100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the School Code. Adds to the oath of office required of a
school board member before taking his or her seat on the board.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Section
10-16.5 as follows:
(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