SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION GENERAL INFORMATION
Candidate's PETITION PACKET
For more info, see:
- State of Illinois Candidate's Guide (2021)
- State of Illinois Election and Campaign Finance Calendar (2021)
- Illinois Association of School Boards Election Information
- IASB Key Dates for School Board Candidates (pdf) - April 6, 2021 election
Available seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election. Elected candidates will serve four-year terms, which expire in April 2024. 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 Kildeer Countryside School 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 Apr. 6, 2021, Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 school board election are AVAILABLE ONLINE or upon request from District 96, 1050 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847.459.4260).
- 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, during normal office hours on Mon., Dec. 14 through Mon., Dec. 21, 2020. Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail, or by an agent. Nonpartisan candidates appear on the ballot in the order of time of filing. Lake County Clerk, 18 N County Street, Rm. 101, Waukegan, IL 60085
- Important dates and deadlines
Dec. 29, 2020: the last day for filing objections to a candidate’s nominating petitions.
Jan. 28, 2021: the last day a candidate may file to withdraw candidacy.
Feb. 4, 2021: the last day to file a declaration of intent to run for the school board as a write-in candidate.
Qualifications and Characteristics of a School Board Member – Illinois Association of School Boards
Qualifications: Any person is eligible who, on the date of election, is a U.S. citizen of the age of 18 or over, a registered voter, and a resident of the State and the territory encompassing the school 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 14–21, 2020.
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. 2020