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HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 805/) Public Community College Act.

110 ILCS 805/Art. II

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. STATE BOARD;
POWERS AND DUTIES

110 ILCS 805/2-1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-1)
    Sec. 2-1. There is created the Illinois Community College Board hereinafter referred to as the "State Board". The State Board shall consist of 12 members as follows: a nonvoting student member selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Illinois Community College Board, this student to serve for a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30, and except that any student member or former student member may be selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the State Board to serve a second term as the nonvoting student member of the State Board; and 11 members, one of whom shall be a senior citizen age 60 or over, to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 11 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public community college. Also beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 11 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a member of the board of trustees of a public community college district. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, one of the 11 members to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be the president of a public community college, the Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago (Community College District No. 508), or the Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (Community College District No. 529). The membership requirements set forth in this Section apply only to the State Board and shall have no effect on the membership of the board of trustees of a community college district. The members first appointed under this amendatory Act of 1984 shall serve for a term of 6 years. After the expiration of the terms of the office of the members first appointed to the State Board, their respective successors shall hold office for a term of 6 years and until their successors are qualified and seated. In the event of vacancies on the State Board in offices appointed by the Governor occurring during a recess of the Senate, the Governor shall have the power to make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Senate, when the vacancy shall be filled by nomination to be confirmed by the Senate.
(Source: P.A. 97-1106, eff. 8-27-12.)

110 ILCS 805/2-2

    (110 ILCS 805/2-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-2)
    Sec. 2-2. The members of the State Board shall be citizens and residents of the State of Illinois and shall be selected as far as may be practicable on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest and experience in, community colleges. No member of the State Board shall hold current membership on a school board or board of trustees of a public or non-public university or technical institute or be employed by the State or federal government.
    This Section does not prohibit a member of the State Board from being employed by a public community college.
(Source: P.A. 94-157, eff. 7-8-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-3

    (110 ILCS 805/2-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-3)
    Sec. 2-3. The chairman of the State Board shall be selected by the Governor to serve until another selection is made by the Governor. At a regular meeting by the end of June each year the vice-chairman shall be selected by the members of the board for an annual term beginning July 1 next. The vice-chairman shall act as chairman in the absence of the chairman. In the event of the death or resignation of the chairman, the vice-chairman shall assume the chairman's duties, including those specified in Section 3-7, until such time as the Governor selects a chairman. The principal office of the State Board shall be located in Springfield, Illinois. The State Board shall meet at regular intervals at times determined by the State Board. Special meetings of the State Board may be called by the chairman or in the event he is unable to act, by the vice-chairman, or upon written notice signed by at least 3 members of the State Board. Notice of the time, purpose and place of any special meeting shall be given to each member in writing at least 5 days before the date fixed for the meeting. A majority of the members of the State Board shall constitute a quorum at all meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or a public service, as defined in Section 3-25.1, for a community college shall require the concurrence of a majority of all members of the State Board.
    The nonvoting student member shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote. The nonvoting student member shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining a quorum at any meeting of the board or any of its committees. No action of the board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the board, or by reason of any failure to select a nonvoting student member.
(Source: P.A. 88-322.)

110 ILCS 805/2-4

    (110 ILCS 805/2-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-4)
    Sec. 2-4. The State Board shall have the power to make and provide rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. The rules shall include, but shall not be limited to: (a) the information which the State Board requires of community college districts when applying for approval of new colleges and branches, including (i) the name, district number, and college number of the college applying for approval of a new branch, and (ii) the name, location, and address of the proposed branch, and (iii) the proposed date of implementation of the application; (b) (blank); and (c) the information which the State Board requires of community college districts when applying for approval of new programs, including (i) the community college district name and number, (ii) the name, location, and address of the proposed college, and (iii) the proposed date of implementation of the application. The State Board may not require information other than that specified in the rules. Such rules and regulations and changes therein shall be filed and shall become effective as provided by "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/2-5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-5)
    Sec. 2-5. Compensation and expenses of members. The members of the State Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 96-910, eff. 7-1-10.)

110 ILCS 805/2-6

    (110 ILCS 805/2-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-6)
    Sec. 2-6. In accordance with the provisions of "An Act to create the State Universities Civil Service System," approved May 11, 1905, as now or hereafter amended, the Board shall employ and fix the compensation of an executive officer and such employees as it deems necessary for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-281.)

110 ILCS 805/2-6.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-6.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-6.1)
    Sec. 2-6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-685. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-7

    (110 ILCS 805/2-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-7)
    Sec. 2-7. The Board may appoint advisory committees, the members of which shall serve without compensation.
(Source: P.A. 96-910, eff. 7-1-10.)

110 ILCS 805/2-8

    (110 ILCS 805/2-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-8)
    Sec. 2-8. Before entering upon his duties each member of the State Board shall take and subscribe an oath as required by Section 3 of Article XIII of the Constitution of Illinois, and file the same in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/2-9

    (110 ILCS 805/2-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-9)
    Sec. 2-9. The Executive Secretary of the State Board shall have charge of all the records of the State Board and keep the same secure at all times. He shall keep a full and complete record of the attendance of members of the State Board and full and complete minutes of meetings thereof.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1529.)

110 ILCS 805/2-10

    (110 ILCS 805/2-10)
    Sec. 2-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-11)
    Sec. 2-11. The State Board in cooperation with the four-year colleges is empowered to develop articulation procedures that maximize freedom of transfer among and between community colleges and baccalaureate-granting institutions, consistent with minimum admission policies established by the Board of Higher Education.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-11.1)
    Sec. 2-11.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1044. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.2

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.2)
    Sec. 2-11.2. Processing fee.
    (a) The State Board may collect a fee to cover the cost of processing and handling individual student-level data requests pursuant to an approved data sharing agreement. The fee shall not be assessed on any entities that are complying with State or federal-mandated reporting. The fee shall be set by the Board by rule. Money from the fee shall be deposited into the ICCB Research and Technology Fund.
    (b) The State Board may not provide personally identifiable information on individual students except in the case where an approved data sharing agreement is signed that includes specific requirements for safeguarding the privacy and security of any personally identifiable information in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.5)
    Sec. 2-11.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-691, eff. 12-31-96. Repealed by P.A. 90-278, eff. 7-31-97.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-12)
    Sec. 2-12. The State Board shall have the power and it shall be its duty:
        (a) To provide statewide planning for community
    
colleges as institutions of higher education and to coordinate the programs, services and activities of all community colleges in the State so as to encourage and establish a system of locally initiated and administered comprehensive community colleges.
        (b) To organize and conduct feasibility surveys for
    
new community colleges or for the inclusion of existing institutions as community colleges and the locating of new institutions.
        (c) (Blank).
        (c-5) In collaboration with the community colleges,
    
to furnish information for State and federal accountability purposes, promote student and institutional improvement, and meet research needs.
        (d) To cooperate with the community colleges in
    
collecting and maintaining student characteristics, enrollment and completion data, faculty and staff characteristics, financial data, admission standards, qualification and certification of facilities, and any other issues facing community colleges.
        (e) To enter into contracts with other governmental
    
agencies and eligible providers, such as local educational agencies, community-based organizations of demonstrated effectiveness, volunteer literacy organizations of demonstrated effectiveness, institutions of higher education, public and private nonprofit agencies, libraries, and public housing authorities; to accept federal funds and to plan with other State agencies when appropriate for the allocation of such federal funds for instructional programs and student services including such funds for adult education and literacy, vocational and career and technical education, and retraining as may be allocated by state and federal agencies for the aid of community colleges. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the federal government or by other agencies public or private, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. The changes to this subdivision (e) made by Public Act 91-830 apply on and after July 1, 2001.
        (f) To determine efficient and adequate standards for
    
community colleges for the physical plant, heating, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, safety, equipment and supplies, instruction and teaching, curriculum, library, operation, maintenance, administration and supervision, and to grant recognition certificates to community colleges meeting such standards.
        (g) To determine the standards for establishment of
    
community colleges and the proper location of the site in relation to existing institutions of higher education offering academic, occupational and technical training curricula, possible enrollment, assessed valuation, industrial, business, agricultural, and other conditions reflecting educational needs in the area to be served; however, no community college may be considered as being recognized nor may the establishment of any community college be authorized in any district which shall be deemed inadequate for the maintenance, in accordance with the desirable standards thus determined, of a community college offering the basic subjects of general education and suitable vocational and semiprofessional and technical curricula.
        (h) To approve or disapprove new units of
    
instruction, research or public service as defined in Section 3-25.1 of this Act submitted by the boards of trustees of the respective community college districts of this State. The State Board may discontinue programs which fail to reflect the educational needs of the area being served. The community college district shall be granted 60 days following the State Board staff recommendation and prior to the State Board's action to respond to concerns regarding the program in question. If the State Board acts to abolish a community college program, the community college district has a right to appeal the decision in accordance with administrative rules promulgated by the State Board under the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
        (i) To review and approve or disapprove any contract
    
or agreement that community colleges enter into with any organization, association, educational institution, or government agency to provide educational services for academic credit. The State Board is authorized to monitor performance under any contract or agreement that is approved by the State Board. If the State Board does not approve a particular contract or agreement, the community college district has a right to appeal the decision in accordance with administrative rules promulgated by the State Board under the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Nothing in this subdivision (i) shall be interpreted as applying to collective bargaining agreements with any labor organization.
        (j) To establish guidelines regarding sabbatical
    
leaves.
        (k) To establish guidelines for the admission into
    
special, appropriate programs conducted or created by community colleges for elementary and secondary school dropouts who have received truant status from the school districts of this State in compliance with Section 26-14 of the School Code.
        (l) (Blank).
        (m) (Blank).
        (n) To create and participate in the conduct and
    
operation of any corporation, joint venture, partnership, association, or other organizational entity that has the power: (i) to acquire land, buildings, and other capital equipment for the use and benefit of the community colleges or their students; (ii) to accept gifts and make grants for the use and benefit of the community colleges or their students; (iii) to aid in the instruction and education of students of community colleges; and (iv) to promote activities to acquaint members of the community with the facilities of the various community colleges.
        (o) To ensure the effective teaching of adult
    
learners and to prepare them for success in employment and lifelong learning by administering a network of providers, programs, and services to provide classes for the instruction of those individuals who (i) are 16 years of age or older, are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under State law, and are basic-skills deficient, (ii) do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and have not achieved an equivalent level of education, or (iii) are an English language learner. Classes in adult education may include adult basic education, adult secondary and high school equivalency testing education, high school credit, literacy, English language acquisition, integrated education and training in coordination with vocational skills training, and any other instruction designed to prepare adult students to function successfully in society and to experience success in postsecondary education and employment.
        (p) To supervise the administration of adult
    
education and literacy programs, to establish the standards for such courses of instruction and supervise the administration thereof, to contract with other State and local agencies and eligible providers of demonstrated effectiveness, such as local educational agencies, community-based organizations, volunteer literacy organizations, institutions of higher education, public and private nonprofit agencies, libraries, public housing authorities, and nonprofit institutions for the purpose of promoting and establishing classes for instruction under these programs, to contract with other State and local agencies to accept and expend appropriations for educational purposes to reimburse local eligible providers for the cost of these programs, and to establish an advisory council consisting of all categories of eligible providers; agency partners, such as the State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Secretary of State literacy program; and other stakeholders to identify, deliberate, and make recommendations to the State Board on adult education policy and priorities. The State Board shall support statewide geographic distribution; diversity of eligible providers; and the adequacy, stability, and predictability of funding so as not to disrupt or diminish, but rather to enhance, adult education and literacy services.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-289, eff. 8-9-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-12.1)
    Sec. 2-12.1. Experimental district.
    (a) The State Board shall establish an experimental community college district, referred to in this Act as the "experimental district", to be comprised of territory which includes the City of East St. Louis, Illinois. The State Board shall determine the area and fix the boundaries of the territory of the experimental district. Within 30 days of the establishment of the experimental district, the State Board shall file with the county clerk of the county, or counties, concerned a map showing the territory of the experimental district.
    Within the experimental district, the State Board shall establish, maintain and operate, until the experimental district is abolished and a new community college district is established under subsection (c), an experimental community college to be known as the State Community College of East St. Louis.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) The experimental district established under subsection (a) of this Section is abolished on July 1, 1996.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12.5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12.5)
    Sec. 2-12.5. Classes for adults and youths whose schooling has been interrupted.
    (a) The State Board shall reimburse adult education providers from funds appropriated for approved expenses that are established and determined by the State Board in compliance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other State and federal requirements. The State Board shall establish standards to determine the cost of instruction, including any other authorized incidental costs, which shall serve as the basis of State reimbursement in accordance with the provisions of this Section. In the approval of programs and the determination of the cost of instruction, the State Board shall provide for the maximum utilization of federal and State funds for those programs. The State Board shall also provide for:
        (1) the development of an index of need for program
    
planning and for area funding allocations, as defined by the State Board;
        (2) the method for calculating hours
    
of instruction, as defined by the State Board, claimable for reimbursement and a method to phase in the calculation and for adjusting the calculations in cases in which the services of a program are interrupted due to circumstances beyond the control of the program provider;
        (3) a plan for the reallocation of funds to
    
increase the amount allocated for grants based upon program performance; and
        (4) the development of standards, programs, and
    
guidelines consistent with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
    (b) For adult education instruction as listed under subdivision (o) of Section 2-12, the maximum generation rate for reimbursement per credit hour or per unit of instruction shall be equal to the community college system reimbursement rate for adult education divided by one-third.
    (c) Upon its annual approval, the State Board shall provide grants to eligible programs for activities to improve or expand services under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II - Adult Education and Literacy. Eligible programs shall be determined based upon competitive processes and based on federal and State program considerations, as set by the State Board.
    (d) Reimbursement under this Section may not exceed the actual costs of the approved program. Approved programs may assess students, except those students receiving public aid under the Illinois Public Aid Code, up to $6.00 per credit hour or unit of instruction, not to exceed $30.00 per semester per student, if needed to meet program costs.
    (e) An education plan shall be established for each adult learner who is participating in the instructional programs provided under this Section.
    (f) Each adult education provider shall keep an accurate and detailed account of the students assigned to and receiving instruction under this Section who are enrolled in classroom instruction. Each adult education provider shall submit reports of services provided as required by the State Board.
    (g) For classes authorized under this Section, a credit hour or unit of instruction is equal to 15 hours of direct instruction for students enrolled in approved adult education programs at midterm and making satisfactory progress, in accordance with standards established by the State Board.
    (h) If an approved adult education provider fails to provide or is providing unsatisfactory or insufficient classes under Section 2-12 and this Section, the State Board may enter into agreements with other eligible providers.
(Source: P.A. 101-289, eff. 8-9-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-15

    (110 ILCS 805/2-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-15)
    Sec. 2-15. Recognition. The State Board shall grant recognition to community colleges which maintain equipment, courses of study, standards of scholarship and other requirements set by the State Board. Application for recognition shall be made to the State Board. The State Board shall set the criteria by which the community colleges shall be judged and through the executive officer of the State Board shall arrange for an official evaluation of the community colleges and shall grant recognition of such community colleges as may meet the required standards.
    Recognition shall include a review of compliance with Section 3-65 of this Act and other applicable State and federal laws regarding employment contracts and compensation. Annually, the State Board shall convene an advisory committee to review the findings and make recommendations for changes or additions to the laws or the review procedures.
    If a community college district fails to meet the recognition standards set by the State Board, and if the district, in accordance with: (a) generally accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, (b) auditing standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or (c) other applicable State and federal standards, is found by the district's auditor or the State Board working in cooperation with the district's auditor to have material deficiencies in the design or operation of financial control structures that could adversely affect the district's financial integrity and stability, or is found to have misused State or federal funds and jeopardized its participation in State or federal programs, the State Board may, notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, implement one or more of the following emergency powers:
        (1) To direct the district to develop and implement a
    
plan that addresses the budgetary, programmatic, and other relevant factors contributing to the need to implement emergency measures. The State Board shall assist in the development and shall have final approval of the plan.
        (2) To direct the district to contract for
    
educational services in accordance with Section 3-40. The State Board shall assist in the development and shall have final approval of any such contractual agreements.
        (3) To approve and require revisions of the
    
district's budget.
        (4) To appoint a Financial Administrator to exercise
    
oversight and control over the district's budget. The Financial Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the State Board and may be an individual, partnership, corporation, including an accounting firm, or other entity determined by the State Board to be qualified to serve, and shall be entitled to compensation. Such compensation shall be provided through specific appropriations made to the State Board for that express purpose.
        (5) To develop and implement a plan providing for the
    
dissolution or reorganization of the district if in the judgment of the State Board the circumstances so require.
(Source: P.A. 99-691, eff. 1-1-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.02

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.02) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-16.02)
    Sec. 2-16.02. Grants. Any community college district that maintains a community college recognized by the State Board shall receive, when eligible, grants enumerated in this Section. Funded semester credit hours or other measures or both as specified by the State Board shall be used to distribute grants to community colleges. Funded semester credit hours shall be defined, for purposes of this Section, as the greater of (1) the number of semester credit hours, or equivalent, in all funded instructional categories of students who have been certified as being in attendance at midterm during the respective terms of the base fiscal year or (2) the average of semester credit hours, or equivalent, in all funded instructional categories of students who have been certified as being in attendance at midterm during the respective terms of the base fiscal year and the 2 prior fiscal years. For purposes of this Section, "base fiscal year" means the fiscal year 2 years prior to the fiscal year for which the grants are appropriated. Such students shall have been residents of Illinois and shall have been enrolled in courses that are part of instructional program categories approved by the State Board and that are applicable toward an associate degree or certificate. Courses that are eligible for reimbursement are those courses for which the district pays 50% or more of the program costs from unrestricted revenue sources, with the exception of dual credit courses and courses offered by contract with the Department of Corrections in correctional institutions. For the purposes of this Section, "unrestricted revenue sources" means those revenues in which the provider of the revenue imposes no financial limitations upon the district as it relates to the expenditure of the funds. Except for Fiscal Year 2012, base operating grants shall be paid based on rates per funded semester credit hour or equivalent calculated by the State Board for funded instructional categories using cost of instruction, enrollment, inflation, and other relevant factors. For Fiscal Year 2012, the allocations for base operating grants to community college districts shall be the same as they were in Fiscal Year 2011, reduced or increased proportionately according to the appropriation for base operating grants for Fiscal Year 2012.
    Equalization grants shall be calculated by the State Board by determining a local revenue factor for each district by: (A) adding (1) each district's Corporate Personal Property Replacement Fund allocations from the base fiscal year or the average of the base fiscal year and prior year, whichever is less, divided by the applicable statewide average tax rate to (2) the district's most recently audited year's equalized assessed valuation or the average of the most recently audited year and prior year, whichever is less, (B) then dividing by the district's audited full-time equivalent resident students for the base fiscal year or the average for the base fiscal year and the 2 prior fiscal years, whichever is greater, and (C) then multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate. The State Board shall calculate a statewide weighted average threshold by applying the same methodology to the totals of all districts' Corporate Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund allocations, equalized assessed valuations, and audited full-time equivalent district resident students and multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate. The difference between the statewide weighted average threshold and the local revenue factor, multiplied by the number of full-time equivalent resident students, shall determine the amount of equalization funding that each district is eligible to receive. A percentage factor, as determined by the State Board, may be applied to the statewide threshold as a method for allocating equalization funding. A minimum equalization grant of an amount per district as determined by the State Board shall be established for any community college district which qualifies for an equalization grant based upon the preceding criteria, but becomes ineligible for equalization funding, or would have received a grant of less than the minimum equalization grant, due to threshold prorations applied to reduce equalization funding. As of July 1, 2013, a community college district eligible to receive an equalization grant based upon the preceding criteria must maintain a minimum required combined in-district tuition and universal fee rate per semester credit hour equal to 70% of the State-average combined rate, as determined by the State Board, or the total revenue received by the community college district from combined in-district tuition and universal fees must be at least 30% of the total revenue received by the community college district, as determined by the State Board, for equalization funding. As of July 1, 2004, a community college district must maintain a minimum required operating tax rate equal to at least 95% of its maximum authorized tax rate to qualify for equalization funding. This 95% minimum tax rate requirement shall be based upon the maximum operating tax rate as limited by the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
    The State Board shall distribute such other grants as may be authorized or appropriated by the General Assembly.
    Each community college district entitled to State grants under this Section must submit a report of its enrollment to the State Board not later than 30 days following the end of each semester or term in a format prescribed by the State Board. These semester credit hours, or equivalent, shall be certified by each district on forms provided by the State Board. Each district's certified semester credit hours, or equivalent, are subject to audit pursuant to Section 3-22.1.
    The State Board shall certify, prepare, and submit monthly vouchers to the State Comptroller setting forth an amount equal to one-twelfth of the grants approved by the State Board for base operating grants and equalization grants. The State Board shall prepare and submit to the State Comptroller vouchers for payments of other grants as appropriated by the General Assembly. If the amount appropriated for grants is different from the amount provided for such grants under this Act, the grants shall be proportionately reduced or increased accordingly.
    For the purposes of this Section, "resident student" means a student in a community college district who maintains residency in that district or meets other residency definitions established by the State Board, and who was enrolled either in one of the approved instructional program categories in that district, or in another community college district to which the resident's district is paying tuition under Section 6-2 or with which the resident's district has entered into a cooperative agreement in lieu of such tuition. Students shall be classified as residents of the community college district without meeting the 30-day residency requirement of the district if they are currently residing in the district and are youth (i) who are currently under the legal guardianship of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or have recently been emancipated from the Department and (ii) who had previously met the 30-day residency requirement of the district but who had a placement change into a new community college district. The student, a caseworker or other personnel of the Department, or the student's attorney or guardian ad litem appointed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 shall provide the district with proof of current in-district residency.
    For the purposes of this Section, a "full-time equivalent" student is equal to 30 semester credit hours.
    The Illinois Community College Board Contracts and Grants Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. Items of income to this fund shall include any grants, awards, endowments, or like proceeds, and where appropriate, other funds made available through contracts with governmental, public, and private agencies or persons. The General Assembly shall from time to time make appropriations payable from such fund for the support, improvement, and expenses of the State Board and Illinois community college districts.
(Source: P.A. 99-845, eff. 1-1-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.03

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.03)
    Sec. 2-16.03. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-436, eff. 8-2-05. Repealed by P.A. 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.04

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.04)
    Sec. 2-16.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01. Repealed by P.A. 94-436, eff. 8-2-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.05

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.05)
    Sec. 2-16.05. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16; 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.06

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.06)
    Sec. 2-16.06. ICCB Adult Education Fund. The ICCB Adult Education Fund is created as a federal fund in the State treasury. All money in the ICCB Adult Education Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board for operational expenses associated with the administration of adult education and literacy activities and for the payment of costs associated with education and educational-related services to local eligible providers for adult education and literacy as provided by the United States Department of Education.
(Source: P.A. 99-777, eff. 8-12-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.07

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.07)
    Sec. 2-16.07. Career and Technical Education Fund. The Career and Technical Education Fund is created as a federal fund in the State treasury. The Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer from the Federal Department of Education Fund into the Career and Technical Education Fund such amounts as may be directed in writing by the State Board of Education. All moneys so deposited into the Career and Technical Education Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board for operational expenses associated with the administration of Career and Technical Education, for payment of Career and Technical Education grants to colleges, and for payment of costs relating to State leadership activities, as provided by the United States Department of Education.
(Source: P.A. 99-777, eff. 8-12-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.08

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.08)
    Sec. 2-16.08. ICCB Federal Trust Fund. The ICCB Federal Trust Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Money recovered from federal programs for general administration that is received by the State Board shall be deposited into the ICCB Federal Trust Fund. All money in the ICCB Federal Trust Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the State Board for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.09

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.09)
    Sec. 2-16.09. ICCB Research and Technology Fund. The ICCB Research and Technology Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The State Board shall deposit into the Fund moneys received by the State Board from the sale of instructional technology developed by the State Board and all moneys received from processing requests for individual student-level data. All moneys in the Fund shall be used by the State Board, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, for costs associated with maintaining and updating that instructional technology and individual student-level data systems.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-18a

    (110 ILCS 805/2-18a)
    Sec. 2-18a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-473, eff. 6-18-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-19

    (110 ILCS 805/2-19)
    Sec. 2-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-473, eff. 6-18-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-20

    (110 ILCS 805/2-20)
    Sec. 2-20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-21, eff. 7-1-03. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-21

    (110 ILCS 805/2-21)
    Sec. 2-21. High school equivalency testing. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education with regard to high school equivalency testing under the School Code shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. Within a reasonable period of time after that date, all assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the State Board of Education with regard to high school equivalency testing shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. The Illinois Community College Board may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency testing. All rules, standards, and procedures adopted by the State Board of Education under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency testing shall continue in effect as the rules, standards, and procedures of the Illinois Community College Board, until they are modified by the Illinois Community College Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-108, eff. 7-1-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-22

    (110 ILCS 805/2-22)
    Sec. 2-22. High school equivalency certificates. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education with regard to high school equivalency certificates under the School Code shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. Within a reasonable period of time after that date, all assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the State Board of Education with regard to high school equivalency certificates shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. The Illinois Community College Board may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency certificates and to carry into efficient and uniform effect the provisions for the issuance of high school equivalency certificates in this State. All rules, standards, and procedures adopted by the State Board of Education under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency certificates shall continue in effect as the rules, standards, and procedures of the Illinois Community College Board, until they are modified by the Illinois Community College Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-108, eff. 7-1-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-23

    (110 ILCS 805/2-23)
    Sec. 2-23. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-980, eff. 6-20-06. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-24

    (110 ILCS 805/2-24)
    Sec. 2-24. We Want to Learn English Initiative.
    (a) Subject to appropriation and Section 7 of the Board of Higher Education Act, the State Board may establish and administer a We Want to Learn English Initiative to provide resources for immigrants and refugees in this State to learn English in order to move towards becoming full members of American society.
    (b) If funds are appropriated for this Initiative, then the State Board must disburse no less than half of the funds appropriated each fiscal year to community-based, not-for-profit organizations, immigrant social service organizations, faith-based organizations, and on-site job training programs so that immigrants and refugees can learn English where they live, work, pray, and socialize and where their children go to school.
    (c) Funds for the We Want to Learn English Initiative may be used only to provide programs that teach English to United States citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other persons residing in this State who are in lawful immigration status.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-25

    (110 ILCS 805/2-25)
    Sec. 2-25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1300, eff. 7-26-10. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-26

    (110 ILCS 805/2-26)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2-26. 21st Century Employment grant program.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board shall establish and administer a 21st Century Employment grant program. To qualify for a grant, a community college district and a public high school located in that district must jointly establish a collaborative regional partnership with workforce development organizations, including community-based organizations with a vested interest in the workforce, regional economic development organizations, and economic development officials in the district, along with manufacturers, healthcare service providers, and innovative technology businesses that have a presence in the district, to provide a manufacturing training program. A grant recipient must provide the State Board with a plan that meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) The plan shall define specific goals that a
    
student must meet upon graduation.
        (2) The plan shall include the type of professional
    
skills that will be taught in order for the students to gain and retain employment. The professional skills curriculum in the program shall include, but not be limited to, training on all of the following:
            (A) Effective communication skills.
            (B) Teamwork.
            (C) Dependability.
            (D) Adaptability.
            (E) Conflict resolution.
            (F) Flexibility.
            (G) Leadership.
            (H) Problem-solving.
            (I) Research.
            (J) Creativity.
            (K) Work ethic.
            (L) Integrity.
        In awarding grants under this Section, the State
    
Board must give priority to plans that demonstrate a formal articulation agreement between a public high school and a community college district.
        (3) The plan shall include a budget that includes any
    
outside donations, including any in-kind donations, made to help the program, including from non-profit entities and individuals.
        (4) The plan shall include the proposed number of
    
individuals who would be enrolled in the program, along with the places that those individuals could be employed at after graduation and what industries would be targeted. The plan must support a seamless transition into higher education and career opportunities and must outline the college credit and on-the-job training hours that will transfer from the high school to a community college.
        (5) The plan shall require a private-public
    
partnership clause that requires private businesses to contribute an amount determined by the State Board and the collaborative regional partnership that does not exceed 40% of the amount of the total project. The applicant must provide the State Board with a receipt of contributions from businesses to evidence compliance with this paragraph. However, businesses may contribute equipment or offer their facilities, in which case a business shall establish a cost of use of its facility, to meet the requirements of this paragraph.
        (6) The plan shall indicate the certificates that the
    
community college or high school will offer to students upon graduation, as agreed to by the collaborative regional partnership. The community college or high school shall offer no less than 6 types of industry-recognized certificates.
    (b) The State Board shall establish an advisory board for the grant program established under subsection (a) that consists of all of the following members:
        (1) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
        (2) The Executive Director of the State Board.
        (3) The State Superintendent of Education.
        (4) The Director of Labor.
        (5) A senator appointed by the President of the
    
Senate.
        (6) A senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    
Senate.
        (7) A representative appointed by the Speaker of the
    
House of Representatives.
        (8) A representative appointed by the Minority
    
Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (9) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents manufacturing companies throughout this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (10) A member who represents at-risk students,
    
including, but not limited to, opportunity youth, appointed by the Governor.
        (11) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents multiple employee unions in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (12) A member from a trade union, appointed by the
    
Governor.
        (13) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents the business community, appointed by the Governor.
        (14) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents service employees in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (15) Educators representing various regions of this
    
State from professional teachers' organizations, appointed by the Governor.
        (16) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents hospitals in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (17) A president of a community college, appointed by
    
the Governor.
        (18) A district superintendent of a high school
    
district, appointed by Governor.
    The members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated to the State Board for that purpose, including travel, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control board.
    The advisory board shall meet at the call of the State Board and shall report to the State Board. The State Board shall provide administrative and other support to the advisory board.
    (c) The advisory board established under subsection (b) shall have all of the following duties:
        (1) To review the progress made by each grant
    
recipient, including, but not limited to, the gainful-employment success rate, how many students remain employed for how long, and how many students went on to receive higher manufacturing certificates.
        (2) To review how many students went on to complete a
    
paid internship or apprenticeship upon graduation.
        (3) To compile a list of programs offered by each
    
community college or high school.
        (4) To analyze whether the certificates are closing
    
the gap in education for the current needs of the labor force, and to offer suggestions on how to close the gap if one still exists.
        (5) To suggest certificates that could help future
    
employers looking to locate in this State.
        (6) To offer guidelines for the types of certificates
    
that a community college or high school should pursue.
        (7) To offer possible rules to the State Board that
    
the grant process should follow.
    (d) The State Board may adopt any rules necessary for the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-437, eff. 1-1-20.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. III

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS;
ORGANIZATION; POWERS AND DUTIES;
ELECTIONS