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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/18-5

    (105 ILCS 5/18-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-5)
    Sec. 18-5. Compensation of regional superintendents and assistants. The State Board of Education shall request an appropriation payable from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund for compensation for regional superintendents of schools and the assistant regional superintendents of schools authorized by Section 3-15.10 of this Act, and as provided in "An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto", approved March 29, 1872 as amended, and shall present vouchers to the Comptroller monthly for the payment to the several regional superintendents and such assistant regional superintendents of their compensation as fixed by law. Such payments shall be made either (1) monthly, at the close of the month, or (2) semimonthly on or around the 15th of the month and at the close of the month, at the option of the regional superintendent or assistant regional superintendent.
(Source: P.A. 97-619, eff. 11-14-11; 97-732, eff. 6-30-12; 98-24, eff. 6-19-13.)

105 ILCS 5/18-6

    (105 ILCS 5/18-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-6)
    Sec. 18-6. Supervisory expenses. The State Board of Education shall annually request an appropriation for regional office of education expenses, aggregating $1,000 per county per year for each educational service region. The State Board of Education shall present vouchers to the Comptroller as soon as may be after the first day of August each year for each regional office of education. Each regional office of education may draw upon these funds for the expenses necessarily incurred in providing for supervisory services in the region.
(Source: P.A. 98-739, eff. 7-16-14.)

105 ILCS 5/18-7

    (105 ILCS 5/18-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-7)
    Sec. 18-7. Payments for benefit of teacher retirement systems.
    (a) In each fiscal year through fiscal year 1998, the State Board of Education shall distribute to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago the sum, if any, appropriated for that fiscal year from the Common School Fund for the benefit of the Retirement Fund, in the manner provided in this Section, the Illinois Pension Code, the State Finance Act, and other applicable provisions of law. In making this distribution, the State Board of Education shall present vouchers to the State Comptroller on the 10th and 20th days of each month beginning in August. Each payment shall equal 1/24 of the annual amount appropriated in the months of August through May and 1/12 of the annual amount appropriated in June.
    Beginning in fiscal year 1999, the State contributions to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago shall be appropriated directly to the Fund and paid in vouchers submitted by the board of trustees of the Fund. Vouchers submitted under this subsection shall be paid by the State Comptroller and Treasurer by warrants drawn on funds appropriated to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall, in State fiscal year 1995, pay to the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois the amount appropriated for the required State contribution to the System for that fiscal year. The State Board of Education shall present vouchers to the State Comptroller for this purpose on the 10th and 20th days of each month of the fiscal year, other than the month of July. Each payment in the months of August through May shall equal 1/24 of the amount appropriated for that fiscal year; each payment in the month of June shall equal 1/12 of the amount appropriated for that fiscal year.
    Vouchers submitted under this subsection shall be paid by the State Comptroller and Treasurer by warrants drawn on funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for that purpose.
    (c) Beginning in State fiscal year 1996, the required State contributions to the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois shall be appropriated directly to the System and paid on vouchers submitted by the board of trustees of the retirement system, as provided in Section 16-158 of the Illinois Pension Code. These vouchers shall be paid by the State Comptroller and Treasurer by warrants drawn on funds appropriated to the retirement system for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 12-4-97.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-8)
    Sec. 18-8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.05

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.05)
    Sec. 18-8.05. Basis for apportionment of general State financial aid and supplemental general State aid to the common schools for the 1998-1999 and subsequent school years.
 
(A) General Provisions.
    (1) The provisions of this Section apply to the 1998-1999 and subsequent school years. The system of general State financial aid provided for in this Section is designed to assure that, through a combination of State financial aid and required local resources, the financial support provided each pupil in Average Daily Attendance equals or exceeds a prescribed per pupil Foundation Level. This formula approach imputes a level of per pupil Available Local Resources and provides for the basis to calculate a per pupil level of general State financial aid that, when added to Available Local Resources, equals or exceeds the Foundation Level. The amount of per pupil general State financial aid for school districts, in general, varies in inverse relation to Available Local Resources. Per pupil amounts are based upon each school district's Average Daily Attendance as that term is defined in this Section.
    (2) In addition to general State financial aid, school districts with specified levels or concentrations of pupils from low income households are eligible to receive supplemental general State financial aid grants as provided pursuant to subsection (H). The supplemental State aid grants provided for school districts under subsection (H) shall be appropriated for distribution to school districts as part of the same line item in which the general State financial aid of school districts is appropriated under this Section.
    (3) To receive financial assistance under this Section, school districts are required to file claims with the State Board of Education, subject to the following requirements:
        (a) Any school district which fails for any given
    
school year to maintain school as required by law, or to maintain a recognized school is not eligible to file for such school year any claim upon the Common School Fund. In case of nonrecognition of one or more attendance centers in a school district otherwise operating recognized schools, the claim of the district shall be reduced in the proportion which the Average Daily Attendance in the attendance center or centers bear to the Average Daily Attendance in the school district. A "recognized school" means any public school which meets the standards as established for recognition by the State Board of Education. A school district or attendance center not having recognition status at the end of a school term is entitled to receive State aid payments due upon a legal claim which was filed while it was recognized.
        (b) School district claims filed under this Section
    
are subject to Sections 18-9 and 18-12, except as otherwise provided in this Section.
        (c) If a school district operates a full year school
    
under Section 10-19.1, the general State aid to the school district shall be determined by the State Board of Education in accordance with this Section as near as may be applicable.
        (d) (Blank).
    (4) Except as provided in subsections (H) and (L), the board of any district receiving any of the grants provided for in this Section may apply those funds to any fund so received for which that board is authorized to make expenditures by law.
    School districts are not required to exert a minimum Operating Tax Rate in order to qualify for assistance under this Section.
    (5) As used in this Section the following terms, when capitalized, shall have the meaning ascribed herein:
        (a) "Average Daily Attendance": A count of pupil
    
attendance in school, averaged as provided for in subsection (C) and utilized in deriving per pupil financial support levels.
        (b) "Available Local Resources": A computation of
    
local financial support, calculated on the basis of Average Daily Attendance and derived as provided pursuant to subsection (D).
        (c) "Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes":
    
Funds paid to local school districts pursuant to "An Act in relation to the abolition of ad valorem personal property tax and the replacement of revenues lost thereby, and amending and repealing certain Acts and parts of Acts in connection therewith", certified August 14, 1979, as amended (Public Act 81-1st S.S.-1).
        (d) "Foundation Level": A prescribed level of per
    
pupil financial support as provided for in subsection (B).
        (e) "Operating Tax Rate": All school district
    
property taxes extended for all purposes, except Bond and Interest, Summer School, Rent, Capital Improvement, and Vocational Education Building purposes.

 
(B) Foundation Level.
    (1) The Foundation Level is a figure established by the State representing the minimum level of per pupil financial support that should be available to provide for the basic education of each pupil in Average Daily Attendance. As set forth in this Section, each school district is assumed to exert a sufficient local taxing effort such that, in combination with the aggregate of general State financial aid provided the district, an aggregate of State and local resources are available to meet the basic education needs of pupils in the district.
    (2) For the 1998-1999 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,225. For the 1999-2000 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,325. For the 2000-2001 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,425. For the 2001-2002 school year and 2002-2003 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,560. For the 2003-2004 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,810. For the 2004-2005 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,964. For the 2005-2006 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $5,164. For the 2006-2007 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $5,334. For the 2007-2008 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $5,734. For the 2008-2009 school year, the Foundation Level of support is $5,959.
    (3) For the 2009-2010 school year and each school year thereafter, the Foundation Level of support is $6,119 or such greater amount as may be established by law by the General Assembly.
 
(C) Average Daily Attendance.
    (1) For purposes of calculating general State aid pursuant to subsection (E), an Average Daily Attendance figure shall be utilized. The Average Daily Attendance figure for formula calculation purposes shall be the monthly average of the actual number of pupils in attendance of each school district, as further averaged for the best 3 months of pupil attendance for each school district. In compiling the figures for the number of pupils in attendance, school districts and the State Board of Education shall, for purposes of general State aid funding, conform attendance figures to the requirements of subsection (F).
    (2) The Average Daily Attendance figures utilized in subsection (E) shall be the requisite attendance data for the school year immediately preceding the school year for which general State aid is being calculated or the average of the attendance data for the 3 preceding school years, whichever is greater. The Average Daily Attendance figures utilized in subsection (H) shall be the requisite attendance data for the school year immediately preceding the school year for which general State aid is being calculated.
 
(D) Available Local Resources.
    (1) For purposes of calculating general State aid pursuant to subsection (E), a representation of Available Local Resources per pupil, as that term is defined and determined in this subsection, shall be utilized. Available Local Resources per pupil shall include a calculated dollar amount representing local school district revenues from local property taxes and from Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes, expressed on the basis of pupils in Average Daily Attendance. Calculation of Available Local Resources shall exclude any tax amnesty funds received as a result of Public Act 93-26.
    (2) In determining a school district's revenue from local property taxes, the State Board of Education shall utilize the equalized assessed valuation of all taxable property of each school district as of September 30 of the previous year. The equalized assessed valuation utilized shall be obtained and determined as provided in subsection (G).
    (3) For school districts maintaining grades kindergarten through 12, local property tax revenues per pupil shall be calculated as the product of the applicable equalized assessed valuation for the district multiplied by 3.00%, and divided by the district's Average Daily Attendance figure. For school districts maintaining grades kindergarten through 8, local property tax revenues per pupil shall be calculated as the product of the applicable equalized assessed valuation for the district multiplied by 2.30%, and divided by the district's Average Daily Attendance figure. For school districts maintaining grades 9 through 12, local property tax revenues per pupil shall be the applicable equalized assessed valuation of the district multiplied by 1.05%, and divided by the district's Average Daily Attendance figure.
    For partial elementary unit districts created pursuant to Article 11E of this Code, local property tax revenues per pupil shall be calculated as the product of the equalized assessed valuation for property within the partial elementary unit district for elementary purposes, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, multiplied by 2.06% and divided by the district's Average Daily Attendance figure, plus the product of the equalized assessed valuation for property within the partial elementary unit district for high school purposes, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, multiplied by 0.94% and divided by the district's Average Daily Attendance figure.
    (4) The Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes paid to each school district during the calendar year one year before the calendar year in which a school year begins, divided by the Average Daily Attendance figure for that district, shall be added to the local property tax revenues per pupil as derived by the application of the immediately preceding paragraph (3). The sum of these per pupil figures for each school district shall constitute Available Local Resources as that term is utilized in subsection (E) in the calculation of general State aid.
 
(E) Computation of General State Aid.
    (1) For each school year, the amount of general State aid allotted to a school district shall be computed by the State Board of Education as provided in this subsection.
    (2) For any school district for which Available Local Resources per pupil is less than the product of 0.93 times the Foundation Level, general State aid for that district shall be calculated as an amount equal to the Foundation Level minus Available Local Resources, multiplied by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district.
    (3) For any school district for which Available Local Resources per pupil is equal to or greater than the product of 0.93 times the Foundation Level and less than the product of 1.75 times the Foundation Level, the general State aid per pupil shall be a decimal proportion of the Foundation Level derived using a linear algorithm. Under this linear algorithm, the calculated general State aid per pupil shall decline in direct linear fashion from 0.07 times the Foundation Level for a school district with Available Local Resources equal to the product of 0.93 times the Foundation Level, to 0.05 times the Foundation Level for a school district with Available Local Resources equal to the product of 1.75 times the Foundation Level. The allocation of general State aid for school districts subject to this paragraph 3 shall be the calculated general State aid per pupil figure multiplied by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district.
    (4) For any school district for which Available Local Resources per pupil equals or exceeds the product of 1.75 times the Foundation Level, the general State aid for the school district shall be calculated as the product of $218 multiplied by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district.
    (5) The amount of general State aid allocated to a school district for the 1999-2000 school year meeting the requirements set forth in paragraph (4) of subsection (G) shall be increased by an amount equal to the general State aid that would have been received by the district for the 1998-1999 school year by utilizing the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation as calculated in paragraph (4) of subsection (G) less the general State aid allotted for the 1998-1999 school year. This amount shall be deemed a one time increase, and shall not affect any future general State aid allocations.
 
(F) Compilation of Average Daily Attendance.
    (1) Each school district shall, by July 1 of each year, submit to the State Board of Education, on forms prescribed by the State Board of Education, attendance figures for the school year that began in the preceding calendar year. The attendance information so transmitted shall identify the average daily attendance figures for each month of the school year. Beginning with the general State aid claim form for the 2002-2003 school year, districts shall calculate Average Daily Attendance as provided in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of this paragraph (1).
        (a) In districts that do not hold year-round classes,
    
days of attendance in August shall be added to the month of September and any days of attendance in June shall be added to the month of May.
        (b) In districts in which all buildings hold
    
year-round classes, days of attendance in July and August shall be added to the month of September and any days of attendance in June shall be added to the month of May.
        (c) In districts in which some buildings, but not
    
all, hold year-round classes, for the non-year-round buildings, days of attendance in August shall be added to the month of September and any days of attendance in June shall be added to the month of May. The average daily attendance for the year-round buildings shall be computed as provided in subdivision (b) of this paragraph (1). To calculate the Average Daily Attendance for the district, the average daily attendance for the year-round buildings shall be multiplied by the days in session for the non-year-round buildings for each month and added to the monthly attendance of the non-year-round buildings.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, days of attendance by pupils shall be counted only for sessions of not less than 5 clock hours of school work per day under direct supervision of: (i) teachers, or (ii) non-teaching personnel or volunteer personnel when engaging in non-teaching duties and supervising in those instances specified in subsection (a) of Section 10-22.34 and paragraph 10 of Section 34-18, with pupils of legal school age and in kindergarten and grades 1 through 12.
    Days of attendance by tuition pupils shall be accredited only to the districts that pay the tuition to a recognized school.
    (2) Days of attendance by pupils of less than 5 clock hours of school shall be subject to the following provisions in the compilation of Average Daily Attendance.
        (a) Pupils regularly enrolled in a public school for
    
only a part of the school day may be counted on the basis of 1/6 day for every class hour of instruction of 40 minutes or more attended pursuant to such enrollment, unless a pupil is enrolled in a block-schedule format of 80 minutes or more of instruction, in which case the pupil may be counted on the basis of the proportion of minutes of school work completed each day to the minimum number of minutes that school work is required to be held that day.
        (b) (Blank).
        (c) A session of 4 or more clock hours may be counted
    
as a day of attendance upon certification by the regional superintendent, and approved by the State Superintendent of Education to the extent that the district has been forced to use daily multiple sessions.
        (d) A session of 3 or more clock hours may be counted
    
as a day of attendance (1) when the remainder of the school day or at least 2 hours in the evening of that day is utilized for an in-service training program for teachers, up to a maximum of 5 days per school year, provided a district conducts an in-service training program for teachers in accordance with Section 10-22.39 of this Code; or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2 full days may be used, in which event each such day may be counted as a day required for a legal school calendar pursuant to Section 10-19 of this Code; (1.5) when, of the 5 days allowed under item (1), a maximum of 4 days are used for parent-teacher conferences, or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2 full days are used, in which case each such day may be counted as a calendar day required under Section 10-19 of this Code, provided that the full-day, parent-teacher conference consists of (i) a minimum of 5 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences, (ii) both a minimum of 2 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences held in the evening following a full day of student attendance, as specified in subsection (F)(1)(c), and a minimum of 3 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences held on the day immediately following evening parent-teacher conferences, or (iii) multiple parent-teacher conferences held in the evenings following full days of student attendance, as specified in subsection (F)(1)(c), in which the time used for the parent-teacher conferences is equivalent to a minimum of 5 clock hours; and (2) when days in addition to those provided in items (1) and (1.5) are scheduled by a school pursuant to its school improvement plan adopted under Article 34 or its revised or amended school improvement plan adopted under Article 2, provided that (i) such sessions of 3 or more clock hours are scheduled to occur at regular intervals, (ii) the remainder of the school days in which such sessions occur are utilized for in-service training programs or other staff development activities for teachers, and (iii) a sufficient number of minutes of school work under the direct supervision of teachers are added to the school days between such regularly scheduled sessions to accumulate not less than the number of minutes by which such sessions of 3 or more clock hours fall short of 5 clock hours. Any full days used for the purposes of this paragraph shall not be considered for computing average daily attendance. Days scheduled for in-service training programs, staff development activities, or parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled separately for different grade levels and different attendance centers of the district.
        (e) A session of not less than one clock hour of
    
teaching hospitalized or homebound pupils on-site or by telephone to the classroom may be counted as 1/2 day of attendance, however these pupils must receive 4 or more clock hours of instruction to be counted for a full day of attendance.
        (f) A session of at least 4 clock hours may be
    
counted as a day of attendance for first grade pupils, and pupils in full day kindergartens, and a session of 2 or more hours may be counted as 1/2 day of attendance by pupils in kindergartens which provide only 1/2 day of attendance.
        (g) For children with disabilities who are below the
    
age of 6 years and who cannot attend 2 or more clock hours because of their disability or immaturity, a session of not less than one clock hour may be counted as 1/2 day of attendance; however for such children whose educational needs so require a session of 4 or more clock hours may be counted as a full day of attendance.
        (h) A recognized kindergarten which provides for only
    
1/2 day of attendance by each pupil shall not have more than 1/2 day of attendance counted in any one day. However, kindergartens may count 2 1/2 days of attendance in any 5 consecutive school days. When a pupil attends such a kindergarten for 2 half days on any one school day, the pupil shall have the following day as a day absent from school, unless the school district obtains permission in writing from the State Superintendent of Education. Attendance at kindergartens which provide for a full day of attendance by each pupil shall be counted the same as attendance by first grade pupils. Only the first year of attendance in one kindergarten shall be counted, except in case of children who entered the kindergarten in their fifth year whose educational development requires a second year of kindergarten as determined under the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.
        (i) On the days when the assessment that includes a
    
college and career ready determination is administered under subsection (c) of Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code, the day of attendance for a pupil whose school day must be shortened to accommodate required testing procedures may be less than 5 clock hours and shall be counted towards the 176 days of actual pupil attendance required under Section 10-19 of this Code, provided that a sufficient number of minutes of school work in excess of 5 clock hours are first completed on other school days to compensate for the loss of school work on the examination days.
        (j) Pupils enrolled in a remote educational program
    
established under Section 10-29 of this Code may be counted on the basis of one-fifth day of attendance for every clock hour of instruction attended in the remote educational program, provided that, in any month, the school district may not claim for a student enrolled in a remote educational program more days of attendance than the maximum number of days of attendance the district can claim (i) for students enrolled in a building holding year-round classes if the student is classified as participating in the remote educational program on a year-round schedule or (ii) for students enrolled in a building not holding year-round classes if the student is not classified as participating in the remote educational program on a year-round schedule.

 
(G) Equalized Assessed Valuation Data.
    (1) For purposes of the calculation of Available Local Resources required pursuant to subsection (D), the State Board of Education shall secure from the Department of Revenue the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property of every school district, together with (i) the applicable tax rate used in extending taxes for the funds of the district as of September 30 of the previous year and (ii) the limiting rate for all school districts subject to property tax extension limitations as imposed under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
    The Department of Revenue shall add to the equalized assessed value of all taxable property of each school district situated entirely or partially within a county that is or was subject to the provisions of Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code (a) an amount equal to the total amount by which the homestead exemption allowed under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code for real property situated in that school district exceeds the total amount that would have been allowed in that school district if the maximum reduction under Section 15-176 was (i) $4,500 in Cook County or $3,500 in all other counties in tax year 2003 or (ii) $5,000 in all counties in tax year 2004 and thereafter and (b) an amount equal to the aggregate amount for the taxable year of all additional exemptions under Section 15-175 of the Property Tax Code for owners with a household income of $30,000 or less. The county clerk of any county that is or was subject to the provisions of Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code shall annually calculate and certify to the Department of Revenue for each school district all homestead exemption amounts under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code and all amounts of additional exemptions under Section 15-175 of the Property Tax Code for owners with a household income of $30,000 or less. It is the intent of this paragraph that if the general homestead exemption for a parcel of property is determined under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code rather than Section 15-175, then the calculation of Available Local Resources shall not be affected by the difference, if any, between the amount of the general homestead exemption allowed for that parcel of property under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code and the amount that would have been allowed had the general homestead exemption for that parcel of property been determined under Section 15-175 of the Property Tax Code. It is further the intent of this paragraph that if additional exemptions are allowed under Section 15-175 of the Property Tax Code for owners with a household income of less than $30,000, then the calculation of Available Local Resources shall not be affected by the difference, if any, because of those additional exemptions.
    This equalized assessed valuation, as adjusted further by the requirements of this subsection, shall be utilized in the calculation of Available Local Resources.
    (2) The equalized assessed valuation in paragraph (1) shall be adjusted, as applicable, in the following manner:
        (a) For the purposes of calculating State aid under
    
this Section, with respect to any part of a school district within a redevelopment project area in respect to which a municipality has adopted tax increment allocation financing pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, Sections 11-74.4-1 through 11-74.4-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code or the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law, Sections 11-74.6-1 through 11-74.6-50 of the Illinois Municipal Code, no part of the current equalized assessed valuation of real property located in any such project area which is attributable to an increase above the total initial equalized assessed valuation of such property shall be used as part of the equalized assessed valuation of the district, until such time as all redevelopment project costs have been paid, as provided in Section 11-74.4-8 of the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or in Section 11-74.6-35 of the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law. For the purpose of the equalized assessed valuation of the district, the total initial equalized assessed valuation or the current equalized assessed valuation, whichever is lower, shall be used until such time as all redevelopment project costs have been paid.
        (b) The real property equalized assessed valuation
    
for a school district shall be adjusted by subtracting from the real property value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the district an amount computed by dividing the amount of any abatement of taxes under Section 18-170 of the Property Tax Code by 3.00% for a district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12, by 2.30% for a district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8, or by 1.05% for a district maintaining grades 9 through 12 and adjusted by an amount computed by dividing the amount of any abatement of taxes under subsection (a) of Section 18-165 of the Property Tax Code by the same percentage rates for district type as specified in this subparagraph (b).
    (3) For the 1999-2000 school year and each school year thereafter, if a school district meets all of the criteria of this subsection (G)(3), the school district's Available Local Resources shall be calculated under subsection (D) using the district's Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation as calculated under this subsection (G)(3).
    For purposes of this subsection (G)(3) the following terms shall have the following meanings:
        "Budget Year": The school year for which general
    
State aid is calculated and awarded under subsection (E).
        "Base Tax Year": The property tax levy year used to
    
calculate the Budget Year allocation of general State aid.
        "Preceding Tax Year": The property tax levy year
    
immediately preceding the Base Tax Year.
        "Base Tax Year's Tax Extension": The product of the
    
equalized assessed valuation utilized by the County Clerk in the Base Tax Year multiplied by the limiting rate as calculated by the County Clerk and defined in the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
        "Preceding Tax Year's Tax Extension": The product of
    
the equalized assessed valuation utilized by the County Clerk in the Preceding Tax Year multiplied by the Operating Tax Rate as defined in subsection (A).
        "Extension Limitation Ratio": A numerical ratio,
    
certified by the County Clerk, in which the numerator is the Base Tax Year's Tax Extension and the denominator is the Preceding Tax Year's Tax Extension.
        "Operating Tax Rate": The operating tax rate as
    
defined in subsection (A).
    If a school district is subject to property tax extension limitations as imposed under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the State Board of Education shall calculate the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of that district. For the 1999-2000 school year, the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a school district as calculated by the State Board of Education shall be equal to the product of the district's 1996 Equalized Assessed Valuation and the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph for a school district that has approved or does approve an increase in its limiting rate, for the 2000-2001 school year and each school year thereafter, the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a school district as calculated by the State Board of Education shall be equal to the product of the Equalized Assessed Valuation last used in the calculation of general State aid and the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. If the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a school district as calculated under this subsection (G)(3) is less than the district's equalized assessed valuation as calculated pursuant to subsections (G)(1) and (G)(2), then for purposes of calculating the district's general State aid for the Budget Year pursuant to subsection (E), that Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation shall be utilized to calculate the district's Available Local Resources under subsection (D). For the 2009-2010 school year and each school year thereafter, if a school district has approved or does approve an increase in its limiting rate, pursuant to Section 18-190 of the Property Tax Code, affecting the Base Tax Year, the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of the school district, as calculated by the State Board of Education, shall be equal to the product of the Equalized Assessed Valuation last used in the calculation of general State aid times an amount equal to one plus the percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers for all items published by the United States Department of Labor for the 12-month calendar year preceding the Base Tax Year, plus the Equalized Assessed Valuation of new property, annexed property, and recovered tax increment value and minus the Equalized Assessed Valuation of disconnected property. New property and recovered tax increment value shall have the meanings set forth in the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
    Partial elementary unit districts created in accordance with Article 11E of this Code shall not be eligible for the adjustment in this subsection (G)(3) until the fifth year following the effective date of the reorganization.
    (3.5) For the 2010-2011 school year and each school year thereafter, if a school district's boundaries span multiple counties, then the Department of Revenue shall send to the State Board of Education, for the purpose of calculating general State aid, the limiting rate and individual rates by purpose for the county that contains the majority of the school district's Equalized Assessed Valuation.
    (4) For the purposes of calculating general State aid for the 1999-2000 school year only, if a school district experienced a triennial reassessment on the equalized assessed valuation used in calculating its general State financial aid apportionment for the 1998-1999 school year, the State Board of Education shall calculate the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation that would have been used to calculate the district's 1998-1999 general State aid. This amount shall equal the product of the equalized assessed valuation used to calculate general State aid for the 1997-1998 school year and the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. If the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of the school district as calculated under this paragraph (4) is less than the district's equalized assessed valuation utilized in calculating the district's 1998-1999 general State aid allocation, then for purposes of calculating the district's general State aid pursuant to paragraph (5) of subsection (E), that Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation shall be utilized to calculate the district's Available Local Resources.
    (5) For school districts having a majority of their equalized assessed valuation in any county except Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will, if the amount of general State aid allocated to the school district for the 1999-2000 school year under the provisions of subsection (E), (H), and (J) of this Section is less than the amount of general State aid allocated to the district for the 1998-1999 school year under these subsections, then the general State aid of the district for the 1999-2000 school year only shall be increased by the difference between these amounts. The total payments made under this paragraph (5) shall not exceed $14,000,000. Claims shall be prorated if they exceed $14,000,000.
 
(H) Supplemental General State Aid.
    (1) In addition to the general State aid a school district is allotted pursuant to subsection (E), qualifying school districts shall receive a grant, paid in conjunction with a district's payments of general State aid, for supplemental general State aid based upon the concentration level of children from low-income households within the school district. Supplemental State aid grants provided for school districts under this subsection shall be appropriated for distribution to school districts as part of the same line item in which the general State financial aid of school districts is appropriated under this Section.
    (1.5) This paragraph (1.5) applies only to those school years preceding the 2003-2004 school year. For purposes of this subsection (H), the term "Low-Income Concentration Level" shall be the low-income eligible pupil count from the most recently available federal census divided by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district. If, however, (i) the percentage decrease from the 2 most recent federal censuses in the low-income eligible pupil count of a high school district with fewer than 400 students exceeds by 75% or more the percentage change in the total low-income eligible pupil count of contiguous elementary school districts, whose boundaries are coterminous with the high school district, or (ii) a high school district within 2 counties and serving 5 elementary school districts, whose boundaries are coterminous with the high school district, has a percentage decrease from the 2 most recent federal censuses in the low-income eligible pupil count and there is a percentage increase in the total low-income eligible pupil count of a majority of the elementary school districts in excess of 50% from the 2 most recent federal censuses, then the high school district's low-income eligible pupil count from the earlier federal census shall be the number used as the low-income eligible pupil count for the high school district, for purposes of this subsection (H). The changes made to this paragraph (1) by Public Act 92-28 shall apply to supplemental general State aid grants for school years preceding the 2003-2004 school year that are paid in fiscal year 1999 or thereafter and to any State aid payments made in fiscal year 1994 through fiscal year 1998 pursuant to subsection 1(n) of Section 18-8 of this Code (which was repealed on July 1, 1998), and any high school district that is affected by Public Act 92-28 is entitled to a recomputation of its supplemental general State aid grant or State aid paid in any of those fiscal years. This recomputation shall not be affected by any other funding.
    (1.10) This paragraph (1.10) applies to the 2003-2004 school year and each school year thereafter. For purposes of this subsection (H), the term "Low-Income Concentration Level" shall, for each fiscal year, be the low-income eligible pupil count as of July 1 of the immediately preceding fiscal year (as determined by the Department of Human Services based on the number of pupils who are eligible for at least one of the following low income programs: Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, TANF, or Food Stamps, excluding pupils who are eligible for services provided by the Department of Children and Family Services, averaged over the 2 immediately preceding fiscal years for fiscal year 2004 and over the 3 immediately preceding fiscal years for each fiscal year thereafter) divided by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district.
    (2) Supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection (H) shall be provided as follows for the 1998-1999, 1999-2000, and 2000-2001 school years only:
        (a) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 20% and less than 35%, the grant for any school year shall be $800 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (b) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 35% and less than 50%, the grant for the 1998-1999 school year shall be $1,100 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (c) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 50% and less than 60%, the grant for the 1998-99 school year shall be $1,500 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (d) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of 60% or more, the grant for the 1998-99 school year shall be $1,900 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (e) For the 1999-2000 school year, the per pupil
    
amount specified in subparagraphs (b), (c), and (d) immediately above shall be increased to $1,243, $1,600, and $2,000, respectively.
        (f) For the 2000-2001 school year, the per pupil
    
amounts specified in subparagraphs (b), (c), and (d) immediately above shall be $1,273, $1,640, and $2,050, respectively.
    (2.5) Supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection (H) shall be provided as follows for the 2002-2003 school year:
        (a) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of less than 10%, the grant for each school year shall be $355 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (b) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 10% and less than 20%, the grant for each school year shall be $675 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (c) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 20% and less than 35%, the grant for each school year shall be $1,330 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (d) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 35% and less than 50%, the grant for each school year shall be $1,362 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (e) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of at least 50% and less than 60%, the grant for each school year shall be $1,680 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (f) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of 60% or more, the grant for each school year shall be $2,080 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
    (2.10) Except as otherwise provided, supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection (H) shall be provided as follows for the 2003-2004 school year and each school year thereafter:
        (a) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level of 15% or less, the grant for each school year shall be $355 multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
        (b) For any school district with a Low Income
    
Concentration Level greater than 15%, the grant for each school year shall be $294.25 added to the product of $2,700 and the square of the Low Income Concentration Level, all multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
    For the 2003-2004 school year and each school year thereafter through the 2008-2009 school year only, the grant shall be no less than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year. For the 2009-2010 school year only, the grant shall be no less than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year multiplied by 0.66. For the 2010-2011 school year only, the grant shall be no less than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year multiplied by 0.33. Notwithstanding the provisions of this paragraph to the contrary, if for any school year supplemental general State aid grants are prorated as provided in paragraph (1) of this subsection (H), then the grants under this paragraph shall be prorated.
    For the 2003-2004 school year only, the grant shall be no greater than the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year added to the product of 0.25 multiplied by the difference between the grant amount calculated under subsection (a) or (b) of this paragraph (2.10), whichever is applicable, and the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year. For the 2004-2005 school year only, the grant shall be no greater than the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year added to the product of 0.50 multiplied by the difference between the grant amount calculated under subsection (a) or (b) of this paragraph (2.10), whichever is applicable, and the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year. For the 2005-2006 school year only, the grant shall be no greater than the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year added to the product of 0.75 multiplied by the difference between the grant amount calculated under subsection (a) or (b) of this paragraph (2.10), whichever is applicable, and the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year.
    (3) School districts with an Average Daily Attendance of more than 1,000 and less than 50,000 that qualify for supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection shall submit a plan to the State Board of Education prior to October 30 of each year for the use of the funds resulting from this grant of supplemental general State aid for the improvement of instruction in which priority is given to meeting the education needs of disadvantaged children. Such plan shall be submitted in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.
    (4) School districts with an Average Daily Attendance of 50,000 or more that qualify for supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection shall be required to distribute from funds available pursuant to this Section, no less than $261,000,000 in accordance with the following requirements:
        (a) The required amounts shall be distributed to the
    
attendance centers within the district in proportion to the number of pupils enrolled at each attendance center who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches or breakfasts under the federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and under the National School Lunch Act during the immediately preceding school year.
        (b) The distribution of these portions of
    
supplemental and general State aid among attendance centers according to these requirements shall not be compensated for or contravened by adjustments of the total of other funds appropriated to any attendance centers, and the Board of Education shall utilize funding from one or several sources in order to fully implement this provision annually prior to the opening of school.
        (c) Each attendance center shall be provided by the
    
school district a distribution of noncategorical funds and other categorical funds to which an attendance center is entitled under law in order that the general State aid and supplemental general State aid provided by application of this subsection supplements rather than supplants the noncategorical funds and other categorical funds provided by the school district to the attendance centers.
        (d) Any funds made available under this subsection
    
that by reason of the provisions of this subsection are not required to be allocated and provided to attendance centers may be used and appropriated by the board of the district for any lawful school purpose.
        (e) Funds received by an attendance center pursuant
    
to this subsection shall be used by the attendance center at the discretion of the principal and local school council for programs to improve educational opportunities at qualifying schools through the following programs and services: early childhood education, reduced class size or improved adult to student classroom ratio, enrichment programs, remedial assistance, attendance improvement, and other educationally beneficial expenditures which supplement the regular and basic programs as determined by the State Board of Education. Funds provided shall not be expended for any political or lobbying purposes as defined by board rule.
        (f) Each district subject to the provisions of this
    
subdivision (H)(4) shall submit an acceptable plan to meet the educational needs of disadvantaged children, in compliance with the requirements of this paragraph, to the State Board of Education prior to July 15 of each year. This plan shall be consistent with the decisions of local school councils concerning the school expenditure plans developed in accordance with part 4 of Section 34-2.3. The State Board shall approve or reject the plan within 60 days after its submission. If the plan is rejected, the district shall give written notice of intent to modify the plan within 15 days of the notification of rejection and then submit a modified plan within 30 days after the date of the written notice of intent to modify. Districts may amend approved plans pursuant to rules promulgated by the State Board of Education.
        Upon notification by the State Board of Education
    
that the district has not submitted a plan prior to July 15 or a modified plan within the time period specified herein, the State aid funds affected by that plan or modified plan shall be withheld by the State Board of Education until a plan or modified plan is submitted.
        If the district fails to distribute State aid to
    
attendance centers in accordance with an approved plan, the plan for the following year shall allocate funds, in addition to the funds otherwise required by this subsection, to those attendance centers which were underfunded during the previous year in amounts equal to such underfunding.
        For purposes of determining compliance with this
    
subsection in relation to the requirements of attendance center funding, each district subject to the provisions of this subsection shall submit as a separate document by December 1 of each year a report of expenditure data for the prior year in addition to any modification of its current plan. If it is determined that there has been a failure to comply with the expenditure provisions of this subsection regarding contravention or supplanting, the State Superintendent of Education shall, within 60 days of receipt of the report, notify the district and any affected local school council. The district shall within 45 days of receipt of that notification inform the State Superintendent of Education of the remedial or corrective action to be taken, whether by amendment of the current plan, if feasible, or by adjustment in the plan for the following year. Failure to provide the expenditure report or the notification of remedial or corrective action in a timely manner shall result in a withholding of the affected funds.
        The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules
    
and regulations to implement the provisions of this subsection. No funds shall be released under this subdivision (H)(4) to any district that has not submitted a plan that has been approved by the State Board of Education.

 
(I) (Blank).
 
(J) (Blank).
 
(K) Grants to Laboratory and Alternative Schools.
    In calculating the amount to be paid to the governing board of a public university that operates a laboratory school under this Section or to any alternative school that is operated by a regional superintendent of schools, the State Board of Education shall require by rule such reporting requirements as it deems necessary.
    As used in this Section, "laboratory school" means a public school which is created and operated by a public university and approved by the State Board of Education. The governing board of a public university which receives funds from the State Board under this subsection (K) may not increase the number of students enrolled in its laboratory school from a single district, if that district is already sending 50 or more students, except under a mutual agreement between the school board of a student's district of residence and the university which operates the laboratory school. A laboratory school may not have more than 1,000 students, excluding students with disabilities in a special education program.
    As used in this Section, "alternative school" means a public school which is created and operated by a Regional Superintendent of Schools and approved by the State Board of Education. Such alternative schools may offer courses of instruction for which credit is given in regular school programs, courses to prepare students for the high school equivalency testing program or vocational and occupational training. A regional superintendent of schools may contract with a school district or a public community college district to operate an alternative school. An alternative school serving more than one educational service region may be established by the regional superintendents of schools of the affected educational service regions. An alternative school serving more than one educational service region may be operated under such terms as the regional superintendents of schools of those educational service regions may agree.
    Each laboratory and alternative school shall file, on forms provided by the State Superintendent of Education, an annual State aid claim which states the Average Daily Attendance of the school's students by month. The best 3 months' Average Daily Attendance shall be computed for each school. The general State aid entitlement shall be computed by multiplying the applicable Average Daily Attendance by the Foundation Level as determined under this Section.
 
(L) Payments, Additional Grants in Aid and Other Requirements.
    (1) For a school district operating under the financial supervision of an Authority created under Article 34A, the general State aid otherwise payable to that district under this Section, but not the supplemental general State aid, shall be reduced by an amount equal to the budget for the operations of the Authority as certified by the Authority to the State Board of Education, and an amount equal to such reduction shall be paid to the Authority created for such district for its operating expenses in the manner provided in Section 18-11. The remainder of general State school aid for any such district shall be paid in accordance with Article 34A when that Article provides for a disposition other than that provided by this Article.
    (2) (Blank).
    (3) Summer school. Summer school payments shall be made as provided in Section 18-4.3.
 
(M) Education Funding Advisory Board.
    The Education Funding Advisory Board, hereinafter in this subsection (M) referred to as the "Board", is hereby created. The Board shall consist of 5 members who are appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members appointed shall include representatives of education, business, and the general public. One of the members so appointed shall be designated by the Governor at the time the appointment is made as the chairperson of the Board. The initial members of the Board may be appointed any time after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. The regular term of each member of the Board shall be for 4 years from the third Monday of January of the year in which the term of the member's appointment is to commence, except that of the 5 initial members appointed to serve on the Board, the member who is appointed as the chairperson shall serve for a term that commences on the date of his or her appointment and expires on the third Monday of January, 2002, and the remaining 4 members, by lots drawn at the first meeting of the Board that is held after all 5 members are appointed, shall determine 2 of their number to serve for terms that commence on the date of their respective appointments and expire on the third Monday of January, 2001, and 2 of their number to serve for terms that commence on the date of their respective appointments and expire on the third Monday of January, 2000. All members appointed to serve on the Board shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and confirmed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. If a vacancy in membership occurs at a time when the Senate is not in session, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he or she shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a person to fill that membership for the unexpired term. If the Senate is not in session when the initial appointments are made, those appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
    The Education Funding Advisory Board shall be deemed established, and the initial members appointed by the Governor to serve as members of the Board shall take office, on the date that the Governor makes his or her appointment of the fifth initial member of the Board, whether those initial members are then serving pursuant to appointment and confirmation or pursuant to temporary appointments that are made by the Governor as in the case of vacancies.
    The State Board of Education shall provide such staff assistance to the Education Funding Advisory Board as is reasonably required for the proper performance by the Board of its responsibilities.
    For school years after the 2000-2001 school year, the Education Funding Advisory Board, in consultation with the State Board of Education, shall make recommendations as provided in this subsection (M) to the General Assembly for the foundation level under subdivision (B)(3) of this Section and for the supplemental general State aid grant level under subsection (H) of this Section for districts with high concentrations of children from poverty. The recommended foundation level shall be determined based on a methodology which incorporates the basic education expenditures of low-spending schools exhibiting high academic performance. The Education Funding Advisory Board shall make such recommendations to the General Assembly on January 1 of odd numbered years, beginning January 1, 2001.
 
(N) (Blank).
 
(O) References.
    (1) References in other laws to the various subdivisions of Section 18-8 as that Section existed before its repeal and replacement by this Section 18-8.05 shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding provisions of this Section 18-8.05, to the extent that those references remain applicable.
    (2) References in other laws to State Chapter 1 funds shall be deemed to refer to the supplemental general State aid provided under subsection (H) of this Section.
 
(P) Public Act 93-838 and Public Act 93-808 make inconsistent changes to this Section. Under Section 6 of the Statute on Statutes there is an irreconcilable conflict between Public Act 93-808 and Public Act 93-838. Public Act 93-838, being the last acted upon, is controlling. The text of Public Act 93-838 is the law regardless of the text of Public Act 93-808.
 
(Q) State Fiscal Year 2015 Payments.
    For payments made for State fiscal year 2015, the State Board of Education shall, for each school district, calculate that district's pro-rata share of a minimum sum of $13,600,000 or additional amounts as needed from the total net General State Aid funding as calculated under this Section that shall be deemed attributable to the provision of special educational facilities and services, as defined in Section 14-1.08 of this Code, in a manner that ensures compliance with maintenance of State financial support requirements under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Each school district must use such funds only for the provision of special educational facilities and services, as defined in Section 14-1.08 of this Code, and must comply with any expenditure verification procedures adopted by the State Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 98-972, eff. 8-15-14; 99-2, eff. 3-26-15.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.1

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.1)
    Sec. 18-8.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3759. Repealed by P.A. 98-739, eff. 7-16-14.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.2

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-8.2)
    Sec. 18-8.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-902, eff. 7-1-06. Repealed by P.A. 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.3

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.3)
    Sec. 18-8.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-555, eff. 7-27-94. Repealed by P.A. 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.4

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.4)
    Sec. 18-8.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-1243. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.5

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-8.5)
    Sec. 18-8.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-902, eff. 7-1-06. Repealed by P.A. 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.7

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.7)
    Sec. 18-8.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-647, eff. 9-16-94. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/18-8.10

    (105 ILCS 5/18-8.10)
    Sec. 18-8.10. Fast growth grants.
    (a) If there has been an increase in a school district's student population over the most recent 2 school years of (i) over 1.5% in a district with over 10,000 pupils in average daily attendance (as defined in Section 18-8.05 of this Code) or (ii) over 7.5% in any other district, then the district is eligible for a grant under this Section, subject to appropriation.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall determine a per pupil grant amount for each school district. The total grant amount for a district for any given school year shall equal the per pupil grant amount multiplied by the difference between the number of pupils in average daily attendance for the 2 most recent school years.
    (c) Funds for grants under this Section must be appropriated to the State Board of Education in a separate line item for this purpose. If the amount appropriated in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay all grants for a school year, then the amount appropriated shall be prorated among eligible districts. As soon as possible after funds have been appropriated to the State Board of Education, the State Board of Education shall distribute the grants to eligible districts.
    (d) If a school district intentionally reports incorrect average daily attendance numbers to receive a grant under this Section, then the district shall be denied State aid in the same manner as State aid is denied for intentional incorrect reporting of average daily attendance numbers under Section 18-8.05 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-1042, eff. 10-8-04.)

105 ILCS 5/18-9

    (105 ILCS 5/18-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-9)
    Sec. 18-9. Requirement for special equalization and supplementary State aid. If property comprising an aggregate assessed valuation equal to 6% or more of the total assessed valuation of all taxable property in a school district is owned by a person or corporation that is the subject of bankruptcy proceedings or that has been adjudged bankrupt and, as a result thereof, has not paid taxes on the property, then the district may amend its general State aid claim (i) back to the inception of the bankruptcy, not to exceed 6 years, in which time those taxes were not paid and (ii) for each succeeding year that those taxes remain unpaid, by adding to the claim an amount determined by multiplying the assessed valuation of the property on which taxes have not been paid due to the bankruptcy by the lesser of the total tax rate for the district for the tax year for which the taxes are unpaid or the applicable rate used in calculating the district's general State aid under paragraph (3) of subsection (D) of Section 18-8.05 of this Code. If at any time a district that receives additional State aid under this Section receives tax revenue from the property for the years that taxes were not paid, the district's next claim for State aid shall be reduced in an amount equal to the taxes paid on the property, not to exceed the additional State aid received under this Section. Claims under this Section shall be filed on forms prescribed by the State Superintendent of Education, and the State Superintendent of Education, upon receipt of a claim, shall adjust the claim in accordance with the provisions of this Section. Supplementary State aid for each succeeding year under this Section shall be paid beginning with the first general State aid claim paid after the district has filed a completed claim in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-496, eff. 8-28-07.)

105 ILCS 5/18-10

    (105 ILCS 5/18-10)
    Sec. 18-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1362. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/18-11

    (105 ILCS 5/18-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-11)
    Sec. 18-11. Payment of claims.
    (a) With respect to payments for each fiscal year before fiscal year 2009, except payments for the period of June 1982 through July 1983 and payments for fiscal year 1994, as soon as may be after the 10th and 20th days of each of the months of August through the following July, if moneys are available in the common school fund in the State treasury for payments under Sections 18-8.05 through 18-9, the State Comptroller shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer as directed by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 2-3.17b and in accordance with the transfers from the General Revenue Fund to the Common School Fund as specified in Section 8a of the State Finance Act.
    Each such semimonthly warrant shall be in an amount equal to 1/24 of the total amount to be distributed to school districts for the fiscal year. The amount of payments made in July of each year shall be considered as payments for claims covering the school year that commenced during the immediately preceding calendar year. If the payments provided for under Sections 18-8.05 through 18-9 have been assigned as security for State aid anticipation certificates pursuant to Section 18-18, the State Board of Education shall pay the appropriate amount of the payment, as specified in the notification required by Section 18-18, directly to the assignee.
    (a-5) With respect to payments made under Sections 18-8.05 through 18-10 of this Code for fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter, as soon as may be after the 10th and 20th days of each of the months of August through the following June, if moneys are available in the Common School Fund in the State treasury for payments under Sections 18-8.05 through 18-10 of this Code, the State Comptroller shall draw his or her warrants upon the State Treasurer as directed by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 2-3.17b of this Code and in accordance with the transfers from the General Revenue Fund to the Common School Fund as specified in Section 8a of the State Finance Act.
    Each such semimonthly warrant shall be in an amount equal to 1/22 of the total amount to be distributed to school districts for the fiscal year. If the payments provided for under Sections 18-8.05 through 18-10 of this Code have been assigned as security for State aid anticipation certificates pursuant to Section 18-18 of this Code, then the State Board of Education shall pay the appropriate amount of the payment, as specified in the notification required by Section 18-18 of this Code, directly to the assignee.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07; 95-496, eff. 8-28-07; 95-835, eff. 8-15-08.)

105 ILCS 5/18-12

    (105 ILCS 5/18-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-12)
    Sec. 18-12. Dates for filing State aid claims. The school board of each school district shall require teachers, principals, or superintendents to furnish from records kept by them such data as it needs in preparing and certifying to the regional superintendent its school district report of claims provided in Sections 18-8.05 through 18-9 as required by the State Superintendent of Education. The district claim shall be based on the latest available equalized assessed valuation and tax rates, as provided in Section 18-8.05 and shall use the average daily attendance as determined by the method outlined in Section 18-8.05 and shall be certified and filed with the regional superintendent by June 21 for districts with an official school calendar end date before June 15 or within 2 weeks following the official school calendar end date for districts with a school year end date of June 15 or later. The regional superintendent shall certify and file with the State Superintendent of Education district State aid claims by July 1 for districts with an official school calendar end date before June 15 or no later than July 15 for districts with an official school calendar end date of June 15 or later. Failure to so file by these deadlines constitutes a forfeiture of the right to receive payment by the State until such claim is filed and vouchered for payment. The regional superintendent of schools shall certify the county report of claims by July 15; and 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.
    If the State Superintendent of Education determines that the failure to 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 an adverse weather condition or a condition beyond the control of the school district that poses a hazardous threat to the health and safety of students, 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. 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.
    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 or regional 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 Sections 18-8.05 through 18-9, 10-22.5, and 24-4 of this Code are met in all respects.
(Source: P.A. 95-152, eff. 8-14-07; 95-811, eff. 8-13-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)

105 ILCS 5/18-12.5

    (105 ILCS 5/18-12.5)
    Sec. 18-12.5. State aid claims during health emergencies. After consultation with a local health department, if a school district closes one or more recognized school buildings, but not all buildings, during a public health emergency, as determined by the State Board of Education in consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the district may claim a full day of attendance for those days based on the average of the 3 school days of attendance immediately preceding the closure of the school building. Attendance for those days may be claimed only if the school building was scheduled to be in operation on those days. The partial or no day of attendance and the reasons thereof shall be certified, as prescribed by the State Board of Education, within a month after the closing by the school district superintendent to the regional superintendent of schools for forwarding to the State Superintendent of Education for approval.
    This Section is applicable beginning April 1, 2009 and only if a school district closes a building or buildings, but not the entire district, which must be done in accordance with Section 18-12 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-689, eff. 8-25-09.)

105 ILCS 5/18-13

    (105 ILCS 5/18-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-13)
    Sec. 18-13. Notice to school officers of amount in treasurer's hands.
    On or before September 30 of each year the county collectors, county superintendents of schools, township collectors, and all other persons paying money into the hands of school treasurers for school purposes, shall notify in writing the presidents of school trustees and clerks or secretaries of school boards of the amount paid into the treasurer's hands and the date of payment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/18-14

    (105 ILCS 5/18-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-14)
    Sec. 18-14. Apportionment of county fund. The regional superintendent of schools shall apportion and distribute under rules prescribed by the State Board of Education, the principal of the county fund to the townships and parts of townships in his region in the manner prescribed for distribution of the State school fund among the counties by Sections 18-8 to 18-9. The principal of the county fund so distributed shall be added to the principal of the township fund of the townships and parts of townships in his region. The interest, rents, issues and profits arising and accruing from the principal of the county fund shall be distributed to the townships and parts of townships in his region as required by the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)

105 ILCS 5/18-15

    (105 ILCS 5/18-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-15)
    Sec. 18-15. Township loanable fund-Distribution of income.
    All bonds, notes, mortgages, moneys and effects which have accrued or may accrue from the sale of Section 16 of the common school lands of any township, or from the sale of any real estate or other property taken on any judgment or for any debt due to the principal of any township fund, and all other funds which have been or may be carried to and made part of the principal of any township fund, shall constitute the principal of the township fund; and no part thereof shall be distributed or expended for any purpose, except upon liquidation of the fund but shall be loaned and held to use, rent or profit, as provided by law. The interest, rents, issues and profits arising and accruing from the principal of any township fund shall be used in the manner and at the times provided by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/18-17

    (105 ILCS 5/18-17)
    Sec. 18-17. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10. Repealed by P.A. 97-570, eff. 8-25-11.)

105 ILCS 5/18-18

    (105 ILCS 5/18-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-18)
    Sec. 18-18. The board of education of any school district may borrow money by contracting or entering into loan agreements and may evidence such borrowings by the issuance of State aid anticipation certificates. Such certificates may be issued without submission to the electors of the school district or city for approval of the question of the issuance of such certificates. Such certificates shall bear interest or discount to maturity at a rate not to exceed the rate permissible for such board's full faith and credit general obligation notes and shall mature in such a manner so that no such certificates shall be outstanding for more than 13 months. State aid anticipation certificates shall be payable solely from payments to be made at any time, whether made before or after August 1, of any year, pursuant to this Article 18 and may be secured by assignment of such payments with the assignee receiving such payments directly from the State Superintendent of Education. Prior to the issuance of any such certificates the State Superintendent of Education shall certify the appropriated amount of State aid to be paid the district in the current fiscal year. The amount of certificates to be issued shall not exceed 75% of the amounts of State aid certified by the State Superintendent of Education after subtracting the amount of funds available for transfer from the district's working cash fund in anticipation of State aid to be paid such district pursuant to this Article 18. The amount of State aid anticipation certificates shall not be counted as indebtedness of the district for purposes of any debt limits nor are such certificates full faith and credit general obligation notes or tax anticipation warrants; provided, however, that the total amount of State aid anticipation certificates, general obligation notes and tax anticipation warrants outstanding for any fiscal year may not exceed 85% of the taxes levied by the district for that year.
    Any school district may borrow up to 100% of the amount of State aid to be received in July, as certified by the State Superintendent of Education. Such anticipation certificates shall be repaid not later than August 1 from State aid payments received in July.
    Whenever the board of a district desires to issue such State aid anticipation certificates as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purposes for which the proceeds of the certificates are to be expended and fixing the amount of the certificates proposed to be issued, the maturity thereof, and optional provisions, if any, and the rate of interest or discount to maturity thereon. Such resolution may provide for the appointment of a trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the power of a trust company within the State, and for the establishment of such funds or accounts to be maintained by such trustee as the school district shall deem necessary to provide for the security and payment of the certificates. If such resolution provides for the appointment of a trustee, such trustee shall be considered the assignee of any payments assigned by the school district pursuant to such resolution and this Section. Any amounts paid by the State Superintendent of Education to such trustee as assignee pursuant to Section 18-11 shall be deposited in the funds or accounts established pursuant to such resolution, and shall be held by such trustee in trust for the benefit of the holders of the certificates, and such holders shall have a lien on and a security interest in such funds or accounts so long as the certificates remain outstanding and unpaid. Except as provided otherwise in this Section, such amounts shall be used solely for the payment of certificates at maturity and shall not be used for any other purpose so long as the certificates remain outstanding and unpaid. Pending such application such amounts shall be invested by such trustee in investments of the kind specified in the Public Funds Investment Act. Upon payment in full of the certificates, any amounts held by such trustee, including earnings on investments not used for payment of the certificates, shall be paid to such district.
    Said certificates shall be issued in the corporate name of the school district. They shall be signed by the president and secretary of said board. They shall be sold by the board upon such terms as may be approved by the board, and the proceeds thereof shall be received by the treasurer and expended by the board for the purposes provided in the resolution authorizing any such certificates.
    Upon the issuance of said certificates, the board shall give written notification to the appropriate regional superintendent and the State Superintendent of Education of the issuance of the certificates and the terms thereof, including, but not limited to, any assignment of State aid payments made pursuant to this Section, the name and address of each assignee, the amounts and dates of the payments to be made by the State Superintendent of Education directly to each assignee under Section 18-11, the amount of the certificates held by each assignee and the maturity date of the certificates.
(Source: P.A. 87-839; 87-1215; 88-641, eff. 9-9-94.)

105 ILCS 5/18-19

    (105 ILCS 5/18-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-19)
    Sec. 18-19. The State Board of Education may make distributions of monies from the Education Assistance Fund, pursuant to appropriation, in addition to such sums as may have been otherwise appropriated for the same purpose, for any of the purposes set forth in this Article, subject to the same terms and conditions that apply to distributions under the several sections of this Article, respectively.
(Source: P.A. 86-18.)

105 ILCS 5/18-20

    (105 ILCS 5/18-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-20)
    Sec. 18-20. Borrowing authority. When an educational program is operated by a regional superintendent or an entity such as an educational service center, special education cooperative, joint agreement, or intergovernmental agreement, and the program receives State categorical or grant payments from the State Comptroller and a financial hardship exists, then the entity may borrow an amount up to 50% of the State payments that are due and payable, as certified by the State Superintendent, provided the terms of the loan shall not include interest in excess of that provided for by the Bond Authorization Act and further provided that the principal and interest of a loan shall be repaid from the categorical or grant payments immediately upon receipt of those payments.
(Source: P.A. 86-1487; 87-1168.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19 heading)
ARTICLE 19. DEBT LIMITATION - BONDS -
TERRITORY LIABLE - REFUNDING BONDS

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-1

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-1 heading)
DEBT LIMITATION

105 ILCS 5/19-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19-1)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-912)
    Sec. 19-1. Debt limitations of school districts.
    (a) School districts shall not be subject to the provisions limiting their indebtedness prescribed in "An Act to limit the indebtedness of counties having a population of less than 500,000 and townships, school districts and other municipal corporations having a population of less than 300,000", approved February 15, 1928, as amended.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 8 or 9 through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 13.8% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, plus an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes. Moreover, no partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for high school purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, nor shall the district become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for elementary purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property for that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, in any case in which the voters of a school district have approved a proposition for the issuance of bonds of such school district at an election held prior to January 1, 1979, and all of the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the debt limitation applicable to such school district during the calendar year 1979 shall be computed by multiplying the value of taxable property therein, including personal property, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness, by the percentage limitation applicable to such school district under the provisions of this subsection (a).
    (b) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, additional indebtedness may be incurred in an amount not to exceed the estimated cost of acquiring or improving school sites or constructing and equipping additional building facilities under the following conditions:
        (1) Whenever the enrollment of students for the next
    
school year is estimated by the board of education to increase over the actual present enrollment by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students or the actual present enrollment of students has increased over the previous school year by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students and the board of education determines that additional school sites or building facilities are required as a result of such increase in enrollment; and
        (2) When the Regional Superintendent of Schools
    
having jurisdiction over the school district and the State Superintendent of Education concur in such enrollment projection or increase and approve the need for such additional school sites or building facilities and the estimated cost thereof; and
        (3) When the voters in the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of acquiring or improving such needed school sites or constructing and equipping such needed additional building facilities at an election called and held for that purpose. Notice of such an election shall state that the amount of indebtedness proposed to be incurred would exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to the school district. The ballot for such proposition shall state what percentage of the equalized assessed valuation will be outstanding in bonds if the proposed issuance of bonds is approved by the voters; or
        (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program and not less than 2/3 of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose; or
        (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if (i) the school district has previously availed itself of the provisions of paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) to enable it to issue bonds, (ii) the voters of the school district have not defeated a proposition for the issuance of bonds since the referendum described in paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) was held, (iii) the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program, and (iv) a majority of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose.
    In no event shall the indebtedness incurred pursuant to this subsection (b) and the existing indebtedness of the school district exceed 15% of the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979.
    The indebtedness provided for by this subsection (b) shall be in addition to and in excess of any other debt limitation.
    (c) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, in any case in which a public question for the issuance of bonds of a proposed school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12 received at least 60% of the valid ballots cast on the question at an election held on or prior to November 8, 1994, and in which the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the school district pursuant to the requirements of Section 11A-10 (now repealed) may issue the total amount of bonds approved at such election for the purpose stated in the question.
    (d) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (d) may incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000, even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that district under subsection (a):
        (1) The additional indebtedness authorized by this
    
subsection (d) is incurred by the school district through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 17-2.11a for the purpose of replacing a school building which, because of mine subsidence damage, has been closed as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) or through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 19-3 for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, such replacement school buildings, or both such purposes.
        (2) The bonds issued by the school district as
    
provided in paragraph (1) above are issued for the purposes of construction by the school district of a new school building pursuant to Section 17-2.11, to replace an existing school building that, because of mine subsidence damage, is closed as of the end of the 1992-93 school year pursuant to action of the regional superintendent of schools of the educational service region in which the district is located under Section 3-14.22 or are issued for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, the new school building being constructed to replace a school building closed as the result of mine subsidence damage, or both such purposes.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds in not to exceed the aggregate amount of $5,500,000 and issued by a school district meeting the following criteria shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness:
        (1) At the time of the sale of such bonds, the board
    
of education of the district shall have determined by resolution that the enrollment of students in the district is projected to increase by not less than 7% during each of the next succeeding 2 school years.
        (2) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the improvements to be financed with the proceeds of the bonds are needed because of the projected enrollment increases.
        (3) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the projected increases in enrollment are the result of improvements made or expected to be made to passenger rail facilities located in the school district.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, a school district that has availed itself of the provisions of this subsection (f) prior to July 22, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-799) may also issue bonds approved by referendum up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the conditions set forth in items (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (f) are met.
    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or any other law, bonds in not to exceed an aggregate amount of 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of a school district and issued by a school district meeting the criteria in paragraphs (i) through (iv) of this subsection shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued pursuant to resolution of the school board in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter imposed:
        (i) The bonds are issued for the purpose of
    
constructing a new high school building to replace two adjacent existing buildings which together house a single high school, each of which is more than 65 years old, and which together are located on more than 10 acres and less than 11 acres of property.
        (ii) At the time the resolution authorizing the
    
issuance of the bonds is adopted, the cost of constructing a new school building to replace the existing school building is less than 60% of the cost of repairing the existing school building.
        (iii) The sale of the bonds occurs before July 1,
    
1997.
        (iv) The school district issuing the bonds is a unit
    
school district located in a county of less than 70,000 and more than 50,000 inhabitants, which has an average daily attendance of less than 1,500 and an equalized assessed valuation of less than $29,000,000.
    (h) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27.6% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $24,000,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which buildings were originally constructed not less than 40 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after March 19, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (i) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $44,600,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which existing buildings were originally constructed not less than 80 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after December 31, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (j) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $140,000,000 and a best 3 months average daily attendance for the 1995-96 school year of at least 2,800;
        (ii) The bonds are issued to purchase a site and
    
build and equip a new high school, and the school district's existing high school was originally constructed not less than 35 years prior to the sale of the bonds;
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that a new high school is needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) At least 60% of those voting in an election held
    
after December 31, 1996 approve a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (k) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection (k) may issue bonds to incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (k), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the school district existing immediately prior to the school district incurring such additional indebtedness, causes the aggregate indebtedness of the school district to exceed or increases the amount by which the aggregate indebtedness of the district already exceeds the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that school district under subsection (a):
        (1) the school district is located in 2 counties, and
    
a referendum to authorize the additional indebtedness was approved by a majority of the voters of the school district voting on the proposition to authorize that indebtedness;
        (2) the additional indebtedness is for the purpose of
    
financing a multi-purpose room addition to the existing high school;
        (3) the additional indebtedness, together with the
    
existing indebtedness of the school district, shall not exceed 17.4% of the value of the taxable property in the school district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes; and
        (4) the bonds evidencing the additional indebtedness
    
are issued, if at all, within 120 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (l) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 2000, a school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the district has an equalized assessed valuation
    
for calendar year 1996 of less than $10,000,000;
        (ii) the bonds are issued for capital improvement,
    
renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of one or more school buildings of the district, which buildings were originally constructed not less than 70 years ago;
        (iii) the voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held on or after March 17, 1998; and
        (iv) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (m) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, an elementary school district maintaining grades K through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, excluding existing indebtedness, not exceeding 18% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 or less than $7,700,000;
        (ii) The school district operates 2 elementary
    
attendance centers that until 1976 were operated as the attendance centers of 2 separate and distinct school districts;
        (iii) The bonds are issued for the construction of a
    
new elementary school building to replace an existing multi-level elementary school building of the school district that is not handicapped accessible at all levels and parts of which were constructed more than 75 years ago;
        (iv) The voters of the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after July 1, 1998; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (n) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, a school district that meets all of the criteria set forth in paragraphs (i) through (vi) of this subsection (n) may incur additional indebtedness by the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the school district as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), even though the amount of the additional indebtedness so authorized, when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (n), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable by law to that district:
        (i) The school district applies to the State Board of
    
Education for a school construction project grant and submits a district facilities plan in support of its application pursuant to Section 5-20 of the School Construction Law.
        (ii) The school district's application and facilities
    
plan are approved by, and the district receives a grant entitlement for a school construction project issued by, the State Board of Education under the School Construction Law.
        (iii) The school district has exhausted its bonding
    
capacity or the unused bonding capacity of the district is less than the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law as the dollar amount of the school construction project's cost that the district will be required to finance with non-grant funds in order to receive a school construction project grant under the School Construction Law.
        (iv) The bonds are issued for a "school construction
    
project", as that term is defined in Section 5-5 of the School Construction Law, in an amount that does not exceed the dollar amount certified, as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), by the Capital Development Board to the school district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law.
        (v) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after the criteria specified in paragraphs (i) and (iii) of this subsection (n) are met.
        (vi) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of the School Code.
    (o) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until November 1, 2007, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $737,000,000 and an enrollment for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 8,500;
        (ii) the bonds are issued to purchase school sites,
    
build and equip a new high school, build and equip a new junior high school, build and equip 5 new elementary schools, and make technology and other improvements and additions to existing schools;
        (iii) at the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that the sites and new or improved facilities are needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) at least 57% of those voting in a general
    
election held prior to January 1, 2003 approved a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $295,741,187 and a best 3 months' average daily attendance for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 2,394.
        (ii) The bonds are issued to build and equip 3
    
elementary school buildings; build and equip one middle school building; and alter, repair, improve, and equip all existing school buildings in the district.
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
board of education determines by resolution that the project is needed because of expanding growth in the school district and a projected enrollment increase.
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) At least 2 school buildings that were
    
constructed 40 or more years prior to the issuance of the bonds will be demolished and will be replaced by new buildings or additions to one or more existing buildings.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the new buildings or building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-10) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community consolidated school district maintaining grades K through 8 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
and farm property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) The bond proceeds are to be used to acquire and
    
improve school sites and build and equip a school building.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the school sites and building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-15) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Oswego Community Unit School District Number 308 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $450,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school building, new junior high school buildings, new elementary school buildings, early childhood building, maintenance building, transportation facility, and additions to existing school buildings, the altering, repairing, equipping, and provision of technology improvements to existing school buildings, and the acquisition and improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before November 7, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $450,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-15) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-20) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Lincoln-Way Community High School District Number 210 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $225,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school buildings, the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings, and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before March 21, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $225,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held on March 21, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-20) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-25) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Rochester Community Unit School District 3A may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $18,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of a new high school building; the addition of classrooms and support facilities at the high school, middle school, and elementary school; the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings; and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by a law that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before December 31, 2012, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $18,500,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-25) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-30) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the building and equipping of a new school building and additions to existing school buildings are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings are required because of the age of the existing school buildings.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2012; however, the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $30,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-30) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-35) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Hill Community Consolidated School District 133 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,900,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on April 17, 2007.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the improvement of the site of and the building and equipping of a school building are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the repairing and equipping of the Prairie Hill Elementary School building is required because of the age of that school building.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $13,900,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on April 17, 2007.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-35) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-40) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Mascoutah Community Unit District 19 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
        (2) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new high school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing high school building, (ii) the existing high school building will be demolished, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $55,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-40) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-45) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.5 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 18.5% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-50) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.10 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 43% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-55) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Belle Valley School District 119 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of mine subsidence in an existing school building and because of the age and condition of another existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $47,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary.
    (p-60) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Wilmington Community Unit School District Number 209-U may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,285,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects approved by the voters were and are required because of the age and condition of the school district's prior and existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of the bonds is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued in one or more bond
    
issuances on or before March 1, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all those bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,285,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-60) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-65) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,200,000 and maturing over a period not exceeding 25 years, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) all or a portion of the existing Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building will be demolished; (B) the building and equipping of a new school building to be attached to and the alteration, repair, and equipping of the remaining portion of the Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building is required because of the age and current condition of that school building; and (C) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,200,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-65) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-70) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Cahokia Community Unit School District 187 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2016, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $50,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-75) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, the execution of leases on or after January 1, 2007 and before July 1, 2011 by the Board of Education of Peoria School District 150 with a public building commission for leases entered into pursuant to the Public Building Commission Act shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    This subsection (p-75) applies only if the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board makes one or more grants to Peoria School District 150 pursuant to the School Construction Law. The amount exempted from the debt limitation as prescribed in this subsection (p-75) shall be no greater than the amount of one or more grants awarded to Peoria School District 150 by the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board.
    (p-80) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Ridgeland School District 122 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000 for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds originally issued pursuant to voter approval at the general election held on November 7, 2000, and the debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) may be issued in one or more issuances and must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-85) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hall High School District 502 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building, (ii) the existing school building should be demolished in its entirety or the existing school building should be demolished except for the 1914 west wing of the building, and (iii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-90) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election on February 2, 2010.
        (2) At or prior to the time of the sale of the bonds,
    
the school board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new elementary school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building, (ii) a portion of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building will be demolished and the remaining portion will be altered, repaired, and equipped, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before April 1, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $7,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-90) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-95) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Monticello Community Unit School District 25 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $35,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (q) A school district must notify the State Board of Education prior to issuing any form of long-term or short-term debt that will result in outstanding debt that exceeds 75% of the debt limit specified in this Section or any other provision of law.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-834, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1146, eff. 1-18-13; 98-617, eff. 1-7-14; 98-912, eff. 8-15-14.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-916)
    Sec. 19-1. Debt limitations of school districts.
    (a) School districts shall not be subject to the provisions limiting their indebtedness prescribed in "An Act to limit the indebtedness of counties having a population of less than 500,000 and townships, school districts and other municipal corporations having a population of less than 300,000", approved February 15, 1928, as amended.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 8 or 9 through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 13.8% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, plus an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes. Moreover, no partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for high school purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, nor shall the district become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for elementary purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property for that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, in any case in which the voters of a school district have approved a proposition for the issuance of bonds of such school district at an election held prior to January 1, 1979, and all of the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the debt limitation applicable to such school district during the calendar year 1979 shall be computed by multiplying the value of taxable property therein, including personal property, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness, by the percentage limitation applicable to such school district under the provisions of this subsection (a).
    (b) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, additional indebtedness may be incurred in an amount not to exceed the estimated cost of acquiring or improving school sites or constructing and equipping additional building facilities under the following conditions:
        (1) Whenever the enrollment of students for the next
    
school year is estimated by the board of education to increase over the actual present enrollment by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students or the actual present enrollment of students has increased over the previous school year by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students and the board of education determines that additional school sites or building facilities are required as a result of such increase in enrollment; and
        (2) When the Regional Superintendent of Schools
    
having jurisdiction over the school district and the State Superintendent of Education concur in such enrollment projection or increase and approve the need for such additional school sites or building facilities and the estimated cost thereof; and
        (3) When the voters in the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of acquiring or improving such needed school sites or constructing and equipping such needed additional building facilities at an election called and held for that purpose. Notice of such an election shall state that the amount of indebtedness proposed to be incurred would exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to the school district. The ballot for such proposition shall state what percentage of the equalized assessed valuation will be outstanding in bonds if the proposed issuance of bonds is approved by the voters; or
        (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program and not less than 2/3 of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose; or
        (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if (i) the school district has previously availed itself of the provisions of paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) to enable it to issue bonds, (ii) the voters of the school district have not defeated a proposition for the issuance of bonds since the referendum described in paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) was held, (iii) the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program, and (iv) a majority of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose.
    In no event shall the indebtedness incurred pursuant to this subsection (b) and the existing indebtedness of the school district exceed 15% of the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979.
    The indebtedness provided for by this subsection (b) shall be in addition to and in excess of any other debt limitation.
    (c) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, in any case in which a public question for the issuance of bonds of a proposed school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12 received at least 60% of the valid ballots cast on the question at an election held on or prior to November 8, 1994, and in which the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the school district pursuant to the requirements of Section 11A-10 (now repealed) may issue the total amount of bonds approved at such election for the purpose stated in the question.
    (d) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (d) may incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000, even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that district under subsection (a):
        (1) The additional indebtedness authorized by this
    
subsection (d) is incurred by the school district through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 17-2.11a for the purpose of replacing a school building which, because of mine subsidence damage, has been closed as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) or through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 19-3 for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, such replacement school buildings, or both such purposes.
        (2) The bonds issued by the school district as
    
provided in paragraph (1) above are issued for the purposes of construction by the school district of a new school building pursuant to Section 17-2.11, to replace an existing school building that, because of mine subsidence damage, is closed as of the end of the 1992-93 school year pursuant to action of the regional superintendent of schools of the educational service region in which the district is located under Section 3-14.22 or are issued for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, the new school building being constructed to replace a school building closed as the result of mine subsidence damage, or both such purposes.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds in not to exceed the aggregate amount of $5,500,000 and issued by a school district meeting the following criteria shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness:
        (1) At the time of the sale of such bonds, the board
    
of education of the district shall have determined by resolution that the enrollment of students in the district is projected to increase by not less than 7% during each of the next succeeding 2 school years.
        (2) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the improvements to be financed with the proceeds of the bonds are needed because of the projected enrollment increases.
        (3) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the projected increases in enrollment are the result of improvements made or expected to be made to passenger rail facilities located in the school district.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, a school district that has availed itself of the provisions of this subsection (f) prior to July 22, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-799) may also issue bonds approved by referendum up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the conditions set forth in items (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (f) are met.
    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or any other law, bonds in not to exceed an aggregate amount of 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of a school district and issued by a school district meeting the criteria in paragraphs (i) through (iv) of this subsection shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued pursuant to resolution of the school board in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter imposed:
        (i) The bonds are issued for the purpose of
    
constructing a new high school building to replace two adjacent existing buildings which together house a single high school, each of which is more than 65 years old, and which together are located on more than 10 acres and less than 11 acres of property.
        (ii) At the time the resolution authorizing the
    
issuance of the bonds is adopted, the cost of constructing a new school building to replace the existing school building is less than 60% of the cost of repairing the existing school building.
        (iii) The sale of the bonds occurs before July 1,
    
1997.
        (iv) The school district issuing the bonds is a unit
    
school district located in a county of less than 70,000 and more than 50,000 inhabitants, which has an average daily attendance of less than 1,500 and an equalized assessed valuation of less than $29,000,000.
    (h) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27.6% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $24,000,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which buildings were originally constructed not less than 40 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after March 19, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (i) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $44,600,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which existing buildings were originally constructed not less than 80 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after December 31, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (j) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $140,000,000 and a best 3 months average daily attendance for the 1995-96 school year of at least 2,800;
        (ii) The bonds are issued to purchase a site and
    
build and equip a new high school, and the school district's existing high school was originally constructed not less than 35 years prior to the sale of the bonds;
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that a new high school is needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) At least 60% of those voting in an election held
    
after December 31, 1996 approve a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (k) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection (k) may issue bonds to incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (k), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the school district existing immediately prior to the school district incurring such additional indebtedness, causes the aggregate indebtedness of the school district to exceed or increases the amount by which the aggregate indebtedness of the district already exceeds the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that school district under subsection (a):
        (1) the school district is located in 2 counties, and
    
a referendum to authorize the additional indebtedness was approved by a majority of the voters of the school district voting on the proposition to authorize that indebtedness;
        (2) the additional indebtedness is for the purpose of
    
financing a multi-purpose room addition to the existing high school;
        (3) the additional indebtedness, together with the
    
existing indebtedness of the school district, shall not exceed 17.4% of the value of the taxable property in the school district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes; and
        (4) the bonds evidencing the additional indebtedness
    
are issued, if at all, within 120 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (l) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 2000, a school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the district has an equalized assessed valuation
    
for calendar year 1996 of less than $10,000,000;
        (ii) the bonds are issued for capital improvement,
    
renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of one or more school buildings of the district, which buildings were originally constructed not less than 70 years ago;
        (iii) the voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held on or after March 17, 1998; and
        (iv) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (m) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, an elementary school district maintaining grades K through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, excluding existing indebtedness, not exceeding 18% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 or less than $7,700,000;
        (ii) The school district operates 2 elementary
    
attendance centers that until 1976 were operated as the attendance centers of 2 separate and distinct school districts;
        (iii) The bonds are issued for the construction of a
    
new elementary school building to replace an existing multi-level elementary school building of the school district that is not handicapped accessible at all levels and parts of which were constructed more than 75 years ago;
        (iv) The voters of the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after July 1, 1998; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (n) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, a school district that meets all of the criteria set forth in paragraphs (i) through (vi) of this subsection (n) may incur additional indebtedness by the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the school district as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), even though the amount of the additional indebtedness so authorized, when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (n), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable by law to that district:
        (i) The school district applies to the State Board of
    
Education for a school construction project grant and submits a district facilities plan in support of its application pursuant to Section 5-20 of the School Construction Law.
        (ii) The school district's application and facilities
    
plan are approved by, and the district receives a grant entitlement for a school construction project issued by, the State Board of Education under the School Construction Law.
        (iii) The school district has exhausted its bonding
    
capacity or the unused bonding capacity of the district is less than the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law as the dollar amount of the school construction project's cost that the district will be required to finance with non-grant funds in order to receive a school construction project grant under the School Construction Law.
        (iv) The bonds are issued for a "school construction
    
project", as that term is defined in Section 5-5 of the School Construction Law, in an amount that does not exceed the dollar amount certified, as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), by the Capital Development Board to the school district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law.
        (v) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after the criteria specified in paragraphs (i) and (iii) of this subsection (n) are met.
        (vi) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of the School Code.
    (o) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until November 1, 2007, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $737,000,000 and an enrollment for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 8,500;
        (ii) the bonds are issued to purchase school sites,
    
build and equip a new high school, build and equip a new junior high school, build and equip 5 new elementary schools, and make technology and other improvements and additions to existing schools;
        (iii) at the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that the sites and new or improved facilities are needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) at least 57% of those voting in a general
    
election held prior to January 1, 2003 approved a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $295,741,187 and a best 3 months' average daily attendance for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 2,394.
        (ii) The bonds are issued to build and equip 3
    
elementary school buildings; build and equip one middle school building; and alter, repair, improve, and equip all existing school buildings in the district.
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
board of education determines by resolution that the project is needed because of expanding growth in the school district and a projected enrollment increase.
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) At least 2 school buildings that were
    
constructed 40 or more years prior to the issuance of the bonds will be demolished and will be replaced by new buildings or additions to one or more existing buildings.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the new buildings or building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-10) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community consolidated school district maintaining grades K through 8 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
and farm property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) The bond proceeds are to be used to acquire and
    
improve school sites and build and equip a school building.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the school sites and building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-15) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Oswego Community Unit School District Number 308 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $450,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school building, new junior high school buildings, new elementary school buildings, early childhood building, maintenance building, transportation facility, and additions to existing school buildings, the altering, repairing, equipping, and provision of technology improvements to existing school buildings, and the acquisition and improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before November 7, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $450,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-15) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-20) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Lincoln-Way Community High School District Number 210 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $225,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school buildings, the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings, and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before March 21, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $225,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held on March 21, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-20) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-25) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Rochester Community Unit School District 3A may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $18,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of a new high school building; the addition of classrooms and support facilities at the high school, middle school, and elementary school; the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings; and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by a law that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before December 31, 2012, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $18,500,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-25) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-30) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the building and equipping of a new school building and additions to existing school buildings are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings are required because of the age of the existing school buildings.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2012; however, the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $30,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-30) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-35) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Hill Community Consolidated School District 133 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,900,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on April 17, 2007.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the improvement of the site of and the building and equipping of a school building are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the repairing and equipping of the Prairie Hill Elementary School building is required because of the age of that school building.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $13,900,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on April 17, 2007.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-35) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-40) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Mascoutah Community Unit District 19 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
        (2) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new high school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing high school building, (ii) the existing high school building will be demolished, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $55,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-40) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-45) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.5 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 18.5% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-50) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.10 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 43% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-55) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Belle Valley School District 119 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of mine subsidence in an existing school building and because of the age and condition of another existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $47,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary.
    (p-60) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Wilmington Community Unit School District Number 209-U may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,285,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects approved by the voters were and are required because of the age and condition of the school district's prior and existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of the bonds is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued in one or more bond
    
issuances on or before March 1, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all those bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,285,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-60) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-65) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,200,000 and maturing over a period not exceeding 25 years, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) all or a portion of the existing Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building will be demolished; (B) the building and equipping of a new school building to be attached to and the alteration, repair, and equipping of the remaining portion of the Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building is required because of the age and current condition of that school building; and (C) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,200,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-65) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-70) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Cahokia Community Unit School District 187 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2016, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $50,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-75) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, the execution of leases on or after January 1, 2007 and before July 1, 2011 by the Board of Education of Peoria School District 150 with a public building commission for leases entered into pursuant to the Public Building Commission Act shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    This subsection (p-75) applies only if the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board makes one or more grants to Peoria School District 150 pursuant to the School Construction Law. The amount exempted from the debt limitation as prescribed in this subsection (p-75) shall be no greater than the amount of one or more grants awarded to Peoria School District 150 by the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board.
    (p-80) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Ridgeland School District 122 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000 for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds originally issued pursuant to voter approval at the general election held on November 7, 2000, and the debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) may be issued in one or more issuances and must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-85) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hall High School District 502 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building, (ii) the existing school building should be demolished in its entirety or the existing school building should be demolished except for the 1914 west wing of the building, and (iii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-90) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election on February 2, 2010.
        (2) At or prior to the time of the sale of the bonds,
    
the school board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new elementary school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building, (ii) a portion of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building will be demolished and the remaining portion will be altered, repaired, and equipped, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before April 1, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $7,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-90) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-95) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the community unit school district created in the territory comprising Milford Community Consolidated School District 280 and Milford Township High School District 233, as approved at the general primary election held on March 18, 2014, may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $17,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $17,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (q) A school district must notify the State Board of Education prior to issuing any form of long-term or short-term debt that will result in outstanding debt that exceeds 75% of the debt limit specified in this Section or any other provision of law.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-834, eff. 7-20-12; 97-1146, eff. 1-18-13; 98-617, eff. 1-7-14; 98-916, eff. 8-15-14.)

105 ILCS 5/19-1.5

    (105 ILCS 5/19-1.5)
    Sec. 19-1.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-641, eff. 9-9-94. Repealed by P.A. 94-234, eff. 7-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-2

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-2 heading)
BONDS

105 ILCS 5/19-2

    (105 ILCS 5/19-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-2)
    Sec. 19-2. School directors - Power to borrow money and issue bonds. For the purpose of building or repairing schoolhouses or purchasing or improving school sites, the directors of any school district, when authorized by a majority of the votes cast on such proposition conducted in accordance with the general election law, may borrow money; and, as evidence of such indebtedness, may issue bonds signed by the president and clerk of the board, in denominations of not less than $100, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The proceeds of any bonds issued under authorization of this Section shall be deposited and accounted for separately within the Site and Construction/Capital Improvements Fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 87-984.)

105 ILCS 5/19-3

    (105 ILCS 5/19-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-3)
    Sec. 19-3. Boards of education. Any school district governed by a board of education and having a population of not more than 500,000 inhabitants, and not governed by a special Act may borrow money for the purpose of building, equipping, altering or repairing school buildings or purchasing or improving school sites, or acquiring and equipping playgrounds, recreation grounds, athletic fields, and other buildings or land used or useful for school purposes or for the purpose of purchasing a site, with or without a building or buildings thereon, or for the building of a house or houses on such site, or for the building of a house or houses on the school site of the school district, for residential purposes of the superintendent, principal, or teachers of the school district, and issue its negotiable coupon bonds therefor signed by the president and secretary of the board, in denominations of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, payable at such place and at such time or times, not exceeding 20 years, with the exception of Lockport High School not exceeding 25 years, from date of issuance, as the board of education may prescribe, and bearing interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually, semiannually or quarterly, but no such bonds shall be issued unless the proposition to issue them is submitted to the voters of the district at a referendum held at a regularly scheduled election after the board has certified the proposition to the proper election authorities in accordance with the general election law, a majority of all the votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the proposition, and notice of such bond referendum has been given either (i) in accordance with the second paragraph of Section 12-1 of the Election Code irrespective of whether such notice included any reference to the public question as it appeared on the ballot, or (ii) for an election held on or after November 1, 1998, in accordance with Section 12-5 of the Election Code, or (iii) by publication of a true and legible copy of the specimen ballot label containing the proposition in the form in which it appeared or will appear on the official ballot label on the day of the election at least 5 days before the day of the election in at least one newspaper published in and having a general circulation in the district, irrespective of any other requirements of Article 12 or Section 24A-18 of the Election Code, nor shall any residential site be acquired unless such proposition to acquire a site is submitted to the voters of the district at a referendum held at a regularly scheduled election after the board has certified the proposition to the proper election authorities in accordance with the general election law and a majority of all the votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the proposition. Nothing in this Act or in any other law shall be construed to require the notice of the bond referendum to be published over the name or title of the election authority or the listing of maturity dates of any bonds either in the notice of bond election or ballot used in the bond election. The provisions of this Section concerning notice of the bond referendum apply only to (i) consolidated primary elections held prior to January 1, 2002 and the consolidated election held on April 17, 2007 at which not less than 60% of the voters voting on the bond proposition voted in favor of the bond proposition, and (ii) other elections held before July 1, 1999; otherwise, notices required in connection with the submission of public questions shall be as set forth in Section 12-5 of the Election Code. Such proposition may be initiated by resolution of the school board.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The proceeds of any bonds issued under authority of this Section shall be deposited and accounted for separately within the Site and Construction/Capital Improvements Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-30, eff. 8-7-07; 96-787, eff. 8-28-09.)

105 ILCS 5/19-3.5

    (105 ILCS 5/19-3.5)
    Sec. 19-3.5. Flood-damaged building. Martinsville Community Unit School District 3C is authorized to issue bonds in not to exceed the amount of $4,000,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of acquiring and improving a school site and building and equipping a new school building on the site to replace all or a portion of a school building closed by the regional superintendent of schools pursuant to Section 3-14.22 of this Code because of flood damage. The replacement building may be larger than the size of and offer more functions than the school building being replaced. Bonds issued pursuant to this Section may be issued without referendum and shall mature not more than 25 years from the date of issuance.
(Source: P.A. 96-517, eff. 8-14-09.)

105 ILCS 5/19-3.10

    (105 ILCS 5/19-3.10)
    Sec. 19-3.10. Mine subsidence damaged building. Gillespie Community Unit School District 7 is authorized to issue bonds in not to exceed the amount of $22,000,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of acquiring and improving a school site and building and equipping a new school building on the site to replace all or a portion of a school building closed by the regional superintendent of schools pursuant to Section 3-14.22 of this Code because of mine subsidence damage. The replacement building may be larger than the size of and offer more functions than the school building being replaced. Bonds issued pursuant to this Section may be issued without referendum and shall mature not more than 25 years from the date of issuance.
(Source: P.A. 96-517, eff. 8-14-09.)

105 ILCS 5/19-3.15

    (105 ILCS 5/19-3.15)
    Sec. 19-3.15. School additions; Chaney-Monge School District 88. Notwithstanding the requirements of any other applicable law and without further referendum approval, Chaney-Monge School District 88 is authorized to issue bonds in not to exceed the amount of $3,000,000 to provide for the improvement, alteration, and repair of schoolhouses and to fund the local share as required for a Capital Development Board school construction grant to fund school additions and associated construction and equipment with respect to which a referendum was passed on March 18, 2014.
(Source: P.A. 98-1060, eff. 8-26-14.)

105 ILCS 5/19-4

    (105 ILCS 5/19-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-4)
    Sec. 19-4. Bonds issued - Boundaries changed. Where bonds are issued by any school district under the provisions of Section 19-2 through Section 19-6, and before any contract is let for the construction of buildings or improvements in accordance therewith the district boundaries are changed by the formation of a new district including all or a part of said district, or by the annexation of a district in its entirety to another district, then upon the adoption of a resolution by the board of education of the new district or the district to which the territory has been annexed, that the building or improvements are no longer feasible, the board shall by resolution order submitted to the electors the proposition of authorizing the board to use the proceeds of said bonds or the portion thereof allotted to the new district or district to which said territory is annexed for a specific new building or improvement in some locality of the district other than the one specified at the previous election, or for a different improvement, or for a part of the original improvements. In case a new district has been formed, no such referendum shall be held unless the new district embraces territory having as much or more assessed valuation as the territory embraced in the district at the first election. The board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    Where bonds are issued by any school district under the provisions of Section 19-2 through Section 19-6, and it is determined by the board of education by resolution that it is in the interests of the school district that part or all of the proceeds of said bonds be used for different purposes than authorized but for purposes for which bonds may be issued under the provisions of Section 19-2 through Section 19-6, the board shall by resolution order submitted to the electors the proposition of authorizing the board to use the proceeds of said bonds or a part thereof for the purposes set forth in said resolution and if a majority of all the votes cast on said proposition is in favor thereof the board shall have such authority. The board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 84-1334.)

105 ILCS 5/19-5

    (105 ILCS 5/19-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-5)
    Sec. 19-5. Registration, numbering and countersigning.
    All bonds issued under this Act, except bonds issued by school districts having a population of more than 500,000 inhabitants, before being issued, negotiated and sold, shall be registered, numbered and countersigned by the treasurer who receives the taxes of the district. The registration shall be made in a book in which shall be entered the record of the election authorizing the directors or the board of education to borrow money and a description of the bonds issued, including the number, date, to whom issued, amount, rate of interest and when due.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-6

    (105 ILCS 5/19-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-6)
    Sec. 19-6. Bond money to school treasurer - Delivery of bonds - Record - Payment. All moneys borrowed under the authority of this Act, except money borrowed by school districts having a population of more than 500,000 inhabitants, shall be paid to the school treasurer of the district. The treasurer shall, before receiving any of the money, execute a bond with two or more persons having an interest in real estate, who shall not be trustees, or a surety company authorized to do business in this State, as surety, payable to the school board of the district in Class I county school units or township trustees in Class II county school units and conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties, except that the bond required of the school treasurer of a school district which is located in a Class II county school unit but which no longer is subject to the jurisdiction and authority of a township treasurer or trustees of schools of a township because the district has withdrawn from the jurisdiction and authority of the township treasurer and trustees of schools of the township or because those offices have been abolished as provided in subsection (b) or (c) of Section 5-1 shall be payable to the school board of such district and conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. The bond shall be submitted for approval or rejection to the school board of the district or to the township trustees to which such bond is payable. The penalty of the bond or bonds shall be 25% of the amount of such bond issue, whether individuals act as surety or whether the surety is given by a surety company authorized to transact business in this State. The bond shall be in substantially the same form as that required by Section 8-2 of this Act and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with the law. Upon receiving such moneys the treasurer shall deliver the bonds issued therefor to the persons entitled to receive them, and shall credit the funds received to the district issuing the bonds. The treasurer shall record the amount received for each bond issued. When any bonds are paid the treasurer shall cancel them and shall enter, against the record of the bonds, the words, "paid and cancelled the .... day of ...., 1 ....," filling the blanks with the day, month, and year corresponding to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 89-212, eff. 8-4-95.)

105 ILCS 5/19-7

    (105 ILCS 5/19-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-7)
    Sec. 19-7. Certified copy of resolution filed with county clerk-Registry of bonds-Extension of tax. Whenever any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants is authorized to issue bonds, the recording officer thereof shall file in the office of the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the district is situated a certified copy of the resolution providing for their issuance and levying a tax to pay them. The county clerk shall prepare and keep in his office a registry of all such bonds which shall show the name of the issuing body and the date, amount, purpose, rate of interest and maturity of the bonds to be issued, and the county clerk, subject to the provisions of Section 7-14 of this Act, annually shall extend taxes against all the taxable property situated in the county and contained in the district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest, and such taxes shall be computed, extended and collected in the same manner as is now or may hereafter be provided for the computation, extension and collection of taxes for general corporate purposes for the issuing district. If no such certified copy of resolution has been filed with reference to any bonds heretofore authorized one shall promptly be filed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-8

    (105 ILCS 5/19-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-8)
    Sec. 19-8. Bonds to pay claims. Any school district or non-high district operating under general law or special charter having a population of 500,000 or less is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of paying orders issued for the wages of teachers, for the payment of claims against any such district, or for providing funds to effect liquidation or defeasance of the obligations of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to the provisions of Section 1H-115 of this Code.
    Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19-9

    (105 ILCS 5/19-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-9)
    Sec. 19-9. Resolution to issue bonds - Submission to voters. Before any district as described in Section 19-8 shall avail itself of the provisions of that section the governing body thereof shall examine and consider the several teachers' orders or claims or liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code, or any or all of these, proposed to be paid and if it appears that they were authorized and allowed for proper school purposes it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such teachers' orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code and the adoption of the resolution shall establish the validity thereof, notwithstanding the amount of such orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code may exceed in whole or in part any applicable statutory debt limit in force at the time the indebtedness evidenced by such orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code was incurred. The resolution shall also declare the intention of the district to issue bonds for the purpose of paying such teachers' orders or claims or liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code, and direct that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published within the district and if there be no newspaper published within the district then notice shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The notice shall set forth (1) the time within which a petition may be filed requesting the submission of the proposition to issue the bonds as hereinafter in this Section provided; (2) the specific number of voters required to sign the petition; and the date of the prospective referendum. The recording officer of the district shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. If within 30 days after such publication of such notice a petition is filed with the recording officer of the district, signed by the voters of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district requesting that the proposition to issue bonds as authorized by Section 19-8 be submitted to the voters thereof, then the district shall not be authorized to issue bonds as provided by Section 19-8 until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regular scheduled election. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures is filed within said 30 days, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, then the district shall thereafter be authorized to issue bonds for the purposes and as provided in Section 19-8.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19-10

    (105 ILCS 5/19-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-10)
    Sec. 19-10. Payment of liabilities resulting from division of assets.
    Any school district having a population of 500,000 or less is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of the payment of any liabilities or obligations imposed on such district resulting from the division of assets as provided by Article 7 of this Act or Article 5 of this Act as it existed prior to July 1, 1952.
    Within 90 days after the final order of the county board of school trustees dividing assets as a result of creating a new district the school board of such newly created district or the school board of a district a portion of whose territory is included within the newly created district shall pay any amounts due.
    The school board of a district obligated or liable under the provisions of this Section shall issue bonds to the extent necessary to enable the district to discharge its obligations unless funds can otherwise be made available for such purpose, and such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt but subject to the 5% constitutional limit.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-11

    (105 ILCS 5/19-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-11)
    Sec. 19-11. Amount of indebtedness - Interest and maturity. Any district which has complied with Section 19-9 and which is authorized to issue bonds under Sections 19-8, 19-9 and 19-10 shall adopt a resolution specifying the amount of indebtedness to be funded, whether for the purpose of paying claims, or for paying teachers' orders, or for paying liabilities or obligations imposed on any district resulting from the division of assets as provided by Article 7 of this Act or Article 5 of this Act as it existed prior to July 1, 1952. The resolution shall set forth the date, denomination, rate of interest and maturities of the bonds, fix all details with respect to the issue and execution thereof, and provide for the levy of a tax sufficient to pay both principal and interest of the bonds as they mature. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, as the governing body may determine, and mature in not more than 20 years from date thereof.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

105 ILCS 5/19-12

    (105 ILCS 5/19-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-12)
    Sec. 19-12. Filing copy of resolution-Extension of taxes. A certified copy of the resolution authorizing the issue of bonds under Sections 19-8 through 19-11 shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of any such district is situated and the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all of the taxable property situated in the county and contained in such district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest of such bonds without limitation as to rate or amount and in addition to and in excess of any taxes that may now or hereafter be authorized to be levied by Sections 12-11 and 12-11.1 or 17-2 through 17-9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-13

    (105 ILCS 5/19-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-13)
    Sec. 19-13. Sale or exchange of bonds. Any bonds issued under Sections 19-8 to 19-11, inclusive, may be exchanged par for par for claims or unpaid orders for wages of teachers, or both, or may be sold and the proceeds received used to pay such claims or orders.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-14

    (105 ILCS 5/19-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-14)
    Sec. 19-14. Validity of indebtedness-Validity of bonds. Purchasers of such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the indebtedness funded, and bonds issued under sections 19-8 through 19-11 shall be the valid and binding obligations of the school district, notwithstanding the fact that the bonds, together with existing indebtedness, either in whole or in part, exceed any statutory debt limitation in force at the time the bonds are issued.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-15

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-15 heading)
REFUNDING BONDS

105 ILCS 5/19-15

    (105 ILCS 5/19-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-15)
    Sec. 19-15. Authority to refund bonds. When a school district has issued bonds or other evidence of indebtedness for any purposes which are binding and subsisting legal obligations and remaining outstanding, the school board of the district may, upon the surrender of the bonds or other evidences of indebtedness, issue in lieu thereof to the holders or owners thereof or to other persons for money with which to pay them, new bonds or other evidences of indebtedness, according to the subsequent provisions of this Article.
    For the purposes of Sections 19-15 through 19-26 "school district" includes any non-high school district.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-16

    (105 ILCS 5/19-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-16)
    Sec. 19-16. Resolution for issuance. The corporate authorities of any school district, without submitting the question to the electors thereof for approval, may authorize by resolution the issuance of refunding bonds (1) to refund its bonds prior to their maturity; (2) to refund its unpaid matured bonds; (3) to refund matured coupons evidencing interest upon its unpaid bonds; (4) to refund interest at the coupon rate upon its unpaid matured bonds that has accrued since the maturity of those bonds; (5) to refund its bonds which by their terms are subject to redemption before maturity; and (6) to refund other valid and subsisting evidences of indebtedness that are due and payable. The refunding bonds and the procedure for issuing them shall comply with Sections 19-5 through 19-7.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-17

    (105 ILCS 5/19-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-17)
    Sec. 19-17. Registrability - Interest - Time and place of payment. The refunding bonds may be made registerable as to principal and may bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before January 1, 1972 and not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued after January 1, 1972, payable at such time and place as may be provided in the bond resolution. They shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold his or their offices before the bonds are delivered.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)