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Johnsburg School District 12 is governed by the Board of Education, an elected body of community members that are charged with providing oversight and accountability of the District to the community. Members are elected for four-year terms during the Spring municipal election cycle. Those members who are appointed to fill vacancies due to resignation or vacancy of an office hold the office until the next election cycle.
Our current Board of Education membership includes:
Role of a School Board Member
School board members are elected to represent the citizens of a school district. School board members are responsible for:
- The employment and evaluation of a superintendent;
- Establishing policies and procedures;
- Monitoring the progress of the District;
- Adopting an annual budget for the District and approving all expenditures;
- Employing school personnel upon the recommendation of the Superintendent.
Any adult resident is eligible to run for election to the Board of Education, providing he or she meet certain legal qualifications. School board members serve without pay, and dedicate countless hours of service for the benefit of our community schools.
When to Contact Your School Board (excerpts from the Illinois Association of School Boards)
Some people wish to contact the Board of Education with their questions, suggestions and concerns. Sometimes this works, particularly, if a district-wide policy is involved. More often than not, the matter must be directed to the Superintendent, or another staff member for handling. Remember than an individual board member has no authority other than voting on official actions at meetings.
The best point of contact when you have a concern is with the person(s) directly involved. That would be a teacher where a student-related problem is involved, for example, or the principal where a school regulation of practice is of concern to you. When a situation cannot be resolved at the lowest possible level, it should be taken to the next level in the "chain of command".
If you have a question, comment or concern related to district policy, or if you have already followed the "chain of command", you can contact the Board President using the current information in the Staff Directory.