Board of Education Elections
The Community Consolidated School District 181 Board of Education is comprised of seven members elected by the community to fulfill its powers and duties on behalf of the District. These powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District's schools i.e., approving the ongoing expenditures and budget, and hiring and evaluating the Superintendent.
Elections are held during the Consolidated Election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. (If that date conflicts with Passover, the election moves to the second Tuesday.) Terms of members are staggered so there are three or four seats contested at each biennial election. Vacancies caused by death or resignation are filled by appointment (by the remaining Board members) until the next election.
IASB School Board Elections Information
Information from IASB for school board candidates and information about next year’s school board elections has been posted to the IASB website. Recently updated resources for board of education candidates include the Illinois State Board of Elections 2023 Candidate's Guide, Qualifications & Characteristics of a School Board Member, How School Boards Work, and Key Dates for School Board Candidates.
IASB is committed to supporting every school board in its responsibility for local school governance and quality public education. This includes preparing aspiring school leaders for board service. Additional information and resources for school board candidacy can be found online, www.iasb.com/elections.
2023 BOE Election Information
The election will be held April 4, 2023. Prospective Candidate packets will be available on the Election Division website on Wednesday (9/14) morning.
Prospective Candidate packet link:
The first day prospective candidates may circulate petitions is Tuesday, September 20, 2022.