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School Board

Board Member Qualifications

A School Board member must be, on the date of election or appointment, a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.

Reasons making an individual ineligible for Board membership include holding an incompatible office and certain types of State or federal employment. A child sex offender, as defined by State law, is ineligible for School Board membership.

LEGAL REFERENCE
  • Illinois Constitution, Art. II, §1; Art. IV, §2(e); Art. VI, §13(b).
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-3 and 5/10-10.
CROSS REFERENCE
  • Section 2:30 (School Board Elections)
  • Section 2:70 (Vacancies on the School Board - Filling Vacancies)
REVIEW HISTORY 1995, 2002, 2016, 2019