Board of Education
Welcome to the Golf District 67 School Board
The seven member School Board is elected by the people of the district. Members serve, without compensation, for two or four-year terms. Board elections are held every two years with three members elected in one cycle and four members elected in the alternate cycle. In order to qualify for school board membership, an individual must be as of the date of the election: a U.S. citizen; a resident of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election; at least 18 years of age; and a registered voter.
The Board of Education hires the superintendent, establishes policies, and adopts regulations for the conduct of the public schools. The Board also establishes long range performance goals, employs personnel to administer the District, gives direction to curriculum, adopts and oversees a yearly budget, and ensures the maintenance of facilities. Responsibility for administering board policies is invested in the Superintendent of Schools.
The Golf School District 67 School Board is firmly committed to offering the tools necessary for each and every individual to receive an outstanding education.
We Welcome Your Participation
The Golf School District 67 Board of Education welcomes public participation to its monthly meetings. As your elected representatives to this policy-making Board, the Board of Education appreciates the community's interest and attendance. Attending Board meetings is an important way to learn about the accomplishments, concerns and needs of your public schools. This web page explains how the Board functions and how you can be a part of proceedings.
Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Golf Middle School, 9401 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, Illinois. However, for special purposes, the Board occasionally meets on other days. Please check the school calendar or District website for the time and place of each meeting. The Illinois School Code, Board Policies, and Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, are the parliamentary authorities for conduct of the meetings. The Board conducts all of its business in public except for closed sessions as permitted under State statutes.
All Board meetings are open to the public except for closed sessions which the Board may call to discuss collective bargaining, negotiations, acquisition or sale of real estate, personnel matters, pending court proceedings involving the District or student discipline matters. Voting on all issues, including those discussed in closed session, is done in public.
The agenda for each meeting is prepared by the Superintendent and reviewed by the Board President. Items on the agenda are grouped by discussion items, action items, and information items. Action items are considered by motions, which require voice votes or, if the commitment of funds is involved, roll call votes of the Board.
Extensive background materials on agenda items are sent to Board members prior to each meeting. After examining these materials, Board members may obtain answers to questions and be prepared to efficiently and expeditiously reach decisions concerning the many items that come before them during the meeting.
Addressing the Board of Education
A Board meeting is a meeting in public and not a public meeting; therefore, participation by persons in the audience is designated at specific places on the agenda.
When addressing the Board, individuals should give their name and address and, if representing a group, indicate the group represented. The usual time limitation to speak is three minutes for each individual or delegation.
The Board of Education encourages public participation during its regular meetings at the “Public Comment” section on the agenda. At this time, the President of the Board will recognize members of the audience who wish to make statements to the Board related to agenda items.
If you have specific questions regarding Board policy or actions, please feel free to contact the Superintendent at the District Office at (847) 966-8200. You may also communicate in writing by addressing your letter to the Board of Education, Golf School District 67, 9401 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, IL 60053.