Thursday, April 27, 2017

Post-election deadlines approaching

May 1st is the deadline to file a required statement of economic interests. The filing requirement applies not only to all school board members, but also superintendents, building principals, heads of departments, employees responsible for negotiating contracts of $1,000 or more, hearing officers, supervisors with authority for more than 20 or more employees, and any employee in a position that requires an administrative or chief business official certificate.

Economic interest statements must be filed with the county clerk in a form provided by law. Anyone required to file who cannot meet the deadline may obtain a 30-day extension by filing with the county clerk a declaration of intent to defer the filing.

May 2nd is the last day for school boards to reorganize by seating new members elected on April 4, 2017, electing officers, and setting a time and place for regular meetings.

More information about these procedures and requirements are available in a free brochure, “Seating New Board Members and Organizing the Board.” It is available to view or download from the IASB website.

Registration is now open for the Association’s two-day New Board Member workshops, which begin June 2-3 and conclude on July 7-8. The workshops, to be held at nine locations throughout Illinois, will enable newly elected board members to fulfill their state-mandatory board training and learn more about school board governance. One- and two-day options are available. For more information about this professional development opportunity, view or download the workshop brochure