Board of Education

School Board Election

Minooka Community High School District #111 will have seats to be filled at the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election.  Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 22, 2020. The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 14 through December 21, 2020.

Changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary.  Those duties are now handled by the county clerk.  Candidates for school board will not be filing any paperwork at the local district.  Candidates may contact the Grundy County Clerk at 815/941-3222 to confirm hours and for additional information. 

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Role of the MCHS District #111 Board of Education

In Illinois, public education is the state’s constitutional responsibility. The state delegates the authority to govern school districts to local school boards. Boards are made up of seven district residents elected at-large to serve staggered terms of four years without pay. So, although the board is politically responsible to district voters, it is legally responsible to the state.

Specifically, the MCHS District #111 Board of Education works to:

  • adopt goals and policies that meet state requirements and reflect community needs;
  • provide the resources necessary to pursue its goals according to its policies; and
  • monitor district performance to see that results are consistent with goals and policies.

The MCHS District #111 Board of Education operates under a committee structure. Committees consist of two to three board members, along with Administrative advisors. The committee structure allows board members to study issues in depth, and assist in forming recommendations for action by the full board.

Committee work takes place in open meetings, which are posted in the same manner as regular meetings. However, no action can be taken at a committee meeting. All action and business by the Board of Education is conducted during regular school board meetings.

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