Friday, September 14, 2018

Board secretary deadlines listed

Two key deadlines lie ahead for board secretaries to complete requirements for placing referendums on the ballot in the next two consolidated elections. Those upcoming deadlines fall ten days after the board deadline for adopting resolutions to place public policy questions on the ballot. The key board secretary deadlines are:

•    December 20, 2018, the last day for the board secretary to certify public policy questions to the election authority for referendum at the Feb. 26, 2019, Consolidated Primary Election (10 ILCS 5/28-5);

•    January 24, 2019, the last day for the board secretary to certify public policy questions to the election authority for referendum at the April 2, 2019 election. (10 ILCS 5/28-5).

Board secretaries also face an important duty following the April 2, 2019 school board election. Specifically:

•    April 23, 2019 is the last day for the election authority to canvass the election returns and report results of the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election to the board secretary. The board secretary is then required to transmit election results to the school board (10 ILCS 5/17-22 and 22-17).

See the 2018-19 School Calendar for more information.