On Tuesday, November 29, District 99 will hold an informational session, “What it Means to be a Board Member.” All community members interested in learning more about how our schools are governed are invited to attend. The session will be held at the Administrative Service Center, 6301 Springside Avenue in Downers Grove, at 7 p.m.
“Effective school boards are vital to the ongoing success of our schools,” says Dr. Hank Thiele, superintendent. “We hope to educate more people about the role and expectations of board members, and maybe inspire some to participate in the process.”
The session will cover:
· What a school member does
· Why school board members serve
· Characteristics of effective school board members
· School board election process and timeline
District 99 is governed by a 7-member Board of Education. Members are elected to represent the voices and opinions of the community and set the policies of the district. They are unpaid volunteers who serve 4-year, staggered terms. In 2017, the terms of four members will expire. Elections will be held on April 4, 2017.