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105 ILCS 5/34-18.55

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.55)
    Sec. 34-18.55. Dual enrollment and dual credit notification. The board shall require the district's high schools to inform all 11th and 12th grade students of dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities at public community colleges for qualified students.
(Source: P.A. 100-133, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-18.56

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.56)
    Sec. 34-18.56. Availability of feminine hygiene products.
    (a) The General Assembly finds the following:
        (1) Feminine hygiene products are a health care
    
necessity and not an item that can be foregone or substituted easily.
        (2) Access to feminine hygiene products is a serious
    
and ongoing need in this State.
        (3) When students do not have access to affordable
    
feminine hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of school every month.
        (4) When students have access to quality feminine
    
hygiene products, they are able to continue with their daily lives with minimal interruption.
    (b) In this Section:
    "Feminine hygiene products" means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
    "School building" means any facility (i) that is owned or leased by the school district or over which the board has care, custody, and control and (ii) in which there is a public school serving students in grades 6 through 12.
    (c) The school district shall make feminine hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in the bathrooms of school buildings.
(Source: P.A. 100-163, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-18.57

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.57)
    Sec. 34-18.57. Booking stations on school grounds.
    (a) There shall be no student booking station established or maintained on the grounds of any school.
    (b) This prohibition shall be applied to student booking stations only, as defined in this Section. The prohibition does not prohibit or affect the establishment or maintenance of any place operated by or under the control of law enforcement personnel, school resource officers, or other security personnel that does not also qualify as a student booking station as defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this Section. The prohibition does not affect or limit the powers afforded law enforcement officers to perform their duties within schools as otherwise prescribed by law.
    (c) When the underlying suspected or alleged criminal act is an act of violence, and isolation of a student or students is deemed necessary to the interest of public safety, and no other location is adequate for secure isolation of the student or students, offices as described in paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of this Section may be employed to detain students for a period no longer than that required to alleviate that threat to public safety.
    (d) As used in this Section, "student booking station" means a building, office, room, or any indefinitely established space or site, mobile or fixed, which operates concurrently as:
        (1) predominantly or regularly a place of operation
    
for a municipal police department, county sheriff department, or other law enforcement agency, or under the primary control thereof; and
        (2) a site at which students are detained in
    
connection with criminal charges or allegations against those students, taken into custody, or engaged with law enforcement personnel in any process that creates a law enforcement record of that contact with law enforcement personnel or processes.
(Source: P.A. 100-204, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-18.58

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.58)
    Sec. 34-18.58. School social worker. The board may employ school social workers who have graduated with a master's or higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate school of social work and have such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education and who hold a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Only persons so licensed and endorsed may use the title "school social worker". A school social worker may provide individual and group services to the general student population and to students with disabilities pursuant to Article 14 of this Code and rules set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, adopted by the State Board of Education and may provide support and consultation to administrators, teachers, and other school personnel consistent with their professional qualifications and the provisions of this Code and other applicable laws. The school district may employ a sufficient number of school social workers to address the needs of their students and schools and may maintain the nationally recommended student-to-school social worker ratio of 250 to 1. A school social worker may not provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or districts that employ the school social worker.
(Source: P.A. 100-356, eff. 8-25-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-18.59

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.59)
    Sec. 34-18.59. School-grown produce. The school district may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned facilities utilizing hydroponics or aeroponics or in school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in which the produce is grown meets the standards adopted in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 830.503, if applicable, and the produce is served in accordance with the standards adopted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750.
(Source: P.A. 100-505, eff. 6-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-18.60

    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2023)
    Sec. 34-18.60. Short-term substitute teacher training.
    (a) The board shall, in collaboration with its teachers or, if applicable, the exclusive bargaining representative of its teachers, jointly develop a short-term substitute teacher training program that provides individuals who hold a Short-Term Substitute Teaching License under Section 21B-20 of this Code with information on curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety, and district and building operations. The State Board of Education may develop a model short-term substitute teacher training program for use by the board under this subsection (a) if the board and its teachers or, if applicable, the exclusive bargaining representative of its teachers agree to use the State Board's model. If the board has a substitute teacher training program in place before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, it may utilize that program to satisfy the requirements of this subsection (a).
    (b) Nothing in this Section prohibits the board from offering substitute training to substitute teachers licensed under paragraph (3) of Section 21B-20 of this Code or to substitute teachers holding a Professional Educator License.
    (c) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2023.
(Source: P.A. 100-596, eff. 7-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-19

    (105 ILCS 5/34-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-19)
    Sec. 34-19. By-laws, rules and regulations; business transacted at regular meetings; voting; records. The board shall, subject to the limitations in this Article, establish by-laws, rules and regulations, which shall have the force of ordinances, for the proper maintenance of a uniform system of discipline for both employees and pupils, and for the entire management of the schools, and may fix the school age of pupils, the minimum of which in kindergartens shall not be under 4 years, except that, based upon an assessment of the child's readiness, children who have attended a non-public preschool and continued their education at that school through kindergarten, were taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher, and will attain the age of 6 years on or before December 31 of the year of the 2009-2010 school term and each school term thereafter may attend first grade upon commencement of such term, and in grade schools shall not be under 6 years. It may expel, suspend or, subject to the limitations of all policies established or adopted under Section 10-22.6 or 14-8.05, otherwise discipline any pupil found guilty of gross disobedience, misconduct, or other violation of the by-laws, rules, and regulations, including gross disobedience or misconduct perpetuated by electronic means. An expelled pupil may be immediately transferred to an alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or 13B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because of the expulsion, except in cases in which such transfer is deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in the alternative program. A pupil who is suspended in excess of 20 school days may be immediately transferred to an alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or 13B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because of the suspension, except in cases in which such transfer is deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in the alternative program. The bylaws, rules and regulations of the board shall be enacted, money shall be appropriated or expended, salaries shall be fixed or changed, and textbooks, electronic textbooks, and courses of instruction shall be adopted or changed only at the regular meetings of the board and by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the board; provided that notwithstanding any other provision of this Article or the School Code, neither the board or any local school council may purchase any textbook for use in any public school of the district from any textbook publisher that fails to furnish any computer diskettes as required under Section 28-21. Funds appropriated for textbook purchases must be available for electronic textbook purchases and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use electronic textbooks at the local school council's discretion. The board shall be further encouraged to provide opportunities for public hearing and testimony before the adoption of bylaws, rules and regulations. Upon all propositions requiring for their adoption at least a majority of all the members of the board the yeas and nays shall be taken and reported. The by-laws, rules and regulations of the board shall not be repealed, amended or added to, except by a vote of 2/3 of the full membership of the board. The board shall keep a record of all its proceedings. Such records and all by-laws, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, may be proved by a copy thereof certified to be such by the secretary of the board, but if they are printed in book or pamphlet form which are purported to be published by authority of the board they need not be otherwise published and the book or pamphlet shall be received as evidence, without further proof, of the records, by-laws, rules and regulations, or any part thereof, as of the dates thereof as shown in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and places where judicial proceedings are had.
    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article or in the School Code, the board may delegate to the general superintendent or to the attorney the authorities granted to the board in the School Code, provided such delegation and appropriate oversight procedures are made pursuant to board by-laws, rules and regulations, adopted as herein provided, except that the board may not delegate its authorities and responsibilities regarding (1) budget approval obligations; (2) rule-making functions; (3) desegregation obligations; (4) real estate acquisition, sale or lease in excess of 10 years as provided in Section 34-21; (5) the levy of taxes; or (6) any mandates imposed upon the board by "An Act in relation to school reform in cities over 500,000, amending Acts herein named", approved December 12, 1988 (P.A. 85-1418).
(Source: P.A. 99-456, eff. 9-15-16.)

105 ILCS 5/34-19.1

    (105 ILCS 5/34-19.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-19.1)
    Sec. 34-19.1. Comment at meetings. At each regular and special meeting which is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the district shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to comment to or ask questions of the board.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

105 ILCS 5/34-19.2

    (105 ILCS 5/34-19.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-19.2)
    Sec. 34-19.2. Mailing list. To establish and maintain a mailing list of the names and addresses of persons who each year request inclusion thereon, and to mail to those persons copies of board agenda, school budgets, audits, and within 10 days of each board meeting, a copy of the approved meeting minutes. Annual subscription fees approximating the costs of reproducing and mailing the materials may be charged to the subscribers at the beginning of the subscription period.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

105 ILCS 5/34-20

    (105 ILCS 5/34-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-20)
    Sec. 34-20. Acquisition of real estate-Condemnation proceedings-Title-Conveyances.
    The board may acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, real estate for any school purposes. Condemnation proceedings shall be conducted in the name of the city, in trust for the use of schools. The title to all real estate held for the use and benefit of the schools shall be held in the name of the city, in trust for the use of schools. All conveyances of real estate shall be made to the city in trust for the use of schools.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/34-20.1

    (105 ILCS 5/34-20.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-20.1)
    Sec. 34-20.1. Limitation on use for school purposes. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article or this Act, no building or other structure owned by the Board of Education, or by the City as trustee for the use and benefit of the schools, which the Chicago Park District has occupied, and which at any time prior to such occupancy by the Chicago Park District was used as a public school house or other public school building of any attendance center within the school district, shall at any time be again used by the Board as a public school house or other public school building. However, the Board of Education shall have the authority to make and enter into a lease or other agreement with the Chicago Park District providing for their joint use of a public school house or other public school building of any attendance center if such facility contains more than 10 classrooms. For purposes of this Section, "joint use" shall include but not be limited to shared use by the Board and the Chicago Park District during daytime hours.
(Source: P.A. 85-1146.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21)
    Sec. 34-21. Rentals and leases - Sale of real estate - Engagement of real estate broker - Indirect and participating ownership interest - Conveyance, payment and disclosure.
    (a) The board may:
        (1) enter into leases as lessee of buildings, rooms
    
and grounds for the use of schools or for the purpose of school administration; or
        (2) enter into leases as lessor of property held by a
    
city in trust for the use and benefit of schools for a term of not longer than 99 years from the date of the granting of the lease, but it shall not make or renew any lease for a term longer than 10 years nor alter the provisions of any lease whose unexpired term may exceed 10 years without the vote of 2/3 of the full membership of the board. The board may, in the case of such a lease, receive consideration in whole or in part in the form of an ownership interest in the entity leasing the property from the board, or in its assignee, or a participating interest in the revenues, profits or gains from the development, use, sublease or assignment of such property or interest therein; provided, however, that the board shall not make any further contribution to the capital of such entity. Furthermore, there shall be no diminution thereafter in the value of the board's interest in the entity or participating interest as a result of any subsequent capital contributions by any entity or other capital changes.
    (b) The board may sell real estate, or interest therein, held by a city in trust for the use and benefit of the schools subject to the provisions of this Section and approval by the board ordered by a vote of not less than 2/3 of its full membership, if the board determines (i) that such real estate has become unnecessary, unsuitable or inconvenient for the use of schools or for the purpose of school administration, (ii) that such real estate has become inappropriate or unprofitable for the purpose of deriving revenue to support the board's authorized purposes, or (iii) that, in the reasonable judgment of the board, a sale would constitute the best available use or disposition of such real estate for the purpose of deriving revenue to support the board's authorized purposes.
        (1) Any sale of such real estate having a fair market
    
value of $25,000 or more shall be made in accordance with the following procedures:
            (A) Notice of intended sale shall be published
        
once each week for 3 consecutive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the city.
            (B) The first such notice shall be published not
        
less than 30 days before the day provided for the opening of bids with respect to the intended sale.
            (C) The notice shall contain pertinent
        
information on the real estate available for sale, including the location of the real estate, a description of the property, the purpose for which it is used, any other terms for the sale of the real estate as determined by the board, and the dates on which bids will be opened, and on which bids will be considered, and the notice shall advertise for bids for such real estate. The notice may contain a minimum sale price.
            (D) The board may:
                (i) accept the highest responsible bid
            
determined to be in the best interest of the board; or
                (ii) reject any and all bids; or
                (iii) if there is more than one responsible
            
bid, negotiate separately with the 2 highest and best among such responsible bids and, upon tentative agreement with one or both bidders, one or both of such bids may be submitted to the board for acceptance of one or rejection of both. Such negotiations may not result in a diminution of the terms of the sale of the real estate and must result in an agreement which is, in the reasonable judgment of the board, equal to or higher in value than the highest responsible bid.
        The board may receive consideration for the sale of
    
such real estate, in whole or in part, in the form of an ownership interest in the entity acquiring title to the property by such sale, or in its assignee, or a participating interest in the revenues, profits or gains from the development, use, sale, lease or assignment of such property or interest therein; provided, however, that the board shall not make any further contribution to the capital of such entity. The present value of the ownership or participating interest to be received by the board shall, in the reasonable judgement of the board, be at least as great as the value of the highest responsible cash bid for such property or the agreed cash price and terms of sale negotiated pursuant to this subsection, if any, whichever is higher. Furthermore, there shall be no diminution thereafter in the value of the board's interest in the entity or its participating interest in the property as a result of any subsequent capital contributions by any entity or other capital changes.
        (2) Any sale of such real estate having a fair market
    
value of less than $25,000 may be negotiated and shall not require notice or competitive bids.
        (3) Any sale of such real estate having a fair market
    
value of more than $25,000 which has been continuously leased by the same entity and used as a school attendance center for at least 10 years may be negotiated and shall not require notice or competitive bids.
    (c) The board may engage the services of a licensed real estate broker at a fair and reasonable commission in any case involving the sale or lease of real estate when by resolution the board determines such services to be in the best interest of the board; provided, however, that the commission to be paid may not exceed in the case of sale 7% of the sale price, and in the case of lease 7% of the first year's rent and 2% of the base rent of each lease year thereafter not to exceed 4 years. The above stated maximum ceilings on commissions may be raised by not less than a 3/4 vote of the board's full membership. Payment of the commission shall be contingent upon conveyance in accordance with the provisions of this Section and within a reasonable period of time thereafter as determined by the board at the time of the engagement of the real estate broker.
    (d) (1) Conveyance of real estate held in trust by the city for the use and benefit of schools shall be by action of the city council in its capacity as trustee upon notice by the board pursuant to resolution that a sale of real estate, or interest therein, has been made in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
    (2) Payment in consideration of a transfer of real estate, or interest therein, may be accepted by the board in cash, a combination of cash and securities or in another form described in subsections (a) or (b) of this Section. In any case where an instrument is accepted as part payment, the debt shall be adequately secured by mortgage, trust deed, or if by contract by retention of title, on the property transferred and any such security interest shall not be released until the debt is fully paid. Payments made after the date of sale shall include interest on the outstanding balance computed from the date of sale to the date of payment at rates to be determined by the board.
    (3) The board may not consummate any transaction involving the transfer of real estate, or interest therein, provided for in this Section in which there may be an undisclosed principal. Any conveyance of title or other interest in real estate in violation hereof shall be void and any consideration received by the board prior to the discovery of such violation shall be retained as liquidated damages.
(Source: P.A. 87-1168.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.1

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.1)
    Sec. 34-21.1. Additional powers. In addition to other powers and authority now possessed by it, the board shall have power:
        (1) To lease from any public building commission
    
created pursuant to the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as heretofore or hereafter amended or from any individuals, partnerships or corporations, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing space for its school purposes or office or other space for its administrative functions for a period of time not exceeding 40 years.
        (2) To pay for the use of this leased property in
    
accordance with the terms of the lease and with the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
        (3) Such lease may be entered into without making a
    
previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred; provided, however, that if the board undertakes to pay all or any part of the costs of operating and maintaining the property of a public building commission as authorized in subparagraph (4) of this Section, such expenses of operation and maintenance shall be included in the annual budget of such board annually during the term of such undertaking.
        (4) In addition, the board may undertake, either in
    
the lease with a public building commission or by separate agreement or contract with a public building commission, to pay all or any part of the costs of maintaining and operating the property of a public building commission for any period of time not exceeding 40 years.
        (5) To enter into agreements, including lease and
    
lease purchase agreements having a term not longer than 40 years from the date on which such agreements are entered into, with private sector individuals, partnerships, or corporations for the construction of school buildings, school administrative offices, site development, and school support facilities. The board shall maintain exclusive possession of all schools, school administrative offices, and school facilities which it is occupying or acquiring pursuant to any such lease or lease purchase agreement, and in addition shall have and exercise complete control over the education program conducted at such schools, offices and facilities. The board's contribution under any such agreement shall be limited to the use of the real estate and existing improvements on a rental basis which shall be exempt from any form of leasehold tax or assessment, but the interests of the board may be subordinated to the interests of a mortgage holder or holders acquired as security for additional improvements made on the property.
        (6) To make payments on a lease or lease purchase
    
agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (5) of this Section with an individual, partnership, or a corporation for school buildings, school administrative offices, and school support facilities constructed by such individual, partnership, or corporation.
        (7) To purchase the interests of an individual,
    
partnership, or corporation pursuant to any lease or lease purchase agreement entered into by the board pursuant to subparagraph (5) of this Section, and to assume or retire any outstanding debt or obligation relating to such lease or lease purchase agreement for any school building, school administrative office, or school support facility.
        (8) Subject to the provisions of subparagraph (9) of
    
this Section, to enter into agreements, including lease and lease purchase agreements, having a term not longer than 40 years from the date on which such agreements are entered into for the provision of school buildings and related property and facilities for an agricultural science school. The enrollment in such school shall be limited to 720 students, and no less than 50% of the total number of enrollment positions in each incoming class must be reserved for students who live within proximity to the school. "Proximity to the school" means all areas within the existing city limits of Chicago located south of 87th Street (8700 South) and west of Wood Street (1800 West). In addition to the other authorizations in this paragraph (8), a maximum of 80 additional students may be enrolled in the agricultural science school's significantly modified curriculum for diverse learners, commonly known as the special education cluster program. Under such agreements the board shall have exclusive possession of all such school buildings and related property and facilities which it is occupying or acquiring pursuant to any such agreements, and in addition shall have and exercise complete control over the educational program conducted at such school. Under such agreements the board also may lease to another party to such agreement real estate and existing improvements which are appropriate and available for use as part of the necessary school buildings and related property and facilities for an agricultural science school. Any interest created by such a lease shall be exempt from any form of leasehold tax or assessment, and the interests of the board as owner or lessor of property covered by such a lease may be subordinated to the interests of a mortgage holder or holders acquired as security for additional improvements made on the property. In addition, but subject to the provisions of subparagraph (9) of this Section, the board is authorized: (i) to pay for the use of school buildings and related property and facilities for an agricultural science school as provided for in an agreement entered into pursuant to this subparagraph (8) and to enter into any such agreement without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred; and (ii) to enter into agreements to purchase any ownership interests in any school buildings and related property and facilities subject to any agreement entered into by the board pursuant to this subparagraph (8) and to assume or retire any outstanding debt or obligation relating to such school buildings and related property and facilities.
        (9) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph
    
(8) of this Section or any other law, the board shall not at any time on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 enter into any new lease or lease purchase agreement, or amend or modify any existing lease, lease purchase or other agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (8), covering all or any part of the property or facilities, consisting of 78.85 acres more or less, heretofore purchased or otherwise acquired by the board for an agricultural science school; nor shall the board enter into any agreement on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 to sell, lease, transfer or otherwise convey all or any part of the property so purchased or acquired, nor any of the school buildings or related facilities thereon, but the same shall be held, used, occupied and maintained by the board solely for the purpose of conducting and operating an agricultural science school. The board shall not, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, enter into any contracts or agreements for the construction, alteration or modification of any new or existing school buildings or related facilities or structural improvements on any part of the 78.85 acres purchased or otherwise acquired by the board for agricultural science school purposes, excepting only those contracts or agreements that are entered into by the board for the construction, alteration or modification of such school buildings, related facilities or structural improvements that on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 are either located upon, under construction upon or scheduled under existing plans and specifications to be constructed upon a parcel of land, consisting of 17.45 acres more or less and measuring approximately 880 feet along its northerly and southerly boundaries and 864 feet along its easterly and westerly boundaries, located in the northeast part of the 78.85 acres. Nothing in this subparagraph (9) shall be deemed or construed to alter, modify, impair or otherwise affect the terms and provisions of, nor the rights and obligations of the parties under any agreement or contract made and entered into by the board prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act (i) for the acquisition, lease or lease purchase of, or for the construction, alteration or modification of any school buildings, related facilities or structural improvements upon all or any part of the 78.85 acres purchased or acquired by the board for agricultural science school purposes, or (ii) for the lease by the board of an irregularly shaped parcel, consisting of 23.19 acres more or less, of that 78.85 acres for park board purposes.
(Source: P.A. 100-399, eff. 1-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.2

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.2)
    Sec. 34-21.2. Playgrounds.
    The board shall take control and management of all public playgrounds owned or acquired by the city which are adjacent to or connected with any public school in the city and may equip, maintain and operate them for the moral, intellectual and physical welfare of the children and persons using them. The title to all lands occupied as such playgrounds shall vest in and be held by such city in trust for the use of schools. Nothing herein shall prevent the city from owning and operating parks, bathing beaches, municipal piers and athletic fields as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.3

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.3)
    Sec. 34-21.3. Contracts. The board shall by record vote let all contracts (other than those excepted by Section 10-20.21 of The School Code) for supplies, materials, work, and contracts with private carriers for transportation of pupils, involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by board policy by competitive bidding as provided in Section 10-20.21 of The School Code.
    The board may delegate to the general superintendent of schools, by resolution, the authority to approve contracts in amounts of $25,000 or less.
    For a period of one year from and after the expiration or other termination of his or her term of office as a member of the board: (i) the former board member shall not be eligible for employment nor be employed by the board, a local school council, an attendance center, or any other subdivision or agent of the board or the school district governed by the board, and (ii) neither the board nor the chief purchasing officer shall let or delegate authority to let any contract for services, employment, or other work to the former board member or to any corporation, partnership, association, sole proprietorship, or other entity other than publicly traded companies from which the former board member receives an annual income, dividends, or other compensation in excess of $1,500. Any contract that is entered into by or under a delegation of authority from the board or the chief purchasing officer shall contain a provision stating that the contract is not legally binding on the board if entered into in violation of the provisions of this paragraph.
    In addition, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the board, shall (i) review existing conflict of interest and disclosure laws or regulations that are applicable to the executive officers and governing boards of school districts organized under this Article and school districts generally, (ii) determine what additional disclosure and conflict of interest provisions would enhance the reputation and fiscal integrity of the board and the procedure under which contracts for goods and services are let, and (iii) develop appropriate reporting forms and procedures applicable to the executive officers, governing board, and other officials of the school district.
(Source: P.A. 95-990, eff. 10-3-08.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.4

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.4)
    Sec. 34-21.4. Full year feasibility study - grant - transitional expenditure reimbursement. The Board of Education may file an application with the State Board of Education and, if approved, receive funds for the purpose of conducting a study of the feasibility of operating one or more schools within the district on a full year school plan pursuant to Section 10-19.1. Such feasibility study shall include, but need not be limited to, the educational program, building and space needs, administrative and personnel costs, pupil distribution in the district, community attitudes, and transportation costs. The Board of Education which conducts a feasibility study pursuant to this Section shall submit a final report to the State Board of Education upon completion of the study or within one year after receipt of funds, whichever occurs first.
    The Board of Education seeking State financial support to conduct feasibility studies shall file applications with the State Board of Education on forms provided by the State Board. The State Board of Education may grant or deny applications, in whole or in part, and provide the funds necessary to implement approved applications, provided that the total amount of funds necessary to implement approved applications does not exceed the annual appropriation for that purpose.
    If, based upon the results of a full year feasibility study, the Board determines that it will operate one or more schools within the district in accordance with Section 10-19.1, the State Board of Education may, pursuant to guidelines established by the State Board, reimburse the Board for expenditures resulting from making such transition, provided that no expenditures shall be reimbursed which would have been incurred by the Board in the absence of a changeover to a full year school program.
    In the event any funds appropriated for transition reimbursement during any fiscal year are insufficient for that purpose, payment shall be made in the proportion that the total amount of such expenditures bears to the total amount of money available for payment.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.5

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.5)
    Sec. 34-21.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1221. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.6

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.6)
    Sec. 34-21.6. Waiver of fees.
    (a) The board shall waive all fees assessed by the district on children whose parents are unable to afford them, including but not limited to children living in households that meet the free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines established by the federal government pursuant to Section 1758 of the federal Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.), subject to verification as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section. The board shall develop written policies and procedures implementing this Section in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.
    (b) If the board participates in a federally funded, school-based child nutrition program and uses a student's application for, eligibility for, or participation in the federally funded, school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) as the basis for waiving fees assessed by the district, then the board must follow the verification requirements of the federally funded, school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245.6a).
    If the board establishes a process for the determination of eligibility for waiver of fees assessed by the district that is completely independent of a student's application for, eligibility for, or participation in a federally funded, school-based child nutrition program, the board may provide for fee waiver verification no more often than every 60 calendar days. Information obtained during the independent, fee waiver verification process indicating that the student does not meet free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines may be used to deny the waiver of the student's fees, provided that any information obtained through this independent process for determining or verifying eligibility for fee waivers shall not be used to determine or verify eligibility for any federally funded, school-based child nutrition program.
(Source: P.A. 96-360, eff. 9-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.7

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.7)
    Sec. 34-21.7. Racial reports. Beginning July 1, 1994, all forms used by school boards and school districts to collect information within racial categories and all reports used to present information within racial categories shall include a "Multiracial" category, if such information is collected and reported for State or local purposes only.
(Source: P.A. 88-71; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

105 ILCS 5/34-21.8

    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.8)
    Sec. 34-21.8. Chicago public schools violence prevention hotline.
    (a) In consultation with the Chicago Police Department, the Board must establish a hotline for the purpose of receiving anonymous phone calls for information that may prevent violence.
    (b) Calls that are placed to the hotline must be answered by the Chicago Police Department.
    (c) Each call placed to the hotline must be recorded and investigated by the Chicago Police Department.
    (d) Prior to receiving any information, notice must be provided to the caller that the call is being recorded for investigation by the Chicago Police Department. The notice may be provided by a pre-recorded message or otherwise.
    (e) The hotline shall be known as the "CPS Violence Prevention Hotline" and its number and anonymous nature must be posted in all Chicago Public Schools.
(Source: P.A. 96-1425, eff. 1-1-11.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 34-22

 
    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 34-22 heading)
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105 ILCS 5/34-22

    (105 ILCS 5/34-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-22)
    Sec. 34-22. Buildings. The board may erect, purchase or otherwise acquire buildings suitable for school houses, for school administration, and for deriving revenues from school lands, erect temporary school structures, erect additions to, repair, rehabilitate and replace existing school buildings and temporary school structures and may furnish and equip school buildings and temporary school structures and may purchase or otherwise acquire and improve sites therefor, the furnishing and equipping to include but not be limited to furniture, libraries, apparatus, building and architectural supplies, fixtures generally used in school buildings, including but not limited to heating and ventilating systems, mechanical equipment, seats and desks, blackboards, window shades and curtains, gymnasium and recreation apparatus and equipment, auditorium and lunchroom equipment, and all items incidental thereto. The board may use the proceeds of the sale of common school lands or any income from investments of such proceeds in its treasury for any authorized purpose and may deposit the proceeds into any district fund.
    In erecting, purchasing or otherwise acquiring buildings for school purposes, the board shall not do so in such a manner as to promote segregation and separation of children in public schools because of color, race or nationality.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)