Bill Text: IL HB3059 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires a school district's school report card to include average daily attendance by grade level. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-18 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0147 [HB3059 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3059-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0147
HB3059 EnrolledLRB100 10346 NHT 21613 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
18-8.05 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/18-8.05)
Sec. 18-8.05. Basis for apportionment of general State
financial aid and supplemental general State aid to the common
schools for the 1998-1999 and subsequent school years.
(A) General Provisions.
(1) The provisions of this Section apply to the 1998-1999
and subsequent school years. The system of general State
financial aid provided for in this Section is designed to
assure that, through a combination of State financial aid and
required local resources, the financial support provided each
pupil in Average Daily Attendance equals or exceeds a
prescribed per pupil Foundation Level. This formula approach
imputes a level of per pupil Available Local Resources and
provides for the basis to calculate a per pupil level of
general State financial aid that, when added to Available Local
Resources, equals or exceeds the Foundation Level. The amount
of per pupil general State financial aid for school districts,
in general, varies in inverse relation to Available Local
Resources. Per pupil amounts are based upon each school
district's Average Daily Attendance as that term is defined in
this Section.
(2) In addition to general State financial aid, school
districts with specified levels or concentrations of pupils
from low income households are eligible to receive supplemental
general State financial aid grants as provided pursuant to
subsection (H). The supplemental State aid grants provided for
school districts under subsection (H) shall be appropriated for
distribution to school districts as part of the same line item
in which the general State financial aid of school districts is
appropriated under this Section.
(3) To receive financial assistance under this Section,
school districts are required to file claims with the State
Board of Education, subject to the following requirements:
(a) Any school district which fails for any given
school year to maintain school as required by law, or to
maintain a recognized school is not eligible to file for
such school year any claim upon the Common School Fund. In
case of nonrecognition of one or more attendance centers in
a school district otherwise operating recognized schools,
the claim of the district shall be reduced in the
proportion which the Average Daily Attendance in the
attendance center or centers bear to the Average Daily
Attendance in the school district. A "recognized school"
means any public school which meets the standards as
established for recognition by the State Board of
Education. A school district or attendance center not
having recognition status at the end of a school term is
entitled to receive State aid payments due upon a legal
claim which was filed while it was recognized.
(b) School district claims filed under this Section are
subject to Sections 18-9 and 18-12, except as otherwise
provided in this Section.
(c) If a school district operates a full year school
under Section 10-19.1, the general State aid to the school
district shall be determined by the State Board of
Education in accordance with this Section as near as may be
applicable.
(d) (Blank).
(4) Except as provided in subsections (H) and (L), the
board of any district receiving any of the grants provided for
in this Section may apply those funds to any fund so received
for which that board is authorized to make expenditures by law.
School districts are not required to exert a minimum
Operating Tax Rate in order to qualify for assistance under
this Section.
(5) As used in this Section the following terms, when
capitalized, shall have the meaning ascribed herein:
(a) "Average Daily Attendance": A count of pupil
attendance in school, averaged as provided for in
subsection (C) and utilized in deriving per pupil financial
support levels.
(b) "Available Local Resources": A computation of
local financial support, calculated on the basis of Average
Daily Attendance and derived as provided pursuant to
subsection (D).
(c) "Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes":
Funds paid to local school districts pursuant to "An Act in
relation to the abolition of ad valorem personal property
tax and the replacement of revenues lost thereby, and
amending and repealing certain Acts and parts of Acts in
connection therewith", certified August 14, 1979, as
amended (Public Act 81-1st S.S.-1).
(d) "Foundation Level": A prescribed level of per pupil
financial support as provided for in subsection (B).
(e) "Operating Tax Rate": All school district property
taxes extended for all purposes, except Bond and Interest,
Summer School, Rent, Capital Improvement, and Vocational
Education Building purposes.
(B) Foundation Level.
(1) The Foundation Level is a figure established by the
State representing the minimum level of per pupil financial
support that should be available to provide for the basic
education of each pupil in Average Daily Attendance. As set
forth in this Section, each school district is assumed to exert
a sufficient local taxing effort such that, in combination with
the aggregate of general State financial aid provided the
district, an aggregate of State and local resources are
available to meet the basic education needs of pupils in the
district.
(2) For the 1998-1999 school year, the Foundation Level of
support is $4,225. For the 1999-2000 school year, the
Foundation Level of support is $4,325. For the 2000-2001 school
year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,425. For the
2001-2002 school year and 2002-2003 school year, the Foundation
Level of support is $4,560. For the 2003-2004 school year, the
Foundation Level of support is $4,810. For the 2004-2005 school
year, the Foundation Level of support is $4,964. For the
2005-2006 school year, the Foundation Level of support is
$5,164. For the 2006-2007 school year, the Foundation Level of
support is $5,334. For the 2007-2008 school year, the
Foundation Level of support is $5,734. For the 2008-2009 school
year, the Foundation Level of support is $5,959.
(3) For the 2009-2010 school year and each school year
thereafter, the Foundation Level of support is $6,119 or such
greater amount as may be established by law by the General
Assembly.
(C) Average Daily Attendance.
(1) For purposes of calculating general State aid pursuant
to subsection (E), an Average Daily Attendance figure shall be
utilized. The Average Daily Attendance figure for formula
calculation purposes shall be the monthly average of the actual
number of pupils in attendance of each school district, as
further averaged for the best 3 months of pupil attendance for
each school district. In compiling the figures for the number
of pupils in attendance, school districts and the State Board
of Education shall, for purposes of general State aid funding,
conform attendance figures to the requirements of subsection
(F).
(2) The Average Daily Attendance figures utilized in
subsection (E) shall be the requisite attendance data for the
school year immediately preceding the school year for which
general State aid is being calculated or the average of the
attendance data for the 3 preceding school years, whichever is
greater. The Average Daily Attendance figures utilized in
subsection (H) shall be the requisite attendance data for the
school year immediately preceding the school year for which
general State aid is being calculated.
(D) Available Local Resources.
(1) For purposes of calculating general State aid pursuant
to subsection (E), a representation of Available Local
Resources per pupil, as that term is defined and determined in
this subsection, shall be utilized. Available Local Resources
per pupil shall include a calculated dollar amount representing
local school district revenues from local property taxes and
from Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes, expressed
on the basis of pupils in Average Daily Attendance. Calculation
of Available Local Resources shall exclude any tax amnesty
funds received as a result of Public Act 93-26.
(2) In determining a school district's revenue from local
property taxes, the State Board of Education shall utilize the
equalized assessed valuation of all taxable property of each
school district as of September 30 of the previous year. The
equalized assessed valuation utilized shall be obtained and
determined as provided in subsection (G).
(3) For school districts maintaining grades kindergarten
through 12, local property tax revenues per pupil shall be
calculated as the product of the applicable equalized assessed
valuation for the district multiplied by 3.00%, and divided by
the district's Average Daily Attendance figure. For school
districts maintaining grades kindergarten through 8, local
property tax revenues per pupil shall be calculated as the
product of the applicable equalized assessed valuation for the
district multiplied by 2.30%, and divided by the district's
Average Daily Attendance figure. For school districts
maintaining grades 9 through 12, local property tax revenues
per pupil shall be the applicable equalized assessed valuation
of the district multiplied by 1.05%, and divided by the
district's Average Daily Attendance figure.
For partial elementary unit districts created pursuant to
Article 11E of this Code, local property tax revenues per pupil
shall be calculated as the product of the equalized assessed
valuation for property within the partial elementary unit
district for elementary purposes, as defined in Article 11E of
this Code, multiplied by 2.06% and divided by the district's
Average Daily Attendance figure, plus the product of the
equalized assessed valuation for property within the partial
elementary unit district for high school purposes, as defined
in Article 11E of this Code, multiplied by 0.94% and divided by
the district's Average Daily Attendance figure.
(4) The Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes paid
to each school district during the calendar year one year
before the calendar year in which a school year begins, divided
by the Average Daily Attendance figure for that district, shall
be added to the local property tax revenues per pupil as
derived by the application of the immediately preceding
paragraph (3). The sum of these per pupil figures for each
school district shall constitute Available Local Resources as
that term is utilized in subsection (E) in the calculation of
general State aid.
(E) Computation of General State Aid.
(1) For each school year, the amount of general State aid
allotted to a school district shall be computed by the State
Board of Education as provided in this subsection.
(2) For any school district for which Available Local
Resources per pupil is less than the product of 0.93 times the
Foundation Level, general State aid for that district shall be
calculated as an amount equal to the Foundation Level minus
Available Local Resources, multiplied by the Average Daily
Attendance of the school district.
(3) For any school district for which Available Local
Resources per pupil is equal to or greater than the product of
0.93 times the Foundation Level and less than the product of
1.75 times the Foundation Level, the general State aid per
pupil shall be a decimal proportion of the Foundation Level
derived using a linear algorithm. Under this linear algorithm,
the calculated general State aid per pupil shall decline in
direct linear fashion from 0.07 times the Foundation Level for
a school district with Available Local Resources equal to the
product of 0.93 times the Foundation Level, to 0.05 times the
Foundation Level for a school district with Available Local
Resources equal to the product of 1.75 times the Foundation
Level. The allocation of general State aid for school districts
subject to this paragraph 3 shall be the calculated general
State aid per pupil figure multiplied by the Average Daily
Attendance of the school district.
(4) For any school district for which Available Local
Resources per pupil equals or exceeds the product of 1.75 times
the Foundation Level, the general State aid for the school
district shall be calculated as the product of $218 multiplied
by the Average Daily Attendance of the school district.
(5) The amount of general State aid allocated to a school
district for the 1999-2000 school year meeting the requirements
set forth in paragraph (4) of subsection (G) shall be increased
by an amount equal to the general State aid that would have
been received by the district for the 1998-1999 school year by
utilizing the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed
Valuation as calculated in paragraph (4) of subsection (G) less
the general State aid allotted for the 1998-1999 school year.
This amount shall be deemed a one time increase, and shall not
affect any future general State aid allocations.
(F) Compilation of Average Daily Attendance.
(1) Each school district shall, by July 1 of each year,
submit to the State Board of Education, on forms prescribed by
the State Board of Education, attendance figures for the school
year that began in the preceding calendar year. The attendance
information so transmitted shall identify the average daily
attendance figures for each month of the school year for each
grade level served. Beginning with the general State aid claim
form for the 2002-2003 school year, districts shall calculate
Average Daily Attendance as provided in subdivisions (a), (b),
and (c) of this paragraph (1).
(a) In districts that do not hold year-round classes,
days of attendance in August shall be added to the month of
September and any days of attendance in June shall be added
to the month of May.
(b) In districts in which all buildings hold year-round
classes, days of attendance in July and August shall be
added to the month of September and any days of attendance
in June shall be added to the month of May.
(c) In districts in which some buildings, but not all,
hold year-round classes, for the non-year-round buildings,
days of attendance in August shall be added to the month of
September and any days of attendance in June shall be added
to the month of May. The average daily attendance for the
year-round buildings shall be computed as provided in
subdivision (b) of this paragraph (1). To calculate the
Average Daily Attendance for the district, the average
daily attendance for the year-round buildings shall be
multiplied by the days in session for the non-year-round
buildings for each month and added to the monthly
attendance of the non-year-round buildings.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, days of
attendance by pupils shall be counted only for sessions of not
less than 5 clock hours of school work per day under direct
supervision of: (i) teachers, or (ii) non-teaching personnel or
volunteer personnel when engaging in non-teaching duties and
supervising in those instances specified in subsection (a) of
Section 10-22.34 and paragraph 10 of Section 34-18, with pupils
of legal school age and in kindergarten and grades 1 through
12. Days of attendance by pupils through verified participation
in an e-learning program approved by the State Board of
Education under Section 10-20.56 of the Code shall be
considered as full days of attendance for purposes of this
Section.
Days of attendance by tuition pupils shall be accredited
only to the districts that pay the tuition to a recognized
school.
(2) Days of attendance by pupils of less than 5 clock hours
of school shall be subject to the following provisions in the
compilation of Average Daily Attendance.
(a) Pupils regularly enrolled in a public school for
only a part of the school day may be counted on the basis
of 1/6 day for every class hour of instruction of 40
minutes or more attended pursuant to such enrollment,
unless a pupil is enrolled in a block-schedule format of 80
minutes or more of instruction, in which case the pupil may
be counted on the basis of the proportion of minutes of
school work completed each day to the minimum number of
minutes that school work is required to be held that day.
(b) (Blank).
(c) A session of 4 or more clock hours may be counted
as a day of attendance upon certification by the regional
superintendent, and approved by the State Superintendent
of Education to the extent that the district has been
forced to use daily multiple sessions.
(d) A session of 3 or more clock hours may be counted
as a day of attendance (1) when the remainder of the school
day or at least 2 hours in the evening of that day is
utilized for an in-service training program for teachers,
up to a maximum of 5 days per school year, provided a
district conducts an in-service training program for
teachers in accordance with Section 10-22.39 of this Code;
or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2 full days may be used, in
which event each such day may be counted as a day required
for a legal school calendar pursuant to Section 10-19 of
this Code; (1.5) when, of the 5 days allowed under item
(1), a maximum of 4 days are used for parent-teacher
conferences, or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2 full days are
used, in which case each such day may be counted as a
calendar day required under Section 10-19 of this Code,
provided that the full-day, parent-teacher conference
consists of (i) a minimum of 5 clock hours of
parent-teacher conferences, (ii) both a minimum of 2 clock
hours of parent-teacher conferences held in the evening
following a full day of student attendance, as specified in
subsection (F)(1)(c), and a minimum of 3 clock hours of
parent-teacher conferences held on the day immediately
following evening parent-teacher conferences, or (iii)
multiple parent-teacher conferences held in the evenings
following full days of student attendance, as specified in
subsection (F)(1)(c), in which the time used for the
parent-teacher conferences is equivalent to a minimum of 5
clock hours; and (2) when days in addition to those
provided in items (1) and (1.5) are scheduled by a school
pursuant to its school improvement plan adopted under
Article 34 or its revised or amended school improvement
plan adopted under Article 2, provided that (i) such
sessions of 3 or more clock hours are scheduled to occur at
regular intervals, (ii) the remainder of the school days in
which such sessions occur are utilized for in-service
training programs or other staff development activities
for teachers, and (iii) a sufficient number of minutes of
school work under the direct supervision of teachers are
added to the school days between such regularly scheduled
sessions to accumulate not less than the number of minutes
by which such sessions of 3 or more clock hours fall short
of 5 clock hours. Any full days used for the purposes of
this paragraph shall not be considered for computing
average daily attendance. Days scheduled for in-service
training programs, staff development activities, or
parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled separately for
different grade levels and different attendance centers of
the district.
(e) A session of not less than one clock hour of
teaching hospitalized or homebound pupils on-site or by
telephone to the classroom may be counted as 1/2 day of
attendance, however these pupils must receive 4 or more
clock hours of instruction to be counted for a full day of
attendance.
(f) A session of at least 4 clock hours may be counted
as a day of attendance for first grade pupils, and pupils
in full day kindergartens, and a session of 2 or more hours
may be counted as 1/2 day of attendance by pupils in
kindergartens which provide only 1/2 day of attendance.
(g) For children with disabilities who are below the
age of 6 years and who cannot attend 2 or more clock hours
because of their disability or immaturity, a session of not
less than one clock hour may be counted as 1/2 day of
attendance; however for such children whose educational
needs so require a session of 4 or more clock hours may be
counted as a full day of attendance.
(h) A recognized kindergarten which provides for only
1/2 day of attendance by each pupil shall not have more
than 1/2 day of attendance counted in any one day. However,
kindergartens may count 2 1/2 days of attendance in any 5
consecutive school days. When a pupil attends such a
kindergarten for 2 half days on any one school day, the
pupil shall have the following day as a day absent from
school, unless the school district obtains permission in
writing from the State Superintendent of Education.
Attendance at kindergartens which provide for a full day of
attendance by each pupil shall be counted the same as
attendance by first grade pupils. Only the first year of
attendance in one kindergarten shall be counted, except in
case of children who entered the kindergarten in their
fifth year whose educational development requires a second
year of kindergarten as determined under the rules and
regulations of the State Board of Education.
(i) On the days when the assessment that includes a
college and career ready determination is administered
under subsection (c) of Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code, the
day of attendance for a pupil whose school day must be
shortened to accommodate required testing procedures may
be less than 5 clock hours and shall be counted towards the
176 days of actual pupil attendance required under Section
10-19 of this Code, provided that a sufficient number of
minutes of school work in excess of 5 clock hours are first
completed on other school days to compensate for the loss
of school work on the examination days.
(j) Pupils enrolled in a remote educational program
established under Section 10-29 of this Code may be counted
on the basis of one-fifth day of attendance for every clock
hour of instruction attended in the remote educational
program, provided that, in any month, the school district
may not claim for a student enrolled in a remote
educational program more days of attendance than the
maximum number of days of attendance the district can claim
(i) for students enrolled in a building holding year-round
classes if the student is classified as participating in
the remote educational program on a year-round schedule or
(ii) for students enrolled in a building not holding
year-round classes if the student is not classified as
participating in the remote educational program on a
year-round schedule.
(G) Equalized Assessed Valuation Data.
(1) For purposes of the calculation of Available Local
Resources required pursuant to subsection (D), the State Board
of Education shall secure from the Department of Revenue the
value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of
all taxable property of every school district, together with
(i) the applicable tax rate used in extending taxes for the
funds of the district as of September 30 of the previous year
and (ii) the limiting rate for all school districts subject to
property tax extension limitations as imposed under the
Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
The Department of Revenue shall add to the equalized
assessed value of all taxable property of each school district
situated entirely or partially within a county that is or was
subject to the provisions of Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the
Property Tax Code (a) an amount equal to the total amount by
which the homestead exemption allowed under Section 15-176 or
15-177 of the Property Tax Code for real property situated in
that school district exceeds the total amount that would have
been allowed in that school district if the maximum reduction
under Section 15-176 was (i) $4,500 in Cook County or $3,500 in
all other counties in tax year 2003 or (ii) $5,000 in all
counties in tax year 2004 and thereafter and (b) an amount
equal to the aggregate amount for the taxable year of all
additional exemptions under Section 15-175 of the Property Tax
Code for owners with a household income of $30,000 or less. The
county clerk of any county that is or was subject to the
provisions of Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code
shall annually calculate and certify to the Department of
Revenue for each school district all homestead exemption
amounts under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code
and all amounts of additional exemptions under Section 15-175
of the Property Tax Code for owners with a household income of
$30,000 or less. It is the intent of this paragraph that if the
general homestead exemption for a parcel of property is
determined under Section 15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax
Code rather than Section 15-175, then the calculation of
Available Local Resources shall not be affected by the
difference, if any, between the amount of the general homestead
exemption allowed for that parcel of property under Section
15-176 or 15-177 of the Property Tax Code and the amount that
would have been allowed had the general homestead exemption for
that parcel of property been determined under Section 15-175 of
the Property Tax Code. It is further the intent of this
paragraph that if additional exemptions are allowed under
Section 15-175 of the Property Tax Code for owners with a
household income of less than $30,000, then the calculation of
Available Local Resources shall not be affected by the
difference, if any, because of those additional exemptions.
This equalized assessed valuation, as adjusted further by
the requirements of this subsection, shall be utilized in the
calculation of Available Local Resources.
(2) The equalized assessed valuation in paragraph (1) shall
be adjusted, as applicable, in the following manner:
(a) For the purposes of calculating State aid under
this Section, with respect to any part of a school district
within a redevelopment project area in respect to which a
municipality has adopted tax increment allocation
financing pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation
Redevelopment Act, Sections 11-74.4-1 through 11-74.4-11
of the Illinois Municipal Code or the Industrial Jobs
Recovery Law, Sections 11-74.6-1 through 11-74.6-50 of the
Illinois Municipal Code, no part of the current equalized
assessed valuation of real property located in any such
project area which is attributable to an increase above the
total initial equalized assessed valuation of such
property shall be used as part of the equalized assessed
valuation of the district, until such time as all
redevelopment project costs have been paid, as provided in
Section 11-74.4-8 of the Tax Increment Allocation
Redevelopment Act or in Section 11-74.6-35 of the
Industrial Jobs Recovery Law. For the purpose of the
equalized assessed valuation of the district, the total
initial equalized assessed valuation or the current
equalized assessed valuation, whichever is lower, shall be
used until such time as all redevelopment project costs
have been paid.
(b) The real property equalized assessed valuation for
a school district shall be adjusted by subtracting from the
real property value as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue for the district an amount computed
by dividing the amount of any abatement of taxes under
Section 18-170 of the Property Tax Code by 3.00% for a
district maintaining grades kindergarten through 12, by
2.30% for a district maintaining grades kindergarten
through 8, or by 1.05% for a district maintaining grades 9
through 12 and adjusted by an amount computed by dividing
the amount of any abatement of taxes under subsection (a)
of Section 18-165 of the Property Tax Code by the same
percentage rates for district type as specified in this
subparagraph (b).
(3) For the 1999-2000 school year and each school year
thereafter, if a school district meets all of the criteria of
this subsection (G)(3), the school district's Available Local
Resources shall be calculated under subsection (D) using the
district's Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation
as calculated under this subsection (G)(3).
For purposes of this subsection (G)(3) the following terms
shall have the following meanings:
"Budget Year": The school year for which general State
aid is calculated and awarded under subsection (E).
"Base Tax Year": The property tax levy year used to
calculate the Budget Year allocation of general State aid.
"Preceding Tax Year": The property tax levy year
immediately preceding the Base Tax Year.
"Base Tax Year's Tax Extension": The product of the
equalized assessed valuation utilized by the County Clerk
in the Base Tax Year multiplied by the limiting rate as
calculated by the County Clerk and defined in the Property
Tax Extension Limitation Law.
"Preceding Tax Year's Tax Extension": The product of
the equalized assessed valuation utilized by the County
Clerk in the Preceding Tax Year multiplied by the Operating
Tax Rate as defined in subsection (A).
"Extension Limitation Ratio": A numerical ratio,
certified by the County Clerk, in which the numerator is
the Base Tax Year's Tax Extension and the denominator is
the Preceding Tax Year's Tax Extension.
"Operating Tax Rate": The operating tax rate as defined
in subsection (A).
If a school district is subject to property tax extension
limitations as imposed under the Property Tax Extension
Limitation Law, the State Board of Education shall calculate
the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of that
district. For the 1999-2000 school year, the Extension
Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a school district as
calculated by the State Board of Education shall be equal to
the product of the district's 1996 Equalized Assessed Valuation
and the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. Except as
otherwise provided in this paragraph for a school district that
has approved or does approve an increase in its limiting rate,
for the 2000-2001 school year and each school year thereafter,
the Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a
school district as calculated by the State Board of Education
shall be equal to the product of the Equalized Assessed
Valuation last used in the calculation of general State aid and
the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. If the Extension
Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of a school district as
calculated under this subsection (G)(3) is less than the
district's equalized assessed valuation as calculated pursuant
to subsections (G)(1) and (G)(2), then for purposes of
calculating the district's general State aid for the Budget
Year pursuant to subsection (E), that Extension Limitation
Equalized Assessed Valuation shall be utilized to calculate the
district's Available Local Resources under subsection (D). For
the 2009-2010 school year and each school year thereafter, if a
school district has approved or does approve an increase in its
limiting rate, pursuant to Section 18-190 of the Property Tax
Code, affecting the Base Tax Year, the Extension Limitation
Equalized Assessed Valuation of the school district, as
calculated by the State Board of Education, shall be equal to
the product of the Equalized Assessed Valuation last used in
the calculation of general State aid times an amount equal to
one plus the percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price
Index for all Urban Consumers for all items published by the
United States Department of Labor for the 12-month calendar
year preceding the Base Tax Year, plus the Equalized Assessed
Valuation of new property, annexed property, and recovered tax
increment value and minus the Equalized Assessed Valuation of
disconnected property. New property and recovered tax
increment value shall have the meanings set forth in the
Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
Partial elementary unit districts created in accordance
with Article 11E of this Code shall not be eligible for the
adjustment in this subsection (G)(3) until the fifth year
following the effective date of the reorganization.
(3.5) For the 2010-2011 school year and each school year
thereafter, if a school district's boundaries span multiple
counties, then the Department of Revenue shall send to the
State Board of Education, for the purpose of calculating
general State aid, the limiting rate and individual rates by
purpose for the county that contains the majority of the school
district's Equalized Assessed Valuation.
(4) For the purposes of calculating general State aid for
the 1999-2000 school year only, if a school district
experienced a triennial reassessment on the equalized assessed
valuation used in calculating its general State financial aid
apportionment for the 1998-1999 school year, the State Board of
Education shall calculate the Extension Limitation Equalized
Assessed Valuation that would have been used to calculate the
district's 1998-1999 general State aid. This amount shall equal
the product of the equalized assessed valuation used to
calculate general State aid for the 1997-1998 school year and
the district's Extension Limitation Ratio. If the Extension
Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation of the school district
as calculated under this paragraph (4) is less than the
district's equalized assessed valuation utilized in
calculating the district's 1998-1999 general State aid
allocation, then for purposes of calculating the district's
general State aid pursuant to paragraph (5) of subsection (E),
that Extension Limitation Equalized Assessed Valuation shall
be utilized to calculate the district's Available Local
Resources.
(5) For school districts having a majority of their
equalized assessed valuation in any county except Cook, DuPage,
Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will, if the amount of general State
aid allocated to the school district for the 1999-2000 school
year under the provisions of subsection (E), (H), and (J) of
this Section is less than the amount of general State aid
allocated to the district for the 1998-1999 school year under
these subsections, then the general State aid of the district
for the 1999-2000 school year only shall be increased by the
difference between these amounts. The total payments made under
this paragraph (5) shall not exceed $14,000,000. Claims shall
be prorated if they exceed $14,000,000.
(H) Supplemental General State Aid.
(1) In addition to the general State aid a school district
is allotted pursuant to subsection (E), qualifying school
districts shall receive a grant, paid in conjunction with a
district's payments of general State aid, for supplemental
general State aid based upon the concentration level of
children from low-income households within the school
district. Supplemental State aid grants provided for school
districts under this subsection shall be appropriated for
distribution to school districts as part of the same line item
in which the general State financial aid of school districts is
appropriated under this Section.
(1.5) This paragraph (1.5) applies only to those school
years preceding the 2003-2004 school year. For purposes of this
subsection (H), the term "Low-Income Concentration Level"
shall be the low-income eligible pupil count from the most
recently available federal census divided by the Average Daily
Attendance of the school district. If, however, (i) the
percentage decrease from the 2 most recent federal censuses in
the low-income eligible pupil count of a high school district
with fewer than 400 students exceeds by 75% or more the
percentage change in the total low-income eligible pupil count
of contiguous elementary school districts, whose boundaries
are coterminous with the high school district, or (ii) a high
school district within 2 counties and serving 5 elementary
school districts, whose boundaries are coterminous with the
high school district, has a percentage decrease from the 2 most
recent federal censuses in the low-income eligible pupil count
and there is a percentage increase in the total low-income
eligible pupil count of a majority of the elementary school
districts in excess of 50% from the 2 most recent federal
censuses, then the high school district's low-income eligible
pupil count from the earlier federal census shall be the number
used as the low-income eligible pupil count for the high school
district, for purposes of this subsection (H). The changes made
to this paragraph (1) by Public Act 92-28 shall apply to
supplemental general State aid grants for school years
preceding the 2003-2004 school year that are paid in fiscal
year 1999 or thereafter and to any State aid payments made in
fiscal year 1994 through fiscal year 1998 pursuant to
subsection 1(n) of Section 18-8 of this Code (which was
repealed on July 1, 1998), and any high school district that is
affected by Public Act 92-28 is entitled to a recomputation of
its supplemental general State aid grant or State aid paid in
any of those fiscal years. This recomputation shall not be
affected by any other funding.
(1.10) This paragraph (1.10) applies to the 2003-2004
school year and each school year thereafter. For purposes of
this subsection (H), the term "Low-Income Concentration Level"
shall, for each fiscal year, be the low-income eligible pupil
count as of July 1 of the immediately preceding fiscal year (as
determined by the Department of Human Services based on the
number of pupils who are eligible for at least one of the
following low income programs: Medicaid, the Children's Health
Insurance Program, TANF, or Food Stamps, excluding pupils who
are eligible for services provided by the Department of
Children and Family Services, averaged over the 2 immediately
preceding fiscal years for fiscal year 2004 and over the 3
immediately preceding fiscal years for each fiscal year
thereafter) divided by the Average Daily Attendance of the
school district.
(2) Supplemental general State aid pursuant to this
subsection (H) shall be provided as follows for the 1998-1999,
1999-2000, and 2000-2001 school years only:
(a) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 20% and less than 35%, the
grant for any school year shall be $800 multiplied by the
low income eligible pupil count.
(b) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 35% and less than 50%, the
grant for the 1998-1999 school year shall be $1,100
multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
(c) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 50% and less than 60%, the
grant for the 1998-99 school year shall be $1,500
multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
(d) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of 60% or more, the grant for the
1998-99 school year shall be $1,900 multiplied by the low
income eligible pupil count.
(e) For the 1999-2000 school year, the per pupil amount
specified in subparagraphs (b), (c), and (d) immediately
above shall be increased to $1,243, $1,600, and $2,000,
respectively.
(f) For the 2000-2001 school year, the per pupil
amounts specified in subparagraphs (b), (c), and (d)
immediately above shall be $1,273, $1,640, and $2,050,
respectively.
(2.5) Supplemental general State aid pursuant to this
subsection (H) shall be provided as follows for the 2002-2003
school year:
(a) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of less than 10%, the grant for each
school year shall be $355 multiplied by the low income
eligible pupil count.
(b) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 10% and less than 20%, the
grant for each school year shall be $675 multiplied by the
low income eligible pupil count.
(c) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 20% and less than 35%, the
grant for each school year shall be $1,330 multiplied by
the low income eligible pupil count.
(d) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 35% and less than 50%, the
grant for each school year shall be $1,362 multiplied by
the low income eligible pupil count.
(e) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of at least 50% and less than 60%, the
grant for each school year shall be $1,680 multiplied by
the low income eligible pupil count.
(f) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of 60% or more, the grant for each
school year shall be $2,080 multiplied by the low income
eligible pupil count.
(2.10) Except as otherwise provided, supplemental general
State aid pursuant to this subsection (H) shall be provided as
follows for the 2003-2004 school year and each school year
thereafter:
(a) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level of 15% or less, the grant for each
school year shall be $355 multiplied by the low income
eligible pupil count.
(b) For any school district with a Low Income
Concentration Level greater than 15%, the grant for each
school year shall be $294.25 added to the product of $2,700
and the square of the Low Income Concentration Level, all
multiplied by the low income eligible pupil count.
For the 2003-2004 school year and each school year
thereafter through the 2008-2009 school year only, the grant
shall be no less than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year.
For the 2009-2010 school year only, the grant shall be no less
than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year multiplied by
0.66. For the 2010-2011 school year only, the grant shall be no
less than the grant for the 2002-2003 school year multiplied by
0.33. Notwithstanding the provisions of this paragraph to the
contrary, if for any school year supplemental general State aid
grants are prorated as provided in paragraph (1) of this
subsection (H), then the grants under this paragraph shall be
prorated.
For the 2003-2004 school year only, the grant shall be no
greater than the grant received during the 2002-2003 school
year added to the product of 0.25 multiplied by the difference
between the grant amount calculated under subsection (a) or (b)
of this paragraph (2.10), whichever is applicable, and the
grant received during the 2002-2003 school year. For the
2004-2005 school year only, the grant shall be no greater than
the grant received during the 2002-2003 school year added to
the product of 0.50 multiplied by the difference between the
grant amount calculated under subsection (a) or (b) of this
paragraph (2.10), whichever is applicable, and the grant
received during the 2002-2003 school year. For the 2005-2006
school year only, the grant shall be no greater than the grant
received during the 2002-2003 school year added to the product
of 0.75 multiplied by the difference between the grant amount
calculated under subsection (a) or (b) of this paragraph
(2.10), whichever is applicable, and the grant received during
the 2002-2003 school year.
(3) School districts with an Average Daily Attendance of
more than 1,000 and less than 50,000 that qualify for
supplemental general State aid pursuant to this subsection
shall submit a plan to the State Board of Education prior to
October 30 of each year for the use of the funds resulting from
this grant of supplemental general State aid for the
improvement of instruction in which priority is given to
meeting the education needs of disadvantaged children. Such
plan shall be submitted in accordance with rules and
regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.
(4) School districts with an Average Daily Attendance of
50,000 or more that qualify for supplemental general State aid
pursuant to this subsection shall be required to distribute
from funds available pursuant to this Section, no less than
$261,000,000 in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) The required amounts shall be distributed to the
attendance centers within the district in proportion to the
number of pupils enrolled at each attendance center who are
eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches or
breakfasts under the federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966
and under the National School Lunch Act during the
immediately preceding school year.
(b) The distribution of these portions of supplemental
and general State aid among attendance centers according to
these requirements shall not be compensated for or
contravened by adjustments of the total of other funds
appropriated to any attendance centers, and the Board of
Education shall utilize funding from one or several sources
in order to fully implement this provision annually prior
to the opening of school.
(c) Each attendance center shall be provided by the
school district a distribution of noncategorical funds and
other categorical funds to which an attendance center is
entitled under law in order that the general State aid and
supplemental general State aid provided by application of
this subsection supplements rather than supplants the
noncategorical funds and other categorical funds provided
by the school district to the attendance centers.
(d) Any funds made available under this subsection that
by reason of the provisions of this subsection are not
required to be allocated and provided to attendance centers
may be used and appropriated by the board of the district
for any lawful school purpose.
(e) Funds received by an attendance center pursuant to
this subsection shall be used by the attendance center at
the discretion of the principal and local school council
for programs to improve educational opportunities at
qualifying schools through the following programs and
services: early childhood education, reduced class size or
improved adult to student classroom ratio, enrichment
programs, remedial assistance, attendance improvement, and
other educationally beneficial expenditures which
supplement the regular and basic programs as determined by
the State Board of Education. Funds provided shall not be
expended for any political or lobbying purposes as defined
by board rule.
(f) Each district subject to the provisions of this
subdivision (H)(4) shall submit an acceptable plan to meet
the educational needs of disadvantaged children, in
compliance with the requirements of this paragraph, to the
State Board of Education prior to July 15 of each year.
This plan shall be consistent with the decisions of local
school councils concerning the school expenditure plans
developed in accordance with part 4 of Section 34-2.3. The
State Board shall approve or reject the plan within 60 days
after its submission. If the plan is rejected, the district
shall give written notice of intent to modify the plan
within 15 days of the notification of rejection and then
submit a modified plan within 30 days after the date of the
written notice of intent to modify. Districts may amend
approved plans pursuant to rules promulgated by the State
Board of Education.
Upon notification by the State Board of Education that
the district has not submitted a plan prior to July 15 or a
modified plan within the time period specified herein, the
State aid funds affected by that plan or modified plan
shall be withheld by the State Board of Education until a
plan or modified plan is submitted.
If the district fails to distribute State aid to
attendance centers in accordance with an approved plan, the
plan for the following year shall allocate funds, in
addition to the funds otherwise required by this
subsection, to those attendance centers which were
underfunded during the previous year in amounts equal to
such underfunding.
For purposes of determining compliance with this
subsection in relation to the requirements of attendance
center funding, each district subject to the provisions of
this subsection shall submit as a separate document by
December 1 of each year a report of expenditure data for
the prior year in addition to any modification of its
current plan. If it is determined that there has been a
failure to comply with the expenditure provisions of this
subsection regarding contravention or supplanting, the
State Superintendent of Education shall, within 60 days of
receipt of the report, notify the district and any affected
local school council. The district shall within 45 days of
receipt of that notification inform the State
Superintendent of Education of the remedial or corrective
action to be taken, whether by amendment of the current
plan, if feasible, or by adjustment in the plan for the
following year. Failure to provide the expenditure report
or the notification of remedial or corrective action in a
timely manner shall result in a withholding of the affected
funds.
The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules and
regulations to implement the provisions of this
subsection. No funds shall be released under this
subdivision (H)(4) to any district that has not submitted a
plan that has been approved by the State Board of
Education.
(I) (Blank).
(J) (Blank).
(K) Grants to Laboratory and Alternative Schools.
In calculating the amount to be paid to the governing board
of a public university that operates a laboratory school under
this Section or to any alternative school that is operated by a
regional superintendent of schools, the State Board of
Education shall require by rule such reporting requirements as
it deems necessary.
As used in this Section, "laboratory school" means a public
school which is created and operated by a public university and
approved by the State Board of Education. The governing board
of a public university which receives funds from the State
Board under this subsection (K) may not increase the number of
students enrolled in its laboratory school from a single
district, if that district is already sending 50 or more
students, except under a mutual agreement between the school
board of a student's district of residence and the university
which operates the laboratory school. A laboratory school may
not have more than 1,000 students, excluding students with
disabilities in a special education program.
As used in this Section, "alternative school" means a
public school which is created and operated by a Regional
Superintendent of Schools and approved by the State Board of
Education. Such alternative schools may offer courses of
instruction for which credit is given in regular school
programs, courses to prepare students for the high school
equivalency testing program or vocational and occupational
training. A regional superintendent of schools may contract
with a school district or a public community college district
to operate an alternative school. An alternative school serving
more than one educational service region may be established by
the regional superintendents of schools of the affected
educational service regions. An alternative school serving
more than one educational service region may be operated under
such terms as the regional superintendents of schools of those
educational service regions may agree.
Each laboratory and alternative school shall file, on forms
provided by the State Superintendent of Education, an annual
State aid claim which states the Average Daily Attendance of
the school's students by month. The best 3 months' Average
Daily Attendance shall be computed for each school. The general
State aid entitlement shall be computed by multiplying the
applicable Average Daily Attendance by the Foundation Level as
determined under this Section.
(L) Payments, Additional Grants in Aid and Other Requirements.
(1) For a school district operating under the financial
supervision of an Authority created under Article 34A, the
general State aid otherwise payable to that district under this
Section, but not the supplemental general State aid, shall be
reduced by an amount equal to the budget for the operations of
the Authority as certified by the Authority to the State Board
of Education, and an amount equal to such reduction shall be
paid to the Authority created for such district for its
operating expenses in the manner provided in Section 18-11. The
remainder of general State school aid for any such district
shall be paid in accordance with Article 34A when that Article
provides for a disposition other than that provided by this
Article.
(2) (Blank).
(3) Summer school. Summer school payments shall be made as
provided in Section 18-4.3.
(M) Education Funding Advisory Board.
The Education Funding Advisory Board, hereinafter in this
subsection (M) referred to as the "Board", is hereby created.
The Board shall consist of 5 members who are appointed by the
Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The
members appointed shall include representatives of education,
business, and the general public. One of the members so
appointed shall be designated by the Governor at the time the
appointment is made as the chairperson of the Board. The
initial members of the Board may be appointed any time after
the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. The regular
term of each member of the Board shall be for 4 years from the
third Monday of January of the year in which the term of the
member's appointment is to commence, except that of the 5
initial members appointed to serve on the Board, the member who
is appointed as the chairperson shall serve for a term that
commences on the date of his or her appointment and expires on
the third Monday of January, 2002, and the remaining 4 members,
by lots drawn at the first meeting of the Board that is held
after all 5 members are appointed, shall determine 2 of their
number to serve for terms that commence on the date of their
respective appointments and expire on the third Monday of
January, 2001, and 2 of their number to serve for terms that
commence on the date of their respective appointments and
expire on the third Monday of January, 2000. All members
appointed to serve on the Board shall serve until their
respective successors are appointed and confirmed. Vacancies
shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. If
a vacancy in membership occurs at a time when the Senate is not
in session, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment
until the next meeting of the Senate, when he or she shall
appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a
person to fill that membership for the unexpired term. If the
Senate is not in session when the initial appointments are
made, those appointments shall be made as in the case of
vacancies.
The Education Funding Advisory Board shall be deemed
established, and the initial members appointed by the Governor
to serve as members of the Board shall take office, on the date
that the Governor makes his or her appointment of the fifth
initial member of the Board, whether those initial members are
then serving pursuant to appointment and confirmation or
pursuant to temporary appointments that are made by the
Governor as in the case of vacancies.
The State Board of Education shall provide such staff
assistance to the Education Funding Advisory Board as is
reasonably required for the proper performance by the Board of
its responsibilities.
For school years after the 2000-2001 school year, the
Education Funding Advisory Board, in consultation with the
State Board of Education, shall make recommendations as
provided in this subsection (M) to the General Assembly for the
foundation level under subdivision (B)(3) of this Section and
for the supplemental general State aid grant level under
subsection (H) of this Section for districts with high
concentrations of children from poverty. The recommended
foundation level shall be determined based on a methodology
which incorporates the basic education expenditures of
low-spending schools exhibiting high academic performance. The
Education Funding Advisory Board shall make such
recommendations to the General Assembly on January 1 of odd
numbered years, beginning January 1, 2001.
(N) (Blank).
(O) References.
(1) References in other laws to the various subdivisions of
Section 18-8 as that Section existed before its repeal and
replacement by this Section 18-8.05 shall be deemed to refer to
the corresponding provisions of this Section 18-8.05, to the
extent that those references remain applicable.
(2) References in other laws to State Chapter 1 funds shall
be deemed to refer to the supplemental general State aid
provided under subsection (H) of this Section.
(P) Public Act 93-838 and Public Act 93-808 make inconsistent
changes to this Section. Under Section 6 of the Statute on
Statutes there is an irreconcilable conflict between Public Act
93-808 and Public Act 93-838. Public Act 93-838, being the last
acted upon, is controlling. The text of Public Act 93-838 is
the law regardless of the text of Public Act 93-808.
(Q) State Fiscal Year 2015 Payments.
For payments made for State fiscal year 2015, the State
Board of Education shall, for each school district, calculate
that district's pro-rata share of a minimum sum of $13,600,000
or additional amounts as needed from the total net General
State Aid funding as calculated under this Section that shall
be deemed attributable to the provision of special educational
facilities and services, as defined in Section 14-1.08 of this
Code, in a manner that ensures compliance with maintenance of
State financial support requirements under the federal
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Each school
district must use such funds only for the provision of special
educational facilities and services, as defined in Section
14-1.08 of this Code, and must comply with any expenditure
verification procedures adopted by the State Board of
Education.
(R) State Fiscal Year 2016 Payments.
For payments made for State fiscal year 2016, the State
Board of Education shall, for each school district, calculate
that district's pro rata share of a minimum sum of $1 or
additional amounts as needed from the total net General State
Aid funding as calculated under this Section that shall be
deemed attributable to the provision of special educational
facilities and services, as defined in Section 14-1.08 of this
Code, in a manner that ensures compliance with maintenance of
State financial support requirements under the federal
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Each school
district must use such funds only for the provision of special
educational facilities and services, as defined in Section
14-1.08 of this Code, and must comply with any expenditure
verification procedures adopted by the State Board of
Education.
(Source: P.A. 98-972, eff. 8-15-14; 99-2, eff. 3-26-15; 99-194,
eff. 7-30-15; 99-523, eff. 6-30-16.)
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