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Full Text of SB0100  99th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-20.14, 10-22.6, 27A-5, and 34-19 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.14)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.14)
7    Sec. 10-20.14. Student discipline policies; Parent-teacher
8advisory committee.
9    (a) To establish and maintain a parent-teacher advisory
10committee to develop with the school board or governing body of
11a charter school policy guidelines on pupil discipline,
12including school searches and bullying prevention as set forth
13in Section 27-23.7 of this Code. School authorities shall , to
14furnish a copy of the policy to the parents or guardian of each
15pupil within 15 days after the beginning of the school year, or
16within 15 days after starting classes for a pupil who transfers
17into the district during the school year, and the school board
18or governing body of a charter school shall to require that a
19each school inform informs its pupils of the contents of the
20its policy. School boards and the governing bodies of charter
21schools, along with the parent-teacher advisory committee,
22must are encouraged to annually review their pupil discipline
23policies, the implementation of those policies, and any other



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1factors related to the safety of their schools, pupils, and
3    (a-5) On or before September 15, 2016, each elementary and
4secondary school and charter school shall, at a minimum, adopt
5pupil discipline policies that fulfill the requirements set
6forth in this Section, subsections (a) and (b) of Section
710-22.6 of this Code, Section 34-19 of this Code if applicable,
8and federal and State laws that provide special requirements
9for the discipline of students with disabilities.
10    (b) The parent-teacher advisory committee in cooperation
11with local law enforcement agencies shall develop, with the
12school board, policy guideline procedures to establish and
13maintain a reciprocal reporting system between the school
14district and local law enforcement agencies regarding criminal
15offenses committed by students. School districts are
16encouraged to create memoranda of understanding with local law
17enforcement agencies that clearly define law enforcement's
18role in schools, in accordance with Section 10-22.6 of this
20    (c) The parent-teacher advisory committee, in cooperation
21with school bus personnel, shall develop, with the school
22board, policy guideline procedures to establish and maintain
23school bus safety procedures. These procedures shall be
24incorporated into the district's pupil discipline policy.
25    (d) The school board, in consultation with the
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1organizations, must include provisions in the student
2discipline policy to address students who have demonstrated
3behaviors that put them at risk for aggressive behavior,
4including without limitation bullying, as defined in the
5policy. These provisions must include procedures for notifying
6parents or legal guardians and early intervention procedures
7based upon available community-based and district resources.
8(Source: P.A. 91-272, eff. 1-1-00; 92-260, eff. 1-1-02.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6)
10    Sec. 10-22.6. Suspension or expulsion of pupils; school
12    (a) To expel pupils guilty of gross disobedience or
13misconduct, including gross disobedience or misconduct
14perpetuated by electronic means, pursuant to subsection (b-20)
15of this Section, and no action shall lie against them for such
16expulsion. Expulsion shall take place only after the parents
17have been requested to appear at a meeting of the board, or
18with a hearing officer appointed by it, to discuss their
19child's behavior. Such request shall be made by registered or
20certified mail and shall state the time, place and purpose of
21the meeting. The board, or a hearing officer appointed by it,
22at such meeting shall state the reasons for dismissal and the
23date on which the expulsion is to become effective. If a
24hearing officer is appointed by the board he shall report to
25the board a written summary of the evidence heard at the



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1meeting and the board may take such action thereon as it finds
2appropriate. If the board acts to expel a pupil, the written
3expulsion decision shall detail the specific reasons why
4removing the pupil from the learning environment is in the best
5interest of the school. The expulsion decision shall also
6include a rationale as to the specific duration of the
7expulsion. An expelled pupil may be immediately transferred to
8an alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or
913B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because
10of the expulsion, except in cases in which such transfer is
11deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in
12the alternative program.
13    (b) To suspend or by policy to authorize the superintendent
14of the district or the principal, assistant principal, or dean
15of students of any school to suspend pupils guilty of gross
16disobedience or misconduct, or to suspend pupils guilty of
17gross disobedience or misconduct on the school bus from riding
18the school bus, pursuant to subsections (b-15) and (b-20) of
19this Section, and no action shall lie against them for such
20suspension. The board may by policy authorize the
21superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant
22principal, or dean of students of any school to suspend pupils
23guilty of such acts for a period not to exceed 10 school days.
24If a pupil is suspended due to gross disobedience or misconduct
25on a school bus, the board may suspend the pupil in excess of
2610 school days for safety reasons.



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1     Any suspension shall be reported immediately to the
2parents or guardian of a such pupil along with a full statement
3of the reasons for such suspension and a notice of their right
4to a review. The school board must be given a summary of the
5notice, including the reason for the suspension and the
6suspension length. Upon request of the parents or guardian the
7school board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall review
8such action of the superintendent or principal, assistant
9principal, or dean of students. At such review the parents or
10guardian of the pupil may appear and discuss the suspension
11with the board or its hearing officer. If a hearing officer is
12appointed by the board he shall report to the board a written
13summary of the evidence heard at the meeting. After its hearing
14or upon receipt of the written report of its hearing officer,
15the board may take such action as it finds appropriate. If a
16student is suspended pursuant to this subsection (b), the board
17shall, in the written suspension decision, detail the specific
18act of gross disobedience or misconduct resulting in the
19decision to suspend. The suspension decision shall also include
20a rationale as to the specific duration of the suspension. A
21pupil who is suspended in excess of 20 school days may be
22immediately transferred to an alternative program in the manner
23provided in Article 13A or 13B of this Code. A pupil must not
24be denied transfer because of the suspension, except in cases
25in which such transfer is deemed to cause a threat to the
26safety of students or staff in the alternative program.



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1    (b-5) Among the many possible disciplinary interventions
2and consequences available to school officials, school
3exclusions, such as out-of-school suspensions and expulsions,
4are the most serious. School officials shall limit the number
5and duration of expulsions and suspensions to the greatest
6extent practicable, and it is recommended that they use them
7only for legitimate educational purposes. To ensure that
8students are not excluded from school unnecessarily, it is
9recommended that school officials consider forms of
10non-exclusionary discipline prior to using out-of-school
11suspensions or expulsions.
12    (b-10) Unless otherwise required by federal law or this
13Code, school boards may not institute zero-tolerance policies
14by which school administrators are required to suspend or expel
15students for particular behaviors.
16    (b-15) Out-of-school suspensions of 3 days or less may be
17used only if the student's continuing presence in school would
18pose a threat to school safety or a disruption to other
19students' learning opportunities. For purposes of this
20subsection (b-15), "threat to school safety or a disruption to
21other students' learning opportunities" shall be determined on
22a case-by-case basis by the school board or its designee.
23School officials shall make all reasonable efforts to resolve
24such threats, address such disruptions, and minimize the length
25of suspensions to the greatest extent practicable.
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1out-of-school suspensions of longer than 3 days, expulsions,
2and disciplinary removals to alternative schools may be used
3only if other appropriate and available behavioral and
4disciplinary interventions have been exhausted and the
5student's continuing presence in school would either (i) pose a
6threat to the safety of other students, staff, or members of
7the school community or (ii) substantially disrupt, impede, or
8interfere with the operation of the school. For purposes of
9this subsection (b-20), "threat to the safety of other
10students, staff, or members of the school community" and
11"substantially disrupt, impede, or interfere with the
12operation of the school" shall be determined on a case-by-case
13basis by school officials. For purposes of this subsection
14(b-20), the determination of whether "appropriate and
15available behavioral and disciplinary interventions have been
16exhausted" shall be made by school officials. School officials
17shall make all reasonable efforts to resolve such threats,
18address such disruptions, and minimize the length of student
19exclusions to the greatest extent practicable. Within the
20suspension decision described in subsection (b) of this Section
21or the expulsion decision described in subsection (a) of this
22Section, it shall be documented whether other interventions
23were attempted or whether it was determined that there were no
24other appropriate and available interventions.
25    (b-25) Students who are suspended out-of-school for longer
26than 4 school days shall be provided appropriate and available



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1support services during the period of their suspension. For
2purposes of this subsection (b-25), "appropriate and available
3support services" shall be determined by school authorities.
4Within the suspension decision described in subsection (b) of
5this Section, it shall be documented whether such services are
6to be provided or whether it was determined that there are no
7such appropriate and available services.
8    A school district may refer students who are expelled to
9appropriate and available support services.
10    A school district shall create a policy to facilitate the
11re-engagement of students who are suspended out-of-school,
12expelled, or returning from an alternative school setting.
13    (b-30) A school district shall create a policy by which
14suspended pupils, including those pupils suspended from the
15school bus who do not have alternate transportation to school,
16shall have the opportunity to make up work for equivalent
17academic credit. It shall be the responsibility of a pupil's
18parent or guardian to notify school officials that a pupil
19suspended from the school bus does not have alternate
20transportation to school.
21    (c) The Department of Human Services shall be invited to
22send a representative to consult with the board at such meeting
23whenever there is evidence that mental illness may be the cause
24for expulsion or suspension.
25    (c-5) School districts shall make reasonable efforts to
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1administrators, school board members, school resource
2officers, and staff on the adverse consequences of school
3exclusion and justice-system involvement, effective classroom
4management strategies, culturally responsive discipline, and
5developmentally appropriate disciplinary methods that promote
6positive and healthy school climates.
7    (d) The board may expel a student for a definite period of
8time not to exceed 2 calendar years, as determined on a case by
9case basis. A student who is determined to have brought one of
10the following objects to school, any school-sponsored activity
11or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable
12relationship to school shall be expelled for a period of not
13less than one year:
14        (1) A firearm. For the purposes of this Section,
15    "firearm" means any gun, rifle, shotgun, weapon as defined
16    by Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code,
17    firearm as defined in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners
18    Identification Card Act, or firearm as defined in Section
19    24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012. The expulsion period
20    under this subdivision (1) may be modified by the
21    superintendent, and the superintendent's determination may
22    be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis.
23        (2) A knife, brass knuckles or other knuckle weapon
24    regardless of its composition, a billy club, or any other
25    object if used or attempted to be used to cause bodily
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1    subdivision (1) of this subsection (d). The expulsion
2    requirement under this subdivision (2) may be modified by
3    the superintendent, and the superintendent's determination
4    may be modified by the board on a case-by-case basis.
5Expulsion or suspension shall be construed in a manner
6consistent with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities
7Education Act. A student who is subject to suspension or
8expulsion as provided in this Section may be eligible for a
9transfer to an alternative school program in accordance with
10Article 13A of the School Code. The provisions of this
11subsection (d) apply in all school districts, including special
12charter districts and districts organized under Article 34.
13    (d-5) The board may suspend or by regulation authorize the
14superintendent of the district or the principal, assistant
15principal, or dean of students of any school to suspend a
16student for a period not to exceed 10 school days or may expel
17a student for a definite period of time not to exceed 2
18calendar years, as determined on a case by case basis, if (i)
19that student has been determined to have made an explicit
20threat on an Internet website against a school employee, a
21student, or any school-related personnel, (ii) the Internet
22website through which the threat was made is a site that was
23accessible within the school at the time the threat was made or
24was available to third parties who worked or studied within the
25school grounds at the time the threat was made, and (iii) the
26threat could be reasonably interpreted as threatening to the



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1safety and security of the threatened individual because of his
2or her duties or employment status or status as a student
3inside the school. The provisions of this subsection (d-5)
4apply in all school districts, including special charter
5districts and districts organized under Article 34 of this
7    (e) To maintain order and security in the schools, school
8authorities may inspect and search places and areas such as
9lockers, desks, parking lots, and other school property and
10equipment owned or controlled by the school, as well as
11personal effects left in those places and areas by students,
12without notice to or the consent of the student, and without a
13search warrant. As a matter of public policy, the General
14Assembly finds that students have no reasonable expectation of
15privacy in these places and areas or in their personal effects
16left in these places and areas. School authorities may request
17the assistance of law enforcement officials for the purpose of
18conducting inspections and searches of lockers, desks, parking
19lots, and other school property and equipment owned or
20controlled by the school for illegal drugs, weapons, or other
21illegal or dangerous substances or materials, including
22searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.
23If a search conducted in accordance with this Section produces
24evidence that the student has violated or is violating either
25the law, local ordinance, or the school's policies or rules,
26such evidence may be seized by school authorities, and



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1disciplinary action may be taken. School authorities may also
2turn over such evidence to law enforcement authorities. The
3provisions of this subsection (e) apply in all school
4districts, including special charter districts and districts
5organized under Article 34.
6    (f) Suspension or expulsion may include suspension or
7expulsion from school and all school activities and a
8prohibition from being present on school grounds.
9    (g) A school district may adopt a policy providing that if
10a student is suspended or expelled for any reason from any
11public or private school in this or any other state, the
12student must complete the entire term of the suspension or
13expulsion in an alternative school program under Article 13A of
14this Code or an alternative learning opportunities program
15under Article 13B of this Code before being admitted into the
16school district if there is no threat to the safety of students
17or staff in the alternative program. This subsection (g)
18applies to all school districts, including special charter
19districts and districts organized under Article 34 of this
21    (h) School officials shall not advise or encourage students
22to drop out voluntarily due to behavioral or academic
24    (i) A student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a
25disciplinary consequence, though this shall not preclude
26requiring a student to provide restitution for lost, stolen, or



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1damaged property.
2    (j) Subsections (a) through (i) of this Section shall apply
3to elementary and secondary schools, charter schools, special
4charter districts, and school districts organized under
5Article 34 of this Code.
6(Source: P.A. 96-633, eff. 8-24-09; 96-998, eff. 7-2-10;
797-340, eff. 1-1-12; 97-495, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12;
897-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
10    Sec. 27A-5. Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
11    (a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
12nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter
13school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit
14corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
15authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
16    (b) A charter school may be established under this Article
17by creating a new school or by converting an existing public
18school or attendance center to charter school status. Beginning
19on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
20General Assembly, in all new applications to establish a
21charter school in a city having a population exceeding 500,000,
22operation of the charter school shall be limited to one campus.
23The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the
2493rd General Assembly do not apply to charter schools existing
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2    (b-5) In this subsection (b-5), "virtual-schooling" means
3a cyber school where students engage in online curriculum and
4instruction via the Internet and electronic communication with
5their teachers at remote locations and with students
6participating at different times.
7    From April 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016, there is a
8moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with
9virtual-schooling components in school districts other than a
10school district organized under Article 34 of this Code. This
11moratorium does not apply to a charter school with
12virtual-schooling components existing or approved prior to
13April 1, 2013 or to the renewal of the charter of a charter
14school with virtual-schooling components already approved
15prior to April 1, 2013.
16    On or before March 1, 2014, the Commission shall submit to
17the General Assembly a report on the effect of
18virtual-schooling, including without limitation the effect on
19student performance, the costs associated with
20virtual-schooling, and issues with oversight. The report shall
21include policy recommendations for virtual-schooling.
22    (c) A charter school shall be administered and governed by
23its board of directors or other governing body in the manner
24provided in its charter. The governing body of a charter school
25shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open
26Meetings Act.



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1    (d) A charter school shall comply with all applicable
2health and safety requirements applicable to public schools
3under the laws of the State of Illinois.
4    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the School Code, a
5charter school shall not charge tuition; provided that a
6charter school may charge reasonable fees for textbooks,
7instructional materials, and student activities.
8    (f) A charter school shall be responsible for the
9management and operation of its fiscal affairs including, but
10not limited to, the preparation of its budget. An audit of each
11charter school's finances shall be conducted annually by an
12outside, independent contractor retained by the charter
13school. To ensure financial accountability for the use of
14public funds, on or before December 1 of every year of
15operation, each charter school shall submit to its authorizer
16and the State Board a copy of its audit and a copy of the Form
17990 the charter school filed that year with the federal
18Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if deemed necessary for
19proper financial oversight of the charter school, an authorizer
20may require quarterly financial statements from each charter
22    (g) A charter school shall comply with all provisions of
23this Article; the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act; all
24federal and State laws and rules applicable to public schools
25that pertain to special education and the instruction of
26English language learners, referred to in this Code as



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1"children of limited English-speaking ability"; and its
2charter. A charter school is exempt from all other State laws
3and regulations in this Code governing public schools and local
4school board policies, except the following:
5        (1) Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of this Code regarding
6    criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide
7    Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer and Violent
8    Offender Against Youth Database of applicants for
9    employment;
10        (2) Sections 10-20.14, 10-22.6, 24-24, 34-19, and
11    34-84a 34-84A of this Code regarding discipline of
12    students;
13        (3) the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
14    Tort Immunity Act;
15        (4) Section 108.75 of the General Not For Profit
16    Corporation Act of 1986 regarding indemnification of
17    officers, directors, employees, and agents;
18        (5) the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
19        (6) the Illinois School Student Records Act;
20        (7) Section 10-17a of this Code regarding school report
21    cards;
22        (8) the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act;
23    and
24        (9) Section 27-23.7 of this Code regarding bullying
25    prevention; and .
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1    Code regarding student discipline reporting.
2    The change made by Public Act 96-104 to this subsection (g)
3is declaratory of existing law.
4    (h) A charter school may negotiate and contract with a
5school district, the governing body of a State college or
6university or public community college, or any other public or
7for-profit or nonprofit private entity for: (i) the use of a
8school building and grounds or any other real property or
9facilities that the charter school desires to use or convert
10for use as a charter school site, (ii) the operation and
11maintenance thereof, and (iii) the provision of any service,
12activity, or undertaking that the charter school is required to
13perform in order to carry out the terms of its charter.
14However, a charter school that is established on or after the
15effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
16Assembly and that operates in a city having a population
17exceeding 500,000 may not contract with a for-profit entity to
18manage or operate the school during the period that commences
19on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
20General Assembly and concludes at the end of the 2004-2005
21school year. Except as provided in subsection (i) of this
22Section, a school district may charge a charter school
23reasonable rent for the use of the district's buildings,
24grounds, and facilities. Any services for which a charter
25school contracts with a school district shall be provided by
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1contracts with a local school board or with the governing body
2of a State college or university or public community college
3shall be provided by the public entity at cost.
4    (i) In no event shall a charter school that is established
5by converting an existing school or attendance center to
6charter school status be required to pay rent for space that is
7deemed available, as negotiated and provided in the charter
8agreement, in school district facilities. However, all other
9costs for the operation and maintenance of school district
10facilities that are used by the charter school shall be subject
11to negotiation between the charter school and the local school
12board and shall be set forth in the charter.
13    (j) A charter school may limit student enrollment by age or
14grade level.
15    (k) If the charter school is approved by the Commission,
16then the Commission charter school is its own local education
18(Source: P.A. 97-152, eff. 7-20-11; 97-154, eff. 1-1-12;
1997-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-16, eff. 5-24-13; 98-639, eff. 6-9-14;
2098-669, eff. 6-26-14; 98-739, eff. 7-16-14; 98-783, eff.
211-1-15; 98-1059, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1102, eff. 8-26-14; revised
23    (105 ILCS 5/34-19)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-19)
24    Sec. 34-19. By-laws, rules and regulations; business
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1shall, subject to the limitations in this Article, establish
2by-laws, rules and regulations, which shall have the force of
3ordinances, for the proper maintenance of a uniform system of
4discipline for both employees and pupils, and for the entire
5management of the schools, and may fix the school age of
6pupils, the minimum of which in kindergartens shall not be
7under 4 years, except that, based upon an assessment of the
8child's readiness, children who have attended a non-public
9preschool and continued their education at that school through
10kindergarten, were taught in kindergarten by an appropriately
11certified teacher, and will attain the age of 6 years on or
12before December 31 of the year of the 2009-2010 school term and
13each school term thereafter may attend first grade upon
14commencement of such term, and in grade schools shall not be
15under 6 years. It may expel, suspend or, subject to the
16limitations of all policies established or adopted under
17Section 10-22.6 or 14-8.05, otherwise discipline any pupil
18found guilty of gross disobedience, misconduct, or other
19violation of the by-laws, rules, and regulations, including
20gross disobedience or misconduct perpetuated by electronic
21means. An expelled pupil may be immediately transferred to an
22alternative program in the manner provided in Article 13A or
2313B of this Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because
24of the expulsion, except in cases in which such transfer is
25deemed to cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in
26the alternative program. A pupil who is suspended in excess of



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120 school days may be immediately transferred to an alternative
2program in the manner provided in Article 13A or 13B of this
3Code. A pupil must not be denied transfer because of the
4suspension, except in cases in which such transfer is deemed to
5cause a threat to the safety of students or staff in the
6alternative program. The bylaws, rules and regulations of the
7board shall be enacted, money shall be appropriated or
8expended, salaries shall be fixed or changed, and textbooks,
9electronic textbooks, and courses of instruction shall be
10adopted or changed only at the regular meetings of the board
11and by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the
12board; provided that notwithstanding any other provision of
13this Article or the School Code, neither the board or any local
14school council may purchase any textbook for use in any public
15school of the district from any textbook publisher that fails
16to furnish any computer diskettes as required under Section
1728-21. Funds appropriated for textbook purchases must be
18available for electronic textbook purchases and the
19technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use
20electronic textbooks at the local school council's discretion.
21The board shall be further encouraged to provide opportunities
22for public hearing and testimony before the adoption of bylaws,
23rules and regulations. Upon all propositions requiring for
24their adoption at least a majority of all the members of the
25board the yeas and nays shall be taken and reported. The
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1repealed, amended or added to, except by a vote of 2/3 of the
2full membership of the board. The board shall keep a record of
3all its proceedings. Such records and all by-laws, rules and
4regulations, or parts thereof, may be proved by a copy thereof
5certified to be such by the secretary of the board, but if they
6are printed in book or pamphlet form which are purported to be
7published by authority of the board they need not be otherwise
8published and the book or pamphlet shall be received as
9evidence, without further proof, of the records, by-laws, rules
10and regulations, or any part thereof, as of the dates thereof
11as shown in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and places
12where judicial proceedings are had.
13    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article or in
14the School Code, the board may delegate to the general
15superintendent or to the attorney the authorities granted to
16the board in the School Code, provided such delegation and
17appropriate oversight procedures are made pursuant to board
18by-laws, rules and regulations, adopted as herein provided,
19except that the board may not delegate its authorities and
20responsibilities regarding (1) budget approval obligations;
21(2) rule-making functions; (3) desegregation obligations; (4)
22real estate acquisition, sale or lease in excess of 10 years as
23provided in Section 34-21; (5) the levy of taxes; or (6) any
24mandates imposed upon the board by "An Act in relation to
25school reform in cities over 500,000, amending Acts herein
26named", approved December 12, 1988 (P.A. 85-1418).



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1(Source: P.A. 96-864, eff. 1-21-10; 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10;
297-340, eff. 1-1-12; 97-495, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff.
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect September
515, 2016.