hereby authorized to:
(a) Accept donations, bequests, or other forms of financial assistance
for educational purposes from any public or private person or agency and
comply with rules and regulations governing grants from the federal
government or from any other person or agency, which are not in
contravention of the Illinois Constitution or the laws of the State
(b) Purchase equipment and make improvements to facilities necessary for
the use of the school, in accordance with applicable law.
(c) Adopt, amend, or repeal rules, regulations, and policies necessary
or proper for the conduct of the business of the board.
(d) Award certificates and issue diplomas for successful completion of
programs of study requirements.
(e) Select a Director who shall be the chief administrative officer of
the Academy and who shall administer the rules, regulations, and policies
adopted by the Board pursuant hereto. The Director shall also be the chief
administrative officer of the Board and shall be responsible for all the
administrative functions, duties, and needs of the Board.
(f) Determine faculty and staff positions necessary for the efficient
operation of the school and select personnel for such positions.
(g) Prepare and adopt an annual budget necessary for the continued
operation of the school.
(h) Enter into contracts and agreements which have been recommended by
the Director, in accordance with applicable law, and to the extent that
funds are specifically appropriated therefor, with other public agencies
with respect to cooperative enterprises and undertaking related to or
associated with an educational purpose or program affecting education in
the school. This shall not preclude the Board from entering into other
such contracts and agreements that it may deem necessary to carry out its
duties and functions.
(i) Perform such other functions as are necessary to the supervision and
control of those phases of education under its supervision and control.
(j) The Board shall delegate to the Director such of its administrative
powers and duties as it deems appropriate to aid the Director in the
efficient administration of his responsibility for the implementation of
the policies of the Board.
(k) The Academy shall be empowered to lease or purchase real and
personal property on commercially reasonable terms for the use of the
Academy. After July 1, 1988, any leases or purchases of real or personal
property and any disposition thereof by the Academy must be in compliance
with the provisions of The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the
State Property Control Act. Personal property acquired for the use of the
Academy shall be inventoried and disposed of in accordance with the State
Property Control Act.
In addition to the authorities granted herein and any powers, duties, and
responsibilities vested by any other applicable laws, the Board shall:
(1) Adopt rules, regulations, and policies necessary
for the efficient operation of the school.
(2) Establish criteria to be used in determining
eligibility of applicants for enrollment. Such criteria shall ensure adequate geographic representation of this State and adequate sexual and ethnic representation.
(3) Determine subjects and extracurricular activities
(4) Pay salaries and expenses, including but not
necessarily restricted to facilities, equipment, and supplies of the faculty and staff of the Academy out of funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the operating and administrative expenses of the Board and the Academy.
(5) Exercise budgetary responsibility and allocate
for expenditure by the Academy and programs under its jurisdiction, all monies appropriated or otherwise made available for purposes of the Board and of such Academy and programs.
(6) Prescribe and select for use in the school free
school books and other materials of instruction for children enrolled in the school and programs under its jurisdiction for which the General Assembly provides funds. However, free school books and other materials of instruction need not be provided to students who are not Illinois residents, and a fee may be charged to such students for books and materials.
(7) Prepare and adopt or approve programs of study
and rules, bylaws, and regulations for the conduct of students and for the government of the school and programs under its jurisdiction.
(8) Employ such personnel as may be needed, establish
policies governing their employment and dismissal, and fix the amount of their compensation. In the employment, establishment of policies and fixing of compensation the board may make no discrimination on account of sex, race, creed, color or national origin.
The Academy, its board of trustees, and its employees shall be
represented and indemnified in certain civil law suits in accordance with
"An Act to provide for representation and indemnification in certain civil
law suits", approved December 3, 1977, as amended.
Neither the Academy, nor its officers, employees or board members shall
participate in the creation of any corporation, joint venture, partnership,
association, or other organizational entity which exercises, expands, or
enhances the powers, duties, or responsibilities of the Academy unless
specifically authorized by the General Assembly by law.
This Section does not restrict the Academy from creating any organization
entity which is within or a part of the Academy.
(Source: P.A. 100-937, eff. 1-1-19