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90_SB0556eng 105 ILCS 5/27A-11 Amends the School Code. Provides that unless its charter otherwise provides, a charter school is to receive its aggregate, annual funding for each school year in 4 equal installments, payable by the school board to the charter school on or before August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1. Effective immediately. LRB9000127THgc SB556 Engrossed LRB9000127THgc 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by changing Section 2 27A-11. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing 6 Section 27A-11 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/27A-11) 8 Sec. 27A-11. Financing. 9 (a) For purposes of the School Code, pupils enrolled in 10 a charter school shall be included in the pupil enrollment of 11 the school district within which the pupil resides. Each 12 charter school (i) shall determine the school district in 13 which each pupil who is enrolled in the charter school 14 resides and (ii) shall report the aggregate number of pupils 15 resident of a school district who are enrolled in the charter 16 school to the school district in which those pupils reside. 17 (b) As part of a charter school contract, the charter 18 school and the local school board shall agree on funding and 19 any services to be provided by the school district to the 20 charter school. Unless the charter under which a charter 21 school is operated establishes a different payment schedule, 22 the local school board shall provide funding to the charter 23 school in accordance with the following schedule: 25% of the 24 total annual funding for a school year shall be paid by the 25 local school board to the charter school on or before August 26 1, an additional 25% on or before November 1, an additional 27 25% on or before February 1, and the remainder on or before 28 May 1. 29 All services centrally or otherwise provided by the 30 school district including, but not limited to, food services, 31 custodial services, maintenance, curriculum, media services, SB556 Engrossed -2- LRB9000127THgc 1 libraries, transportation, and warehousing shall be subject 2 to negotiation between a charter school and the local school 3 board and paid for out of the revenues negotiated pursuant to 4 this subsection (b). 5 In no event shall the funding be less than 95% or more 6 than 105% of the school district's per capita student tuition 7 multiplied by the number of students residing in the district 8 who are enrolled in the charter school. 9 It is the intent of the General Assembly that funding and 10 service agreements under this subsection (b) shall be neither 11 a financial incentive nor a financial disincentive to the 12 establishment of a charter school. 13 Fees collected from students enrolled at a charter school 14 shall be retained by the charter school. 15 (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this Section, the 16 proportionate share of State and federal resources generated 17 by students with disabilities or staff serving them shall be 18 directed to charter schools enrolling those students by their 19 school districts or administrative units. The proportionate 20 share of moneys generated under other federal or State 21 categorical aid programs shall be directed to charter schools 22 serving students eligible for that aid. 23 (d) The governing body of a charter school is authorized 24 to accept gifts, donations, or grants of any kind made to the 25 charter school and to expend or use gifts, donations, or 26 grants in accordance with the conditions prescribed by the 27 donor; however, a gift, donation, or grant may not be 28 accepted by the governing body if it is subject to any 29 condition contrary to applicable law or contrary to the terms 30 of the contract between the charter school and the local 31 school board. Charter schools shall be encouraged to solicit 32 and utilize community volunteer speakers and other 33 instructional resources when providing instruction on the 34 Holocaust and other historical events. SB556 Engrossed -3- LRB9000127THgc 1 (e) No later than January 1, 1997, the State Board shall 2 issue a report to the General Assembly and the Governor 3 describing the charter schools certified under this Article, 4 their geographic locations, their areas of focus, and the 5 numbers of school children served by them. 6 (f) The State Board shall provide technical assistance 7 to persons and groups preparing or revising charter 8 applications. 9 (g) At the non-renewal or revocation of its charter, 10 each charter school shall refund to the local board of 11 education all unspent funds. 12 (h) A charter school is authorized to incur temporary, 13 short term debt to pay operating expenses in anticipation of 14 receipt of funds from the local school board. 15 (Source: P.A. 89-450, eff. 4-10-96.) 16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 17 becoming a law.
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