Board Member Vacancy 2022

District 64 Board of Education member Rebecca Little resigned effective February 8, and that the Board will immediately begin the process of filling the vacancy according to Board Policy 2:70. Mrs. Little was elected to the Board in April 2021.

The Board of Education will select an interim replacement for Mrs. Little to serve from the time of appointment until the seating of new Board members following the April 2023 election.

The Board has announced instructions and applicant qualifications for those community members who may be interested in applying for the interim appointment. 

Applicant Qualifications & Instructions for Interim Appointment 

Qualifications
A candidate must meet the legal qualifications set forth in Board Policy 2:40.

Timeline
The interim appointment will be made in conformance with state law as found in Board Policy 2:70.

The term of office will be from the date of appointment to the special reorganizational meeting when the new Board is seated following the April 2023 municipal election. 

According to Board Policy 2:70, “After reviewing the applications, the Board may invite the prospective candidates for personal interviews to be conducted during duly scheduled open meetings.” The date of any such potential meetings has not been set.

The Board desires to make its appointment within the 60-day timeframe required by law.

Applications
Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of the Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban to name a few. Information about Board duties and policies are available on the District 64 website at: Board Policy.

Applications must be received at the address below by 4 p.m. on February 16, 2022. Please direct questions to Board President Denise Pearl, dpearl@d64board.org. 

Applications should be written, and mailed or delivered to:
Board President Denise Pearl
Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
164 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

The application must include:

  • Full name and contact information (home address, cell number and email address)
  • A letter of interest summarizing: why you would like to serve as an interim member of the District 64 Board of Education; the skills you would bring to the Board; and previous relevant community or non-profit experiences.
  • A resume.