Board Election 2017
The 2017 School Board Election will be included in the spring municipal elections on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. District 64 residents will be electing four individuals to serve 4-year terms.
School board candidates will file their nominating petitions and paperwork directly with the Cook County Clerk. The Clerk has announced that the first day to circulate nominating petitions will be September 20, 2016. The candidate filing deadline dates are December 12 - 19, 2016. Additional information can be found on the 2017 Election Calendar.
ABC's of School Board Service - This event was held on October 12 and featured short informational presentations by Superintendent Laurie Heinz, Board President Tony Borrelli and member Bob Johnson, followed by open Q&A with six other past Board members in attendance. The evening was designed to allow community members an opportunity to talk with fellow community members about the job informally, and to get a feel for the time commitment, challenges and rewards that may not be evident from reading the formal list of responsibilities. View the presentation materials here and see below for further resources.
For more information, contact Public Information Coordinator Bernadette Tramm, 847-318-4343.
Resources for Prospective School Board Members
Running for Office Starter Kit website and video - Cook County Clerk
Key Dates for 2017 School Candidates - Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
Understanding School Finance - IASB
Your School Board & You - IASB - insights for school board candidates and other interested citizens
District 64 Board Members' Code of Conduct, Operating Principles, Training and overview
Mandatory School Board member training - IASB chart