(105 ILCS 5/32-2.5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 32-2.5)
Election of board of education in lieu of appointive board.
In all special charter districts having a population of over 35,000 by the
last federal census, where the board of directors or board of education
is elected or appointed by the city council of the city, of which school
district such city may form the whole or a part, and where there are no
provisions in the special charter creating such school district for the
election of a board of directors or board of education, there shall be elected
in lieu of the present governing body a board of education to consist of
7 members. Nomination of a candidate for member of the board of education
shall be made by petitions signed in the aggregate by not less than 200
qualified voters residing in the school district, and also by filing with
the petitions a statement of candidacy as provided in the general election
law, which petitions and statements
of candidacy shall be filed in the office of the board of education in
accordance with the general election law.
Nomination papers filed under this Section are not valid unless the candidate
named therein files with the county clerk or the county board of election commissioners, as the case may be, of the county in which the principal office of the school district is located a receipt
from the county clerk showing that the candidate has filed a statement of
economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
Such receipt shall be so filed either previously during the calendar year
in which his nomination papers were filed or within the period for the filing
of nomination papers in accordance with the general election law.
The county clerk or the county board of election commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
authority in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)