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91_HB3056 LRB9109879NTsb 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by changing Section 2 18-12. 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 18-12 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/18-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-12) 8 Sec. 18-12. Dates for filing State aid claims.
)The 9 school board of each school district shall require teachers, 10 principals, or superintendents to furnish from records kept 11 by them such data as it needs in preparing and certifying 12 under oath or affirmation to the regional superintendent its 13 school district report of claims provided in Sections 18-8 14 through 18-10 on blanks to be provided by the State 15 Superintendent of Education. The district claim shall be 16 based on the latest available equalized assessed valuation 17 and tax rates, as provided in Section 18-8 and shall use the 18 average daily attendance as determined by the method outlined 19 in Section 18-8 and shall be certified and filed with the 20 regional superintendent by July 1. Failure to so file by 21 July 1 constitutes a forfeiture of the right to receive 22 payment by the State until such claim is filed and vouchered 23 for payment. The regional superintendent of schools shall 24 certify the county report of claims by July 15; and the State 25 Superintendent of Education shall voucher for payment those 26 claims to the State Comptroller as provided in Section 18-11. 27 If any school district fails to provide the minimum 28 school term specified in Section 10-19, the State aid claim 29 for that year shall be reduced by the State Superintendent of 30 Education in an amount equivalent to .56818% for each day 31 less than the number of days required by this Act. However, -2- LRB9109879NTsb 1 if the State Superintendent of Education determines that such 2 failure to provide the minimum school term was occasioned by 3 an act or acts of God, or was occasioned by conditions beyond 4 the control of the school district which posed a hazardous 5 threat to the health and safety of pupils, the State aid 6 claim need not be reduced. 7 If, during any school day, (i) a school district has 8 provided at least one clock hour of instruction but must 9 close the schools due to adverse weather conditions or a 10 hazardous threat to the health and safety of pupils prior to 11 providing the minimum hours of instruction required for a 12 full day of attendance, or (ii) the school district must 13 delay the start of the school day due to adverse weather 14 conditions or a hazardous threat to the health and safety of 15 pupils and this delay prevents the district from providing 16 the minimum hours of instruction required for a full day of 17 attendance, the partial day of attendance may be counted as a 18 full day of attendance. The partial day of attendance and the 19 reasons therefor shall be certified in writing within a month 20 of the closing or delayed start by the local school district 21 superintendent to the Regional Superintendent of Schools for 22 forwarding to the State Superintendent of Education for 23 approval. 24 No exception to the requirement of providing a minimum 25 school term may be approved by the State Superintendent of 26 Education pursuant to this Section unless a school district 27 has first used all emergency days provided for in its regular 28 calendar. 29 If the State Superintendent of Education declares that an 30 energy shortage exists during any part of the school year for 31 the State or a designated portion of the State, a district 32 may operate the school attendance centers within the district 33 4 days of the week during the time of the shortage by 34 extending each existing school day by one clock hour of -3- LRB9109879NTsb 1 school work, and the State aid claim shall not be reduced, 2 nor shall the employees of that district suffer any reduction 3 in salary or benefits as a result thereof. A district may 4 operate all attendance centers on this revised schedule, or 5 may apply the schedule to selected attendance centers, taking 6 into consideration such factors as pupil transportation 7 schedules and patterns and sources of energy for individual 8 attendance centers. 9 No State aid claim may be filed for any district unless 10 the clerk or secretary of the school board executes and files 11 with the State Superintendent of Education, on forms 12 prescribed by the Superintendent, a sworn statement that the 13 district has complied with the requirements of Section 14 10-22.5 in regard to the nonsegregation of pupils on account 15 of color, creed, race, sex or nationality. 16 No State aid claim may be filed for any district unless 17 the clerk or secretary of the school board executes and files 18 with the State Superintendent of Education, on forms 19 prescribed by the Superintendent, a sworn statement that to 20 the best of his or her knowledge or belief the employing or 21 assigning personnel have complied with Section 24-4 in all 22 respects. 23 (Source: P.A. 90-98, eff. 7-11-97.) 24 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 25 July 1, 2000.
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