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§ 84g. The county superintendent of schools under whose direction a community consolidated school district is established shall retain jurisdiction of said district; that is to say, all petitions for the detachment of territory from a community consolidated school district shall be presented to the county superintendent under whose direction the district was established. He shall have the exclusive power, in his discretion, to change the boundaries of community consolidated school districts so as:

1st. To annex a common school district adjoining any community consolidated school district, to such community consolidated school district upon a petition signed by two-thirds of the legal voters of such common school district.

2d. To detach the territory of a former common school district from any community consolidated school district and organize the same into a common school district, upon a petition signed by twothirds of the legal voters residing in the territory described in the petition.

3d. To detach territory from any community consolidated school district and annex the same to an adjacent community consolidated school district, upon a petition signed by two-thirds of the legal voters residing within the territory described in the petition.

4th. If one-half of the legal voters of a former common school district shall file with the county superintendent of schools a petition asking that a vote be taken in such district on the question of detaching from a community consolidated school district, then the county. superintendent of schools shall within (30) thirty days from the date of filing of said petition call an election in said former school district and if three-fourths of the legal voters of such district shall vote in favor of detachment then the county superintendent of schools shall thereupon detach said territory and organize the same into a common school district.

Within thirty days after a community consolidated school district shall have been established, or after any change is made in the boundaries of any district or districts, the county superintendent of schools. shall make and file with the county clerk of the county or counties, a map of the community consolidated school district or districts established or involved in any change of boundary.

§ 84h. Any petitioner or any legal voter who may appear to oppose the change of boundaries, shall have the right of appeal to the superintendent of public instruction. The appellant shall file with the county superintendent of schools, a writen notice of appeal within ten days after the final action of the county superintendent, which notice may be in the following form, to-wit:

To the county superintendent of schools of.... county, Illinois.

You are hereby notified that the undersigned will appeal from your decision made on the... ..day of.... granting (or refusing) the prayer of the petition in regard to (here give substance of petition concerned) to the Superintendent of Public Instruction as provided by law.

When an appeal is so taken to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the county superintendent shall, within thirty days after the notice of appeal has been filed, transmit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a transcript of the record, including therein a copy of all papers in the case and a transcript of the evidence heard by the county superintendent, if any, which copy and transcript of evidence shall be furnished to the county superintendent by the appellant. In case of the failure to furnish such copy and transcript within said time, the county superintendent shall enter an order dismissing the appeal, and the decision of the county superintendent upon the petition shall be final.

Upon the receipt of said transcript of record by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, he shall file the same and shall notify the parties or their attorneys of the date set for hearing the matter, which shall be not fewer than fifteen nor more than thirty days from the date said transcript is filed in his office. He shall thereupon consider and review the matter on the said transcript of record so transmitted to him, and upon written or printed arguments filed by attorneys, if any, prior to the said date of the hearing, and within a reasonable time shall make such change or changes prayed for in the petition, or refuse to make them, reversing or affirming the decision of the county superintendent of schools and his action shall be final. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify in writing, the county superintendent of schools, by whom the papers and the record in the case were transmitted to him for his action.

§ 841. When the inhabitants of any community consolidated school district shall desire to discontinue said district and to reorganize the former common school districts of which it is composed, the county superintendent of schools, upon the receipt of a petition signed by 20 per cent or more of the legal voters of said district, shall forthwith order an election to be held for the purpose of voting 'for' or ‘against' the proposition to discontinue the community consolidated school district named in the petition. If 20 per cent of the legal voters residing within the district described in the petition amounts to more than 200 voters, then the signatures of 200 voters attached to the petition will be sufficient. The election shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by section 845 of this Act.

The county superintendent of schools shall establish 1 or more voting precincts within the district described in the petition and fix the boundaries thereof in each of which voting precincts there shall be 1 polling place and appoint 2 judges and a clerk for each polling place. The ballot shall be in substantially the following form:

OFFICIAL BALLOT.

For the proposition to discontinue community con-
solidated school district numbered

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Against the proposition to discontinue community
consolidated school district numbered

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The voter shall make a cross mark in the square following and opposite the proposition favored and the ballot shall be so counted. If two-thirds of the ballots cast at said election shall be in favor of discontinuing the community consolidated school district and restoring the former common school districts, the county superintendent of schools shall direct the board of education to discharge all outstanding obligations and to distribute the remainder of the assets of the community consolidated school district to the former underlying districts in proportion to the assessed valuation of all the taxable property of such common school districts. When a community consolidated school district shall be discontinued by any court of competent jurisdiction, the assets of said community consolidated school district shall be distributed in the manner prvided by this section. The election called to vote upon the proposition to discontinue a community consolidated school district shall not be called within the period of two years from the establishment of such district, nor within a period of two years following any such election called to vote upon the proposition to discontinue such district.

When the former common school districts have been reestablished in consequence of the discontinuance of a community consolidated school district or the territory of a former common school district has been detached and reestablished, their reorganiation shall be completed by an election ordered by the county superintendent in each of said districts for the purpose of selecting a board of directors or a board of education as the case may require. APPROVED June 30, 1923.

COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS-VALIDATION.

§ 1. Organization of certain districts § 2. Acts of districts declared legal and validated. valid.

(HOUSE BILL No. 127. APPROVED MAY 1, 1923.)

AN ACT to legalize the organization of certain community consolidated school districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: In all cases where a majority of the inhabitants of any contiguous territory bounded by school district

lines, voting on the proposition, having voted at any election called for the purpose by a county superintendent of schools in favor of the organization of such territory into a communtiy consolidated school district, and when at a subsequent election similarly called and held a board of education has been chosen for such district, each such election is hereby made legal and valid and such territory is hereby declared legally and validly organized and established as a community consolidated school district, and a valid and existing school district and body politic and corporate of the State for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a community consolidated school, notwithstanding the fact that such territory embraces a previously organized community consolidated school district, or a school district established by special legislative Act, or both a previously organized community consolidated school district and a school district established by special legislative Act.

The board of education acting for each such district is hereby declared to be the duly constituted corporate authority thereof, and each such board shall hereafter consist of a president and 6 members, which shall be the maximum number of members, and shall be elected and organized in the same manner and have the powers and discharge the duties of boards of education of school districts as provided by sections 121a, 125, 126, 126a, and 127 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools" approved and in force June 12, 1909, as said sections now exists or may from time to time be amended.

§ 2. All acts and proceedings heretofore done, had or performed by each such district and the persons from time to time elected and acting as the board of education thereof such as are authorized to be done, had or performed by school districts or boards of education thereof by the general school laws of the State are hereby declared to be legal and valid in all respects.

§ 1. § 2.

APPROVED May 1, 1923.

COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS-VALIDATION.
Certain districts validated.

Acts and proceedings legalized.

§ 3. Emergency.

(HOUSE BILL No. 96. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to legalize the organization of certain community consolidated school districts and all subsequent acts and proceedings of such districts and of persons elected and acting as boards of education for such districts.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That in all cases where a majority of the inhabitants, regardless of sex, of any contiguous territory, voting on the proposition, having voted at any election called for the purpose by a county superintendent of schools in favor of the organization of such territory into a community consolidated school district, and when at a subsequent election similarly called and held a board of education has been chosen for such district each such election is hereby made legal and valid and

such territory is hereby declared legally and validly organized and established as a community consolidated school district and a valid and existing school district and body politic and corporate of the State for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a community consolidated school. The board of education acting for each such district is hereby declared to be the duly constituted corporate authority thereof, and each such board shall hereafter consist of a president and 6 members, which shall be the maximum number of members, and shall be elected and organized in the same manner and have the power and discharge the duties of boards of education of school districts as provided by sections 121a, 125, 126, 126a, and 127 of "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools" approved and in force June 12, 1909, as said sections now exist or may from time to time be ammended.

The description of the districts included in any petition which has been filed with the county superintendent of schools for the consolidation of two or more districts, wherein said districts have been designated by number, shall be held to be a sufficient description of such districts.

§ 2. All acts and proceedings heretofore done, had or preformed by each such district and the persons from time to time elected and acting as the board of education thereof such as are authorized to be done, had or performed by school districts or boards of education thereof by the general school laws of the State are hereby declared to be legal and valid in all respcets.

§ 3. Inasmuch as the school districts affected by this Act, have levied taxes in their districts, and unless the districts are legalized, objections to these taxes will be urged and sustained at the proceedings in June, in the County Court, for judgement and sale of delinquent property, leaving these districts without funds for maintaining their schools for an entire year; therefore, an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

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