(105 ILCS 5/10-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-1)
of school directors.
(a) School districts having a population of fewer than 1000 inhabitants
not governed by any special act shall be governed by a board of school
directors to consist of 3 members who shall be elected in the manner
provided in Article 9 of this Act. In consolidated districts and in districts
in which the membership of the board of school directors is increased as
provided in subsection (b), 7 members
shall be so elected.
(b) Upon presentment to the board of school directors of a school district
having a population of fewer than 1,000 inhabitants of a petition signed by the
lesser of 5% or 25 of the registered voters of the district to increase the
membership of the district's board of school directors to 7 directors and to
elect a new 7-member board of school directors to replace the district's
existing board of 3 school directors, the clerk or secretary of the board of
school directors shall certify the proposition to the proper election
authorities for submission to the electors of the district at a regular
scheduled election in accordance with the general election law. If the
proposition is approved by a majority of those voting on the proposition, the
members of the board of school directors of that district thereafter shall be
elected in the manner provided by subsection (c) of Section 10-4.
(c) A board of school directors may appoint a student to the board to serve in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the student member as an advisor. The student member may not participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)