Board of Education elections are non-partisan, governed by the general election laws of the state, and include the election of members of the Board of Education, various public policy propositions, and advisory questions. Members of the Board of Education are elected at the consolidated election held on the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered years. If, however, that date conflicts with the celebration of Passover, the consolidated election is postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover. The canvass of votes is conducted by the election authority within 21 days after the election.

The Board of Education’s election duties are:

  1. The Board, by proper resolution, may cause to be placed on the ballot: (a) public policy referendum according to Article 28 of the Election Code, or (b) advisory questions of public policy according to Section 9-1.5 of the School Code.
  2. The Board Secretary serves as the local election official. The Board Secretary receives petitions for the submission of a public question to referenda and forwards them to the proper election officer and otherwise provides information to the community concerning District elections.

Adopted: March 20, 2006
Revised: November 16, 2015; November 15, 2021
Reviewed: June 12, 2023