2.140 - Communications To and From the Board

The School Board welcomes communications from the community. Staff members, parents, and community members should submit questions or communications for the School Board’s consideration to the Superintendent.  The Superintendent shall provide the Board with a summary of these questions or communications and provide, as appropriate, his or her feedback regarding the matter.  If contacted individually, Board members will refer the person to the appropriate level of authority, except in unusual situations. Board members’ questions or communications to staff or about programs will be channeled through the Superintendent’s office.  Board members will not take private action that might compromise the Board or District.  There is no expectation of privacy for any communication sent to the Board or its members individually, whether sent by letter, email, or other means.


Board Member Use of Electronic Communications

For purposes of this section, electronic communications includes, without limitation, electronic mail, electronic chat, instant messaging, texting, and any form of social networking.  Electronic communications to, by, and among Board members, in their capacity as Board members, shall not be used for the purpose of discussing District business. Electronic communications among Board members shall be limited to: (1) disseminating information, and (2) messages not involving deliberation, debate, or decision-making. Electronic communications may contain:

  • Agenda item suggestions
  • Reminders regarding meeting times, dates, and places
  • Board meeting agendas or information concerning agenda items
  • Individual responses to questions posed by community members, subject to the other limitations in this policy


LEGAL REF.:  23 5 ILCS 120/.

CROSS REF.:            2:220, 3:30, 8:110

ADOPTED:     October 4, 1999

REVISED:       December 18, 2000; February 22, 2007; December 18, 2014

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