School Board Members
The Board of Education establishes a vision for the community’s schools that reflects a consensus of the board, community, and district staff. The school board has a wide variety of additional responsibilities, including, but not limited to, adopting a balanced annual budget, adopting the school calendar, negotiating contracts with employee unions, and approving curriculum programs. Some questions the school board asks when determining this vision include:
- What philosophy of education do we want our local schools to have?
- What should our students know and be able to do when they graduate?
- How can schools best educate students who come from diverse backgrounds?
School board meetings must be open to the public with the agenda publicly posted in advance in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/). A lot can be learned about your district’s policies, successes, and challenges by attending a meeting.
Board Elections - April 2021
Prospective Board Candidate Petition Packets
Prospective Candidate Petition Packets for the April 6, 2021 school board election in West Chicago Elementary School District 33 are available on the Election Commission's website at www.dupageco.org/Election/37317/. All school districts use "Format 2". For questions please call the Election Commission at 630.407.5500. The first day to circulate candidate petitions is Tuesday, September 20, 2020.
A school board candidates' petition must be filed with the Election Commission beginning Monday, December 12 through 5:00pm on Monday, December 19, 2020.
Four (4) seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 6, 2021 election. Members elected ib April will be seated on the board no later than Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Terms of office will expire in April 2025.