(105 ILCS 5/1F-25)
(This Section scheduled to be repealed in accordance with 105 ILCS 5/1F-165)
The purposes of the Authority shall be
to exercise financial control over the district and to furnish financial
assistance so that the district can provide public education within the
district's jurisdiction while permitting the district to meet its obligations
to its creditors and the holders of its debt. Except as
expressly limited by this Article, the Authority shall have all powers
granted to a voluntary or involuntary Financial Oversight Panel and to
a Financial Administrator under Article 1B of this Code and all other powers
necessary to meet its responsibilities and to carry out its purposes
and the purposes of this Article, including without limitation all of the
provided that the Authority shall have no power
terminate any employee without following the statutory procedures for
such terminations set forth in this Code:
(1) To sue and to be sued.
(2) To make, cancel, modify, and execute contracts,
leases, subleases, and all other instruments or agreements necessary or convenient for the exercise of the powers and functions granted by this Article, subject to Section 1F-45 of this Code. The Authority may at a regular or special meeting find that the district has insufficient or inadequate funds with respect to any contract, other than collective bargaining agreements.
(3) To purchase real or personal property necessary
or convenient for its purposes; to execute and deliver deeds for real property held in its own name; and to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of such of its property as, in the judgment of the Authority, is no longer necessary for its purposes.
(4) To appoint officers, agents, and employees of the
Authority, including a chief executive officer, a chief fiscal officer, and a chief educational officer; to define their duties and qualifications; and to fix their compensation and employee benefits.
(5) To transfer to the district such sums of money as
are not required for other purposes.
(6) To borrow money, including without limitation
accepting State loans, and to issue obligations pursuant to this Article; to fund, refund, or advance refund the same; to provide for the rights of the holders of its obligations; and to repay any advances.
(6.5) To levy all property tax levies that otherwise
could be levied by the district, and to make levies pursuant to Section 1F-62 of this Code. This levy or levies shall be exempt from the Truth in Taxation Law and the Cook County Truth in Taxation Law.
(7) Subject to the provisions of any contract with or
for the benefit of the holders of its obligations, to purchase or redeem its obligations.
(8) To procure all necessary goods and services for
the Authority in compliance with the purchasing laws and requirements applicable to the district.
(9) To do any and all things necessary or convenient
to carry out its purposes and exercise the powers given to it by this Article.
(10) To recommend annexation, consolidation,
dissolution, or reorganization of the district, in whole or in part, to the State Board if in the Authority's judgment the circumstances so require. No such proposal for annexation, consolidation, dissolution, or reorganization shall occur unless the Authority and the school boards of all other districts directly affected by the annexation, consolidation, dissolution, or reorganization have each approved by majority vote the annexation, consolidation, dissolution, or reorganization. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, upon approval of the proposal by the State Board, the State Board and all other affected entities shall forthwith implement the proposal. When a dissolution and annexation becomes effective for purposes of administration and attendance, the positions of teachers in contractual continued service in the district being dissolved shall be transferred to the annexing district or districts, pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-12 of this Code. In the event that the territory is added to 2 or more districts, the decision on which positions shall be transferred to which annexing districts shall be made by giving consideration to the proportionate percentage of pupils transferred and the annexing districts' staffing needs, and the transfer of teachers in contractual continued service into positions shall be based upon the request of those teachers in contractual continued service in order of seniority in the dissolving district. The status of all teachers in contractual continued service transferred to an annexing district shall not be lost, and the board of the annexing district is subject to this Code with respect to teachers in contractual continued service who are transferred in the same manner as if the person were the annexing district's employee and had been its employee during the time the person was actually employed by the board of the dissolving district from which the position was transferred.
(Source: P.A. 92-855, eff. 12-6-02