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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 19-1

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

105 ILCS 5/19-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19-1)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-503)
    Sec. 19-1. Debt limitations of school districts.
    (a) School districts shall not be subject to the provisions limiting their indebtedness prescribed in the Local Government Debt Limitation Act.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 8 or 9 through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 13.8% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, plus an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes. Moreover, no partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for high school purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, nor shall the district become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for elementary purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property for that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, in any case in which the voters of a school district have approved a proposition for the issuance of bonds of such school district at an election held prior to January 1, 1979, and all of the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the debt limitation applicable to such school district during the calendar year 1979 shall be computed by multiplying the value of taxable property therein, including personal property, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness, by the percentage limitation applicable to such school district under the provisions of this subsection (a).
    (a-5) After January 1, 2018, no school district may issue bonds under Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code and rely on an exception to the debt limitations in this Section unless it has complied with the requirements of Section 21 of the Bond Issue Notification Act and the bonds have been approved by referendum.
    (b) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, additional indebtedness may be incurred in an amount not to exceed the estimated cost of acquiring or improving school sites or constructing and equipping additional building facilities under the following conditions:
        (1) Whenever the enrollment of students for the next
    
school year is estimated by the board of education to increase over the actual present enrollment by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students or the actual present enrollment of students has increased over the previous school year by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students and the board of education determines that additional school sites or building facilities are required as a result of such increase in enrollment; and
        (2) When the Regional Superintendent of Schools
    
having jurisdiction over the school district and the State Superintendent of Education concur in such enrollment projection or increase and approve the need for such additional school sites or building facilities and the estimated cost thereof; and
        (3) When the voters in the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of acquiring or improving such needed school sites or constructing and equipping such needed additional building facilities at an election called and held for that purpose. Notice of such an election shall state that the amount of indebtedness proposed to be incurred would exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to the school district. The ballot for such proposition shall state what percentage of the equalized assessed valuation will be outstanding in bonds if the proposed issuance of bonds is approved by the voters; or
        (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program and not less than 2/3 of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose; or
        (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if (i) the school district has previously availed itself of the provisions of paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) to enable it to issue bonds, (ii) the voters of the school district have not defeated a proposition for the issuance of bonds since the referendum described in paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) was held, (iii) the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program, and (iv) a majority of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose.
    In no event shall the indebtedness incurred pursuant to this subsection (b) and the existing indebtedness of the school district exceed 15% of the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979.
    The indebtedness provided for by this subsection (b) shall be in addition to and in excess of any other debt limitation.
    (c) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, in any case in which a public question for the issuance of bonds of a proposed school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12 received at least 60% of the valid ballots cast on the question at an election held on or prior to November 8, 1994, and in which the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the school district pursuant to the requirements of Section 11A-10 (now repealed) may issue the total amount of bonds approved at such election for the purpose stated in the question.
    (d) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (d) may incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000, even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that district under subsection (a):
        (1) The additional indebtedness authorized by this
    
subsection (d) is incurred by the school district through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 17-2.11a for the purpose of replacing a school building which, because of mine subsidence damage, has been closed as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) or through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 19-3 for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, such replacement school buildings, or both such purposes.
        (2) The bonds issued by the school district as
    
provided in paragraph (1) above are issued for the purposes of construction by the school district of a new school building pursuant to Section 17-2.11, to replace an existing school building that, because of mine subsidence damage, is closed as of the end of the 1992-93 school year pursuant to action of the regional superintendent of schools of the educational service region in which the district is located under Section 3-14.22 or are issued for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, the new school building being constructed to replace a school building closed as the result of mine subsidence damage, or both such purposes.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds in not to exceed the aggregate amount of $5,500,000 and issued by a school district meeting the following criteria shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness:
        (1) At the time of the sale of such bonds, the board
    
of education of the district shall have determined by resolution that the enrollment of students in the district is projected to increase by not less than 7% during each of the next succeeding 2 school years.
        (2) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the improvements to be financed with the proceeds of the bonds are needed because of the projected enrollment increases.
        (3) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the projected increases in enrollment are the result of improvements made or expected to be made to passenger rail facilities located in the school district.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, a school district that has availed itself of the provisions of this subsection (f) prior to July 22, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-799) may also issue bonds approved by referendum up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the conditions set forth in items (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (f) are met.
    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or any other law, bonds in not to exceed an aggregate amount of 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of a school district and issued by a school district meeting the criteria in paragraphs (i) through (iv) of this subsection shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued pursuant to resolution of the school board in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter imposed:
        (i) The bonds are issued for the purpose of
    
constructing a new high school building to replace two adjacent existing buildings which together house a single high school, each of which is more than 65 years old, and which together are located on more than 10 acres and less than 11 acres of property.
        (ii) At the time the resolution authorizing the
    
issuance of the bonds is adopted, the cost of constructing a new school building to replace the existing school building is less than 60% of the cost of repairing the existing school building.
        (iii) The sale of the bonds occurs before July 1,
    
1997.
        (iv) The school district issuing the bonds is a unit
    
school district located in a county of less than 70,000 and more than 50,000 inhabitants, which has an average daily attendance of less than 1,500 and an equalized assessed valuation of less than $29,000,000.
    (h) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27.6% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $24,000,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which buildings were originally constructed not less than 40 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after March 19, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (i) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $44,600,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which existing buildings were originally constructed not less than 80 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after December 31, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (j) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $140,000,000 and a best 3 months average daily attendance for the 1995-96 school year of at least 2,800;
        (ii) The bonds are issued to purchase a site and
    
build and equip a new high school, and the school district's existing high school was originally constructed not less than 35 years prior to the sale of the bonds;
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that a new high school is needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) At least 60% of those voting in an election held
    
after December 31, 1996 approve a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (k) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection (k) may issue bonds to incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (k), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the school district existing immediately prior to the school district incurring such additional indebtedness, causes the aggregate indebtedness of the school district to exceed or increases the amount by which the aggregate indebtedness of the district already exceeds the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that school district under subsection (a):
        (1) the school district is located in 2 counties, and
    
a referendum to authorize the additional indebtedness was approved by a majority of the voters of the school district voting on the proposition to authorize that indebtedness;
        (2) the additional indebtedness is for the purpose of
    
financing a multi-purpose room addition to the existing high school;
        (3) the additional indebtedness, together with the
    
existing indebtedness of the school district, shall not exceed 17.4% of the value of the taxable property in the school district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes; and
        (4) the bonds evidencing the additional indebtedness
    
are issued, if at all, within 120 days of August 14, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-757).
    (l) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 2000, a school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the district has an equalized assessed valuation
    
for calendar year 1996 of less than $10,000,000;
        (ii) the bonds are issued for capital improvement,
    
renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of one or more school buildings of the district, which buildings were originally constructed not less than 70 years ago;
        (iii) the voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held on or after March 17, 1998; and
        (iv) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (m) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, an elementary school district maintaining grades K through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, excluding existing indebtedness, not exceeding 18% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 or less than $7,700,000;
        (ii) The school district operates 2 elementary
    
attendance centers that until 1976 were operated as the attendance centers of 2 separate and distinct school districts;
        (iii) The bonds are issued for the construction of a
    
new elementary school building to replace an existing multi-level elementary school building of the school district that is not accessible at all levels and parts of which were constructed more than 75 years ago;
        (iv) The voters of the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after July 1, 1998; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (n) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, a school district that meets all of the criteria set forth in paragraphs (i) through (vi) of this subsection (n) may incur additional indebtedness by the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the school district as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), even though the amount of the additional indebtedness so authorized, when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (n), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable by law to that district:
        (i) The school district applies to the State Board of
    
Education for a school construction project grant and submits a district facilities plan in support of its application pursuant to Section 5-20 of the School Construction Law.
        (ii) The school district's application and facilities
    
plan are approved by, and the district receives a grant entitlement for a school construction project issued by, the State Board of Education under the School Construction Law.
        (iii) The school district has exhausted its bonding
    
capacity or the unused bonding capacity of the district is less than the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law as the dollar amount of the school construction project's cost that the district will be required to finance with non-grant funds in order to receive a school construction project grant under the School Construction Law.
        (iv) The bonds are issued for a "school construction
    
project", as that term is defined in Section 5-5 of the School Construction Law, in an amount that does not exceed the dollar amount certified, as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), by the Capital Development Board to the school district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law.
        (v) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after the criteria specified in paragraphs (i) and (iii) of this subsection (n) are met.
        (vi) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of the School Code.
    (o) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until November 1, 2007, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $737,000,000 and an enrollment for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 8,500;
        (ii) the bonds are issued to purchase school sites,
    
build and equip a new high school, build and equip a new junior high school, build and equip 5 new elementary schools, and make technology and other improvements and additions to existing schools;
        (iii) at the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that the sites and new or improved facilities are needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) at least 57% of those voting in a general
    
election held prior to January 1, 2003 approved a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $295,741,187 and a best 3 months' average daily attendance for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 2,394.
        (ii) The bonds are issued to build and equip 3
    
elementary school buildings; build and equip one middle school building; and alter, repair, improve, and equip all existing school buildings in the district.
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
board of education determines by resolution that the project is needed because of expanding growth in the school district and a projected enrollment increase.
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) At least 2 school buildings that were
    
constructed 40 or more years prior to the issuance of the bonds will be demolished and will be replaced by new buildings or additions to one or more existing buildings.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the new buildings or building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-10) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community consolidated school district maintaining grades K through 8 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
and farm property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) The bond proceeds are to be used to acquire and
    
improve school sites and build and equip a school building.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the school sites and building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-15) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Oswego Community Unit School District Number 308 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $450,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school building, new junior high school buildings, new elementary school buildings, early childhood building, maintenance building, transportation facility, and additions to existing school buildings, the altering, repairing, equipping, and provision of technology improvements to existing school buildings, and the acquisition and improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before November 7, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $450,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-15) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-20) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Lincoln-Way Community High School District Number 210 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $225,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school buildings, the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings, and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before March 21, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $225,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held on March 21, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-20) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-25) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Rochester Community Unit School District 3A may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $18,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of a new high school building; the addition of classrooms and support facilities at the high school, middle school, and elementary school; the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings; and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by a law that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before December 31, 2012, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $18,500,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-25) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-30) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the building and equipping of a new school building and additions to existing school buildings are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings are required because of the age of the existing school buildings.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2012; however, the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $30,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-30) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-35) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Hill Community Consolidated School District 133 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,900,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on April 17, 2007.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the improvement of the site of and the building and equipping of a school building are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the repairing and equipping of the Prairie Hill Elementary School building is required because of the age of that school building.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $13,900,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on April 17, 2007.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-35) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-40) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Mascoutah Community Unit District 19 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
        (2) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new high school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing high school building, (ii) the existing high school building will be demolished, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $55,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-40) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-45) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.5 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 18.5% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-50) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.10 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 43% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-55) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Belle Valley School District 119 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of mine subsidence in an existing school building and because of the age and condition of another existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $47,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary.
    (p-60) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Wilmington Community Unit School District Number 209-U may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,285,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects approved by the voters were and are required because of the age and condition of the school district's prior and existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of the bonds is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued in one or more bond
    
issuances on or before March 1, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all those bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,285,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-60) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-65) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,200,000 and maturing over a period not exceeding 25 years, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) all or a portion of the existing Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building will be demolished; (B) the building and equipping of a new school building to be attached to and the alteration, repair, and equipping of the remaining portion of the Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building is required because of the age and current condition of that school building; and (C) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,200,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-65) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-70) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Cahokia Community Unit School District 187 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2016, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $50,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-75) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, the execution of leases on or after January 1, 2007 and before July 1, 2011 by the Board of Education of Peoria School District 150 with a public building commission for leases entered into pursuant to the Public Building Commission Act shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    This subsection (p-75) applies only if the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board makes one or more grants to Peoria School District 150 pursuant to the School Construction Law. The amount exempted from the debt limitation as prescribed in this subsection (p-75) shall be no greater than the amount of one or more grants awarded to Peoria School District 150 by the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board.
    (p-80) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Ridgeland School District 122 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000 for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds originally issued pursuant to voter approval at the general election held on November 7, 2000, and the debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) may be issued in one or more issuances and must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-85) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hall High School District 502 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building, (ii) the existing school building should be demolished in its entirety or the existing school building should be demolished except for the 1914 west wing of the building, and (iii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-90) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election on February 2, 2010.
        (2) At or prior to the time of the sale of the bonds,
    
the school board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new elementary school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building, (ii) a portion of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building will be demolished and the remaining portion will be altered, repaired, and equipped, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before April 1, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $7,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-90) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-95) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Monticello Community Unit School District 25 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $35,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-100) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the community unit school district created in the territory comprising Milford Community Consolidated School District 280 and Milford Township High School District 233, as approved at the general primary election held on March 18, 2014, may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $17,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $17,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-100) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-100) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-105) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, North Shore School District 112 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $150,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of new buildings and improving the sites thereof and the building and equipping of additions to, altering, repairing, equipping, and renovating existing buildings and improving the sites thereof are required as a result of the age and condition of the district's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $150,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-105) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-105) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-110) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Sandoval Community Unit School District 501 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a
    
proposition for the bond issuance at an election held on March 20, 2012.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required because of the age and current condition of the Sandoval Elementary School building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 19, 2022, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to
    
accomplish only those projects approved by the voters at the election held on March 20, 2012.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-110) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund the bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-115) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Bureau Valley Community Unit School District 340 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $25,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuances of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the renovating and equipping of some existing school buildings, the building and equipping of new school buildings, and the demolishing of some existing school buildings are required as a result of the age and condition of existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2021, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $25,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-115) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-115) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-120) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $28,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 8, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects as described in said proposition, relating to the building and equipping of one or more school buildings or additions to existing school buildings, are required as a result of the age and condition of the District's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $28,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 8, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-120) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-120) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-125) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hillsboro Community Unit School District 3 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $34,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) altering, repairing, and equipping the high school agricultural/vocational building, demolishing the high school main, cafeteria, and gym buildings, building and equipping a school building, and improving sites are required as a result of the age and condition of the district's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $34,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-125) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-125) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-130) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds heretofore or hereafter issued by East Prairie School District 73 with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,353,147 and approved by the voters of the district at the general election held on November 8, 2016, and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund the bonds, shall not be considered indebtedness for the purposes of any statutory debt limitation and may mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-135) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Brookfield LaGrange Park School District Number 95 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $20,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 4, 2017.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the additions and renovations to the Brook Park Elementary and S. E. Gross Middle School buildings are required to accommodate enrollment growth, replace outdated facilities, and create spaces consistent with 21st century learning and (ii) the issuance of the bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $20,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 4, 2017.
        The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this
    
subsection (p-135) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (q) A school district must notify the State Board of Education prior to issuing any form of long-term or short-term debt that will result in outstanding debt that exceeds 75% of the debt limit specified in this Section or any other provision of law.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-390, eff. 8-18-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-735, eff. 8-5-16; 99-926, eff. 1-20-17; 100-503, eff. 6-1-18.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-531)
    Sec. 19-1. Debt limitations of school districts.
    (a) School districts shall not be subject to the provisions limiting their indebtedness prescribed in the Local Government Debt Limitation Act.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 8 or 9 through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No school districts maintaining grades K through 12 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 13.8% on the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
    No partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, plus an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes. Moreover, no partial elementary unit district, as defined in Article 11E of this Code, shall become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for high school purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property of the entire district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, nor shall the district become indebted on account of bonds issued by the district for elementary purposes in the aggregate exceeding 6.9% of the value of the taxable property for that portion of the district included in the elementary and high school classification, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, in any case in which the voters of a school district have approved a proposition for the issuance of bonds of such school district at an election held prior to January 1, 1979, and all of the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the debt limitation applicable to such school district during the calendar year 1979 shall be computed by multiplying the value of taxable property therein, including personal property, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness, by the percentage limitation applicable to such school district under the provisions of this subsection (a).
    (b) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, additional indebtedness may be incurred in an amount not to exceed the estimated cost of acquiring or improving school sites or constructing and equipping additional building facilities under the following conditions:
        (1) Whenever the enrollment of students for the next
    
school year is estimated by the board of education to increase over the actual present enrollment by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students or the actual present enrollment of students has increased over the previous school year by not less than 35% or by not less than 200 students and the board of education determines that additional school sites or building facilities are required as a result of such increase in enrollment; and
        (2) When the Regional Superintendent of Schools
    
having jurisdiction over the school district and the State Superintendent of Education concur in such enrollment projection or increase and approve the need for such additional school sites or building facilities and the estimated cost thereof; and
        (3) When the voters in the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of acquiring or improving such needed school sites or constructing and equipping such needed additional building facilities at an election called and held for that purpose. Notice of such an election shall state that the amount of indebtedness proposed to be incurred would exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to the school district. The ballot for such proposition shall state what percentage of the equalized assessed valuation will be outstanding in bonds if the proposed issuance of bonds is approved by the voters; or
        (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program and not less than 2/3 of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose; or
        (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1)
    
through (3) of this subsection (b), if (i) the school district has previously availed itself of the provisions of paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) to enable it to issue bonds, (ii) the voters of the school district have not defeated a proposition for the issuance of bonds since the referendum described in paragraph (4) of this subsection (b) was held, (iii) the school board determines that additional facilities are needed to provide a quality educational program, and (iv) a majority of those voting in an election called by the school board on the question approve the issuance of bonds for the construction of such facilities, the school district may issue bonds for this purpose.
    In no event shall the indebtedness incurred pursuant to this subsection (b) and the existing indebtedness of the school district exceed 15% of the value of the taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the school district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979.
    The indebtedness provided for by this subsection (b) shall be in addition to and in excess of any other debt limitation.
    (c) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, in any case in which a public question for the issuance of bonds of a proposed school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12 received at least 60% of the valid ballots cast on the question at an election held on or prior to November 8, 1994, and in which the bonds approved at such election have not been issued, the school district pursuant to the requirements of Section 11A-10 (now repealed) may issue the total amount of bonds approved at such election for the purpose stated in the question.
    (d) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (d) may incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000, even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (d), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that district under subsection (a):
        (1) The additional indebtedness authorized by this
    
subsection (d) is incurred by the school district through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 17-2.11a for the purpose of replacing a school building which, because of mine subsidence damage, has been closed as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) or through the issuance of bonds under and in accordance with Section 19-3 for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, such replacement school buildings, or both such purposes.
        (2) The bonds issued by the school district as
    
provided in paragraph (1) above are issued for the purposes of construction by the school district of a new school building pursuant to Section 17-2.11, to replace an existing school building that, because of mine subsidence damage, is closed as of the end of the 1992-93 school year pursuant to action of the regional superintendent of schools of the educational service region in which the district is located under Section 3-14.22 or are issued for the purpose of increasing the size of, or providing for additional functions in, the new school building being constructed to replace a school building closed as the result of mine subsidence damage, or both such purposes.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds in not to exceed the aggregate amount of $5,500,000 and issued by a school district meeting the following criteria shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness:
        (1) At the time of the sale of such bonds, the board
    
of education of the district shall have determined by resolution that the enrollment of students in the district is projected to increase by not less than 7% during each of the next succeeding 2 school years.
        (2) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the improvements to be financed with the proceeds of the bonds are needed because of the projected enrollment increases.
        (3) The board of education shall also determine by
    
resolution that the projected increases in enrollment are the result of improvements made or expected to be made to passenger rail facilities located in the school district.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, a school district that has availed itself of the provisions of this subsection (f) prior to July 22, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-799) may also issue bonds approved by referendum up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the conditions set forth in items (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (f) are met.
    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or any other law, bonds in not to exceed an aggregate amount of 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of a school district and issued by a school district meeting the criteria in paragraphs (i) through (iv) of this subsection shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued pursuant to resolution of the school board in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation of indebtedness heretofore or hereafter imposed:
        (i) The bonds are issued for the purpose of
    
constructing a new high school building to replace two adjacent existing buildings which together house a single high school, each of which is more than 65 years old, and which together are located on more than 10 acres and less than 11 acres of property.
        (ii) At the time the resolution authorizing the
    
issuance of the bonds is adopted, the cost of constructing a new school building to replace the existing school building is less than 60% of the cost of repairing the existing school building.
        (iii) The sale of the bonds occurs before July 1,
    
1997.
        (iv) The school district issuing the bonds is a unit
    
school district located in a county of less than 70,000 and more than 50,000 inhabitants, which has an average daily attendance of less than 1,500 and an equalized assessed valuation of less than $29,000,000.
    (h) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27.6% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $24,000,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which buildings were originally constructed not less than 40 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after March 19, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (i) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1998, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $44,600,000;
        (ii) The bonds are issued for the capital
    
improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing school buildings of the district, all of which existing buildings were originally constructed not less than 80 years ago;
        (iii) The voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after December 31, 1996; and
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (j) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 of less than $140,000,000 and a best 3 months average daily attendance for the 1995-96 school year of at least 2,800;
        (ii) The bonds are issued to purchase a site and
    
build and equip a new high school, and the school district's existing high school was originally constructed not less than 35 years prior to the sale of the bonds;
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that a new high school is needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) At least 60% of those voting in an election held
    
after December 31, 1996 approve a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (k) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section, a school district that meets all the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection (k) may issue bonds to incur an additional indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 even though the amount of the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (k), when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the school district existing immediately prior to the school district incurring such additional indebtedness, causes the aggregate indebtedness of the school district to exceed or increases the amount by which the aggregate indebtedness of the district already exceeds the debt limitation otherwise applicable to that school district under subsection (a):
        (1) the school district is located in 2 counties, and
    
a referendum to authorize the additional indebtedness was approved by a majority of the voters of the school district voting on the proposition to authorize that indebtedness;
        (2) the additional indebtedness is for the purpose of
    
financing a multi-purpose room addition to the existing high school;
        (3) the additional indebtedness, together with the
    
existing indebtedness of the school district, shall not exceed 17.4% of the value of the taxable property in the school district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes; and
        (4) the bonds evidencing the additional indebtedness
    
are issued, if at all, within 120 days of August 14, 1998 (the effective date of Public Act 90-757).
    (l) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 2000, a school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the district has an equalized assessed valuation
    
for calendar year 1996 of less than $10,000,000;
        (ii) the bonds are issued for capital improvement,
    
renovation, rehabilitation, or replacement of one or more school buildings of the district, which buildings were originally constructed not less than 70 years ago;
        (iii) the voters of the district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held on or after March 17, 1998; and
        (iv) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (m) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until January 1, 1999, an elementary school district maintaining grades K through 8 may issue bonds up to an amount, excluding existing indebtedness, not exceeding 18% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 1995 or less than $7,700,000;
        (ii) The school district operates 2 elementary
    
attendance centers that until 1976 were operated as the attendance centers of 2 separate and distinct school districts;
        (iii) The bonds are issued for the construction of a
    
new elementary school building to replace an existing multi-level elementary school building of the school district that is not accessible at all levels and parts of which were constructed more than 75 years ago;
        (iv) The voters of the school district approve a
    
proposition for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after July 1, 1998; and
        (v) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (n) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, a school district that meets all of the criteria set forth in paragraphs (i) through (vi) of this subsection (n) may incur additional indebtedness by the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the school district as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), even though the amount of the additional indebtedness so authorized, when incurred and added to the aggregate amount of indebtedness of the district existing immediately prior to the district incurring the additional indebtedness authorized by this subsection (n), causes the aggregate indebtedness of the district to exceed the debt limitation otherwise applicable by law to that district:
        (i) The school district applies to the State Board of
    
Education for a school construction project grant and submits a district facilities plan in support of its application pursuant to Section 5-20 of the School Construction Law.
        (ii) The school district's application and facilities
    
plan are approved by, and the district receives a grant entitlement for a school construction project issued by, the State Board of Education under the School Construction Law.
        (iii) The school district has exhausted its bonding
    
capacity or the unused bonding capacity of the district is less than the amount certified by the Capital Development Board to the district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law as the dollar amount of the school construction project's cost that the district will be required to finance with non-grant funds in order to receive a school construction project grant under the School Construction Law.
        (iv) The bonds are issued for a "school construction
    
project", as that term is defined in Section 5-5 of the School Construction Law, in an amount that does not exceed the dollar amount certified, as provided in paragraph (iii) of this subsection (n), by the Capital Development Board to the school district under Section 5-15 of the School Construction Law.
        (v) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a referendum held after the criteria specified in paragraphs (i) and (iii) of this subsection (n) are met.
        (vi) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of the School Code.
    (o) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, until November 1, 2007, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including existing indebtedness, not exceeding 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) the school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $737,000,000 and an enrollment for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 8,500;
        (ii) the bonds are issued to purchase school sites,
    
build and equip a new high school, build and equip a new junior high school, build and equip 5 new elementary schools, and make technology and other improvements and additions to existing schools;
        (iii) at the time of the sale of the bonds, the board
    
of education determines by resolution that the sites and new or improved facilities are needed because of projected enrollment increases;
        (iv) at least 57% of those voting in a general
    
election held prior to January 1, 2003 approved a proposition for the issuance of the bonds; and
        (v) the bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 may issue bonds up to an amount, including indebtedness, not exceeding 27% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The school district has an equalized assessed
    
valuation for calendar year 2001 of at least $295,741,187 and a best 3 months' average daily attendance for the 2002-2003 school year of at least 2,394.
        (ii) The bonds are issued to build and equip 3
    
elementary school buildings; build and equip one middle school building; and alter, repair, improve, and equip all existing school buildings in the district.
        (iii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
board of education determines by resolution that the project is needed because of expanding growth in the school district and a projected enrollment increase.
        (iv) The bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 19-2
    
through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community unit school district maintaining grades K through 12 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) At least 2 school buildings that were
    
constructed 40 or more years prior to the issuance of the bonds will be demolished and will be replaced by new buildings or additions to one or more existing buildings.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the new buildings or building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-10) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section or the provisions of any other law, bonds issued by a community consolidated school district maintaining grades K through 8 shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation and may be issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any heretofore or hereafter imposed statutory limitation as to indebtedness, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) For each of the 4 most recent years, residential
    
and farm property comprises more than 80% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district.
        (ii) The bond proceeds are to be used to acquire and
    
improve school sites and build and equip a school building.
        (iii) Voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the issuance of the bonds at a regularly scheduled election.
        (iv) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the
    
school board determines by resolution that the school sites and building additions are needed because of an increase in enrollment projected by the school board.
        (v) The principal amount of the bonds, including
    
existing indebtedness, does not exceed 20% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
        (vi) The bonds are issued prior to January 1, 2007,
    
pursuant to Sections 19-2 through 19-7 of this Code.
    (p-15) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Oswego Community Unit School District Number 308 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $450,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school building, new junior high school buildings, new elementary school buildings, early childhood building, maintenance building, transportation facility, and additions to existing school buildings, the altering, repairing, equipping, and provision of technology improvements to existing school buildings, and the acquisition and improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before November 7, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $450,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the general election held on November 7, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-15) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-20) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the Lincoln-Way Community High School District Number 210 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $225,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district have approved a
    
proposition for the bond issue at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of the new high school buildings, the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings, and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before March 21, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $225,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used only to
    
accomplish those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held on March 21, 2006.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-20) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-25) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Rochester Community Unit School District 3A may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $18,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that: (A) the building and equipping of a new high school building; the addition of classrooms and support facilities at the high school, middle school, and elementary school; the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings; and the improvement of school sites, as the case may be, are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district; and (B) the sale of bonds for these purposes is authorized by a law that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issues, on or before December 31, 2012, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issues combined must not exceed $18,500,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article 19.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the primary election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-25) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-30) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held in 2008.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the building and equipping of a new school building and additions to existing school buildings are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the altering, repairing, and equipping of existing school buildings are required because of the age of the existing school buildings.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2012; however, the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $30,000,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held in 2008.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-30) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-35) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Prairie Hill Community Consolidated School District 133 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,900,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on April 17, 2007.
        (ii) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) the improvement of the site of and the building and equipping of a school building are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and (B) the repairing and equipping of the Prairie Hill Elementary School building is required because of the age of that school building.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $13,900,000.
        (iv) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (v) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on April 17, 2007.
The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-35) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-40) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Mascoutah Community Unit District 19 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
        (2) At the time of the sale of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new high school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing high school building, (ii) the existing high school building will be demolished, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before December 31, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $55,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at a regular election held on or after November 4, 2008.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-40) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-45) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.5 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 18.5% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-50) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or of any other law, bonds issued pursuant to Section 19-3.10 of this Code shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory limitation if the bonds are issued in an amount or amounts, including existing indebtedness of the school district, not in excess of 43% of the value of the taxable property in the district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes.
    (p-55) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Belle Valley School District 119 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of mine subsidence in an existing school building and because of the age and condition of another existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $47,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 7, 2009.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-55) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary.
    (p-60) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Wilmington Community Unit School District Number 209-U may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,285,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on March 21, 2006.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects approved by the voters were and are required because of the age and condition of the school district's prior and existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of the bonds is authorized by legislation that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued in one or more bond
    
issuances on or before March 1, 2011, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all those bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,285,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-60) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-65) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,200,000 and maturing over a period not exceeding 25 years, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (A) all or a portion of the existing Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building will be demolished; (B) the building and equipping of a new school building to be attached to and the alteration, repair, and equipping of the remaining portion of the Okawville Junior/Senior High School Building is required because of the age and current condition of that school building; and (C) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 31, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,200,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-65) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-70) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Cahokia Community Unit School District 187 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2016, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $50,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-70) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-75) Notwithstanding the debt limitation prescribed in subsection (a) of this Section or any other provisions of this Section or of any other law, the execution of leases on or after January 1, 2007 and before July 1, 2011 by the Board of Education of Peoria School District 150 with a public building commission for leases entered into pursuant to the Public Building Commission Act shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    This subsection (p-75) applies only if the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board makes one or more grants to Peoria School District 150 pursuant to the School Construction Law. The amount exempted from the debt limitation as prescribed in this subsection (p-75) shall be no greater than the amount of one or more grants awarded to Peoria School District 150 by the State Board of Education or the Capital Development Board.
    (p-80) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Ridgeland School District 122 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000 for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds originally issued pursuant to voter approval at the general election held on November 7, 2000, and the debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-80) may be issued in one or more issuances and must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-85) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hall High School District 502 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building, (ii) the existing school building should be demolished in its entirety or the existing school building should be demolished except for the 1914 west wing of the building, and (iii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $32,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after April 9, 2013.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-85) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-90) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at the general primary election on February 2, 2010.
        (2) At or prior to the time of the sale of the bonds,
    
the school board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new elementary school building is required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district and the age and condition of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building, (ii) a portion of the existing Lebanon Elementary School building will be demolished and the remaining portion will be altered, repaired, and equipped, and (iii) the sale of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before April 1, 2014, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $7,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at the general primary election held on February 2, 2010.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-90) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-95) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Monticello Community Unit School District 25 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $35,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $35,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-95) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-100) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, the community unit school district created in the territory comprising Milford Community Consolidated School District 280 and Milford Township High School District 233, as approved at the general primary election held on March 18, 2014, may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $17,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of an existing school building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2020, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $17,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 4, 2014.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-100) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-100) must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-105) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, North Shore School District 112 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $150,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of new buildings and improving the sites thereof and the building and equipping of additions to, altering, repairing, equipping, and renovating existing buildings and improving the sites thereof are required as a result of the age and condition of the district's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $150,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-105) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-105) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-110) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Sandoval Community Unit School District 501 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approved a
    
proposition for the bond issuance at an election held on March 20, 2012.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required because of the age and current condition of the Sandoval Elementary School building and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before March 19, 2022, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $2,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to
    
accomplish only those projects approved by the voters at the election held on March 20, 2012.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-110) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund the bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation.
    (p-115) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Bureau Valley Community Unit School District 340 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $25,000,000, but only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuances of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the renovating and equipping of some existing school buildings, the building and equipping of new school buildings, and the demolishing of some existing school buildings are required as a result of the age and condition of existing school buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
on or before July 1, 2021, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $25,000,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-115) shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-115) must mature within not to exceed 30 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-120) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $28,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after November 8, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) the projects as described in said proposition, relating to the building and equipping of one or more school buildings or additions to existing school buildings, are required as a result of the age and condition of the District's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $28,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after November 8, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-120) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-120) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-125) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Hillsboro Community Unit School District 3 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $34,500,000, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
        (2) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the school
    
board determines, by resolution, that (i) altering, repairing, and equipping the high school agricultural/vocational building, demolishing the high school main, cafeteria, and gym buildings, building and equipping a school building, and improving sites are required as a result of the age and condition of the district's existing buildings and (ii) the issuance of bonds is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt incurred on the bonds from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (3) The bonds are issued, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than 5 years after the date of the referendum approving the issuance of the bonds, but the aggregate principal amount issued in all such bond issuances combined must not exceed $34,500,000.
        (4) The bonds are issued in accordance with this
    
Article.
        (5) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those projects approved by the voters at an election held on or after March 15, 2016.
    The debt incurred on any bonds issued under this subsection (p-125) and on any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Bonds issued under this subsection (p-125) and any bonds issued to refund or continue to refund such bonds must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-3 of this Code, to the contrary.
    (p-130) In addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Waltham Community Consolidated School District 185 may incur indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,500,000 to build and equip a new school building and improve the site thereof, but only if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) A majority of the voters of the district voting
    
on an advisory question voted in favor of the question regarding the use of funding sources to build a new school building without increasing property tax rates at the general election held on November 8, 2016.
        (2) Prior to incurring the debt, the school board
    
enters into intergovernmental agreements with the City of LaSalle to pledge moneys in a special tax allocation fund associated with tax increment financing districts LaSalle I and LaSalle III and with the Village of Utica to pledge moneys in a special tax allocation fund associated with tax increment financing district Utica I for the purposes of repaying the debt issued pursuant to this subsection (p-130). Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the intergovernmental agreement may extend these tax increment financing districts as necessary to ensure repayment of the debt.
        (3) Prior to incurring the debt, the school board
    
determines, by resolution, that (i) the building and equipping of a new school building is required as a result of the age and condition of the district's existing buildings and (ii) the debt is authorized by a statute that exempts the debt from the district's statutory debt limitation.
        (4) The debt is incurred, in one or more issuances,
    
not later than January 1, 2021, and the aggregate principal amount of debt issued in all such issuances combined must not exceed $9,500,000.
    The debt incurred under this subsection (p-130) and on any bonds issued to pay, refund, or continue to refund such debt shall not be considered indebtedness for purposes of any statutory debt limitation. Debt issued under this subsection (p-130) and any bonds issued to pay, refund, or continue to refund such debt must mature within not to exceed 25 years from their date, notwithstanding any other law, including Section 19-11 of this Code and subsection (b) of Section 17 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act, to the contrary.
    (q) A school district must notify the State Board of Education prior to issuing any form of long-term or short-term debt that will result in outstanding debt that exceeds 75% of the debt limit specified in this Section or any other provision of law.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-390, eff. 8-18-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-735, eff. 8-5-16; 99-926, eff. 1-20-17; 100-531, eff. 9-22-17.)

105 ILCS 5/19-1.5

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