Become a Member

Board of Education Member Eligibility

TreeYour interest in becoming a member of the Skokie School District 73.5 Board of Education is commendable.  Should you be elected to the Board, you would join more than 6,000 Illinois men and women who contribute countless hours - without compensation - toward maintaining local governance of our public schools.  The Skokie School District 73.5 Board of Education governs what is probably the largest business in our community and is responsible for a multitude of important functions.  The Board sets policies and standards affecting the future of every child in the district.

To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the Skokie 73.5 School District for at least one year immediately preceding the election.  The school board election is nonpartisan, and board candidates do not run under political party affiliation.

Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest prohibitions and exceptions set forth in state law.