91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0553
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SCH CD-ST TRANSPORT REIMBURSE                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Replaces current  provisions  concerning      
   reimbursement  by  the State for transportation with a new formula for      
   determining  the  amount  of  reimbursement.    Provides  that  if   a      
   district's  reimbursement  during  fiscal  year 2001, 2002, or 2003 is      
   less than its reimbursement entitlement in fiscal year 1999,  paid  in      
   fiscal  year  2000 under the prior formula, the district shall receive      
   an additional payment.   Requires a district to certify the district's      
   claim for reimbursement  to  the  State  Superintendent  of  Education      
   (instead  of  to  the  regional superintendent of schools, who in turn      
   certifies a regional report of claims for reimbursements to the  State      
   Superintendent).    Provides  that  the State Board of Education shall      
   prescribe  uniform  rules  for  determining  the  cost  of   providing      
   transportation using school district-based cost accounting principles.      
   For  districts  maintaining grades one through 12 with a population of      
   less than 500,000 inhabitants, provides that a school board may levy a      
   tax upon all taxable property at a  maximum  rate  of  0.24%  for  the      
   1998-1999  school year and thereafter (instead of 0.20%).  Makes other      
   changes.  Effective immediately.                                            
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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