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(105 ILCS 5/7-4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 7-4)
Requirements for granting petitions.
No petition shall be
granted under Section 7-1 of this Code:
(a) If there will be any non-high school territory
resulting from the granting of the petition.
(c) Unless the territory within any district whose
boundaries are affected by the granting of a petition shall after the granting thereof be compact and contiguous, except as provided in Section 7-6 of this Code or as otherwise provided in this subdivision (c). The fact that a district is divided by territory lying within the corporate limits of the city of Chicago shall not render it non-compact or non-contiguous. If, pursuant to a petition filed under Section 7-1 of this Code, all of the territory of a district is to be annexed to another district, then the annexing district and the annexed district need not be contiguous if the following requirements are met and documented within 2 calendar years prior to the petition filing date:
(1) the distance between each district
administrative office is documented as no more than 30 miles;
(2) every district contiguous to the district
wishing to be annexed determines that it is not interested in participating in a petition filed under Section 7-1 of this Code, through a vote of its school board, and documents that non-interest in a letter to the regional board of school trustees containing approved minutes that record the school board vote; and
(3) documentation of meeting these requirements
are presented as evidence at the hearing required under Section 7-6 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-374, eff. 8-25-17.)