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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

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.)

105 ILCS 5/19-18

    (105 ILCS 5/19-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-18)
    Sec. 19-18. Details prescribed-Levy and collection of tax.
    The resolution authorizing refunding bonds shall prescribe all details thereof and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the school district sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the school district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate for general purposes as now or hereafter provided by law but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    A certified copy of the bond resolution shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the school district or any portion thereof is situated, and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of refunding bond and interest taxes as required by the constitution.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-19

    (105 ILCS 5/19-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-19)
    Sec. 19-19. Sale or exchange-Use of proceeds-Cancellation.
    The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded on the basis of dollar for dollar for the par value of the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any, or they may be sold at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The proceeds received from their sale shall be used to pay the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any, without any prior appropriation therefor under any budget law.
    Bonds and interest coupons which have been received in exchange or paid shall be cancelled and the obligation for interest, not represented by coupons, which has been discharged, shall be evidenced by a written acknowledgment of the exchange or payment thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-20

    (105 ILCS 5/19-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-20)
    Sec. 19-20. Execution-Maturity-Callable. The refunding bonds shall be of such form and denomination, payable at such place, bear such date, and be executed by such officials as may be provided by the corporate authorities of the school district in the bond resolution. They shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution; however, the limitation shall be 25 years for bonds issued by Valley View Community Unit School District 365U that refund (i) bonds authorized under Section 19-3 of this Code or (ii) bonds refunding or continuing to refund bonds authorized under Section 19-3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1546, eff. 3-10-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19-21

    (105 ILCS 5/19-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-21)
    Sec. 19-21. Redemption of bonds.
    If there is no default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds, and a sum of money equal to the amount of interest that will accrue on the refunding bonds and a sum of money equal to the amount of principal that will become due thereon within the next 6 months period has been set aside, the treasurer of the school district shall use the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of the refunding bonds in calling them for payment, if, by their terms, they are subject to redemption. However, a school district may provide in the bond resolution that whenever the school district is not in default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds and has set aside the sums of money provided in this section for interest accruing and principal maturing within the next 6 months period, the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of refunding bonds shall be used, first, in the purchase of the refunding bonds at the lowest price obtainable, but not to exceed their par value and accrued interest, after sealed tenders for their purchase have been advertised for as may be directed by the corporate authorities thereof.
    Refunding bonds called for payment and paid or purchased under this section shall be marked paid and cancelled.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3062.)

105 ILCS 5/19-22

    (105 ILCS 5/19-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-22)
    Sec. 19-22. Reduction of tax levy-Bonds purchased and cancelled. Whenever refunding bonds are purchased and cancelled as provided in Section 19-21, the taxes thereafter to be extended for payment of the principal of and the interest on the remainder of the issue shall be reduced in an amount equal to the principal of and the interest that would have thereafter accrued upon the refunding bonds so cancelled. A resolution shall be adopted by the corporate authorities of the school district finding these facts. A certified copy of this resolution shall be filed with the county clerk specified in Section 19-18, whereupon he shall reduce and extend such tax levies in accordance therewith.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-23

    (105 ILCS 5/19-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-23)
    Sec. 19-23. Reduction of tax for payment of bonds refunded-Use of tax receipts. Whenever refunding bonds are issued, proper reduction of taxes theretofore levied for the payment of the bonds refunded and next to be extended for collection shall be made by the county clerk upon receipt of a certificate signed by the treasurer of the school district, or by the president and clerk or other corresponding officers of the school district, showing the bonds refunded and the tax to be abated.
    Money which becomes available from taxes that were levied for prior years for payment of bonds or interest coupons that were paid or refunded before those taxes were collected, after payment of all warrants that may have been issued in anticipation of these taxes, shall be placed in the sinking fund account provided in Section 19-24. It shall be used to purchase, call for payment, or to pay at maturity refunding bonds and interest thereon as herein provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-24

    (105 ILCS 5/19-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-24)
    Sec. 19-24. Proceeds of taxes-Special fund-Use-Investment. Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for payment of the principal of and interest upon refunding bonds shall be deposited in a special fund of the school district, designated as the "Refunding Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account of ....". This fund shall be applied to the purchase or payment of refunding bonds and the interest thereon as provided in Sections 19-16 through 19-26.
    If the money in this fund is not immediately necessary for the payment of refunding bonds or if refunding bonds can not be purchased before maturity, then, under the direction of the corporate authorities of the school district, the money may be invested by the treasurer of the school district in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States or in bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the securities in which this money is invested shall be prior to the due date of any issue of refunding bonds of the investing school district. The corporate authorities may sell these securities whenever necessary to obtain cash to meet bond and interest payments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-25

    (105 ILCS 5/19-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-25)
    Sec. 19-25. Information to owners of bonds-Refunding agreements.
    The corporate authorities of a school district may take any action that may be necessary to inform the owners of unpaid bonds regarding the financial condition of the school district, the necessity of refunding its unpaid bonds and readjusting the maturities thereof in order that sufficient taxes may be collected to take care of these bonds, and thus re-establish the credit of the school district. The corporate authorities may enter into any agreement required to prepare and carry out any refunding plan and, without any previous appropriation therefor under any budget law, may incur and pay expenditures that may be necessary in order to accomplish the refunding of the bonds of the school district.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-26

    (105 ILCS 5/19-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-26)
    Sec. 19-26. Construction and application of provisions. Sections 19-16 through 19-25 apply to any school district, regardless of the population of said school district and of the law under which it is organized and operating, and constitute complete authority for issuing refunding bonds as therein provided without reference to other laws. Those sections shall be construed as conferring powers in addition to, but not as limiting powers granted under, other laws or other provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-27

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-27 heading)
REFUNDING SURPLUS AFTER BONDS PAID

105 ILCS 5/19-27

    (105 ILCS 5/19-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-27)
    Sec. 19-27. Payment to treasurer.
    Whenever all the bonds of any school district have been paid and cancelled upon the records of the school treasurer and there remains in the hands of the county collector or any ex-county collector, the county treasurer, or ex-county treasurer, any balance to the credit of the bond fund of the school township, the county collector or ex-county collector, county treasurer or ex-county treasurer shall pay to the school treasurer the balance of such funds in his hands and the school treasurer shall give his receipt therefor.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-28

    (105 ILCS 5/19-28) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-28)
    Sec. 19-28. Distribution and apportionment. At the first regular semi-annual meeting of the trustees of the township after the receipt of the funds mentioned in Section 19-27, they shall distribute and apportion the funds among the districts or fractions of districts of the township whose treasurer is the township treasurer, and among the school boards or board of incorporated cities, towns or school districts in such township having a treasurer other than the township treasurer, in proportion to the number of children under 21 years of age in each. The funds thus apportioned shall be placed on the books of the treasurer to the credit of the respective districts and the same shall be paid out by the treasurer on the legal orders of the school boards of the proper districts, except such part of the fund as may be payable to the boards of education of incorporated cities, towns or school districts having a treasurer other than the township treasurer, which portion of the fund shall be paid by the township treasurer to the treasurer of the board of education.
(Source: P.A. 86-1441.)

105 ILCS 5/19-29

    (105 ILCS 5/19-29) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-29)
    Sec. 19-29. Computation of debt incurring power. In computing the debt incurring power of any school district where there has been included in any such school district only a part of any former school district which at the time of such inclusion has outstanding bonded indebtedness, a proportionate amount of such bonded indebtedness shall be chargeable to such school district based upon the ratio that the assessed valuation of taxable property as equalized and determined by the Department of Revenue in that part of the territory of such former school district that has been included in any such school district bears to the total assessed valuation of the former school district as equalized and determined by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the change occurred, and the proportionate amount of such bonded indebtedness shall be chargeable against such school district in determining its debt incurring power.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

105 ILCS 5/19-30

    (105 ILCS 5/19-30) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-30)
    Sec. 19-30. Any school district which, pursuant to Section 10-22.31b of this Act, has entered into a joint agreement with one or more school districts to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings for area vocational purposes may by proper resolution borrow money for the purpose of acquiring sites and buildings and building, equipping, improving and remodeling buildings and sites for vocational education purposes and as evidence of such indebtedness issue bonds without referendum, provided that the project which is the subject of such joint agreement has been designated by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation as an Area Secondary Vocational Center, and further provided (a) that such district has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, or (b) that such district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, by resolution has authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such agreement from funds raised by building tax levies. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds may, in the discretion of the school board of the district issuing such bonds, be transferred to the Capital Development Board, any other school district which is a party to such joint agreement or the State or any of its agencies provided, however, that such board first determines that such transfer is necessary in order to accomplish the purposes for which such bonds are issued. The amount of the bonds issued by any such participating school district shall not exceed the district's estimated proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center as budgeted under such agreement and as certified by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, and provided that (a) any such participating district which has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, shall thereafter reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such levy under Section 17-2.4 to the extent of the total amount to be yielded by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section, and (b) any such participating district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, but having by resolution authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such joint agreement from funds raised by building tax levies, shall thereafter, annually reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such building tax levies to the extent of the amount to be yielded annually by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section. Such bonds shall bear interest at a 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, and shall mature within 20 years from date.
    The failure on the part of a school district to abate or reduce such taxes as described in (a) and (b) shall not constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to levy the direct annual tax authorized by this Section.
    In order to authorize and issue such bonds, the school board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of the bonds, the date thereof, maturities thereof, rates of interest thereof, place of payment and denomination, which shall be in denominations of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds to maturity. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk or Clerks of the County or Counties in which the school district is located of a certified copy of such resolution it shall be the duty of such County Clerk or Clerks to extend the tax therefor, in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such school district.
    This Section shall be cumulative and it shall constitute complete authority for site acquisitions and building programs and for the issuance of bonds as provided for hereunder, notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
    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 5/19-31

    (105 ILCS 5/19-31) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-31)
    Sec. 19-31. Any school district which, pursuant to Section 10-22.31b of this Act, or under the provisions of the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", has entered into a joint agreement or contract with one or more school districts to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings for the education of one or more of the types of children with disabilities as defined in Sections 14-1.02 through 14-1.07 of this Act, may by proper resolution of the board borrow money for the purpose of acquiring sites and buildings and building, equipping, improving and remodeling buildings and sites for such special education purposes, and as evidence of such indebtedness issue bonds, provided that the project which is the subject of such joint agreement has been approved by the State Board of Education. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds may, in the discretion of the school board of the district issuing such bonds, be transferred to the Capital Development Board, any other school district which is a party to such joint agreement, or the State or any of its agencies provided, however, that such board first determines that such transfer is necessary in order to accomplish the purposes for which such bonds are issued. The amount of the bonds issued by any such participating school district shall not exceed the district's estimated proportionate share of the cost of such special education purposes as budgeted under such joint agreement or contract, and shall be amortized over a period not exceeding the number of years of levy remaining available to such participating school district under Section 17-2.2a of this Act, and provided further that any such participating district shall thereafter reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by the tax levy authorized under Section 17-2.2a of this Act to the extent of the total amount to be yielded by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section. The failure on the part of a school district to abate or reduce such taxes shall not however constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to levy the direct annual tax authorized by this Section.
    Such bonds shall bear interest at a 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, and shall mature within 8 years from the date of issuance. In order to authorize and issue such bonds, the school board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of the bonds, the date thereof, maturities thereof, rates of interest thereof, place of payment and denomination, which shall be in denominations of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds to maturity, but not to exceed the levy authorized under Section 17-2.2a. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk or Clerks of the County or Counties in which the school district is located of a certified copy of such resolution it shall be the duty of such County Clerk or Clerks to extend the tax therefor, in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such school district.
    This Section shall be cumulative and it shall constitute complete authority for site acquisitions and building programs and for the issuance of bonds as provided for hereunder, notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, any school district qualifying for a special education construction grant pursuant to the Capital Development Board Act may finance the construction project by levying the tax authorized by Section 17-2.2a and issuing bonds in the manner provided for in this Section 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, with a maturity date not more than 20 years from the date of issuance.
    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. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19a

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19a heading)
ARTICLE 19a. REVENUE BONDS FOR EXHIBITION FACILITIES

105 ILCS 5/19a-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-1)
    Sec. 19a-1. In this Article, "exhibition facility" means a building or stadium constructed to be used primarily for athletic spectator sports and not facilities built primarily for physical education instruction.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-2

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-2)
    Sec. 19a-2. Revenue bonds for exhibition facilities. Any school board is authorized to:
    a. Acquire by purchase, construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage an exhibition facility.
    b. Charge for the use of such a facility.
    c. Hold in its treasury all funds derived from the operation of the facility and apply them toward the retirement of any revenue bonds issued in connection with the facility.
    d. Enter into contracts touching in any manner any matter within the objects and purposes of this Article.
    e. Pledge the revenues raised from such a facility for the payment of any bonds issued to pay for the facility as provided in this Article.
    f. Borrow money and issue and sell bonds at such price as the school board may determine to finance and to refund or refinance any and all bonds issued and sold by the board pursuant to this Article. No bonds issued under this Article, however, may bear interest in excess of the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to the maturity of the bonds.
    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 5/19a-3

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-3)
    Sec. 19a-3. Whenever bonds are issued pursuant to this Article, the school board must establish charges or fees for the use of the exhibition facility to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-4

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-4)
    Sec. 19a-4. If the school board determines subsequent to the original issue of bonds under this Article that the income from the facility is insufficient to pay the principal and interest on those bonds, the board, after submitting the question to referendum in accordance with the general election law, may pay the deficit by issuing general obligation bonds in the manner prescribed by Article 19 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

105 ILCS 5/19a-5

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-5)
    Sec. 19a-5. Members of a school board issuing bonds pursuant to this Article incur no personal liability thereby.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b heading)
ARTICLE 19b. SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SAVING MEASURES

105 ILCS 5/19b-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1)
    Sec. 19b-1. Definitions. In this Article words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 19b-2.
(Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.05

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.05)
    Sec. 19b-1.05. Area vocational center. "Area vocational center" means an area vocational center created by joint agreement between school districts.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.1

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.1)
    Sec. 19b-1.1. Energy conservation measure. "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility owned or operated by a school district or area vocational center or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility, subject to the building code authorized in Section 2-3.12 of this Code, that is designed to reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation, one or more of the following:
        (1) Insulation of the building structure or systems
    
within the building.
        (2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or
    
weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
        (3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.
        (4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system
    
modifications or replacements.
        (5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures
    
to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.
        (6) Energy recovery systems.
        (7) Energy conservation measures that provide
    
long-term operating cost reductions.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.2

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.2)
    Sec. 19b-1.2. Guaranteed energy savings contract. "Guaranteed energy savings contract" means a contract for: (i) the implementation of an energy audit, data collection, and other related analyses preliminary to the undertaking of energy conservation measures; (ii) the evaluation and recommendation of energy conservation measures; (iii) the implementation of one or more energy conservation measures; and (iv) the implementation of project monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. The contract shall provide that all payments, except obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be made over time and that the savings are guaranteed to the extent necessary to pay the costs of the energy conservation measures. Energy saving may include energy reduction and offsetting sources of renewable energy funds including renewable energy credits and carbon credits.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.3

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.3)
    Sec. 19b-1.3. Qualified provider. "Qualified provider" means a person or business whose employees are experienced and trained in the design, implementation, or installation of energy conservation measures. The minimum training required for any person or employee under this Section shall be the satisfactory completion of at least 40 hours of course instruction dealing with energy conservation measures. A qualified provider to whom the contract is awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the school district or area vocational center for its faithful performance.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.4

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.4)
    Sec. 19b-1.4. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means a competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication and through at least one public notice, at least 30 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the district or vocational center area, or if no newspaper is published in the district or vocational center area, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district or vocational center, from a school district or area vocational center that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request for proposals shall include all of the following:
        (1) The name and address of the school district or
    
area vocation center.
        (2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
    
contact person.
        (3) Notice indicating that the school district or
    
area vocational center is requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
        (4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
    
received.
        (5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
    
proposals.
        (6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
    
school district or area vocational center may require.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07; 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-2

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-2)
    Sec. 19b-2. Evaluation of proposal. Before entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under Section 19b-3, a school district or area vocational center shall submit a request for proposals. The school district or area vocational center shall evaluate any sealed proposal from a qualified provider. The evaluation shall analyze the estimates of all costs of installations, modifications or remodeling, including, without limitation, costs of a pre-installation energy audit or analysis, design, engineering, installation, maintenance, repairs, debt service, conversions to a different energy or fuel source, or post-installation project monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The evaluation shall include a detailed analysis of whether either the energy consumed or the operating costs, or both, will be reduced. If technical assistance is not available by a licensed architect or registered professional engineer on the school district or area vocational center staff, then the evaluation of the proposal shall be done by a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the school district or area vocational center. A licensed architect or registered professional engineer evaluating a proposal under this Section must not have any financial or contractual relationship with a qualified provider or other source that would constitute a conflict of interest. The school district or area vocational center may pay a reasonable fee for evaluation of the proposal or include the fee as part of the payments made under Section 19b-4.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-3

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-3)
    Sec. 19b-3. Award of guaranteed energy savings contract. Sealed proposals must be opened by a member or employee of the school board or governing board of the area vocational center, whichever is applicable, at a public opening at which the contents of the proposals must be announced. Each person or entity submitting a sealed proposal must receive at least 13 days notice of the time and place of the opening. The school district or area vocational center shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of the district or area vocational center. The school district or area vocational center shall provide public notice of the meeting at which it proposes to award a guaranteed energy savings contract of the names of the parties to the proposed contract and of the purpose of the contract. The public notice shall be made at least 10 days prior to the meeting. After evaluating the proposals under Section 19b-2, a school district or area vocational center may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract with a qualified provider if it finds that the amount it would spend on the energy conservation measures recommended in the proposal would not exceed the amount to be saved in either energy or operational costs, or both, within a 20-year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in the proposal are followed. Contracts let or awarded must be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07; 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-4

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-4)
    Sec. 19b-4. Guarantee. The guaranteed energy savings contract shall include a written guarantee of the qualified provider that either the energy or operational cost savings, or both, will meet or exceed within 20 years the costs of the energy conservation measures. The qualified provider shall reimburse the school district or area vocational center for any shortfall of guaranteed energy savings projected in the contract. A qualified provider shall provide a sufficient bond to the school district or area vocational center for the installation and the faithful performance of all the measures included in the contract. The guaranteed energy savings contract may provide for payments over a period of time, not to exceed 20 years from the date of final installation of the measures.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-5

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-5)
    Sec. 19b-5. Installment payment contract; lease purchase agreement. A school district or school districts in combination or an area vocational center may enter into an installment payment contract or lease purchase agreement with a qualified provider or with a third party, as authorized by law, for the funding or financing of the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures by a qualified provider. Every school district or area vocational center may issue certificates evidencing the indebtedness incurred pursuant to the contracts or agreements. Any such contract or agreement shall be valid whether or not an appropriation with respect thereto is first included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the school district or area vocational center. Each contract or agreement entered into by a school district or area vocational center pursuant to this Section shall be authorized by official action of the school board or governing board of the area vocational center, whichever is applicable. The authority granted in this Section is in addition to any other authority granted by law.
    If an energy audit is performed by an energy services contractor for a school district within the 3 years immediately preceding the solicitation, then the school district must publish as a reference document in the solicitation for energy conservation measures the following:
        (1) an executive summary of the energy audit provided
    
that the school district may exclude any proprietary or trademarked information or practices; or
        (2) the energy audit provided that the school
    
district may redact any proprietary or trademarked information or practices.
A school district may not withhold the disclosure of information related to (i) the school district's consumption of energy, (ii) the physical condition of the school district's facilities, and (iii) any limitations prescribed by the school district.
    The solicitation must include a written disclosure that identifies any energy services contractor that participated in the preparation of the specifications issued by the school district. If no energy services contractor participated in the preparation of the specifications issued by the school district, then the solicitation must include a written disclosure that no energy services contractor participated in the preparation of the specifications for the school district. The written disclosure shall be published in the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin with the Request for Proposal.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-6

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-6)
    Sec. 19b-6. Term; budget and appropriations. Guaranteed energy savings contracts may extend beyond the fiscal year in which they become effective. The school district or area vocational center shall include in its annual budget and appropriations measures for each subsequent fiscal year any amounts payable under guaranteed energy savings contracts during that fiscal year. Sections 2-3.12, 3-14.20, and 10-22.36 of the School Code shall apply to this Article 19b.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-7

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-7)
    Sec. 19b-7. Operational and energy cost savings. The school district or area vocational center shall document the operational and energy cost savings specified in the guaranteed energy savings contract and designate and appropriate that amount for an annual payment of the contract. If the annual energy savings are less than projected under the guaranteed energy savings contract the qualified provider shall pay the difference as provided in Section 19b-4.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-8

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-8)
    Sec. 19b-8. Available funds. A school district or area vocational center may use funds designated for operating or capital expenditures for any guaranteed energy savings contract including purchases using installment payment contracts or lease purchase agreements. A school district or area vocational center that enters into such a contract or agreement may covenant in such contract or agreement that payments made thereunder shall be payable from the first funds legally available in each fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-9

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-9)
    Sec. 19b-9. Funding. State aid and other amounts appropriated for distribution to or reimbursement of a school district or area vocational center shall not be reduced as a result of energy savings realized from a guaranteed energy savings contract or a lease purchase agreement for the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-10

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-10)
    Sec. 19b-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95. Repealed by P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-15

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-15)
    Sec. 19b-15. Applicable laws. Other State laws and related administrative requirements apply to this Article, including, but not limited to, the following laws and related administrative requirements: the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Prevailing Wage Act, the Public Construction Bond Act, the Public Works Preference Act (repealed on June 16, 2010 by Public Act 96-929), the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, and the Contractor Unified License and Permit Bond Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-20

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-20)
    Sec. 19b-20. Historic preservation. In order to protect the integrity of historic buildings, no provision of this Article shall be interpreted to require the implementation of energy conservation measures that conflict with respect to any property eligible for, nominated to, or entered on the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, or the Illinois Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the Illinois Historic Preservation Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 20

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 20 heading)
ARTICLE 20. WORKING CASH FUND

105 ILCS 5/20-1

    (105 ILCS 5/20-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-1)
    Sec. 20-1. Authority to create working cash fund. In each school district, whether organized under general law or special charter, having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, a fund to be known as a "Working Cash Fund" may be created and maintained consistent with the limitations of this Article, for the purpose of enabling the district to have in its treasury at all time sufficient money to meet demands thereon for expenditures for corporate purposes.
(Source: P.A. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)

105 ILCS 5/20-2

    (105 ILCS 5/20-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 20-2)
    Sec. 20-2. Indebtedness and bonds. For the purpose of creating, re-creating, or increasing a working cash fund, the school board of any such district may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds as evidence thereof in an amount or amounts not exceeding in the aggregate 85% of the taxes permitted to be levied for educational purposes for the then current year to be determined by multiplying the maximum educational tax rate or rates applicable to such school district by the last assessed valuation or assessed valuations as determined at the time of the issue of said bonds plus 85% of the last known entitlement of such district to taxes as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5, paragraph (c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. The bonds shall bear interest at not more than the maximum rate authorized by law and shall mature within 20 years from the date thereof. Subject to the foregoing limitations as to amount, the bonds may be issued in an amount including existing indebtedness which will not exceed the constitutional limitation as to debt, notwithstanding any statutory debt limitation to the contrary. The school board shall before or at the time of issuing the bonds provide for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the district sufficient to pay the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due, which tax shall be in addition to the maximum amount of all other taxes, either educational; transportation; operations and maintenance; or fire prevention and safety fund taxes, now or hereafter authorized and in addition to any limitations upon the levy of taxes as provided by Sections 17-2 through 17-9.
    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. 96-1277, eff. 7-26-10.)