This handbook provides an overview of what a school board member needs to know, including duties and responsibilities, the structure of school governance, financing the schools, relations with administration and staff, board meeting procedures, a code of conduct, and other information. Updates in 2023 cover monitoring district performance, communicating board decisions, and board process policies.
Written primarily for new board members, this publication is an introduction to the work of boards of education in Illinois. It is distributed free to all newly-elected board members in Illinois. Published by IASB, 2023.