102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Brad Halbrook
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the School Code. Removes portions of a school board member's
oath of office taken before taking seat on the board.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Section
10-16.5 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/10-16.5)
Oath of office.
Each school board member,
before taking his or her seat on the board, shall take an oath
of office, administered as determined by the board, in
substantially the following form:
I, (name of member or successful candidate), do
solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully
discharge the duties of the office of member of the Board
of Education (or Board of School Directors, as the case
may be) of (name of school district), in accordance with
the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of
the State of Illinois, and the laws of the State of
Illinois, to the best of my ability.
I further swear (or affirm) that:
I shall respect taxpayer interests by serving as a
faithful protector of the school district's assets;
I shall encourage and respect the free expression of
opinion by my fellow board members and others who seek a