Deadlines for Board of Education member elections

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, is the Consolidated Election where vacant school board seats for Glenbrook High School District 225 will be on the ballot. There are two critical deadlines this fall established by the Illinois State Board of Elections.

  • The first day that candidates can lawfully circulate nominating petitions for signatures was September 22, 2020.
  • The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 14 through December 21, 2020. 

Four seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled during the April 6, 2020 election. All four vacancies are for 4-year terms (full terms) and will expire in 2025. Members are elected to represent the voices and opinions of the community and set the policies of the district. They are unpaid volunteers who serve 4-year, staggered terms.

To be eligible to serve as a school board member, a candidate must be as of the date of election:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of the state of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • A registered voter; and
  • Not a school trustee.

Here are more details about the responsibilities and duties of school board members. To become a school board candidate, one must:

  1. File a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk and obtain a receipt; these forms are available from the county clerk. 
  2. Obtain and complete a nominating petition signed by at least 50 registered voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, and a Statement of Candidacy. The submitted petition will require a notarized signature of the petition circulator. Nominating petition forms and Statements of Candidacy are available from the county clerk or county board of election commissioners.

Individuals interested in running for a vacant seat on the District 225 Board of Education can obtain the required forms on the Illinois Association of School Boards website, under “Sources”.