(745 ILCS 25/9.5)
Tort immunity fund transfers.
Notwithstanding any provision of the School Code to the contrary, if a school board determines that there are educational needs that will go unmet because of a lack of funds in the district's educational, operations and maintenance, and transportation funds, that there exists a sufficient fund balance in the district's tort immunity fund to meet those educational needs, and that a transfer will not cause the district to realize increased tort exposure, then the school board of any school district (i) that is subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, (ii) that has a population of less
than 500,000 inhabitants, (iii) that is levying at its maximum
tax rate, (iv) whose total equalized assessed valuation has
declined 20% in the prior 2 years, (v) in which 80% or more
of its students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and (vi) that had an equalized assessed valuation of less than $207 million but more than $203 million in the 2011 levy year may annually, until July 1, 2016, transfer money from the tort immunity fund of the district to the educational fund, the operations and maintenance fund, or the transportation fund of the district by proper resolution following a public hearing set by the school board or the president of the school board, with notice as provided in subsection (a) of Section 17-2A of the School Code, so long as the district meets the qualifications set forth in this Section on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly even if the district does not meet those qualifications at the time a given transfer is made.
(Source: P.A. 98-131, eff. 1-1-14.)