Section 2:10

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School Board

School District Governance

The District is governed by a School Board consisting of 7 members. The Board’s powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District’s schools.

Official action by the Board may only occur at a duly called and legally conducted meeting. Except as otherwise provided by the Open Meeting Act, a quorum must be physically present at the meeting.

As stated in the Board member oath of office prescribed by the School Code, a Board member has no legal authority as an individual.

LEGAL REFERENCE
  • 5 ILCS 120/, Open Meetings Act.
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-1, 5/10-10, 5/10-12, 5/10-16.5, 5/10-16.7, and 5/10-20.5.
CROSS REFERENCE
  • Section 1:10 (School District Legal Status)
  • Section2:20 (Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification)
  • Section 2:80 (Board Member Oath and Conduct)
  • Section 2:120 (Board Member Development)
  • Section 2:200 (Types of School Board Meetings)
  • Section 2:220 (School Board Meeting Procedure)
REVIEW HISTORY: 1995, 2002, 2016, December 2021