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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/3A-13

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 3A-13)
    Sec. 3A-13. Petition for Consolidation. If a majority of those voting in the disconnection election favor disconnection and requesting consolidation with another educational service region, the regional superintendent shall notify, within 30 days of the declaration of official results, the regional board of school trustees for the educational service region approved by the voters in the election of the official results. When the official results are received, the regional board of school trustees shall conduct a hearing on the petition, after notice of hearing has been published once, not more than 15 nor less than 10 days before the day of the hearing, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the region and in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the county which is petitioning for the consolidation. The secretary of the regional board of school trustees shall notify the secretary of each school board affected by the proposed consolidation, the chairman of the county board of each county affected thereby and the State Superintendent of Education that the petition has been filed. The notice shall state the prayer of the petition and the date, time and place of the hearing. The State Board of Education shall pay the expenses of the hearing. Evidence admissible at the hearing shall include, but not be limited to, the school needs and conditions in the territory affected by the proposed consolidation, whether or not the area is compact and contiguous; and whether or not the proposed consolidation would be in the best interests of the schools in the area and the educational welfare of the pupils of these schools. A record of the proceedings shall be kept and a competent reporter shall be employed to take stenographic or stenotype notes of all testimony. At the hearing each resident of the region or of the county petitioning for consolidation shall have the rights provided for residents under Section 7-6 and the final order of the regional board of school trustees shall be subject to review as provided in Sections 7-6 and 7-7.
    Within 10 days of the hearing the regional board of school trustees shall meet and render a decision with regard to the hearing on the petition. A copy of the final decision of the regional board of school trustees shall be filed with the State Board of Education within 30 days after the conclusion of the hearing. If the regional board of school trustees renders a decision approving the consolidation, the region and the county shall be consolidated into a single educational service region and the State Board of Education shall notify all interested parties, including the county clerks of the counties affected thereby and the Secretary of State. The effective date of the consolidation shall be immediately after the time for appeal of the order of consolidation has passed or after the final disposition of any appeal taken from a consolidation order.
    If the regional board of school trustees renders a decision denying the consolidation, a majority of the school boards located within the county disconnected, upon the adoption of appropriate resolutions, may petition another educational service region for consolidation. The proceedings on this petition shall be consistent with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

105 ILCS 5/3A-14

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 3A-14)
    Sec. 3A-14. Interim Period. An educational service region shall continue to serve a county as herein provided until the time the consolidation is effective as provided for in Section 3A-13.
(Source: P.A. 80-951.)

105 ILCS 5/3A-15

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 3A-15)
    Sec. 3A-15. Legal representation. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, upon request the State's attorney of the county where the regional superintendent's office is located shall act as the legal representative of the regional superintendent of schools; however, where matters arise which are within the exclusive jurisdiction of another State's attorney, said State's attorney shall provide legal representation. If, in multicounty educational service regions, the county boards grant approval through an intergovernmental agreement, or if, in educational service regions serving only one county, the county board grants approval, then the regional superintendent of schools is authorized to hire private legal counsel to represent him or her in legal matters, and each county located within the region shall pay a per capita share of the legal fees incurred, based on the number of people in the county according to the most recent U.S. census.
(Source: P.A. 94-153, eff. 7-8-05.)

105 ILCS 5/3A-16

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-16)
    Sec. 3A-16. Regional office of education advisory board.
    (a) Beginning October 1, 2009, a regional office of education advisory board shall be established within each region serving Class I counties or within each group of regions participating in an intergovernmental agreement for the provision of professional development to advise the regional superintendent of schools of the region or regions involved concerning the planning and delivery of professional development programs and services.
    (b) The advisory board shall consist of at least 9 members. All members of the advisory board shall be certified pursuant to Article 21 of this Code and be currently employed in positions requiring certification by a school district, special education cooperative, joint agreement, or regional office of education program. A majority of members shall be nominated by statewide organizations representing teachers within the region or regions and selected by the regional superintendent of the region or regions involved. Administrators shall be nominated by statewide organizations representing administrators within the region or regions and selected by the regional superintendent of the region or regions involved.
    (c) The regional office of education advisory board shall meet at least annually for the performance of its advisory duties.
(Source: P.A. 96-568, eff. 8-18-09.)

105 ILCS 5/3A-17

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-17)
    Sec. 3A-17. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-335, eff. 1-1-96. Repealed by P.A. 96-893, eff. 7-1-10.)

105 ILCS 5/3A-18

    (105 ILCS 5/3A-18)
    Sec. 3A-18. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-619, eff. 11-14-11. Repealed internally, eff. 8-2-12.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 4

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4. DUTIES OF COUNTY BOARD

105 ILCS 5/4-1

    (105 ILCS 5/4-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-1)
    Sec. 4-1. Duties of county board. The county board of each county shall perform the duties prescribed in this article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/4-2

    (105 ILCS 5/4-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-2)
    Sec. 4-2. Office and supplies. Provide for the county superintendent of schools a suitable office with necessary furniture and office supplies.
    On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this Section shall have no application in any county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 87-654; 87-1251.)

105 ILCS 5/4-3

    (105 ILCS 5/4-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-3)
    Sec. 4-3. Report of county superintendent.
    Examine and approve or reject the report of the county superintendent of schools made to it.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/4-4

    (105 ILCS 5/4-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-4)
    Sec. 4-4. Traveling expenses. Allow, when they deem it proper, reasonable traveling expenses for the office of county superintendent of schools.
    On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this Section shall have no application in any county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 87-654; 87-1251.)

105 ILCS 5/4-5

    (105 ILCS 5/4-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-5)
    Sec. 4-5. Audit of bills.
    Audit at the regular meeting in September, and as near quarterly thereafter as it may have regular or special meetings, the itemized bills of the county superintendent of schools for his office and traveling expenses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/4-6

    (105 ILCS 5/4-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-6)
    Sec. 4-6. Employment of assistants. Authorize the county superintendent of schools to employ such assistants as he needs for the discharge of his duties and fix the compensation thereof, which compensation shall be paid out of the county treasury.
    On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this Section shall have no application in any county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 87-654; 87-1251.)

105 ILCS 5/4-7

    (105 ILCS 5/4-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 4-7)
    Sec. 4-7. Examination of financial statements.
    (a) Examine the financial statements of the county superintendent of schools required by Section 15-21 and compare them with vouchers.
    (b) The county board, or so many thereof as are present at its meeting, shall be liable individually to the fund injured and to the sureties of the county superintendent, if judgment is recovered from the sureties, for all damages occasioned by neglect of the duties, or any of them, required of the board by this section; but nothing herein shall be construed to exempt the sureties and they shall remain liable to the fund injured the same as if the members of the county board were not liable to them for neglect of their duty. On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this subsection (b) shall have no application in any county having a population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 87-654; 87-1251.)