Board of Education
Glenbrook High School District 225 is governed by an elected, 7-member Board of Education in accordance with Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/33-1). All members are elected at-large to four-year terms, representing all residents within the District’s boundaries. Board elections are held during the month of April as part of the consolidated election cycle in odd numbered years. Board members are volunteers who do not receive a salary for their services.
The Board of Education meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. All meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and are organized in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120).
Board meeting agendas and materials can be accessed from the Meeting Portal and at right. As an added convenience for our school community, Board meetings are live streamed and video files are posted within the corresponding meeting's agenda.
By Board policy, Glenbrook High School District 225 Board meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Occasionally, a holiday or other circumstance alters this schedule. Regular meetings of the Board of Education are scheduled a year in advance as part of the reorganization procedure each spring. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specifically advertised. Primarily, Board meetings will be held in the Board Room of the District Office, located at 3801 West Lake Avenue in Glenview.
Board meeting agendas and materials can be accessed from the Meeting Portal. Materials are posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Meetings are live streamed via Zoom. Information regarding how to access the live-streaming event is included with each Board agenda.
Recognition of Community Visitors
The Board welcomes public comments and appreciates the community’s time in presenting at the meeting. Members of the public are invited to address the Board during an agenda item called "Recognition of Community Visitors," in accordance with Board Policy 2030.
Please note that this is a business meeting of the Board held in public, not a forum. While we welcome your comments, it is the Board’s practice to genuinely listen but not provide a response or engage in discussion. Accordingly, the Board receives public comments as a source of information and considers them in making decisions and in the establishment of policies. It is our practice to take no action on any items nor to discuss any items members of the public have raised until the Board has taken the time to gather adequate information and then objectively discuss available options. However, during the meeting, the Board, at its discretion, may choose to address an issue or correct any misinformation raised during public comment.
Individuals requesting to be heard during the Public Comment period must indicate such request to the Board secretary prior to the adoption of the agenda. A podium is provided, and individuals are asked to limit their comments to two minutes during this period. Comments do not have to be limited to agenda items. Please note that public comments during specific agenda items will not be permitted without the approval of the Board of Education.
Community members may also give written statements to the Board, via U.S. mail office (3801 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may give Board members copies of your written materials at the Board meeting.
The Board is permitted by law to consider the following matters in executive session: collective negotiations; the acquisition or sale of real property; pending court proceedings; appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee or testimony on a complaint against an employee; a student disciplinary case; information relating to individual students in special education programs; the appointment of a member to fill a vacancy on the Board; sessions with an advisory committee to provide professional consultation which are held about matters of professional ethics or performance. Formal action on these and all other matters must be taken in public sessions.
Agendas and materials will be available on Board of Education meeting portal 48 hours prior to a board meeting.
- Policy Update
- Policy Update
- Policy Update
In addition to the regular meetings, the Board of Education has established two standing committees to facilitate the review of topics relevant to the operation of the school district. These committees include:
- Facilities; and
Each committee includes up to three (3) members of the Board of Education, as well as members of the District and School leadership teams (e.g., Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Principals, Associate Principals, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Managers). Board committees meet periodically throughout the school year and provide an opportunity to review draft proposals and recommendations from the administration in a working group setting. Proposals and recommendations are then revised as needed, and typically presented to the full Board at the next regular meeting.
In addition to standing committees, Board members also serve as liaisons to various education-related and community organizations, including TrueNorth Education Cooperative, ED-RED, Illinois Association of School Boards and Glenbrook Foundation, among others.
The next Consolidated Election, where vacant school board seats for Glenbrook High School District 225 will be on the ballot, is April 2023. There is more information on elections, including critical deadlines, on the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.
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:
- File a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk and obtain a receipt; these forms are available from the county clerk.
- 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 learn more on the Illinois Association of School Boards website.