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Full Text of HB4277  97th General Assembly


Rep. Daniel J. Burke

Filed: 5/3/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4277 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
527A-11 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27A-11)
7    Sec. 27A-11. Local financing.
8    (a) For purposes of the School Code, pupils enrolled in a
9charter school shall be included in the pupil enrollment of the
10school district within which the pupil resides. Each charter
11school (i) shall determine the school district in which each
12pupil who is enrolled in the charter school resides, (ii) shall
13report the aggregate number of pupils resident of a school
14district who are enrolled in the charter school to the school
15district in which those pupils reside, and (iii) shall maintain
16accurate records of daily attendance that shall be deemed



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1sufficient to file claims under Section 18-8 notwithstanding
2any other requirements of that Section regarding hours of
3instruction and teacher certification.
4    (b) Except for a charter school established by referendum
5under Section 27A-6.5, as part of a charter school contract,
6the charter school and the local school board shall agree on
7funding and any services to be provided by the school district
8to the charter school. Agreed funding that a charter school is
9to receive from the local school board for a school year shall
10be paid in equal quarterly installments with the payment of the
11installment for the first quarter being made not later than
12July 1, unless the charter establishes a different payment
14    All services centrally or otherwise provided by the school
15district including, but not limited to, rent, food services,
16custodial services, maintenance, curriculum, media services,
17libraries, transportation, and warehousing shall be subject to
18negotiation between a charter school and the local school board
19and paid for out of the revenues negotiated pursuant to this
20subsection (b); provided that the local school board shall not
21attempt, by negotiation or otherwise, to obligate a charter
22school to provide pupil transportation for pupils for whom a
23district is not required to provide transportation under the
24criteria set forth in subsection (a)(13) of Section 27A-7.
25    In no event shall the funding be less than 95% 75% or more
26than 100% 125% of the school district's per capita student



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1tuition multiplied by the number of students residing in the
2district who are enrolled in the charter school.
3    It is the intent of the General Assembly that funding and
4service agreements under this subsection (b) shall be neither a
5financial incentive nor a financial disincentive to the
6establishment of a charter school.
7    The charter school may set and collect reasonable fees.
8Fees collected from students enrolled at a charter school shall
9be retained by the charter school.
10    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this Section, the
11proportionate share of State and federal resources generated by
12students with disabilities or staff serving them shall be
13directed to charter schools enrolling those students by their
14school districts or administrative units. The proportionate
15share of moneys generated under other federal or State
16categorical aid programs shall be directed to charter schools
17serving students eligible for that aid.
18    (d) The governing body of a charter school is authorized to
19accept gifts, donations, or grants of any kind made to the
20charter school and to expend or use gifts, donations, or grants
21in accordance with the conditions prescribed by the donor;
22however, a gift, donation, or grant may not be accepted by the
23governing body if it is subject to any condition contrary to
24applicable law or contrary to the terms of the contract between
25the charter school and the local school board. Charter schools
26shall be encouraged to solicit and utilize community volunteer



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1speakers and other instructional resources when providing
2instruction on the Holocaust and other historical events.
3    (e) (Blank).
4    (f) The State Board shall provide technical assistance to
5persons and groups preparing or revising charter applications.
6    (g) At the non-renewal or revocation of its charter, each
7charter school shall refund to the local board of education all
8unspent funds.
9    (h) A charter school is authorized to incur temporary,
10short term debt to pay operating expenses in anticipation of
11receipt of funds from the local school board.
12(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 1-1-98; 90-757, eff. 8-14-98;
1391-407, eff. 8-3-99.)".