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(105 ILCS 5/34-4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
To be eligible for election or appointment to the board, a
person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a registered voter
as provided in the Election Code, shall have been a resident of the city and, if applicable, the electoral district, for at
least one year immediately
preceding his or her election or appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender
as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the
Criminal Code of 2012. A person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board if that person is an employee of the school district. All persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no less than 2,500 voters residing within the city. Permanent removal from the city by any member of
the board during his term of office constitutes a resignation therefrom and
creates a vacancy in the board. Board members shall serve without any
compensation; however, board members shall be reimbursed for expenses
incurred while in the performance of their duties upon submission of proper
receipts or upon submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or allowance to the
president of the board for verification and approval. Board members shall not hold other public
office under the Federal, State or any local government other than that of
Director of the Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
development commission of a city having a population exceeding 500,000,
notary public or member of the National Guard, and by accepting any such
office while members of the board, or by not resigning any such office held
at the time of being elected or appointed to the board within 30 days after such election or
appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership in the board.
(Source: P.A. 102-177, eff. 6-1-22; 102-691, eff. 12-17-21