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105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5

    (105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5)
    Sec. 27A-7.5. State Charter School Commission; abolition and transfer to State Board; fee.
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    (j) The State Board may charge a charter school that it authorizes a fee not to exceed 3% of the revenue provided to the school to be used exclusively for covering the cost of authorizing activities. Authorizing activities may include, but are not limited to: (i) soliciting, reviewing, and taking action on charter school proposals; (ii) hiring, training, and supervising staff engaged in authorizing activities; (iii) developing and conducting oversight, including regular monitoring, of authorized charter schools; (iv) reporting on best practices and performances of charter schools; (v) applying for, managing, and distributing grants and funds appropriated for charter schools and authorizing activities; (vi) training members of the State Board on their authorizing roles; and (vii) training other employees of the State Board on how to work with charter schools as their own local education agencies.
    (k) On July 1, 2020, the State Charter School Commission or "Commission" (established by Public Act 97-152 as an independent State agency with statewide chartering jurisdiction and authority) is abolished and the terms of all members end. On that date, all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and pending business of the Commission are transferred to the State Board. For purposes of the Successor Agency Act and Section 9b of the State Finance Act, the State Board is declared to be the successor agency of the Commission. Beginning on July 1, 2020, references in statutes, rules, forms, and other documents to the Commission shall, in appropriate contexts, be deemed to refer to the State Board. Standards and procedures of the Commission in effect on July 1, 2020 shall be deemed standards and procedures of the State Board and shall remain in effect until amended or repealed by the State Board.
    On July 1, 2020, any charter school authorized by the Commission prior to July 1, 2020 shall have its authorization transferred to the State Board, which shall then become the school's authorizer for all purposes under this Article. On July 1, 2020, all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and pending business of the Commission as the school's authorizer must be transferred to the State Board. At the end of its charter term, a charter school may reapply to the board or boards for authorization.
    On July 1, 2020, all rules of the State Board applicable to matters falling within the responsibility of the Commission shall be applicable to the actions of the State Board.
    (l) In any appeal filed with the State Board under this Article, both the applicant and the authorizing school district of the charter school shall have the right to request a hearing before the State Board. If more than one entity requests a hearing, then the State Board may hold only one hearing, wherein the applicant and the school district shall have an equal opportunity to present their respective positions.
(Source: P.A. 103-175, eff. 6-30-23.)