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105 ILCS 5/33-1
(105 ILCS 5/33-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 33-1)
Board of Education - Election - Terms.
In all school districts,
including special charter districts having a population of 100,000 and not
more than 500,000, which adopt this Article, as hereinafter provided, there
shall be maintained a system of free schools in charge of a board of education,
which shall be a body politic and corporate by the name of "Board of Education
of the City of....". The board shall consist of 7 members elected by the
voters of the district. Except as provided in Section 33-1b of this Act,
the regular election for members of the board shall be held at the consolidated election in odd numbered years and at the general primary election
in even numbered years. The law governing the registration of voters for
the primary election shall apply to the regular election. At the first
regular election 7 persons shall be elected as members of the board. The
person who receives the greatest number of votes shall be elected for a
term of 5 years. The 2 persons who receive the second and third greatest
number of votes shall be elected for a term of 4 years. The person who
receives the fourth greatest number of votes shall be elected
for a term of 3 years. The 2 persons who receive the fifth and sixth greatest
number of votes shall be elected for a term of 2 years. The person who
receives the seventh greatest number of votes shall be elected for a term
of 1 year. Thereafter, at each regular election for members of the board,
the successors of the members whose terms expire in the year of election
shall be elected for a term of 5 years. All terms shall commence on July
1 next succeeding the elections. Any vacancy occurring in the membership
of the board shall be filled by appointment until the next regular election
for members of the board.
In any school district which has adopted this Article, a proposition for
the election of board members by school board district rather than at large
may be submitted to the voters of the district at the regular school election
of any year in the manner provided in Section 9-22. If the proposition
is approved by a majority of those voting on the propositions, the board
shall divide the school district into 7 school board districts as provided
in Section 9-22. At the regular school election in the year following the
adoption of such proposition, one member shall be elected from each school
board district, and the 7 members so elected shall, by lot, determine one
to serve for one year, 2 for 2 years, one for 3 years, 2 for 4 years, and
one for 5 years. Thereafter their respective successors shall be elected
for terms of 5 years. The terms of all incumbent members expire July 1
of the year following the adoption of such a proposition.
Any school district which has adopted this Article may, by referendum in
accordance with Section 33-1a, adopt the method of electing members of the
board of education provided in that Section.
Reapportionment of the voting districts provided for in this Article or
created pursuant to a court order, shall be completed pursuant to
A board of education may appoint a student to the board to serve in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the student member as an advisor. The student member may not participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05; 95-6, eff. 6-20-07.)