The Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m. each month at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center, 1750 South Roselle Road, Palatine, Illinois, unless otherwise voted by the Board. Special meetings may be called by the president or by any three Board of Education members by giving a 48-hour notice stating the time, place, and purpose of the meeting.
A copy of the agenda for all regular meetings is available at the Administration Center or on the District’s web site two days before each meeting. Meetings are open to the public so that the citizens of our district may view the work of the Board of Education. Closed sessions, which are not open to the public, are convened to allow the Board of Education to discuss collective bargaining negotiations; real estate; pending litigation; sale or purchase of securities and investments; employment of individuals; matters relating to individual students; and security.
Voting on all issues, including those matters discussed in closed session, is completed in public. To be approved, an issue must receive a favorable majority vote.
The Board of Education provides time at its regular meetings for citizens to express interest in and concerns about the district’s schools. However, matters concerning an individual school should be discussed first with the principal of that school. If the problem cannot be resolved at the school, it should be brought to the Superintendent.
Individuals or groups who wish to speak to the Board of Education will be recognized as set forth in the Board agenda. After recognition, the spokesperson must state his/her name, address, and topic. Generally, the speaker will be limited to five (5) minutes. The Board President reserves the right to limit the number of individuals or groups who will be recognized to speak.
Individuals or groups wishing to be included on the Board of Education meeting agenda should submit such a request in writing to the Superintendent 4:30 p.m. on the fourth working day before the Board meeting. This request must state the purpose and the topic which the individual or public group wishes to present.
Members of the audience may not address the Board of Education during its deliberation of issues.
The Board of Education has complete and final control over local school matters subject only to limitations imposed by State and Federal law. No one member or group of members may act in the name of the Board.
Major responsibilities of the Board of Education are to express and represent the view of the community in matters affecting education, determine education standards and goals, adopt policies for the administration of the school system, employ a Superintendent of Schools, authorize the appointment of teachers and other staff members, approve curriculum, secure money for school operational needs and building programs, and authorize expenditures.
TheBoard of Education is composed of seven members elected by citizens of the school district. A Board member receives no salary and may seek reelection to any number of terms.
School board elections are held and regulated by State mandates. To be a qualified candidate, a person must be a registered voter, 18 years old or older, and a resident of the State and the district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Board officers are chosen by the members.
Township High School District 211 is a member of several professional associations, conducting legislative advocacy initiatives as part of their mission.
The Board of Education is a member of the following associations:
• National School Boards Association (NSBA) http://www.nsba.org/
• Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)http://www.iasb.com/
• ED-RED (Education, Research, Development) https://sites.google.com/a/ed-red.org/ed-red/
The Superintendent of Schools is a member of the following associations:
• American Association of School Administrators (AASA) http://www.aasa.org/
• Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) http://www.ascd.org/
• Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) http://www.iasaedu.org/
The Associate Superintendent for Business is a member of the following associations:
• Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) http://asbointl.org/
• Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) http://www.iasbo.org/
“The Mission of Township High School District 211 is to serve the educational needs of the community by developing and implementing quality programs which challenge students to achieve their potential to become contributing, informed citizens capable of meeting the demands of a changing world.”
adopted by the Board of Education February, 1999
We who serve the students and parents of Township High School District 211 pledge our continued commitment to:
demonstrate courtesy and patience in our dealings with students, parents, and the community; respect the individual differences within our student body; respond on a timely basis to inquiries and requests for help; maintain our professionalism through appearance, communications, and care of school facilities; offer consistent, dependable service to the young people of our school community.
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