Board of Education
Communications To and From the Board
Staff members, parents, and community members should submit questions or communications for the Board of Education’s consideration to the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall provide the Board of Education with a summary of these questions or communications and provide, as appropriate, his or her feedback regarding the matter. If contacted individually, Board members shall 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 shall not take private action that might compromise the Board or District. There is no expectation of privacy for any communication sent to the Board or its members individually, or whether sent by letter, email, or other means.
Board Member Use of Electronic Mail
Electronic mail used by a majority of a quorum of the members of the Board or any of its subcommittees for the purpose of discussing public business constitutes a meeting under the Illinois Open Meetings Act and is illegal unless held in compliance with its requirements. Email from a Board member to another member or members of the Board, in his/her capacity as Board members, shall not be used for the purpose of discussing District business in violation of the Open Meetings Act restrictions. Email between or among Board members shall be limited to: 1) disseminating information, 2) messages not involving deliberation, debate, or decision-making; and 3) discussion of District business by less than a majority of a quorum of the Board or any of its subcommittees.
Adopted: February 17, 1998
Revised: February 20, 2007