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Public Act 099-0693





Public Act 099-0693
SB2158 EnrolledLRB099 12933 NHT 36792 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
changing Section 3-8 as follows:
    (110 ILCS 805/3-8)  (from Ch. 122, par. 103-8)
    Sec. 3-8. In this Section, "reasonable emergency" means any
imminent need to maintain the operations or facilities of the
community college district and that such need is due to
circumstances beyond the control of the board.
    Following each election and canvass, the new board shall
hold its organizational meeting on or before the 28th day after
the election. If the election is the initial election ordered
by the regional superintendent, the organizational meeting
shall be convened by the regional superintendent, who shall
preside over the meeting until the election for chairman, vice
chairman and secretary of board is completed. At all other
organizational meetings, the chairman of the board, or, in his
or her absence, the president of the community college or
acting chief executive officer of the college shall convene the
new board, and conduct the election for chairman, vice chairman
and secretary. The board shall then proceed with its
organization under the newly elected board officers, and shall
fix a time and place for its regular meetings. It shall then
enter upon the discharge of its duties. Public notice of the
schedule of regular meetings for the next calendar year, as set
at the organizational meeting, must be given at the beginning
of that calendar year. The terms of board office shall be 2
years, except that the board by resolution may establish a
policy for the terms of office to be one year, and provide for
the election of officers for the remaining one year period.
Terms of members are subject to Section 2A-54 of the Election
    Beginning 45 days prior to the Tuesday following the first
Monday of April in odd-numbered years until the first
organizational meeting of the new board, no addendum to modify
or amend an employee agreement between a community college
district and the district's president, chancellor, or chief
executive officer may be agreed to or executed, nor may an
employment contract be made and entered into between the board
of an established community college district and a president,
chancellor, or chief executive officer. If the current board
must take such action at any time during the 45 days prior to
the Tuesday following the first Monday of April in odd-numbered
years until the first organizational meeting of the new board
due to a reasonable emergency, then that action shall be
terminated on the 60th day after the first organizational
meeting, unless the new board, by resolution, reaffirms the
agreed-upon addendum or new employment contract.
    Special meetings of the board may be called by the chairman
or by any 3 members of the board by giving notice thereof in
writing stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting.
Such notice may be served by mail 48 hours before the meeting
or by personal service 24 hours before the meeting.
    At each regular and special meeting which is open to the
public, members of the public and employees of the community
college district shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable
constraints, to comment to or ask questions of the board.
(Source: P.A. 95-116, eff. 8-13-07; 95-791, eff. 8-8-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2017