1.10 School District Legal Status

The Illinois Constitution requires the State to provide for an efficient system of high quality public education institutions and services in order to achieve the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capabilities.

The General Assembly has implemented this mandate through the creation of school districts. The District is governed by the laws for school districts having a population of not fewer than 1,000 and not more than 500,000.

The School Board constitutes a body politic and corporate that processes all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, and in that name may sue and be sued, purchase, hold and sell personal property and real estate, and enter into such obligations as are authorized by law. The School Board has the express authority to adopt and enforce all necessary rules for the management and government of the schools of the District.

LEGAL REF.: Ill. Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 1.

CROSS REF.: 2:10, 2:20

ADOPTED: October 4, 1999

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