Board Meetings

Business Meetings

Operating procedures prevail at each East Prairie School Board meeting. The Board of Education uses a consent agenda as part of these meetings, allowing the Board to approve more than one item as a slate, rather than each item separately. These items are typically routine in nature. Following consent items, the Board moves on to the consideration of any other resolutions that have typically been discussed previously.

All meetings are held at:

The East Prairie School Distrtict #73 
Administration Center, 
7620 N. East Prairie Road, 
Skokie, IL 60076

Audience Participation

The Skokie School District 73 Board of Education welcomes public participation within its meetings and appreciates the community's interest and attendance.  Audience participation is encouraged to provide input during the meetings when a topic is being discussed.  When addressing the Board, individuals should give their name and address and, if representing a group, indicate the group represented. The usual time limitation to speak is five minutes for each individual or delegation. The Board does not engage in discussions with the public, but instead will respond in an appropriate manner. The input of ideas from the public to the School Board is encouraged at two specific points during a business meeting.

Discussion Meetings

The Board also holds discussion meetings on pertinent topics, and time for audience input is set aside at the end of each meeting. No action is taken at these open discussions. Items presented and discussed at these meetings may be voted upon at the next general business meeting.

School Board Meetings

The Board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at The East Prairie School District #73 Administration Center, 7620 N. East Prairie Road, Skokie, IL 60076. The Illinois School Code, Board Policies, and Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, are the parliamentary authorities for the conduct of the meetings. The Board conducts all of its business in public except for closed sessions as permitted under State statutes.  

Attending our local Board meetings is an important way to learn about the accomplishments, concerns, and needs of our District. All Board meetings are open to the public except for closed sessions which the Board may call to discuss collective bargaining, negotiations, acquisition or sale of real estate, personnel matters, pending court proceedings involving the District or student discipline matters. Voting on all issues, including those discussed in closed session, is done in public.

School Board Meeting Dates 23-24

Public notice is hereby given that the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EAST PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS has adopted a meeting schedule of one regular Board of Education meeting per month beginning July 10, 2023 through June 10, 2024. The Board of Education meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month at 7620 East Prairie Rd., Skokie, Illinois in the Administrative Center on the following dates and times: 


  • Monday, July 10, 2023 

  • Monday, August 14, 2023

  • Monday, September 18, 2023*

  • Monday, October 16, 2023*

  •  Monday, November 13, 2023

  • Monday, December 11, 2023

  • Monday, January 22, 2024 ** 

  • Monday, February 12, 2024

  • Monday, March 11, 2024

  • Monday, April 15, 2024*

  • Monday, May 13, 2024

  • Monday, June 10, 2024

* Third  Monday of the month

** Fourth Monday of the month

TIME:   7:00 p.m.

This schedule is subject to such changes as THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EAST PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, shall determine and the law shall allow, notice of which changes shall be given as required by law. 

All such meetings will be open to the public, except as to those meetings, or portions of meetings, which THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EAST PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, shall determine to hold in private and which the law shall allow to be held in private.