2:40 - Qualifications of a Member of the Board of Education

Policy 2:40

Board of Education

Qualifications of a Member of the Board of Education

A member of the Board of Education 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 preceeding the election, and a registered voter.

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

Term of Office for a Member of the Board of Education

The term of office for a member of the Board of Education begins immediately after both of the following occur:

  1. The election authority canvasses the votes and declares the winner(s); if this occurs within 21 days after the consolidated election held on the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered years.
  2. The successful candidate takes the oath of office as provided in Board policy 2:80, Board Member Oath and Conduct.

The term ends 4 years later when the re-elected or newly elected member of the Board of Education assumes office.

Removal of a Member of the Board of Education

If a majority of the School Board determines that a Board member has willfully failed to perform his or her official duties as listed in Policy 2:20, it may request the Regional Superintendent to remove such member from office.

Adopted: March 20, 2006
Revised: November 16, 2015

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