(105 ILCS 5/10-16)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-16)
Organization of Board.
Within 28 days after the consolidated
election, other than the consolidated elections in 1999 and 2001, the
board shall organize by electing its officers and fixing a time and place
for the regular meetings. However, when school board members are elected at
the consolidated elections held in April of 1999 and April of 2001, the board
shall organize within 7 days after the first Tuesday after the first Monday of
November in each such year by electing officers and setting the time and place
of the regular meetings. Upon organizing itself as provided in this paragraph,
the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
The regional superintendent of schools having supervision and control, as
provided in Section 3-14.2, of a new school
district that is governed by the School Code and formed on or after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998 shall convene
the newly elected board within 7 days after the election of the board of
education of that district, whereupon
shall proceed to organize by electing one of their number as
electing a secretary, who may or may not be a member. At such meeting the
length of term of each of the members shall be determined by lot so that 4
shall serve for 4 years, and 3 for 2 years from the commencement of their
terms; provided, however, if such members were not elected at the
consolidated election in an odd-numbered year, such initial
terms shall be
extended to the consolidated election for school board
following the expiration of the initial 4 or 2 year terms.
The provisions of this paragraph that relate to the determination of terms by
lot shall not apply to the initial members of the board of education of a
combined school district who are to be elected to unstaggered terms.
The terms of the
officers of a board of education shall be for 2 years, except that
terms of the officers elected at the organization meeting in November, 2001
shall expire at the organization meeting in April, 2003; provided that the
board by resolution may
establish a policy for the terms of office to be one year, and provide for
the election of officers.
Special meetings of the board of education may be called by the president
or by any 3 members of the board by giving notice thereof in writing, stating
the time, place and purpose of the meeting. Such notice may be served by
mail 48 hours before such meeting or by personal service 24 hours before
such meeting. Public notice of meetings must also be given as prescribed in
Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of the Open Meetings Act, as now or hereafter amended.
At each regular and special meeting which is open to the public, members
of the public and employees of the district shall be afforded time, subject
to reasonable constraints, to comment to or ask questions of the board.
The president or district superintendent shall, at each regular board
meeting, report any requests made of the district under provisions of The
Freedom of Information Act and shall report the status of the district's
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04; 94-1019, eff. 7-10-06.)