(105 ILCS 5/10-16.5)
Oath of office.
Each school board member, before taking his or her seat on the board, shall take an oath of office, administered as determined by the board, in substantially the following form:
I, (name of member or successful candidate), do
solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of member of the Board of Education (or Board of School Directors, as the case may be) of (name of school district), in accordance with the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and the laws of the State of Illinois, to the best of my ability.
I further swear (or affirm) that:
I shall respect taxpayer interests by serving as a
faithful protector of the school district's assets;
I shall encourage and respect the free expression of
opinion by my fellow board members and others who seek a hearing before the board, while respecting the privacy of students and employees;
I shall recognize that a board member has no legal
authority as an individual and that decisions can be made only by a majority vote at a public board meeting; and
I shall abide by majority decisions of the board,
while retaining the right to seek changes in such decisions through ethical and constructive channels.
(Source: P.A. 96-998, eff. 7-2-10.)