Cass School District 63 Board of Education

    Board Vacancy Announcement
    After seven years of volunteer service, Vice President Kent Absalonsen is resigning from the Board of Education as he and his family are moving out of the area. We thank Mr. Absalonsen for his service and wish he and his family the very best.

    As a result, there is a vacancy on the Board of Education and here is the announcement and application from Board President Shelly Camden. This includes the criteria and application timeline. The absolute deadline for interested citizens to submit an application is Tuesday, September 27, at noon. After the deadline, the Board of Education will choose finalists to interview and ultimately select for appointment to the Board.

    Individuals with questions may contact Board Secretary Gayle Wilson at gwilson@cassd63.org or Superintendent Mark Cross at mcross@cassd63.org.

    Board Authority, Governance and Membership

    The seven members of the Cass School District 63 Board of Education are locally elected public officials who serve staggered, four-year terms of office and receive no compensation for their role in providing oversight and governance to the school district. They serve as advocates for children and representatives of local taxpayers, while remaining responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of our community.

    The authority to govern local school districts is delegated from the Illinois General Assembly to local Boards of Education within the parameters established by the Illinois School Code. Board members do not have authority to act in their roles individually, but do so as established in their collective authority at a public Board of Education meeting. Board members take an Oath of Office and follow the Code of Conduct established by the Illinois Association of Schools Boards, while monitoring itself through our locally established Board Agreements and Protocols.

    The Board sets the educational tone for the district, establishes goals, determines the District's educational policies, establishes and adopts the annual budget, oversees expenditures of funds, approves the annual tax levy and conducts other fiduciary and policy responsibilities under the law. The goals, policies and priorities of the Board and school district are delegated to the Superintendent, who acts as the chief executive officer and provides the day-to-day management and leadership of the school district's educational programs, personnel, finances, facilities, and operations.

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