Board of Education Election Materials now available
Nominating petitions for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Community High School District 99 are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of the Board Secretary, 6301 Springside Avenue, Downers Grove, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nominating petitions may be circulated for signature beginning September 25, 2012.
A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 8 a.m. Monday, December 17 and no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 26. Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office.
Four seats on the seven member Board of Education will be filled at the April 9 election. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring April, 2017. Incumbent members whose terms will end are Julia Beckman, Deborah Boyle, Terry Pavesich and Bill White.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict of interest limitations set forth in state law.
Nominating papers consist of nominating petitions signed by at least fifty (50) qualified voters residing within the high school district, a statement of candidacy, a receipt from the County Clerk showing that the candidate has filed a Statement of Economic Interests, and a Loyalty Oath, which is optional.
Further information on becoming a candidate in the April 9 board election may be obtained by contacting Joann Power, Board Secretary, Community High School District 99, 6301 Springside Avenue, Downers Grove, IL (630)795-7102.
For more information about the nature and duties of serving on a school board, contact the Illinois Association of School Boards for a free booklet, “Your School Board and You.” Write IASB, 2921 Baker Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703. The booklet also is available at the Association’s web site: www.iasb.com/training/community_resources.cfm.