(105 ILCS 5/11E-65)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this Section, if a majority of the electors voting at the election in each affected district vote in favor of the proposition submitted to them, then the proposition shall be deemed to have passed.
(b) In the case of an optional elementary unit district to be created as provided in subsection (c) of Section 11E-30 of this Code, if a majority of the electors voting in the high school district and a majority of the voters voting in at least one affected elementary district vote in favor of the proposition submitted to them, then the proposition shall be deemed to have passed and an optional elementary unit district shall be created for all of the territory included in the petition for high school purposes, and for the territory included in the affected elementary districts voting in favor of the proposition for elementary purposes.
(c) In the case of an elementary district electing to join an optional elementary unit district in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 11E-30 of this Code, a majority of the electors voting in that elementary district only must vote in favor of the proposition at a regularly scheduled election.
(d)(1) If a majority of the voters in at least 2 unit districts have voted in favor of a proposition to create a new unit district, but the proposition was not approved under the standards set forth in subsection (a) of this Section, then the members of the Committee of Ten shall submit an amended petition for consolidation to the school boards of those districts, as long as the territory involved is compact and contiguous. The petition submitted to the school boards shall be identical in form and substance to the petition previously approved by the regional superintendent of schools, with the sole exception that the territory comprising the proposed district shall be amended to include the compact and contiguous territory of those unit districts in which a majority of the voters voted in favor of the proposal.
(2) Each school board to which the petition is submitted shall meet and vote to approve or not approve the amended petition no more than 30 days after it has been filed with the school board. The regional superintendent of schools shall make available to each school board with which a petition has been filed all transcripts and records of the previous petition hearing. The school boards shall, by appropriate resolution, approve or disapprove the amended petition. No school board may approve an amended petition unless it first finds that the territory described in the petition is compact and contiguous.
(3) If a majority of the members of each school board to whom a petition is submitted votes in favor of the amended petition, then the approved petition shall be transmitted by the secretary of each school board to the State Superintendent of Education, who shall, within 21 days after receipt, approve or deny the amended petition based on the criteria stated in subsection (b) of Section 11E-50 of this Code. If approved by the State Superintendent of Education, the petition shall be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election.
(Source: P.A. 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06; 95-903, eff. 8-25-08.)