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Public Act 097-0703


 

Public Act 0703 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 097-0703
 
SB2706 EnrolledLRB097 16118 NHT 61271 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
3A-4 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/3A-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 3A-4)
    Sec. 3A-4. Mandatory consolidation of educational service
regions.
    (a) After July 1, 2015 October 15, 1993, each region must
contain at least 61,000 43,000 inhabitants. Before June 30,
2013, regions Regions may be consolidated voluntarily under
Section 3A-3 or by joint resolution of the county boards of
regions seeking to join a voluntary consolidation, effective
July 1, 2015, to meet these population requirements. The
boundaries of regions already meeting these population
requirements on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
the 97th General Assembly 1993 may not be changed except to
consolidate with another region or a whole county portion of
another region which does not meet these population
requirements. If, before January 1, 2014, locally determined
consolidation decisions result in more than 35 45 regions of
population greater than 61,000 43,000 each, the State Board of
Education shall, before June 1, 2014, direct further
consolidation, beginning with the region of lowest population,
until the number of 35 45 regions is achieved.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) If, within 90 days after the most recent certified
federal census, a region does not meet the population
requirements of this Section, then regions may be consolidated
voluntarily under Section 3A-3 of this Code or by joint
resolution of the county boards of regions seeking to join a
voluntary consolidation to meet these population requirements.
If locally determined consolidation decisions result in a
region not meeting the population requirements of this Section
or result in more than 35 regions, then the State Board of
Education shall have the authority to impose further
consolidation by order of the State Superintendent of
Education. Such an order shall be a final order and is subject
to the Administrative Review Law. If any region does not meet
the population requirements of this Section the State Board of
Education, within 15 days after the above said dates, shall
direct such consolidation of that region with another region or
regions to which it is contiguous as will result in a region
conforming to these population requirements.
    (d) All population determinations shall be based on the
most recent federal census.
(Source: P.A. 88-89; 89-608, eff. 8-2-96.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 06/25/2012