A School Board member must be, on the date of election or appointment, a United States citizen at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding election, and a registered voter.
Reasons making an individual ineligible for Board membership include holding an incompatible office and certain types of State or federal employment. A child sex offender, as defined in State law, is ineligible for School Board membership.
LEGAL REF.: Ill. Constitution, Art. 2, ¶ 1; Art 4, ¶ 2(e); Art 6, ¶ 13(b). 105 ILCS 5/10-3 and 5/10-10.
CROSS REF.: 2:30 (Board of Education Elections), 2:70 (Vacancies on the School Board – Filling Vacancies)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
REVISED: February 22, 2010