Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education
The Board of Education and its Duties
The Board of Education is comprised of 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. Members serve without pay and elect their own officers.Members are charged with establishing policy, reviewing the budget and tax levy, serving as community leaders for education, and continuously evaluating 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.
Copies of the agenda and supporting material are available at each meeting and are available on the table as you enter the Board Room.The order of business at Board of Education meetings is generally as follows:
- Call to Order, Opening and Roll Call
- Approval of Agenda
- Communications and Visitor Comments
- Superintendent’s District Report
- Unfinished Business
- New Business
- Consent Agenda
- Closed Session
- Open Session
You are invited to attend regular Board meetings, generally held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room (Room 103), North Campus, 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange. 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.
How can I address the Board?
The Board welcomes and encourages public participation at its meetings and provides time for audience members to address the Board. Visitors are asked to submit a written request before the meeting identifying the item on which they wish to speak. Request forms are available on the table at the entrance to the Board Room. Groups attending board meetings are asked to appoint a spokesperson, and all visitors are asked to limit their remarks to five minutes. The Board President recognizes visitors who wish to comment, maintains order during the meeting, and calls an end to comments and discussion when appropriate.If you have a question of the Board, the matter may require further study by the Board and be referred to the administration for investigation and review. If action and/or discussion is required, the matter may be scheduled on the agenda of a future board meeting and you will be notified of the meeting date. You may expect the Board to act as promptly as circumstances allow and to notify you when it arrives at a decision.To contact the District 204 Board of Education, email: BOE@lths.net