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105 ILCS 5/34-77
(105 ILCS 5/34-77)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-77)
The school treasurer may be required to keep all moneys in his hands
belonging to the board in such places of deposit as may be ordered by the
city council but he shall not be required to deposit such moneys elsewhere
than in a savings and loan association or a regularly organized bank.
No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as
permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements
established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments
of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)
105 ILCS 5/34-78
(105 ILCS 5/34-78)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-78)
Money kept separate-Unlawful use.
The school treasurer shall keep all moneys in his hands belonging to the
board separate from his own moneys, and shall not use, either directly or
indirectly, the school moneys or warrants in his custody and keeping for
his own use and benefit or that of any other person. If the school
treasurer violates this section, the city council may immediately remove
him from office and declare his office vacant.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/34-79
(105 ILCS 5/34-79)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-79)
Annual account of treasurer.
The school treasurer shall annually, between the first and tenth of
March 1973, between the first and tenth of March 1974, between the first
and tenth of November 1974 and between the first and tenth of November of
each year thereafter, file with the controller of the board a detailed
account of all receipts and expenditures and of all his transactions during
the preceding fiscal year. The account shall show the state of the school
treasury at the close of the fiscal year. The account shall immediately be
published in the proceedings of the board.
(Source: P.A. 77-2734.)
105 ILCS 5/34-80
(105 ILCS 5/34-80)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-80)
Liability on treasurer's bond.
The school treasurer shall be liable on his official bond as city
treasurer for the proper performance of his duties and the conservation of
all moneys held by him under this article. It is hereby made the duty of
the city council in fixing the amount, the penalty and conditions of said
official bond to do so in such manner as will save the board from any loss.
This Section does not prevent the city council from designating a bank
or savings and loan association as a depository of school moneys in the
manner prescribed in the "Revised
Cities and Villages Act", as amended and Section 34-77.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)
105 ILCS 5/34-81
(105 ILCS 5/34-81)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-81)
Interest on fund.
Neither the treasurer nor any other officer having the custody of public
school funds is entitled to retain any interest accruing thereon, but such
interest shall accrue and inure to the benefit of such funds respectively,
become a part thereof and be paid into the city treasury, subject to the
purposes of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/34-82
(105 ILCS 5/34-82)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-82)
Designation of person to sign for president.
The president of the board, with the approval of the board, may
designate one or more persons who shall have authority, when directed to
do so by the president, to affix the signature of the president to any
bond, warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument,
which by law is required to be signed by the president of the board.
When the signature of the president of the board is so affixed to a
written instrument, it shall be as binding upon the board as if signed
by the president thereof. Whenever the president of the board desires to
designate a person to affix the signature of the president to any bond,
warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument, he shall
send a written notice to the board containing the name of the person he
has selected and a designation of the instrument or instruments such
person shall have authority to sign. Attached to the notice shall be the
written signature of the president of the board, executed by the person
so designated, with the signature of the person so designated
underneath. The notice shall be filed with the secretary and presented
at the next meeting of the board for its approval and shall be printed
in its proceedings.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 34-83
(105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 34-83 heading)
TEACHERS--EMPLOYMENT AND RETIREMENT
105 ILCS 5/34-83
(105 ILCS 5/34-83)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-83)
Board of examiners - Certificates - Examinations.
A board of 3 examiners shall examine all applicants required to hold
certificates to teach and the board of education shall issue gratuitously
to those who pass a required test of character, scholarship and general
fitness, such certificates to teach as they are found entitled to receive.
No person may be granted or continue to hold a teaching certificate who has
knowingly altered or misrepresented his or her teaching
order to acquire the certificate. Any other certificate held by such
person may be suspended or revoked by the board of examiners, depending
upon the severity of the alteration or misrepresentation.
The board of examiners shall consist of the general superintendent of schools
and 2 persons approved and appointed by
the board of education upon the nomination of the general superintendent
of schools. The board of
examiners shall hold such examinations as the board of education may
prescribe, upon the recommendation of the general superintendent of schools
and shall prepare all necessary eligible lists, which shall be kept in the
office of the general superintendent of schools and be open to public
inspection. Members of the board of examiners shall hold office for a term
of 2 years.
The board of examiners created herein is abolished effective July 1,
1988. Commencing July 1, 1988, all new teachers employed by the
board shall hold teaching certificates issued by the State
Teacher Certification Board under Article 21. The State Board of Education
in consultation with the board of examiners
State Teacher Certification Board shall develop procedures
whereby teachers currently holding valid certificates issued by the board
of examiners, and all teachers employed by the board
after August 1,
1985 and prior to July 1, 1988, shall no later than July 1, 1988 exchange
certificates issued by the board of examiners for comparable certificates
issued by the State Teacher Certification Board. On the exchange of a
certificate on or before July 1, 1988, the State Teacher Certification
Board shall not require any additional qualifications for the issuance of
the comparable certificate.
If prior to July 1, 1988 the board of examiners has issued types of
teaching certificates which
are not comparable to the types of certificates issued by the State Teacher
Certification Board, such certificates shall continue to be valid for and
shall be renewable by the holders thereof, and no additional qualifications
shall be required by the State Teacher Certification Board for any such
renewal; however, no individual who received a letter of
continuing eligibility shall be issued an Initial or Standard Teaching
Certificate, as provided in Section 21-2 of this Code,
unless that individual also holds
such a valid and renewable certificate.
The State Board of Education shall report by July 1, 1986, to the
Illinois General Assembly on the procedures for exchange it has developed
in consultation with the board of examiners and the State Teacher
Certification Board as required in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-102, eff. 7-12-99.)
105 ILCS 5/34-83.1
(105 ILCS 5/34-83.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-83.1)
Residency within any school district
governed by this Article, if not required at the time of employment as a
qualification of employment, shall not be considered in determining the
compensation of a teacher or whether to retain, promote, assign or transfer
(Source: P.A. 82-381.)
105 ILCS 5/34-84
(105 ILCS 5/34-84)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-84)
Appointments and promotions of teachers.
promotions of teachers shall be made for merit
only, and after satisfactory service for a probationary period of 3 years
with respect to probationary employees employed as full-time teachers in the
public school system of the district before January 1, 1998 and 4 years with
respect to probationary employees who are first employed as full-time teachers
in the public school system of the district on or after January 1, 1998,
during which period the board may dismiss or discharge any
such probationary employee upon the recommendation, accompanied by the
written reasons therefor, of the general superintendent of schools and after which period
appointments of teachers shall become permanent, subject to removal for cause
in the manner provided by Section 34-85.
For a probationary-appointed teacher in full-time service who is appointed on or after July 1, 2013 and who receives ratings of "excellent" during his or her first 3 school terms of full-time service, the probationary period shall be 3 school terms of full-time service.
For a probationary-appointed teacher in full-time service who is appointed on or after July 1, 2013 and who had previously entered into contractual continued service in another school district in this State or a program of a special education joint agreement in this State, as defined in Section 24-11 of this Code, the probationary period shall be 2 school terms of full-time service, provided that (i) the teacher voluntarily resigned or was honorably dismissed from the prior district or program within the 3-month period preceding his or her appointment date, (ii) the teacher's last 2 ratings in the prior district or program were at least "proficient" and were issued after the prior district's or program's PERA implementation date, as defined in Section 24-11 of this Code, and (iii) the teacher receives ratings of "excellent" during his or her first 2 school terms of full-time service.
For a probationary-appointed teacher in full-time service who is appointed on or after July 1, 2013 and who has not entered into contractual continued service after 2 or 3 school terms of full-time service as provided in this Section, the probationary period shall be 4 school terms of full-time service, provided that the teacher receives a rating of at least "proficient" in the last school term and a rating of at least "proficient" in either the second or third school term.
As used in this Section, "school term" means the school term established by the board pursuant to Section 10-19 of this Code, and "full-time service" means the teacher has actually worked at least 150 days during the school term. As used in this Article, "teachers" means and includes all members of
the teaching force excluding the general superintendent and principals.
There shall be no reduction in teachers because of a decrease in
student membership or a change in subject requirements within the
attendance center organization after the 20th day following the first day
of the school year, except that: (1) this provision shall not apply to
desegregation positions, special education positions, or any other positions
funded by State or federal categorical funds, and (2) at attendance centers
maintaining any of grades 9 through 12, there may be a second reduction in
teachers on the first day of the second semester of the regular school
term because of a decrease in student membership or a change in subject
requirements within the attendance center organization.
The school principal shall make the decision
in selecting teachers to fill new and vacant positions consistent with
(Source: P.A. 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)