Number: 2:10 School District Governance Summary: The Board adopts and enforces policies for the governance of the District schools. The Board may take official action only at duly called meetings where a quorum is present.
Number: 2:12 Shared Decision Making Summary: Shared decision making provides an opportunity for students, staff, parents, and community members to share information and to become involved in the collaborative process of improving student learning. The Board of Education makes final decisions.
Number: 2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education Summary: The Board’s major powers and duties are described in the policy including, but not limited to: policy development, fiscal management of the school district and the employment and evaluation of the Superintendent.
Board of Education - Board Member
Number: 2:30 School District Elections Summary: School District elections, including the election of Board of Education members, public policy propositions, and advisory questions, are governed by the general election laws of the State of Illinois.
Number: 2:40 Board Member Qualifications Summary: A Board of Education member must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the District, and a registered voter.
Number: 2:60 Board Member Removal from Office Summary: A majority of the Board may request the Regional Superintendent to remove a Board member who has willfully failed to perform his or her duties.
Number: 2:70 Vacancies on the Board of Education - Filling Vacancies Summary: The remaining members of the Board shall fill a vacancy within 45 days after the vacancy occurs. The Board shall publicize the vacancy and accept resumes from District residents who are interested in filling the vacancy.
Number: 2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest Summary: Board members shall not have a beneficial interest in the business of the District. Board members must annually file a "Statement of Economic Interests."
Number: 2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban Summary: Board of Education members and employees shall not accept gifts from any prohibited source.
District property and resources shall not be used in connection with political activities.
Number: 2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers Summary: The President, Vice President, and Secretary are elected by the Board at its organizational
meeting and serve for 2 year terms. The Board may appoint a staff member to be a Recording Secretary.
The Treasurer of the Board may be a Board member who serves a 1-year term or may be a non-Board
member who serves at the Board's pleasure.
Number: 2:120 Board Member Development Summary: Board members must comply with mandatory training laws which includes training in the areas of education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, fiduciary responsibilities, and the Open Meetings Act. The Board shall provide new Board members with an orientation to become acquainted with Board policies and procedures.
Number: 2:125 Board Member Expenses Summary: P.A. 99-0604 requires new requisition for the reimbursement of employee and Board
Number: 2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship Summary: The Superintendent is the principal contact between the Board of Education and the District staff. The Board develops policies and the Superintendent develops plans, programs and procedures, needed to implement these policies and direct the District's operations.
Number: 2:140 Communications To and From the Board Summary: There is no expectation of privacy for any communication sent to the Board or its members individually. Communications to the Board will be sent to each individual Board member and the Board will discuss the correspondences at the subsequent Board meeting. Board members may use electronic communications among other Board members to disseminate information and for messages not involving deliberation, debate, or decision-making.
Number: 2:150 Committees Summary: The Board is required to have a standing Parent- Teacher Advisory Committee to assist in the development of student discipline policies and behavioral interventions. The committee may only make recommendations to the Board, it may not take final action.
Number: 2:160 Board Attorney Summary: The Board may enter into an agreement for legal services with an individual attorney or with a law firm(s). The Superintendent and Board President are authorized to confer with and seek the legal advice of the Board attorney.
Number: 2:200 Types of Board of Education Meetings Summary: All meetings must comply with the notice and posting requirements contained in the Open Meetings Act. The Board of Education holds regular meetings and, if needed, special, emergency, rescheduled and reconvened meetings. A closed meeting may be held to discuss designated subjects as permitted by law.
Number: 2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting Summary: During the biennial organizational meeting successful candidates shall take the oath of office, new members shall be seated, officers shall be elected, and regular meetings shall be fixed.
Number: 2:220 Board of Education Meeting Procedure Summary: For every Board meeting, an agenda shall be prepared containing the general subject matter of any item that will be the subject of final action at the meeting. Written minutes of all Board meetings shall be kept and open meeting minutes shall be posted on the District website within 7 days after the Board approves them. An audio recording of all closed meetings shall be made and individual Board members may listen to the recording when such access is germane to their responsibilities. A
Number: 2:240 Board Policy Development Summary: The Board uses written policies to govern the District. The Board will consider proposed changes to existing policies, new policies, and elimination of policies. Policies are available for public inspection on the district's web site and at the District office.
Number: 2:250 Access to District Public Records Summary: The District's Freedom of Information officer(s) shall approve written requests for inspection or copying, of District public records provided the requested material exists, the material is not exempt from inspection and copying and complying with the request would not be unduly burdensome."
Exhibit-Written Request for District Public Records
E2 Exhibit - Immediately Available District Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records
Exhibit-Recurrent Requester Notification
Number: 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure Summary: A person may file a complaint with the District’s Complaint Manager if he or she believes the Board or its employees have violated their rights. The Complaint Manager will investigate the complaint and file a written summary of their findings with the Superintendent who will subsequently make a written decision. The Superintendent’s decision may be appealed to the Board.