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Full Text of HB0341  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Lance Yednock

Filed: 3/14/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 341 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-3.103 and 10-17 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.103)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.103)
7    Sec. 2-3.103. Salary and benefit survey. For each school
8year, the State Board of Education shall conduct, in each
9school district, a school district salary and benefits survey
10covering the district's licensed and educational support
11personnel. However, the collection of information covering
12educational support personnel must be limited to districts
13with 1,000 or more students enrolled.
14    A survey form shall be developed and furnished by the
15State Board of Education to each school district on or before
16October 1 of the school year covered by the survey, and each



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1school district shall submit a completed survey to the State
2Board of Education on or before February 1 of the school year
3covered by the survey.
4    The State Board of Education shall compile, by April 30 of
5the school year covered by the survey, a statewide salary and
6benefit survey report based upon the surveys completed and
7submitted for that school year by the individual school
8districts as required by this Section, and shall make the
9survey report available to all school districts and to all
10"employee organizations" as defined in Section 2 of the
11Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
12    The data required to be reported by each school district
13on the salary and benefits survey developed and furnished
14under this Section for the school year covered by the survey
15shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
16        (1) the district's estimated fall enrollment;
17        (2) with respect to both its licensed and educational
18    support personnel employees:
19            (A) whether the district has a salary schedule,
20        salary policy but no salary schedule, or no salary
21        policy and no salary schedule;
22            (B) when each such salary schedule or policy of
23        the district was or will be adopted;
24            (C) whether there is a negotiated agreement
25        between the school board and any teacher, educational
26        support personnel or other employee organization and,



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1        if so, the affiliation of the local of such
2        organization, together with the month and year of
3        expiration of the negotiated agreement and whether it
4        contains a fair share provision; and if there is no
5        such negotiated agreement but the district does have a
6        salary schedule or policy, a brief explanation of the
7        manner in which each such salary schedule or policy
8        was developed prior to its adoption by the school
9        board, including a statement of whether any meetings
10        between the school board and the superintendent
11        leading up to adoption of the salary schedule or
12        policy were based upon, or were conducted without any
13        discussions between the superintendent and the
14        affected teachers, educational support personnel or
15        other employees;
16            (D) whether the district's salary program,
17        policies or provisions are based upon merit or
18        performance evaluation of individual teachers,
19        educational support personnel or other employees, and
20        whether they include: severance pay provisions; early
21        retirement incentives; sick leave bank provisions;
22        sick leave accumulation provisions and, if so, to how
23        many days; personal, business or emergency leave with
24        pay and, if so, the number of days; or direct
25        reimbursement in whole or in part for expenses, such
26        as tuition and materials, incurred in acquiring



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1        additional college credit;
2            (E) whether school board paid or tax sheltered
3        retirement contributions are included in any existing
4        salary schedule or policy of the school district; what
5        percent (if any) of the salary of each different
6        licensed and educational support personnel employee
7        classification (using the employee salary which
8        reflects the highest regularly scheduled step in that
9        classification on the salary schedule or policy of the
10        district) is school board paid to an employee
11        retirement system; the highest scheduled salary and
12        the level of education or training required to reach
13        the highest scheduled salary in each licensed and
14        educational support personnel employee classification;
15        using annual salaries from the school board's salary
16        schedule or policy for each licensed and educational
17        support personnel employee classification (and
18        excluding from such salaries items of individual
19        compensation resulting from extra-curricular duties,
20        employment beyond the regular school year and
21        longevity service pay, but including additional
22        compensation such as grants and cost of living bonuses
23        that are received by all employees in a classification
24        or by all employees in a classification who are at the
25        maximum experience level), the beginning, maximum and
26        specified intermediate salaries reported to an



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1        employee retirement system (including school board
2        paid or tax sheltered retirement contributions, but
3        excluding fringe benefits) for each educational or
4        training category within each licensed and educational
5        support personnel employee classification; and the
6        completed years of experience required to reach such
7        maximum regularly scheduled and highest scheduled
8        salaries;
9            (F) whether the school district provides longevity
10        pay beyond the last annual regular salary increase
11        available under the district's salary schedule or
12        policy; and if so, the maximum earnings with longevity
13        for each educational or training category specified by
14        the State Board of Education in its survey form (based
15        on salary reported to an employee's retirement system,
16        including school board paid and tax sheltered
17        retirement contributions, but excluding fringe
18        benefits, and with maximum longevity step numbers and
19        completed years of experience computed as provided in
20        the survey form);
21            (G) for each dental, disability, hospitalization,
22        life, prescription or vision insurance plan, cafeteria
23        plan or other fringe benefit plan sponsored by the
24        school board: (i) a statement of whether such plan is
25        available to full time teachers or other licensed
26        personnel covered by a district salary schedule or



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1        policy, whether such plan is available to full time
2        educational support personnel covered by a district
3        salary schedule or policy, and whether all full time
4        employees to whom coverage under such plan is
5        available are entitled to receive the same benefits
6        under that plan; and (ii) the total annual cost of
7        coverage under that plan for a covered full time
8        employee who is at the highest regularly scheduled
9        step on the salary schedule or policy of the district
10        applicable to such employee, the percent of that total
11        annual cost paid by the school board, the total annual
12        cost of coverage under that plan for the family of that
13        employee, and the percent of that total annual cost
14        for family coverage paid by the school board.
15    In addition, each school district shall provide to the
16State Board of Education, on or before February 1 of the school
17year covered by the survey, as required by this Section, a copy
18of each salary schedule, salary policy, and negotiated
19agreement which is identified or otherwise referred to in the
20completed survey form.
21    If a school district follows the posting and reporting
22requirements of subsection (d) of Section 10-17 of this Code,
23then the school district may choose not to report under this
25(Source: P.A. 102-894, eff. 5-20-22.)



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1    (105 ILCS 5/10-17)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-17)
2    Sec. 10-17. Statement of affairs.
3    (a) In Class I or Class II county school units the school
4board may use either a cash basis or accrual system of
5accounting; however, any board so electing to use the accrual
6system may not change to a cash basis without the permission of
7the State Board of Education.
8    School Boards using either a cash basis or accrual system
9of accounting shall maintain records showing the assets,
10liabilities and fund balances in such minimum forms as may be
11prescribed by the State Board of Education. Such boards shall
12make available to the public a statement of the affairs of the
13district prior to December 1 annually by submitting the
14statement of affairs in such form as may be prescribed by the
15State Board of Education for posting on the State Board of
16Education's Internet website, by having copies of the
17statement of affairs available in the main administrative
18office of the district, and by publishing in a newspaper of
19general circulation published in the school district an annual
20statement of affairs summary containing at a minimum all of
21the following information:
22        (1) A summary statement of operations for all funds of
23    the district, as excerpted from the statement of affairs
24    filed with the State Board of Education. The summary
25    statement must include a listing of all moneys received by
26    the district, indicating the total amounts, in the



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1    aggregate, each fund of the district received, with a
2    general statement concerning the source of receipts.
3        (2) Except as provided in subdivision (3) of this
4    subsection (a), a listing of all moneys paid out by the
5    district where the total amount paid during the fiscal
6    year exceeds $2,500 in the aggregate per person, giving
7    the name of each person to whom moneys were paid and the
8    total paid to each person.
9        (3) A listing of all personnel, by name, with an
10    annual fiscal year gross payment in the categories set
11    forth in subdivisions 1 and 2 of subsection (c) of this
12    Section.
13In this Section, "newspaper of general circulation" means a
14newspaper of general circulation published in the school
15district, or, if no newspaper is published in the school
16district, a newspaper published in the county where the school
17district is located or, if no newspaper is published in the
18county, a newspaper published in the educational service
19region where the regional superintendent of schools has
20supervision and control of the school district. The submission
21to the State Board of Education shall include an assurance
22that the statement of affairs has been made available in the
23main administrative office of the school district and that the
24required notice has been published in accordance with this
26    After December 15 annually, upon 10 days prior written



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1notice to the school district, the State Board of Education
2may discontinue the processing of payments to the State
3Comptroller's office on behalf of any school district that is
4not in compliance with the requirements imposed by this
5Section. The State Board of Education shall resume the
6processing of payments to the State Comptroller's Office on
7behalf of the school district once the district is in
8compliance with the requirements imposed by this Section.
9    The State Board of Education must post, on or before
10January 15, all statements of affairs timely received from
11school districts.
12    (b) When any school district is the administrative
13district for several school districts operating under a joint
14agreement as authorized by this Code, no receipts or
15disbursements accruing, received or paid out by that school
16district as such an administrative district shall be included
17in the statement of affairs of the district required by this
18Section. However, that district shall have prepared and made
19available to the public, in accordance with subsection (a) of
20this Section, in the same manner and subject to the same
21requirements as are provided in this Section for the statement
22of affairs of that district, a statement showing the cash
23receipts and disbursements by funds (or the revenue, expenses
24and financial position, if the accrual system of accounting is
25used) of the district as such administrative district, in the
26form prescribed by the State Board of Education. The costs of



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1publishing the notice and summary of this separate statement
2prepared by such an administrative district shall be
3apportioned among and paid by the participating districts in
4the same manner as other costs and expenses accruing to those
5districts jointly.
6    School districts on a cash basis shall have prepared and
7made available to the public, in accordance with subsection
8(a) of this Section, a statement showing the cash receipts and
9disbursements by funds in the form prescribed by the State
10Board of Education.
11    School districts using the accrual system of accounting
12shall have prepared and made available to the public, in
13accordance with subsection (a) of this Section, a statement of
14revenue and expenses and a statement of financial position in
15the form prescribed by the State Board of Education.
16    In Class II county school units such statement shall be
17prepared and made available to the public, in accordance with
18subsection (a) of this Section, by the township treasurer of
19the unit within which such districts are located, except with
20respect to the school board of any school district that no
21longer is subject to the jurisdiction and authority of a
22township treasurer or trustees of schools of a township
23because the district has withdrawn from the jurisdiction and
24authority of the township treasurer and trustees of schools of
25the township or because those offices have been abolished as
26provided in subsection (b) or (c) of Section 5-1, and as to



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1each such school district the statement required by this
2Section shall be prepared and made available to the public, in
3accordance with subsection (a) of this Section, by the school
4board of such district in the same manner as required for
5school boards of school districts situated in Class I county
6school units.
7    (c) The statement of affairs required pursuant to this
8Section shall contain such information as may be required by
9the State Board of Education, including:
10        1. Annual fiscal year gross payment for certificated
11    personnel to be shown by name, listing each employee in
12    one of the following categories:
13            (a) Under $25,000
14            (b) $25,000 to $39,999
15            (c) $40,000 to $59,999
16            (d) $60,000 to $89,999
17            (e) $90,000 and over
18        2. Annual fiscal year payment for non-certificated
19    personnel to be shown by name, listing each employee in
20    one of the following categories:
21            (a) Under $25,000
22            (b) $25,000 to $39,999
23            (c) $40,000 to $59,999
24            (d) $60,000 and over
25        3. In addition to wages and salaries all other moneys
26    in the aggregate paid to recipients of $1,000 or more,



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1    giving the name of the person, firm or corporation and the
2    total amount received by each.
3        4. Approximate size of school district in square
4    miles.
5        5. Number of school attendance centers.
6        6. Numbers of employees as follows:
7            (a) Full-time certificated employees;
8            (b) Part-time certificated employees;
9            (c) Full-time non-certificated employees;
10            (d) Part-time non-certificated employees.
11        7. Numbers of pupils as follows:
12            (a) Enrolled by grades;
13            (b) Total enrolled;
14            (c) Average daily attendance.
15        8. Assessed valuation as follows:
16            (a) Total of the district;
17            (b) Per pupil in average daily attendance.
18        9. Tax rate for each district fund.
19        10. District financial obligation at the close of the
20    fiscal year as follows:
21            (a) Teachers' orders outstanding;
22            (b) Anticipation warrants outstanding for each
23        fund.
24        11. Total bonded debt at the close of the fiscal year.
25        12. Percent of bonding power obligated currently.
26        13. Value of capital assets of the district including:



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1            (a) Land;
2            (b) Buildings;
3            (c) Equipment.
4        14. Total amount of investments each fund.
5        15. Change in net cash position from the previous
6    report period for each district fund.
7    In addition to the above report, a report of expenditures
8in the aggregate paid on behalf of recipients of $500 or more,
9giving the name of the person, firm or corporation and the
10total amount received by each shall be available in the school
11district office for public inspection. This listing shall
12include all wages, salaries and expenditures over $500
13expended from any revolving fund maintained by the district.
14Any resident of the school district may receive a copy of this
15report, upon request, by paying a reasonable charge to defray
16the costs of preparing such copy.
17    (d) Instead of completing, submitting, and making
18available a statement of affairs pursuant to this Section, any
19other summary, statement, or report required by this Section,
20and the salary and benefit survey pursuant to Section 2-3.103
21of this Code, a school district may post on the district's
22Internet website, on or before December 31 of each year, a copy
23of the annual district audit, a report of compensation for all
24district staff, and a list of payments to a person, firm, or
25corporation in the following ranges:
26        (1) $5,000 through $9,999;



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1        (2) $10,000 through $24,999; and
2        (3) $25,000 or more.
3    (e) This Section does not apply to cities having a
4population exceeding 500,000.
5(Source: P.A. 94-875, eff. 7-1-06.)".