State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 10/18/2023, by Sen. Robert F. Martwick


105 ILCS 5/34-4  from Ch. 122, par. 34-4

    Amends the School Code. Authorizes the Chicago Board of Education, by resolution, to provide for the compensation of its members.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
534-4 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
7    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility. To be eligible for election or
8appointment to the board, a person shall be a citizen of the
9United States, shall be a registered voter as provided in the
10Election Code, shall have been a resident of the city and, if
11applicable, the electoral district, for at least one year
12immediately preceding his or her election or appointment, and
13shall not be a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3
14of the Criminal Code of 2012. A person is ineligible for
15election or appointment to the board if that person is an
16employee of the school district. All persons eligible for
17election to the board shall be nominated by a petition signed
18by no less than 250 voters residing within the electoral
19district on a petition in order to be placed on the ballot,
20except that persons eligible for election to the board at
21large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than
222,500 voters residing within the city. Permanent removal from
23the city by any member of the board during his term of office



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1constitutes a resignation therefrom and creates a vacancy in
2the board. The board may, by resolution, provide for the
3compensation of board members. The compensation provided for
4board members may include, but is not limited to,
5reimbursement Board members shall serve without any
6compensation; however, board members shall be reimbursed for
7expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties
8upon submission of proper receipts or upon submission of a
9signed voucher in the case of an expense allowance evidencing
10the amount of such reimbursement or allowance to the president
11of the board for verification and approval. Board members
12shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
13any local government other than that of Director of the
14Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
15development commission of a city having a population exceeding
16500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
17accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
18resigning any such office held at the time of being elected or
19appointed to the board within 30 days after such election or
20appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
21in the board.
22(Source: P.A. 102-177, eff. 6-1-22; 102-691, eff. 12-17-21.)