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Public Act 100-0028


 

Public Act 0028 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 100-0028
 
HB1254 EnrolledLRB100 02962 NHT 12967 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
18-12 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/18-12)  (from Ch. 122, par. 18-12)
    Sec. 18-12. Dates for filing State aid claims. The school
board of each school district, a regional office of education,
a laboratory school, or a State-authorized charter school shall
require teachers, principals, or superintendents to furnish
from records kept by them such data as it needs in preparing
and certifying to the State Superintendent of Education its
report of claims provided in Section 18-8.05 of this Code. The
claim shall be based on the latest available equalized assessed
valuation and tax rates, as provided in Section 18-8.05, shall
use the average daily attendance as determined by the method
outlined in Section 18-8.05, and shall be certified and filed
with the State Superintendent of Education by June 21 for
districts and State-authorized charter schools with an
official school calendar end date before June 15 or within 2
weeks following the official school calendar end date for
districts, regional offices of education, laboratory schools,
or State-authorized charter schools with a school year end date
of June 15 or later. Failure to so file by these deadlines
constitutes a forfeiture of the right to receive payment by the
State until such claim is filed. The State Superintendent of
Education shall voucher for payment those claims to the State
Comptroller as provided in Section 18-11.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, if any school
district fails to provide the minimum school term specified in
Section 10-19, the State aid claim for that year shall be
reduced by the State Superintendent of Education in an amount
equivalent to 1/176 or .56818% for each day less than the
number of days required by this Code.
    If the State Superintendent of Education determines that
the failure to provide the minimum school term was occasioned
by an act or acts of God, or was occasioned by conditions
beyond the control of the school district which posed a
hazardous threat to the health and safety of pupils, the State
aid claim need not be reduced.
    If a school district is precluded from providing the
minimum hours of instruction required for a full day of
attendance due to (A) an adverse weather condition, (B) or a
condition beyond the control of the school district that poses
a hazardous threat to the health and safety of students, or (C)
beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the utilization of
the school district's facilities for not more than 2 school
days per school year by local or county authorities for the
purpose of holding a memorial or funeral services in
remembrance of a community member, then the partial day of
attendance may be counted if (i) the school district has
provided at least one hour of instruction prior to the closure
of the school district, (ii) a school building has provided at
least one hour of instruction prior to the closure of the
school building, or (iii) the normal start time of the school
district is delayed.
    If, prior to providing any instruction, a school district
must close one or more but not all school buildings after
consultation with a local emergency response agency or due to a
condition beyond the control of the school district, then the
school district may claim attendance for up to 2 school days
based on the average attendance of the 3 school days
immediately preceding the closure of the affected school
building or, if approved by the State Board of Education,
utilize the provisions of an e-learning program for the
affected school building as prescribed in Section 10-20.56 of
this Code. The partial or no day of attendance described in
this Section and the reasons therefore shall be certified
within a month of the closing or delayed start by the school
district superintendent to the regional superintendent of
schools for forwarding to the State Superintendent of Education
for approval.
    Other than the utilization of any e-learning days as
prescribed in Section 10-20.56 of this Code, no exception to
the requirement of providing a minimum school term may be
approved by the State Superintendent of Education pursuant to
this Section unless a school district has first used all
emergency days provided for in its regular calendar.
    If the State Superintendent of Education declares that an
energy shortage exists during any part of the school year for
the State or a designated portion of the State, a district may
operate the school attendance centers within the district 4
days of the week during the time of the shortage by extending
each existing school day by one clock hour of school work, and
the State aid claim shall not be reduced, nor shall the
employees of that district suffer any reduction in salary or
benefits as a result thereof. A district may operate all
attendance centers on this revised schedule, or may apply the
schedule to selected attendance centers, taking into
consideration such factors as pupil transportation schedules
and patterns and sources of energy for individual attendance
centers.
    Electronically submitted State aid claims shall be
submitted by duly authorized district individuals over a secure
network that is password protected. The electronic submission
of a State aid claim must be accompanied with an affirmation
that all of the provisions of Sections 18-8.05, 10-22.5, and
24-4 of this Code are met in all respects.
(Source: P.A. 99-194, eff. 7-30-15; 99-657, eff. 7-28-16.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/4/2017