(105 ILCS 5/12-11.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 12-11.1)
    Sec. 12-11.1. Tax levy. Levy a tax annually upon all the taxable property of the district not to exceed 1% of value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for the purpose of paying the tuition of all eighth-grade graduates residing within the district attending any recognized high school. The board of education of such nonhigh school district may by proper resolution cause a proposition to increase the annual tax rate for such purpose to be submitted to the voters of such district at any regular scheduled election. The rate shall not be increased at any single referendum more than 0.21% upon the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for such purpose, and the maximum rate for such purpose shall not exceed 1.60%. Such amount shall be certified and returned to the county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in September of each year. The certificate shall be signed by the president and the secretary of the board and may be in the following form:
    We hereby certify that we require the sum of .... dollars to be levied as a special tax to pay the tuition of graduates of the eighth grade residing in the nonhigh school district of .... County, on the equalized assessed valuation of the taxable property of our nonhigh school district.
    Signed on (insert date).
A..... B....., President
C..... D....., Secretary

    A failure to certify and return the certificate of tax levy to the county clerk in the time required shall not vitiate the assessment.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)