(105 ILCS 5/2-3.136)
Funding for class size reduction.
(a) Class size reduction funding shall assist schools that meet
the criteria established by this Section for the award of funds.
(a-5) Funds shall be awarded pursuant to application. The form and manner of
applications and the criteria for the award of funds shall be prescribed by
the State Board of Education.
Funding awarded to eligible schools under this Section shall be used and
applied by the schools to defray the costs and expenses of reducing class size to a level that is evidence-based. If a school's facilities are inadequate to allow for the specified class size, then funding may be used for, but is not limited to, support for professional learning.
(d) The State Board of Education shall adopt any rules, consistent with the
requirements of this Section, that are necessary to implement and administer
(Source: P.A. 99-193, eff. 7-30-15; 100-1046, eff. 8-23-18.)