SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION General Information

Candidates' Petition Packets may be downloaded.
(A limited number of printed packets are available at the District 96 Business Office during regular business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1050 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089.)

For more info, see:
 State of Illinois Candidates's Guide (2016)
 State of Illinois Election and Campaign Finance Calendar (2017)
Illinois Association of School Boards Election Information (2017)
IASB Key Dates for School Board Candidates (pdf) - April 2017 election

Available seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 4, 2017, Consolidated Election. Elected candidates will serve four-year terms, which expire in April 2021. Board members serve without salaries.

  • Who is eligible?
    To be eligible to serve, a school board member must on the date of election be a citizen of the United States; at least 18 years of age; a registered voter; a resident of the State of Illinois and District 96 for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

    Board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. (Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.)
  • Where and when are nomination packets available?
    Nominating petition forms for the April 4, 2017, Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 school board election are AVAILABLE ONLINE. A limited number of printed packets are available at the District 96 Business or District Office, 1050 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, on business days from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. beginning September 20, 2016.
  • When are nominating papers due? Where are they to be filed?
    A school board candidate’s petition must be filed with the county clerk or the county board of election commissioners in Lake County, IL, no earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, and no later than 5 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016. Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail, or by an agent. Candidates' names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office.
  • Important dates and deadlines
    Dec. 27, 2016: the last day for filing objections to a candidate’s nominating petitions.
    Jan. 26, 2017: the last day a candidate may file to withdraw candidacy.
    Feb. 2, 2017: the last day to file a declaration of intent to run for the school board as a write-in candidate.
  • Qualifications/Requirements
    Residency: Any person is eligible who, on the date of election, is a U.S. citizen of the age of 18 or over and a resident of the State and the territory encompassing the district for one year preceding the election. (A member cannot serve as a school trustee or school treasurer.)

    Signatures: The candidate's petition for nomination must be signed by at least 50 qualified voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, residing within the district.

    Statement of Candidacy: The Statement of Candidacy is filed with nominating petitions.

    Loyalty Oath: The Loyalty Oath (optional) is filed with nominating petitions.

    Statement of Economic Interests: A copy of the Statement of Economic Interests form is to be filed with the County Clerk (receipt to be returned with filing papers).

    Filing Dates: December 12 (no earlier than 8 a.m.)–December 19 (no later than 5 p.m.), 2017.

    Campaign Financial Disclosure: Filed with the County Clerk (Form D-5, Notice of Obligation, provided at the time when nomination papers are filed).

    Fair Campaign Practices Act: (voluntary) Filed with the County Clerk

Refer to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) web site for school board election information, or the County Clerk of Lake County web site  for other publications regarding school board candidates and elections.
Updated Sept. 2016