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(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 13-36

    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 13-36 heading)

105 ILCS 5/13-36

    (105 ILCS 5/13-36)
    Sec. 13-36. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-1366. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 13-40

    (105 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 13-40 heading)
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13-40

    (105 ILCS 5/13-40) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-40)
    Sec. 13-40. To increase the effectiveness of the Department of Juvenile Justice and thereby to better serve the interests of the people of Illinois the following bill is presented.
    Its purpose is to enhance the quality and scope of education for inmates and wards within the Department of Juvenile Justice so that they will be better motivated and better equipped to restore themselves to constructive and law-abiding lives in the community. The specific measure sought is the creation of a school district within the Department so that its educational programs can meet the needs of persons committed and so the resources of public education at the state and federal levels are best used, all of the same being contemplated within the provisions of the Illinois State Constitution of 1970 which provides that "A fundamental goal of the People of the State is the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capacities." Therefore, on July 1, 2006, the Department of Corrections school district shall be transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. It shall be responsible for the education of youth within the Department of Juvenile Justice and inmates age 21 or under within the Department of Corrections who have not yet earned a high school diploma or a State of Illinois High School Diploma, and the district may establish primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special, and advanced educational schools as provided in this Act. The Department of Corrections retains authority as provided for in subsection (d) of Section 3-6-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections. The Board of Education for this district shall with the aid and advice of professional educational personnel of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the State Board of Education determine the needs and type of schools and the curriculum for each school within the school district and may proceed to establish the same through existing means within present and future appropriations, federal and state school funds, vocational rehabilitation grants and funds and all other funds, gifts and grants, private or public, including federal funds, but not exclusive to the said sources but inclusive of all funds which might be available for school purposes.
(Source: P.A. 102-1100, eff. 1-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)

105 ILCS 5/13-41

    (105 ILCS 5/13-41) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-41)
    Sec. 13-41. The Board of Education for this school district shall be composed of the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice, 2 members appointed by the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice and 4 members appointed by the State Board of Education, at least one of whom shall have knowledge of, or experience in, vocational education and one of whom shall have knowledge of, or experience in, higher and continuing education. All members of the Board shall hold office for a period of 3 years, except that members shall continue to serve until their replacements are appointed. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired balance of the term. The members appointed shall be selected so far as is practicable on the basis of their knowledge of, or experience in, problems of education in correctional, vocational and general educational institutions. Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13-42

    (105 ILCS 5/13-42) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-42)
    Sec. 13-42. The Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice shall be the President of the Board of Education and the Secretary of said Board of Education shall be designated at the first regular meeting of said Board of Education. The Board shall hold regular meetings upon the call of the Chairman or any 3 members at such times as they may designate so long as they meet at least 6 times a year. Public notice of meetings must be given as prescribed in Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of "An Act in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as heretofore or hereafter amended. No official business shall be transacted by the Board except at a regular or special meeting. A majority of said Board shall constitute a quorum.
    The Board shall keep a record of the official acts of the Board and shall make reports as required by the State Board of Education and any reports required which shall be applicable to this type of school district and specifically shall maintain records to substantiate all district claims for State aid in accordance with regulations prescribed by the State Board of Education and to retain such records for a period of three years.
    The Board shall be supplied such clerical employee or employees as are necessary for the efficient operation by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43)
    Sec. 13-43. The Board of Education shall have the duties set out in Sections 13-43.1 through 13-43.20.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.1

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.1)
    Sec. 13-43.1. To report to the County Superintendent within ten days after their employment the names of all teachers employed, with the dates of the beginning of their term of service.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.2

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.2)
    Sec. 13-43.2. To adopt and enforce all necessary rules and for the management and government of the public schools of their district.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.3

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.3)
    Sec. 13-43.3. To visit and inspect the public schools as the good of the schools may require.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.4

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.4)
    Sec. 13-43.4.
    To close the schools during the holding of Teachers Institute.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.5)
    Sec. 13-43.5. To establish schools of different grades and levels and types as enumerated in Section 13-40 of this Act, and to adopt regulations for the admission of pupils into them.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.6

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.6)
    Sec. 13-43.6. To employ a superintendent who shall have charge of the administration of the schools under the direction of the Board of Education. In addition to the administrative duties, the superintendent shall make recommendations to the Board concerning the budget, building plans, the location of sites, the selection of textbooks, instructional material and courses of study. The superintendent shall keep or cause to be kept the records and accounts as directed and required of the Board, aid in making reports required by the Board, and perform such other duties as the Board may delegate to him.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.7

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.7)
    Sec. 13-43.7. To employ supervisory personnel who hold valid supervisory or administrative certificates who shall supervise the operation of attendance centers as the Board shall determine necessary. Such supervisory personnel shall assume administrative responsibilities and instructional leadership, under the supervision of the superintendent, and in accordance with reasonable rules and regulations of the Board, for the planning, operation and evaluation of the educational program of the attendance area to which he is assigned. Such supervisory personnel shall submit recommendations to the superintendent concerning the appointment, retention, promotion and assignment of all personnel assigned to the attendance center.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.8

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.8) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.8)
    Sec. 13-43.8. To enter agreements with school districts, private junior colleges and public community colleges, and public and private colleges and universities for the purpose of providing advanced vocational training of students who desire preparation for a trade. Such program would utilize private junior college and public community college facilities with transportation to and from those facilities provided by the participating school district, or by the participating school district in conjunction with other school districts. The duration of the advanced vocational training program shall be such period as the school district may approve, but it may not exceed 2 years. Participation in the program is accorded the same credit toward a high school diploma as time spent in other courses. If a student of this school district, because of his educational needs, attends a class or school in another school district or educational facility, the Department of Juvenile Justice School District where he resides shall be granted the proper permit, provide any necessary transportation, and pay to the school district or educational facility maintaining the educational facility the proportional per capita cost of educating such student.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.9

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.9) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.9)
    Sec. 13-43.9. To grant special holidays, but no deduction shall be made from the time or compensation of a teacher on account of such days.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.10) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.10)
    Sec. 13-43.10. To have control and supervision of all schoolhouses in their district.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.11

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.11) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.11)
    Sec. 13-43.11. Subject to the rules and regulations of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the laws and statutes applicable, the Board shall have the power and the authority to assign to schools within the district and to expel or suspend pupils for disciplinary purposes or to assign or reassign them as the needs of the district or the pupil shall be determined best. Once a student commences a course of training he shall attend all sessions unless restricted by illness, a reasonable excuse or by direction of the Department of Juvenile Justice or the facility at which he is located. Conferences shall be held at regular periodic intervals with the ward or the inmate and the school district authorities and facility officials shall determine the extent the ward or inmate is benefiting from the particular program, and shall further determine whether the said ward or inmate shall continue in the program to which he is assigned or be dropped from the same or be transferred to another program more suited to his needs or the school district's needs.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.12

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.12) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.12)
    Sec. 13-43.12. To make the necessary rules and regulations as to enrollment, attendance and all other matters regarding said school district and to determine the educability of each inmate. Rules shall be promulgated to prevent any discrimination as to race, creed, color, sex or nationality throughout the entire system.
(Source: P.A. 80-1155.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.13

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.13) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.13)
    Sec. 13-43.13. The length of the school year shall be determined by the Board of Education, but must comply with minimum requirements as established by law.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)

105 ILCS 5/13-43.14

    (105 ILCS 5/13-43.14) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-43.14)
    Sec. 13-43.14. The Board shall determine the branches and courses of study and the type of schools for each facility as well as to establish special schools at various facilities or facility within said district and to establish district wide schools at one or more locations for special purposes, and is empowered to enter into agreements with local school districts for the purpose of using their facilities or coordinating facilities for a more efficient use of funds, personnel, physical plants and other combined available resources. The Board shall also determine the type of textbooks and apparatus for said schools.
(Source: P.A. 77-1779.)