Board of Education
Warren Township High School District 121 Board Member Vacancy
Warren Township High School District 121 is accepting letters of interest to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Board member Jim Walz. Persons interested in being considered for appointment by the present Board to serve as a Board member until the next regular election in April 2021 should submit a letter of intention to serve along with a brief résumé to:
Board of Education
Warren Township High School District 121
Attn: Jeanne Love, Board Clerk
34090 N. Almond Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Letters and résumés may be directed to Jeanne Love, Board Clerk, by one of the following methods:
- Email to Jeanne Love at email@example.com
- U.S. Mail to the address above
- Faxed to the District Office at 847-548-0661
All letters and résumés to be considered for the Board must be received by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
For eligibility to be appointed by the Board, you must be at least 18 years of age, be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Illinois and WTHS District 121 for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment, a registered voter, not be a child sex offender, not hold another incompatible public office, not have a prohibited interest in any contract with the District, not be a school trustee, and not hold certain types of prohibited State or federal employment.
In Illinois, public education is the State's constitutional reponsibility. The State delegates the authority to govern school districts to local school boards. Boards are made up of seven district residents elected to serve staggered terms of four years without pay. So, although the Board of Education for District 121 is politically responsible to District voters, it is legally responsible to the State of Illinois.
The Board’s job is 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 121 performance to see that results are consistent with goals and policies.
Among the Board’s legal duties are:
- directing what shall be taught and what textbooks are used;
- hiring necessary personnel and setting their salaries;
- letting all contracts and paying all bills, and arranging for the revenue necessary to operate District 121.
Individual Board members may not act alone or make decisions binding upon the Board or District 121.
To contact the Board of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
This meeting will take place via teleconference. If any members of the public would like to participate at the appropriate times during the meeting, to join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/ruo-tfra-znj
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October 23, 2020
This is an official notice of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Warren Township High School scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The first agenda item will be an Executive Session beginning at 5:45 p.m. virtually. The open meeting will
re-commence at 7:30 p.m., both held virtually.
District 121 Board of Education