Board of Education
Questions about the Board of Education, its role, and the operation of the school district may be directed to the superintendent or members of the board.
What is the Board of Education?
In Illinois, public education is the state’s constitutional responsibility. The state delegates to local school boards the authority to govern school districts within the parameters set by state law. School boards consist of seven district residents elected to serve four-year terms without pay. Although the board is politically responsible to district voters, it is legally responsible to the state.
What is the board’s role?
- Develop and adopt goals and policies that meet state and local requirements
- Provide the resources necessary to pursue its goals according to its policies
- Monitor district performance to see that results are consistent with goals and policies
What are the board’s duties?
- Approve curriculum and textbook selection
- Approve new personnel and salaries
- Provide and maintain school buildings
- Award contracts and approve bills
Arrange for the revenue necessary to operate the district