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105 ILCS 5/32-1.1
(105 ILCS 5/32-1.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 32-1.1)
Election and powers of board - No provision in special act.
In all special charter districts maintaining schools under any general school
laws, where there is no provision in the special Acts creating such districts
for the election of boards of education as otherwise provided, there shall
be elected, in lieu of the school directors as now provided, a board of
education, to consist of 7 members to be elected at the time and in the
manner as provided by the general election law for the
election and qualification of boards of education in other cases. In any
district having a population of more than 100,000 but less than
such board may be increased in size to 11 members upon adoption by a majority
of electors residing in the district and voting on the question in a referendum
as provided in this Section. Such question shall be submitted to the electors
at an election upon a resolution adopted by the Board. Members
shall be elected biennially in the school district, whose term of office
shall be 4 years,
and there shall also be elected in each odd-numbered year
a president of the board. Following the first such election, those members
elected, other than the president, shall, by lot, determine 3 to serve 2
years and 3 to serve 4 years; thereafter, all terms shall be 4 years. In
other cases, however, if 4 members, other than the president, are elected
in 1983, then those elected shall, by lot, determine one to serve for 2
years and 3 to serve 4 years; thereafter all terms shall be 4 years. In
neither case shall such determinations affect the biennial selection of
the president. At the first regular school election after
the adoption by the district electors of a question as provided in this
Section increasing the size of the board in those districts entitled to
exercise an option for and elect an 11 member board, 4 additional members
shall be elected and shall determine by lot 2 to serve for 2
years and 2 for 4 years.
Their successors shall serve for a 4 year term. In case of
an 11 member board already in existence, if 7 members, other than the
are elected in 1983 then those members elected shall, by lot determine one
to serve 2 years and 6 to serve 4 years. Terms thereafter shall be 4 years.
The board of education shall have all the powers and duties of trustees
of schools in school townships and the powers and duties of boards of education
in districts having a population of not fewer than 1,000 and not more than
500,000 as provided by this Act.
The day upon which the election provided for in this section is to be held
is subject to the provisions of the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-225.)