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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/19-7

    (105 ILCS 5/19-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-7)
    Sec. 19-7. Certified copy of resolution filed with county clerk-Registry of bonds-Extension of tax. Whenever any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants is authorized to issue bonds, the recording officer thereof shall file in the office of the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the district is situated a certified copy of the resolution providing for their issuance and levying a tax to pay them. The county clerk shall prepare and keep in his office a registry of all such bonds which shall show the name of the issuing body and the date, amount, purpose, rate of interest and maturity of the bonds to be issued, and the county clerk, subject to the provisions of Section 7-14 of this Act, annually shall extend taxes against all the taxable property situated in the county and contained in the district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest, and such taxes shall be computed, extended and collected in the same manner as is now or may hereafter be provided for the computation, extension and collection of taxes for general corporate purposes for the issuing district. If no such certified copy of resolution has been filed with reference to any bonds heretofore authorized one shall promptly be filed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-8

    (105 ILCS 5/19-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-8)
    Sec. 19-8. Bonds to pay claims. Any school district or non-high district operating under general law or special charter having a population of 500,000 or less is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of paying orders issued for the wages of teachers, for the payment of claims against any such district, or for providing funds to effect liquidation or defeasance of the obligations of a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to the provisions of Section 1H-115 of this Code.
    Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19-9

    (105 ILCS 5/19-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-9)
    Sec. 19-9. Resolution to issue bonds - Submission to voters. Before any district as described in Section 19-8 shall avail itself of the provisions of that section the governing body thereof shall examine and consider the several teachers' orders or claims or liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code, or any or all of these, proposed to be paid and if it appears that they were authorized and allowed for proper school purposes it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such teachers' orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code and the adoption of the resolution shall establish the validity thereof, notwithstanding the amount of such orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code may exceed in whole or in part any applicable statutory debt limit in force at the time the indebtedness evidenced by such orders and claims and liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code was incurred. The resolution shall also declare the intention of the district to issue bonds for the purpose of paying such teachers' orders or claims or liabilities of a Financial Oversight Panel established pursuant to Article 1H of this Code, and direct that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published within the district and if there be no newspaper published within the district then notice shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The notice shall set forth (1) the time within which a petition may be filed requesting the submission of the proposition to issue the bonds as hereinafter in this Section provided; (2) the specific number of voters required to sign the petition; and the date of the prospective referendum. The recording officer of the district shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. If within 30 days after such publication of such notice a petition is filed with the recording officer of the district, signed by the voters of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district requesting that the proposition to issue bonds as authorized by Section 19-8 be submitted to the voters thereof, then the district shall not be authorized to issue bonds as provided by Section 19-8 until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regular scheduled election. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures is filed within said 30 days, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, then the district shall thereafter be authorized to issue bonds for the purposes and as provided in Section 19-8.
(Source: P.A. 97-429, eff. 8-16-11.)

105 ILCS 5/19-10

    (105 ILCS 5/19-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-10)
    Sec. 19-10. Payment of liabilities resulting from division of assets.
    Any school district having a population of 500,000 or less is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of the payment of any liabilities or obligations imposed on such district resulting from the division of assets as provided by Article 7 of this Act or Article 5 of this Act as it existed prior to July 1, 1952.
    Within 90 days after the final order of the county board of school trustees dividing assets as a result of creating a new district the school board of such newly created district or the school board of a district a portion of whose territory is included within the newly created district shall pay any amounts due.
    The school board of a district obligated or liable under the provisions of this Section shall issue bonds to the extent necessary to enable the district to discharge its obligations unless funds can otherwise be made available for such purpose, and such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt but subject to the 5% constitutional limit.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/19-11

    (105 ILCS 5/19-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-11)
    Sec. 19-11. Amount of indebtedness - Interest and maturity. Any district which has complied with Section 19-9 and which is authorized to issue bonds under Sections 19-8, 19-9 and 19-10 shall adopt a resolution specifying the amount of indebtedness to be funded, whether for the purpose of paying claims, or for paying teachers' orders, or for paying liabilities or obligations imposed on any district resulting from the division of assets as provided by Article 7 of this Act or Article 5 of this Act as it existed prior to July 1, 1952. The resolution shall set forth the date, denomination, rate of interest and maturities of the bonds, fix all details with respect to the issue and execution thereof, and provide for the levy of a tax sufficient to pay both principal and interest of the bonds as they mature. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, as the governing body may determine, and mature in not more than 20 years from the date thereof or as otherwise authorized by law.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 100-531, eff. 9-22-17.)

105 ILCS 5/19-12

    (105 ILCS 5/19-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-12)
    Sec. 19-12. Filing copy of resolution-Extension of taxes. A certified copy of the resolution authorizing the issue of bonds under Sections 19-8 through 19-11 shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of any such district is situated and the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all of the taxable property situated in the county and contained in such district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest of such bonds without limitation as to rate or amount and in addition to and in excess of any taxes that may now or hereafter be authorized to be levied by Sections 12-11 and 12-11.1 or 17-2 through 17-9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)