Board Member Qualifications

Have you wondered what it takes to join the East Prairie School Board? 

The Illinois Association of School Boards has a great link to a resource on the qualifications to be elected:

In order to qualify for school board membership, an individual must be as of the date of the election:
• a U.S. citizen
• a resident of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election
• at least 18 years of age
• a registered voter

What does a School Board do?
Illinois School Code directs that a school board shall make all decisions pertaining to the employment of the superintendent and direct through policy the superintendent in his or her charge of the administration of the school district.

In conjunction with and in addition to duties enumerated in the Illinois School Code, good governance imposes the following responsibilities on the board:
1. Clarifies the district’s purpose
2. Connects with the community
3. Employs a superintendent
4. Delegates authority 
5. Monitors performance 
6. Takes responsibility for itself


If you have any questions, please send an email to: Paul Goldberg [email protected].