Board of Education

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. Boards are made up of seven school district residents elected to serve terms of four years without pay.

What is the Board's role?

The Board's role is to develop and adopt goals and policies that meet state and local requirements and provide the resources necessary to pursue these goals. The Board also monitors District performance to see that results are consistent with the goals and policies.

What are the Board's duties?

The Board hires personnel and sets salaries, provides and maintains school buildings, awards all contracts and pays bills and arranges for the revenue necessary to operate the District.

When are regular meetings of the Board of Education?

The Board of Education meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are held in the media center at Lincoln Junior High, 1165 St. Vincents Avenue, LaSalle, IL 61301. Board meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Are Board of Education Meetings public?

By law, all Board discussion and deliberations must be conducted in public, except for certain matters such as personnel, negotiations and legal matters, which must be discussed in closed session. However, all official Board action must occur in public.