Board's Role

The School Board should:

  • Govern the School District
  • Continue to shape with the community a mutual understanding of the purposes of the school district
  • Communicate the goals and monitor the performance of the district
  • Select the superintendent
  • Oversee basic legal and ethical standards and responsibilities
  • Analyze its own performance

(The information above is from the Illinois Association of School Boards web site)

Board Members are elected at large by the voters residing within the boundaries of DeKalb Community Unit School District 428. Members are not compensated for their many hours of service to the students and families of the district. Each member is elected to a four year term. Board elections are held every two years. The terms are staggered so that either three or four seats are up for election in any given election cycle.