U-46 Board of Education
The Board of Education is responsible for determining the policies which guide the operation of School District U-46. State law holds school boards responsible for policies in these areas: approval of courses of study and textbooks, adoption of an annual budget, construction, furnishing and maintenance of facilities, employment and evaluation of the superintendent.
Elected members serve four-year terms and are not paid for their services. To be eligible to serve, a school board member must meet the following requirements on the date of election: a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, a resident of the State of Illinois, and a resident of School District U-46 for at least one year immediately preceding the election. All seven U-46 Board members have completed the Open Meetings Act Training as required under the Illinois School Code, (5 ILS 120/1.06) and the Professional Development Leadership Training.
Two U-46 administrators join the Board at the table during meetings: Superintendent Dr. Tony Sanders and Chief Legal Officer Trisha Olson, who serves as the Board Secretary.
Current Board Meeting Packet
The current Board Meeting Packet is posted online each Friday before a Monday Board of Education meeting. The packet includes the agenda and supporting information on items that will be discussed at the meeting. It is in a new format with bookmarks on the left for easy viewing and printing. Click below for the current packet and then click "enter public site."