(105 ILCS 5/11E-130)
Sec. 11E-130. Unit district formation and joint agreement vocational education program.
(a) If a unit district is established under the provisions of this Article and more than 50% of the territory of the unit district is territory that immediately prior to its inclusion in the unit district was included in a high school district or districts that were signatories under the same joint agreement vocational education program, pursuant to the provisions of this Code, then the unit district shall upon its establishment be deemed to be a member and signatory to the joint agreement and shall also have the right to continue to extend taxes under any previous authority to levy a tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Code.
(b) In those instances, however, when more than 50% of the territory of any unit district was not, immediately prior to its establishment, included within the territory of a high school district that was a signatory to the same joint agreement vocational education program, then the unit district shall not be deemed upon its establishment to be a signatory to the joint agreement nor shall the unit district be deemed to have the special tax levy rights under Section 17-2.4 of this Code.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to forbid the unit district from subsequently joining a joint agreement vocational education program and to thereafter levy a tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Code by following the provisions of Section 17-2.4. In the event that any such unit district should subsequently join any such joint agreement vocational education program, it shall be entitled to a fair credit, as computed by the State Board of Education, for any capital contributions previously made to the joint agreement vocational education program from taxes levied against the assessed valuation of property situated in any part of the territory included within the unit district.
(Source: P.A. 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015