The West Chicago
School District 33 Board of Education has a priority of maintaining two-way
communication with its stakeholders.
may submit questions or communications for the Board’s consideration to the
Superintendent or may use the electronic link to the Board’s email address that
is posted below on this website. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act and
the Oath of Office taken by Board members, individual Board members will not
(a) reply to an email on behalf of the entire Board, or (b) engage in the
discussion of District business with a majority of Board-quorum.
Superintendent or designee shall:
Ensure that the District’s website contains an active electronic link to the
email address for the School Board, and
2. Provide the Board, such as in the Board meeting packet, with all emails that
are received and any feedback regarding them.
contacted individually, Board members will refer the person to the appropriate
level of authority, except in unusual situations. Board members' questions or
communications to staff or about programs will be channeled through the
Superintendent's office. Board members will not take individual action that
might compromise the Board or District.
legal department from the Illinois Association of School Board's Policy
Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS) offered additional
information/further clarification regarding the change in the law, which
included the following requirements and recommendations.
- No Board member should ever
reply to an email sent to him/her individually or to the entire Board. As
the policy states, he/she should refer the person who sent the email to
the appropriate district employee.
- While it is not legally
required, best practice is for Board members to forward all messages sent
to their individual, district-issued email accounts to the rest of the
Board to ensure they are aware of all communications sent by members of
the general public.
- Any messages the Board wants to
address as a group must be added to a Board meeting agenda.
who want to contact the Board via email can do so by sending a message to [email protected] which is the address for the entire