2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 105 - SCHOOLS
105 ILCS 40/ - Illinois Distance Learning Foundation Act.

(105 ILCS 40/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Distance Learning Foundation Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-146.)


(105 ILCS 40/5)
Sec. 5. Creation of Foundation. The General Assembly authorizes the Lieutenant Governor, in accordance with Section 10 of the State Agency Entity Creation Act, to create the Illinois Distance Learning Foundation. Pursuant to this authority, the Lieutenant Governor shall create the Illinois Distance Learning Foundation as a not-for-profit foundation. The Lieutenant Governor shall file articles of incorporation as required under the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 to create the Foundation. The Foundation's Board of Directors shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor from time to time. The Lieutenant Governor shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Director of the Governor's Rural Affairs Council shall serve as the initial Director of the Foundation. No member of the Board of Directors may receive compensation for his or her services to the Foundation.
Until January 11, 1999, while the office of Lieutenant Governor is vacant, the powers and duties of the Lieutenant Governor and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor under this Act shall be carried out as provided in Section 67.35 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (renumbered; now Section 405-500 of the Department of Central Management Services Law, 20 ILCS 405/405-500).
(Source: P.A. 90-609, eff. 6-30-98; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)


(105 ILCS 40/10)
Sec. 10. Foundation purposes. The purposes of the Foundation are: to promote increased use of communication and information technology in rural school districts in the State of Illinois in order to improve curriculum, access to skilled faculty, parental participation, and adult education opportunities; to make grants and gifts in aid and support of that goal, and to engage generally in other lawful endeavors consistent with the foregoing purposes. The Foundation shall operate within the provisions of the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986.
(Source: P.A. 88-146.)


(105 ILCS 40/15)
Sec. 15. Organization, powers, and duties of Foundation. As soon as practicable after the Foundation is created, the Board of Directors shall meet, organize, and designate, by majority vote, a treasurer, secretary, and any additional officers as may be needed to carry out the activities of the Foundation, and shall adopt bylaws of the Foundation. The Lieutenant Governor may adopt other rules and regulations deemed necessary to govern Foundation procedures.
The Foundation may accept gifts or grants from the federal government, its agencies or officers, or from any person, firm, or corporation, and may expend receipts on activities that it considers suitable to the performance of its duties under this Act. Funds collected by the Foundation shall be considered private funds and shall be held in an appropriate account outside of the State Treasury. The treasurer of the Foundation shall be custodian of all Foundation funds. The Foundation's accounts and books shall be set up and maintained in a manner approved by the Auditor General and the Foundation and its officers shall be responsible for the approval of recording of receipts, approval of payments, and the proper filing of required reports. The Foundation may be assisted in carrying out its functions by personnel of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor with respect to matters falling within their scope and function. The Foundation shall cooperate fully with the boards, commissions, agencies, departments and institutions of the State. The funds held and made available by the Illinois Distance Learning Foundation shall be subject to financial and compliance audits by the Auditor General in compliance with the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-146.)


(105 ILCS 40/900)
Sec. 900. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 88-146.)


(105 ILCS 40/99)
Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 88-146.)


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