102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. With respect to a
charter school's retention of an outside, independent contractor to audit
the charter school's finances, provides that the contractor shall not be
an employee of the charter school or affiliated with the charter school or
its authorizer in any way, other than to audit the charter school's
finances. Effective July 1, 2021.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Section
27A-5 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
(a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
based, and non-profit school. A charter
school shall be organized and operated
as a nonprofit
corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
(b) A charter school may be established under this Article
by creating a new
school or by converting an existing public
school or attendance center to
Beginning on April 16, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act
93-3), in all new
applications to establish
in a city having a population exceeding 500,000, operation of
school shall be limited to one campus. The changes
made to this Section by Public Act 93-3 do not apply to charter
schools existing or approved on or before April 16, 2003 (the
effective date of Public Act 93-3).
(b-5) In this subsection (b-5), "virtual-schooling" means