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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/17-3.2

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-3.2)
    Sec. 17-3.2. Additional or supplemental budget. Whenever the voters of a school district have voted in favor of an increase in the annual tax rate for educational or operations and maintenance purposes or both at an election held after the adoption of the annual school budget for any fiscal year, the board may adopt or pass during that fiscal year an additional or supplemental budget under the sole authority of this Section by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the board, any other provision of this Article to the contrary notwithstanding, in and by which such additional or supplemental budget the board shall appropriate such additional sums of money as it may find necessary to defray expenses and liabilities of that district to be incurred for educational or operations and maintenance purposes or both of the district during that fiscal year, but not in excess of the additional funds estimated to be available by virtue of such voted increase in the annual tax rate for educational or operations and maintenance purposes or both. Such additional or supplemental budget shall be regarded as an amendment of the annual school budget for the fiscal year in which it is adopted, and the board may levy the additional tax for educational or operations and maintenance purposes or both to equal the amount of the additional sums of money appropriated in that additional or supplemental budget, immediately.
(Source: P.A. 86-1334.)

105 ILCS 5/17-3.3

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3.3)
    Sec. 17-3.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-504. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/17-3.4

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-3.4)
    Sec. 17-3.4. Form of ballot and notice. Except as otherwise provided under subsection (d) of Section 17-6.1, whenever any proposition to authorize or to levy an annual tax, or to increase the annual rate of tax levied by any school district, for any school purpose is submitted to the voters of such district at any election, each required notice or other publication of the election or referendum and the form of ballot shall contain, in addition to any other matters required by law:
    (a) the geographic or other common name of the school district by which that district is commonly known and referred to, as well as the number of the district;
    (b) the maximum rate at which such tax may be levied if the proposition is approved;
    (c) the total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of the school district, what the total dollar amount of that annual budget would be if increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved, and what would be the percentage of increase in the total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of the school district if such total dollar amount were increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved; and
    (d) if the proposition is to increase the annual rate of an existing tax levied by the school district, then in addition to the matters set forth in (a), (b) and (c) above, the annual rate at which such existing tax currently is levied and the percentage of increase between the maximum rate at which such tax may be levied if the proposition is approved and the annual rate at which such tax currently is levied.
(Source: P.A. 86-579; 86-1318.)

105 ILCS 5/17-3.5

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3.5)
    Sec. 17-3.5. Maximum-authorized district educational purposes tax rate. If, at any election held prior to March 19, 2004, the voters of a school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants approved the proposition to increase the educational purposes tax rate of the district and the proposition to increase the rate set forth as the existing maximum-authorized educational purposes tax rate of the district the tax rate most recently extended for educational purposes, then, for the purposes of this Code and the Property Tax Code, the maximum-authorized educational purposes tax rate of the district shall be calculated as follows:
        (1) for the first tax year affected by the results of
    
the referendum, the district's tax rates shall be calculated based upon the rates set forth in the proposition; and
        (2) for each tax year thereafter, the district's
    
maximum-authorized educational purposes tax rate approved at the referendum shall be equal to the sum of the district's maximum-authorized educational purposes tax rate immediately preceding the referendum plus the difference between the rates set forth in the proposition submitted to the voters of the district at the referendum.
    Within 10 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, the school board of any school district affected by this subsection (a) may, notwithstanding the requirements of any other law to the contrary, amend its certificate of tax levy for any year for which its equalized assessed valuation has not yet been certified by the county clerk. The amended certificate of tax levy shall be filed with the county clerk within the 10-day period after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 93-1059, eff. 12-8-04.)

105 ILCS 5/17-3.6

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3.6)
    Sec. 17-3.6. Educational purposes tax rate for school districts subject to Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Notwithstanding the provisions, requirements, or limitations of this Code or any other law, any tax levied for educational purposes by a school district subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the 2016 levy year or any subsequent levy year may be extended at a rate exceeding the rate established for educational purposes by referendum or this Code, provided that the rate does not cause the school district to exceed the limiting rate applicable to the school district under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for that levy year.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)

105 ILCS 5/17-3A

    (105 ILCS 5/17-3A)
    Sec. 17-3A. Apportionment; tax objections; court decisions; adjustments of levies and refunds to tax objectors. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, if a court, in any tax objection based on the apportionment of an overlapping taxing district under Section 18-155 of the Property Tax Code, for any year prior to the year of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, enters a final judgment that there was an over extension or under extension of taxes for an overlapping taxing district based on the apportionment under Section 18-155 of the Property Tax Code for the year for which the objection was filed, the county clerks of each county in which there was an under extension of a levy of a school district shall proportionately increase the levy of that school district by an amount specified in the court order in that county in the subsequent year or in any subsequent year following the final judgment of the court. The increase in the levy of the school district, when extended, shall be set forth as a separate item on the tax bills of affected taxpayers. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the increase in the levy and the extension thereof shall not be subject to any limitations on levies or extensions imposed by this Code or the Property Tax Code. The funds collected pursuant to a levy increase authorized by this Section and Section 18-155 of the Property Tax Code shall be delivered to the county collector of each county in which there was an over extension for distribution to the tax objectors in accordance with the court order.
(Source: P.A. 92-377, eff. 8-16-01.)

105 ILCS 5/17-4

    (105 ILCS 5/17-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-4)
    Sec. 17-4. Increase tax rate for transportation. The school board of any district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may, by proper resolution, cause a proposition to increase the annual tax rate for transportation purposes to be submitted to the voters of such district at a regular scheduled election. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority for submission in accordance with the general election law. If at such election a majority of the votes cast on the proposition is in favor thereof the school board may thereafter until such authority is revoked in like manner levy annually the tax so authorized.
(Source: P.A. 82-461.)

105 ILCS 5/17-5

    (105 ILCS 5/17-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-5)
    Sec. 17-5. Increase tax rates for operations and maintenance purposes-Maximum.
    (a) The school board in any district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may, by proper resolution, cause a proposition to increase the annual tax rate for operations and maintenance purposes to be submitted to the voters of the district at a regular scheduled election. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority for submission to the elector in accordance with the general election law. In districts maintaining grades 1 through 8, or grades 9 through 12, the maximum rate for operations and maintenance purposes shall not exceed .55%; and in districts maintaining grades 1 through 12, the maximum rates for operations and maintenance purposes shall not exceed .75%, except that if a single elementary district and a secondary district having boundaries that are coterminous on the effective date of this amendatory Act form a community unit district as authorized under Section 11-6, the maximum rate for operation and maintenance purposes for such district shall not exceed 1.10% of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue; and in such district maintaining grades 1 through 12, funds may, subject to the provisions of Section 17-5.1 accumulate to not more than 5% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district. No such accumulation shall ever be transferred or used for any other purpose. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition is in favor thereof, the school board may thereafter, until such authority is revoked in like manner, levy annually a tax as authorized.
    (b) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, if a unit district is being established from an elementary district or districts and a high school district, pursuant to Article 11E of this Code, and the combined rate of the elementary district or districts and the high school district prior to the formation of the unit district is greater than 0.75% for operations and maintenance purposes, then the maximum rate for operations and maintenance purposes for the unit district shall be the following:
        (1) For the first year following formation of the new
    
unit district, the maximum rate shall equal the lesser of the actual combined rate of the previous highest elementary district rate and the high school district rate or 1.03%.
        (2) For the second year after formation of the new
    
unit district, the maximum rate shall equal the lesser of the actual combined rate of the previous highest elementary district rate and the high school district rate or 0.96%.
        (3) For the third year after the formation of the new
    
unit district, the maximum rate shall equal the lesser of the actual combined rate of the previous highest elementary district rate and the high school district rate or 0.89%.
        (4) For the fourth year after the formation of the
    
new unit district, the maximum rate shall equal the lesser of the actual combined rate of the previous highest elementary district rate and the high school district rate or 0.82%.
        (5) For the fifth year after the formation of the new
    
unit district and thereafter, the maximum rate shall be no greater than 0.75%.
(Source: P.A. 97-1022, eff. 1-1-13.)

105 ILCS 5/17-5.1

    (105 ILCS 5/17-5.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-5.1)
    Sec. 17-5.1. Referendum for accumulation of operations and maintenance funds. No tax for operations and maintenance purposes and the purchase of school grounds as provided in Section 11-9 and no tax for operations and maintenance purposes as provided in Section 17-5 shall be levied at a rate sufficient to accumulate funds nor shall funds for such purposes be accumulated as authorized in said sections until the board of education or school board has by resolution ordered the submission of the proposition of accumulating funds for such purpose to the electors of the district at a regular scheduled election and the proposition has been approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition vote in favor thereof, the board of education or school board may accumulate funds for operations and maintenance purposes and the purchase of school grounds or for operations and maintenance purposes and may annually levy a tax for such purposes in excess of current requirements but subject to the tax rate limitations for such purposes provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-970; 86-1334.)

105 ILCS 5/17-6.1

    (105 ILCS 5/17-6.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-6.1)
    Sec. 17-6.1. Educational purposes and operations, building and maintenance purposes concurrent equal increase and decrease in maximum authorized tax rate.
    (a) The school board of any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may, by proper resolution, cause to be submitted to the voters of the school district at a regular scheduled election the proposition of whether the maximum authorized annual tax rate for either educational purposes or operations, building and maintenance purposes may be increased with an equal corresponding tax rate decrease being effected in the maximum authorized tax rate for the other fund.
    (b) The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the maximum authorized annual tax rate for
    
....... purposes of School District Number ...., ........ County, Illinois (commonly known as .......) be increased from ....% to ....% and the maximum authorized annual tax rate for ....... purposes be decreased concurrently from ....% to ....%?
    (c) The rate amount of the proposed tax rate decrease must be the same as the rate amount of the proposed tax rate increase. No maximum tax rate secured hereunder may exceed the maximum rate specified for the particular fund in Section 17-3 and 17-5.
    (d) The requirements of Section 17-3.4 shall not apply to the proposition provided for in this Section.
    (e) If at the election a majority of the votes cast on the proposition is in favor thereof, the school board may thereafter annually levy the taxes as authorized.
(Source: P.A. 86-1318.)

105 ILCS 5/17-7

    (105 ILCS 5/17-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-7)
    Sec. 17-7. Payments from tax levied. Any sum expended or obligations incurred for the improvement, maintenance, repair or benefit of school buildings and property, including the cost of interior decorating and the installation, improvement, repair, replacement and maintenance of building fixtures, for the rental of buildings and property for school purposes, or for the payment of all premiums for insurance upon school buildings and school building fixtures or for the purchase or equipment to be used in the school lunch program shall be paid from the tax levied for operations and maintenance purposes and the purchase of school grounds. The board may provide by resolution that the payment of all salaries of janitors, engineers or other custodial employees and all costs of fuel, lights, gas, water, telephone service, and custodial supplies and equipment or the cost of a professional survey of the conditions of school buildings as provided in Section 2-3.12, or any one or more of the preceding items shall be paid from the tax levied for operations and maintenance purposes and the purchase of school grounds in which event such salaries or specified costs, or both, shall be so paid until the next fiscal year after the repeal of such resolution. Expenditures for all purposes not specified in Sections 17-7 or 17-8 or other provisions of this Act shall be made from the educational fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-1334; 87-984.)

105 ILCS 5/17-8

    (105 ILCS 5/17-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-8)
    Sec. 17-8. Transportation costs paid from transportation fund. Any transportation operating costs incurred for transporting pupils to and from school and school sponsored activities and the costs of acquiring equipment shall be paid from a transportation fund to consist of moneys received from any tax levy for such purpose, state reimbursement for transportation, except as provided in Section 29-5, all funds received from other districts for transporting pupils and any charges for transportation services rendered to individuals or auxiliary enterprises of the school.
    For the purpose of this Act "transportation operating cost" shall include all costs of transportation except interest and rental of building facilities.
(Source: P.A. 85-581.)

105 ILCS 5/17-8.01

    (105 ILCS 5/17-8.01)
    Sec. 17-8.01. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-622. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/17-9

    (105 ILCS 5/17-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-9)
    Sec. 17-9. Extension of taxes by county clerk-Separate tax for payment of bonds.
    When the county clerk determines the amount of taxes to be extended upon all the taxable property in any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, he shall determine from the certified copies of bond resolutions filed in his office the amount necessary to pay the maturing principal of and interest on any bonds of the district and shall extend a separate tax sufficient to pay all principal and interest thereon which matures prior to the first delinquent date of taxes to be realized from the next succeeding tax extension or all interest and sinking fund requirements for the payment of principal which must be extended prior to said date. The separate tax shall be extended without limitation as to rate or amount. No deduction shall be made in the rate which may be extended for educational or operations, building and maintenance purposes by reason of any rate extended for payment of principal or interest of bonds, except as provided in this section, nor by reason of any tax required to be extended pursuant to the exercise of the power conferred in Section 10-22.12.
(Source: P.A. 77-2744.)

105 ILCS 5/17-9.01

    (105 ILCS 5/17-9.01)
    Sec. 17-9.01. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-1334. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/17-9.02

    (105 ILCS 5/17-9.02)
    Sec. 17-9.02. Supplemental tax levy for Ford Heights School District 169.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article and in addition to the methods provided by other Sections of this Article for increasing the rate of tax levied for any school purpose, Ford Heights School District 169 may levy a supplemental tax for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 taxable years.
    (b) The supplemental tax authorized by this Section is levied upon all the taxable property of the school district at its value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for each of the years in which the levy is made. The supplemental tax is in addition to all other taxes that the district may levy for any school purpose for the years in which the levy is made.
    (c) For each year that it is levied, the supplemental tax must be levied at a rate not exceeding that which, when applied to the equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the district for that year in which the levy is made, is sufficient to yield that amount of tax revenue that is equal to $1,067,000 for a total of $3,201,000 for all taxable years that the tax is levied.
    (d) The supplemental tax authorized by this Section must be levied by proper resolution of the school board and without referendum. A certified copy of the resolution levying the supplemental tax, signed by the president and clerk or secretary of the school board, must be filed in the office of the county clerk, and it is, then, the duty of the county clerk to extend the supplemental tax. The supplemental tax must be extended and collected in like manner as all other taxes of the school district, but the supplemental tax must be separately identified by the collectors.
    (e) Ford Heights School District 169 may use the proceeds from the supplemental tax for any purpose for which the district is authorized to make expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 94-1078, eff. 1-9-07.)

105 ILCS 5/17-10

    (105 ILCS 5/17-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-10)
    Sec. 17-10. Certificate of last ascertained equalized value-Tax books-Notice to school treasurers.
    The county clerk shall furnish the school board of any school district, upon request, a certificate showing the last ascertained full, fair cash value of the taxable property of the district.
    When a school district lies partly in two or more counties, the county clerk of each county in which any part of such district lies shall furnish, upon request, to the school board of the district, a certificate showing the last ascertained full, fair cash value of the taxable property in that part of the district lying in such county.
    When making out the tax books for the collector, the county clerk shall compute each taxable person's tax in each school district upon the total amount of taxable property for that year, located in such district, whether belonging to residents or non-residents, upon the valuation produced by the equalization and assessment of property by the county board of review, and all property originally assessed by the Department of Revenue. Such computation shall be made so as to realize the amount of money required to be raised in such district, as shown in the certificate of tax levy, made out by the governing body of such district, and filed with the county clerk as required by this Act. The county clerk shall cause each person's tax, so computed, to be set upon the tax book to be delivered to the collector for that year, in a separate column against each taxpayer's name, or parcel of taxable property, as it appears in the collector's books, to be collected in the same manner, and at the same time, and by the same person, as State and county taxes are collected. He shall number the school districts on the maps in his office to correspond with the numbers of districts as returned to him by the county superintendent of schools, and in making up the tax books to be delivered to the collector of taxes, the county clerk shall copy therein the number of the school districts set opposite each person's assessment of personal property by the assessor making the assessment of such person, and shall extend the school tax on each person's assessment of personal property. The computation of each person's tax and the extension made by the clerk shall be final and conclusive. The rate shall be uniform, and shall not exceed that required by the amount certified by the school board. The county clerk, before delivering the tax book to the collector, shall make and send by mail to each school treasurer of the county a certificate of the amount due his district or districts from the tax so extended and placed on the tax books.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/17-11

    (105 ILCS 5/17-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-11)
    Sec. 17-11. Certificate of tax levy.
    (a) The school board of each district, other than a school district subject to the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Article 1H of this Code, shall ascertain, as near as practicable, annually, how much money must be raised by special tax for transportation purposes if any and for educational and for operations and maintenance purposes for the next ensuing year. In school districts with a population of less than 500,000, these amounts shall be certified and returned to each county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in December, annually. The certificate shall be signed by the president and clerk or secretary, and may be in the following form:
CERTIFICATE OF TAX LEVY
    We hereby certify that we require the sum of ...... dollars, to be levied as a special tax for transportation purposes and the sum of ...... dollars to be levied as a special tax for educational purposes, and the sum ...... dollars to be levied as a special tax for operations and maintenance purposes, and the sum of ...... to be levied as a special tax for a working cash fund, on the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of our district, for the year (insert year).
    Signed on (insert date).
    A ........... B ............., President
    C ........... D............., Clerk (Secretary)
    Dist. No. .........., ............ County
 
    (b) A failure by the school board to file the certificate with the county clerk in the time required shall not vitiate the assessment.
    (c) A school district subject to the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Article 1H of this Code shall file a certificate of tax levy as otherwise provided by this Section, except that such certificate shall be certified and returned to each county clerk on or before the first Tuesday in November annually. If, for whatever reason, the district fails to certify and return the certificate of tax levy to each county clerk on or before the first Tuesday in November annually, then the Financial Oversight Panel for such school district shall proceed to adopt, certify, and return a certificate of tax levy for such school district to each county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in December annually.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

105 ILCS 5/17-11.1

    (105 ILCS 5/17-11.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-11.1)
    Sec. 17-11.1. Amended Tax Certificate. When a school board has authority to levy taxes at the maximum permissive tax rate allowed by law or the maximum tax rate allowed by voter approved referendum and, after the certificate of tax levy has been filed, a change in the assessed valuation resulting from the application of the equalization multiplier by the Department of Revenue causes the school district's tax extensions to be less than the maximum permissive tax rate allowed by law or the maximum tax rate allowed by voter approved referendum, the school board may, within 20 days of such change, amend the certificate of tax levy to provide for the maximum amount of tax extensions provided by the permissive tax rate or by the voter approved referendum, as limited by the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
(Source: P.A. 91-850, eff. 6-22-00.)

105 ILCS 5/17-11.2

    (105 ILCS 5/17-11.2)
    Sec. 17-11.2. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any levy adopted by a School Finance Authority created under Article 1F of this Code is valid and shall be extended by the county clerk if it is certified to the county clerk by the Authority in sufficient time to allow the county clerk to include the levy in the extension for the taxable year.
(Source: P.A. 92-855, eff. 12-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/17-12

    (105 ILCS 5/17-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-12)
    Sec. 17-12. Districts in two or more counties. When a district lies partly in two or more counties the school board shall ascertain, as near as practicable, the amount to be raised by special tax for educational and operations and maintenance purposes and shall prepare a certificate for each county in which the district lies and shall deliver one of such certificates to each of the county clerks of the counties in which a part of the district is situated. On the first Monday following the delivery of the certificate, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, each county clerk shall ascertain the total equalized valuation of all the taxable property in that part of the district as lies in his county, and certify the amount thereof to the county clerk of each of the other counties in which any part of the district lies. From the aggregate of such equalized valuation and from the certificate of the amount so required to be levied, such clerk shall ascertain the rate per cent required to produce in the district the amount of such levy, and at that rate shall extend the special tax to be levied for educational and operations and maintenance purposes in that part of the district lying in his respective county.
(Source: P.A. 86-1334.)

105 ILCS 5/17-13

    (105 ILCS 5/17-13)
    Sec. 17-13. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/17-14

    (105 ILCS 5/17-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-14)
    Sec. 17-14. Payments by collector to treasurer-Statement of uncollected taxes.
    Within 30 days after the delinquent date for the payment of any tax or installment thereof and after the delivery of the tax books containing the computation and levy of the taxes, or as soon thereafter as the school treasurer shall present the certificate of the amount of the tax and make a demand therefor, the collector shall pay to the treasurer the full amount of the tax certified by the county clerk, or if any part remains uncollected, the collector shall, in addition to the amount collected, deliver to the treasurer a statement of the amount of uncollected taxes for his district or districts, taking his receipt therefor, which receipt shall be evidence in favor of the collector as against the treasurer.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/17-15

    (105 ILCS 5/17-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-15)
    Sec. 17-15. Failure of collector to pay.
    If any collector fails to pay the taxes or any part thereof, the school treasurer or other authorized person may proceed against him and his sureties in a civil action upon his official bond in any court of competent jurisdiction. The collector so in default shall pay 12% of the amount due to be assessed as damages, which shall be included in the judgment rendered against him. If he can show that any part of the taxes could not be collected by law, he shall not be liable for such taxes until he has collected, or may be able to collect them.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/17-16

    (105 ILCS 5/17-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 17-16)
    Sec. 17-16. Tax anticipation warrants. When there is no money in the treasury of any school district having a population of 500,000 or less inhabitants, whether governed by either or both the general school laws or any special charter, to defray the necessary expenses of the district, including amounts necessary to pay maturing principal and interest of bonds, the school board may issue warrants, or may provide a fund to meet the expenses by issuing and disposing of warrants, drawn against and in anticipation of any taxes levied for the payment of the necessary expenses of the district, either for transportation, educational or for all operations and maintenance purposes, or for payments to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, or for the payment of maturing principal and interest of bonds, or for fire prevention, safety, energy conservation and school security purposes, as the case may be, to the extent of 85% of the total amount of the tax so levied. The warrants shall show upon their face that they are payable in the numerical order of their issuance solely from such taxes when collected, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of the taxes against which they are issued, and such taxes shall be set apart and held for their payment.
    Every warrant shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, 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, if issued before July 1, 1971 and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of its issuance until paid or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid on presentation, unless a lower rate of interest is specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and paid at the lower rate.
    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; 86-1334; 87-984.)

105 ILCS 5/17-17

    (105 ILCS 5/17-17)
    Sec. 17-17. School board establishment of lines of credit.
    (a) In lieu of issuing tax anticipation warrants in accordance with Section 17-16 of this Code, the school board of a school district having a population of 500,000 or less inhabitants may issue notes, bonds, or other obligations (and in connection with that issuance, establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution) in an amount not to exceed 85% of the amount of property taxes most recently levied for educational, operations and maintenance, transportation, or other tax levy purposes or any combination thereof. Moneys thus borrowed shall be applied to the purposes for which the tax or any combination of the taxes may be levied and no other purpose. All moneys so borrowed shall be repaid exclusively from property tax revenues within 60 days after the property tax revenues have been received by the board.
    (a-5) In lieu of issuing notes or certificates in accordance with the provisions of the Revenue Anticipation Act or Section 18-18 of this Code, the school board of a school district having a population of 500,000 or less inhabitants may anticipate revenues due in the current fiscal year or expected to be due in the next subsequent fiscal year and issue notes, bonds, or other obligations (and in connection with that issuance, establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution) in an amount not to exceed the following:
        (1) if anticipating revenues due in the current
    
fiscal year, 85% of the amount or amounts of the revenues due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts; and
        (2) if anticipating revenues expected to be due in
    
the next subsequent fiscal year, 50% of the amount or amounts of the revenues due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts.
    All moneys so borrowed shall be repaid exclusively from the anticipated revenues within 60 days after the revenues have been received.
    (b) Borrowing authorized under subsections (a) and (a-5) of this Section shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, from the date of issuance until paid.
    (c) Prior to borrowing or establishing a line of credit under this Section, the board shall authorize, by resolution, the borrowing or line of credit. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing or line of credit, state the amount to be borrowed, establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed that set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, and provide a date by which the borrowed funds shall be repaid. The resolution shall direct the relevant officials to make arrangements to set apart and hold the taxes or other revenue, as received, that will be used to repay the borrowing. In addition, the resolution may authorize the relevant officials to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the taxes or other revenues become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-19, eff. 6-26-09.)

105 ILCS 5/17-18

    (105 ILCS 5/17-18)
    Sec. 17-18. Establishment of lines of credit by other educational entities.
    (a) In lieu of borrowing in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-20 of this Code, an entity, such as a special education cooperative or other such joint agreement or an intergovernmental agreement, may anticipate revenues due in the current fiscal year or expected to be due in the next subsequent fiscal year and issue notes or other obligations (and in connection with that issuance, establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution) in an amount not to exceed the following:
        (1) if anticipating revenues due in the current
    
fiscal year, 85% of the amount or amounts of State categorical or grant payments due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts; and
        (2) if anticipating revenues expected to be due in
    
the next subsequent fiscal year, 50% of the amount or amounts of State categorical or grant payments due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts.
    All moneys so borrowed shall be repaid exclusively from such anticipated revenues within 60 days after the revenues have been received.
    (b) Borrowing authorized under subsection (a) of this Section shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, from the date of issuance until paid.
    (c) Prior to borrowing or establishing a line of credit under this Section, the regional superintendent of schools or governing board, as the case may be, shall authorize, by executive order or resolution, the borrowing or line of credit. The executive order or resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing or line of credit, state the amount to be borrowed, establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed that set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, and provide a date by which the borrowed funds shall be repaid. The executive order or resolution shall direct the relevant officials to make arrangements to set apart and hold the revenue, as received, that will be used to repay the borrowing. In addition, the executive order or resolution may authorize the relevant officials to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the revenues become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-19, eff. 6-26-09.)

105 ILCS 5/17-19

    (105 ILCS 5/17-19)
    Sec. 17-19. Establishment of lines of credit by regional superintendents.
    (a) In lieu of borrowing in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-20 of this Code, a regional superintendent of schools, in his or her official capacity as regional superintendent of schools, may anticipate revenues due in the current fiscal year or expected to be due in the next subsequent fiscal year and issue notes or other obligations (and in connection with that issuance, establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution) in an amount not to exceed the following:
        (1) if anticipating revenues due in the current
    
fiscal year, 85% of the amount or amounts of State categorical or grant payments due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts; and
        (2) if anticipating revenues expected to be due in
    
the next subsequent fiscal year, 50% of the amount or amounts of State categorical or grant payments due in the current fiscal year as certified by the State Superintendent of Education or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts.
    All moneys so borrowed shall be repaid exclusively from such anticipated revenues within 60 days after the revenues have been received.
    (b) Borrowing authorized under subsection (a) of this Section shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, from the date of issuance until paid.
    (c) Prior to borrowing or establishing a line of credit under this Section, the regional superintendent of schools, in his or her official capacity as regional superintendent of schools, shall authorize, by executive order or resolution, the borrowing or line of credit. The executive order or resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing or line of credit, state the amount to be borrowed, establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed that set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, and provide a date by which the borrowed funds shall be repaid. The executive order or resolution shall direct the relevant officials to make arrangements to set apart and hold the revenue, as received, that will be used to repay the borrowing. In addition, the executive order or resolution may authorize the relevant officials to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the revenues become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-19, eff. 6-26-09.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 18

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 18 heading)
ARTICLE 18. COMMON SCHOOL FUND

105 ILCS 5/18-1

    (105 ILCS 5/18-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-1)
    Sec. 18-1. Moneys constituting fund. The common school fund of the state shall consist of any sums accredited thereto in pursuance of law, of the interest on the school fund proper, which fund is 3% upon the proceeds of the sales of public lands in the State, 1/6 part excepted; and the interest on the surplus revenue distributed by Act of Congress and made part of the common school fund by Act of the legislature, March 4, 1837. The interest on the school fund proper and the surplus revenue shall be paid by the State annually at the rate of 6%, and shall be distributed as provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/18-3

    (105 ILCS 5/18-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-3)
    Sec. 18-3. Tuition of children from orphanages and children's homes. When the children from any home for orphans, dependent, abandoned or maladjusted children maintained by any organization or association admitting to such home children from the State in general or when children residing in a school district wherein the State of Illinois maintains and operates any welfare or penal institution on property owned by the State of Illinois, which contains houses, housing units or housing accommodations within a school district, attend grades kindergarten through 12 of the public schools maintained by that school district, the State Superintendent of Education shall direct the State Comptroller to pay a specified amount sufficient to pay the annual tuition cost of such children who attended such public schools during the regular school year ending on June 30. The Comptroller shall pay the amount after receipt of a voucher submitted by the State Superintendent of Education.
    The amount of the tuition for such children attending the public schools of the district shall be determined by the State Superintendent of Education by multiplying the number of such children in average daily attendance in such schools by 1.2 times the total annual per capita cost of administering the schools of the district. Such total annual per capita cost shall be determined by totaling all expenses of the school district in the educational, operations and maintenance, bond and interest, transportation, Illinois municipal retirement, and rent funds for the school year preceding the filing of such tuition claims less expenditures not applicable to the regular K-12 program, less offsetting revenues from State sources except those from the common school fund, less offsetting revenues from federal sources except those from federal impaction aid, less student and community service revenues, plus a depreciation allowance; and dividing such total by the average daily attendance for the year.
    Annually on or before June 15 the superintendent of the district shall certify to the State Superintendent of Education the following:
        1. The name of the home and of the organization or
    
association maintaining it; or the legal description of the real estate upon which the house, housing units, or housing accommodations are located and that no taxes or service charges or other payments authorized by law to be made in lieu of taxes were collected therefrom or on account thereof during either of the calendar years included in the school year for which claim is being made;
        2. The number of children from the home or living in
    
such houses, housing units or housing accommodations and attending the schools of the district;
        3. The total number of children attending the schools
    
of the district;
        4. The per capita tuition charge of the district; and
        5. The computed amount of the tuition payment claimed
    
as due.
    Whenever the persons in charge of such home for orphans, dependent, abandoned or maladjusted children have received from the parent or guardian of any such child or by virtue of an order of court a specific allowance for educating such child, such persons shall pay to the school board in the district where the child attends school such amount of the allowance as is necessary to pay the tuition required by such district for the education of the child. If the allowance is insufficient to pay the tuition in full the State Superintendent of Education shall direct the Comptroller to pay to the district the difference between the total tuition charged and the amount of the allowance.
    Whenever the facilities of a school district in which such house, housing units or housing accommodations are located, are limited, pupils may be assigned by that district to the schools of any adjacent district to the limit of the facilities of the adjacent district to properly educate such pupils as shall be determined by the school board of the adjacent district, and the State Superintendent of Education shall direct the Comptroller to pay a specified amount sufficient to pay the annual tuition of the children so assigned to and attending public schools in the adjacent districts and the Comptroller shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the payment of such amount for the benefit of the adjacent school districts in the same manner as for districts in which the houses, housing units or housing accommodations are located.
    Summer session costs shall be reimbursed based on the actual expenditures for providing these services. On or before November 1 of each year, the superintendent of each eligible school district shall certify to the State Superintendent of Education the claim of the district for the summer session following the regular school year just ended. The State Superintendent of Education shall transmit to the Comptroller no later than December 15th of each year vouchers for payment of amounts due to school districts for summer session.
    Claims for tuition for children from any home for orphans or dependent, abandoned, or maladjusted children shall be paid on a current year basis. On September 30, December 31, and March 31, the State Board of Education shall voucher payments for districts with those students based on an estimated cost calculated from the prior year's claim. The school district shall certify to the State Superintendent of Education the report of claims due for such tuition payments on or before June 15. Claims received by June 15 may be amended until August 1. The State Superintendent of Education shall direct the State Comptroller to pay to the district, on or before August 31, the amount due for the district for the school year in accordance with the calculation of the claim as set forth in this Section. However, notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the School Code, beginning with fiscal year 1994 and each fiscal year thereafter, if the amount appropriated for any fiscal year is less than the amount required for purposes of this Section, the amount required to eliminate any insufficient reimbursement for each district claim under this Section shall be reimbursed on August 31 of the next fiscal year. Payments required to eliminate any insufficiency for prior fiscal year claims shall be made before any claims are paid for the current fiscal year.
    If a school district makes a claim for reimbursement under Section 14-7.03 it shall not include in any claim filed under this Section children residing on the property of State institutions included in its claim under Section 14-7.03.
    Any child who is not a resident of Illinois who is placed in a child welfare institution, private facility, State operated program, orphanage or children's home shall have the payment for his educational tuition and any related services assured by the placing agent.
    In order to provide services appropriate to allow a student under the legal guardianship or custodianship of the State to participate in local school district educational programs, costs may be incurred in appropriate cases by the district that are in excess of 1.2 times the district per capita tuition charge allowed under the provisions of this Section. In the event such excess costs are incurred, they must be documented in accordance with cost rules established under the authority of this Section and may then be claimed for reimbursement under this Section.
    Planned services for students eligible for this funding must be a collaborative effort between the appropriate State agency or the student's group home or institution and the local school district.
(Source: P.A. 101-17, eff. 6-14-19.)