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Posted by: Peter Broderick on 2/14/2013 | 0 Comments
ISD boards of education that hold elections under section 614 of the Revised School Code were not affected by Public Act 233 of 2011, which moved popular school elections to even years in November. Section 614 elections for ISD school boards are still held biennially on the first Monday in June at a meeting of representatives from constituent boards of education. In 2013, the elections will be held on June 3.
Posted by: Peter Broderick on 9/20/2012 | 0 Comments
Much like a local bond or millage campaign, schools can be involved, in a limited way, especially when it comes to finances. Superintendents and board members are citizens first and foremost, and can and should take positions or speak up on important issues, but also be very careful not to violate campaign laws. This post outlines the basic responsibilities and prohibitions school boards should keep in mind to keep in compliance with campaign laws.
Posted by: Peter Broderick on 6/8/2012 | 0 Comments
America’s local school board members are invited to participate in an international study of school board members in the United States and five other countries. The project is titled: Universities’ researchers examining boards’ impact on student achievement, importance of local decision making.