The Board of Education and its Duties

  • The Board of Education comprises seven members who are elected by residents of the district to serve as your representatives and to oversee the operation of the school district. Board members are elected to four-year terms. State law does not limit the number of terms board members may serve. They serve without pay and elect their own officers.  

    Board members establish policy, review the budget and tax levy, serve as community leaders for education, and continuously evaluate the effectiveness and range of educational programs. Individual members do not serve as entities in themselves, but may act only as a part of a legally constituted body.

    The board hires and evaluates the district’s superintendent. Information on the relationship between the Board of Education and the superintendent and administrative team can be found by clicking here.

    To contact the District 204 Board of Education, please send an email to








Board Meeting Dates & Information

  • The Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education meets monthly (except July).
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Types of Board Meetings

  • Regular Board Meetings

    You are invited to attend regular board meetings. In most cases, regularly scheduled board meetings take place on the third Monday of the month, starting at 7:00 p.m. Meetings generally take place at the LT North Campus (100 S. Brainard Avenue, La Grange). Room location is provided at the top of each agenda which is posted on Friday before the meetings.

    Formal action is taken only at board meetings for which advance notice is given. When necessary, special, adjourned, or committee meetings are held throughout the year.

    All meetings are open to the public. Items concerning personnel, school security, negotiations or litigation and other subjects permitted under the Open Meetings Act are discussed in closed session. However, all action is taken in open session.


    Committee Meetings of the Whole

    Committee Meetings of the Whole are working sessions in which specific topics are discussed in greater detail. These meetings are open to the public and include a variety of reports and presentations made to the board. The board does not take action at these meetings and complies with the Open Meetings Act before taking action. 

    Committee meetings are generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, and are posted accordingly. 


    Special Meetings

    Special meetings are called by the board president to discuss and vote on business that may arise in between regular Board of Education meetings.