By Laws


BYLAWS

OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION

GLENBARD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #87

DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS


Article I: Name and Legal Status

Section 1.

The Board of Education, Glenbard Township High School District #87, derives its legal status
and authority from the Constitution of the State of Illinois and the statutes enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Illinois.

Section 2.

The Board acts as an agent of the State in providing school buildings and an educational program
in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State.

Section 3.

Decisions and actions of the Board have effect only when made or taken in proper session.
Individual members of the Board have no authority to bind or speak for the Board in any manner
except upon proper authorization by the Board.

Article II: Powers and Duties

The powers and duties of the Board shall be:

Section 1.

To establish the educational objectives of the schools.

Section 2.

To employ according to law qualified professional administrative and teaching personnel and
other personnel as might be needed in achieving the education objectives of the schools.

Section 3.

To establish policies, which will direct the Board, the administrative staff, the teaching staff, andthe school community in achieving the educational objectives of the schools.

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Section 4.

To establish policies that will direct the administrative staff in the operation of the schools.

The Board recognizes and will seek to maintain the distinction between policy making, which
function is appropriate only to the Board as the legislative authority of the school district, and policy
implementation, which function is appropriately delegated to the Superintendent of Schools and the
administrative staff.

Section 5.

To review the recommendations and reports of the Superintendent pertaining to the performance of
the professional staff and other personnel in achieving the objectives of the school and in
implementing the policies of the Board.

Section 6.

To make every effort to provide the revenue necessary to achieve the educational objectives of the
schools.

Section 7.

To exercise those powers and to perform officially those duties required of or granted to the Board
by the laws and regulations of the State.

Article III: Members

Section 1.

The Board shall consist of seven members elected according to the laws and regulations of the State.

Section 2.

Whenever a vacancy occurs on the Board, the remaining members shall fill the vacancy according
to the laws and regulations of the State.

Article IV: Board Organization and Orientation

Section 1.

Board Reorganization

Within the time period prescribed by law, a meeting shall be held for the purpose of canvassing the
results and organizing the new Board. The following procedures shall be used to organize the Board
and elect new officers.

        1. Following the canvass of the results of the School Board election, the old Board shall be
            adjourned sine die.

        2. The newly elected Board members shall be sworn in by the previous Board secretary.

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        3. The members of the new Board shall elect a President Pro Tempore from among the
             incumbent Board members that were not up for reelection in accordance with the
             procedures outlined in Subsections 4.a. through 4.d. below.

        4. The President Pro Tempore shall preside over the election of the Board President using
             the following procedures:

                a. Any Board member may move that a particular Board member be elected
                    President.

                b. If the motion is made, seconded and adopted, the President is elected.


                c. If the motion made fails to receive a second, or does not pass, another motion is
                    then in order.

                d. This procedure will continue until the President is duly elected by the affirmative
                    vote of a majority of the Board members present and voting on the proposal.

        5. The newly elected President shall then preside over the election of the Vice President,
             the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Parliamentarian using the procedures outlined in
             Subsection 4 above for each of these elections. The salary of the Secretary and the
             Treasurer shall be established by the Board prior to the election by a motion adopted in
             accordance with law.

Section 2.

Board Bylaws

        1. A manual of Bylaws and all Policies currently in force shall be served to the Board prior
            to the organizational meeting.

        2. The Board shall review and adopt the Bylaws of the Board in a timely manner.

Section 3.

New Board Member Orientation

The Superintendent and incumbent Board members shall assist newly elected members to
understand the functions, procedures, and policies of the Board and the State laws governing
education.

Article V: Officers and Representatives

Section 1.

President

The President of the Board shall serve two years. The President shall preside at meetings, appoint
committees, and perform all other duties as prescribed by action of the Board and by the laws and
regulations of the State.

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Section 2.

Vice President

The Vice President of the Board shall serve two years. The Vice President, in the absence of the
President, shall serve as President Pro Tempore and shall exercise the powers and perform the
duties of the President. In the absence of the President and the Vice President, the Board shall
appoint from its membership a President Pro Tempore.

Section 3.

Secretary

The Secretary of the Board shall serve two years and shall keep those records and perform those
duties as required by action of the Board and by the laws and regulations of the State. In the
absence of the Secretary, the Board shall appoint from its membership a Secretary Pro Tempore.

Section 4.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall perform those duties as required by action of the Board and by the laws and
regulations of the State. If the Treasurer is a Board Member, the term of office shall be one year
without compensation. If the Treasurer is not a Member of the Board, the person appointed shall
not have a specific term of office, but serve at the pleasure of the Board. Compensation for an
appointed Treasurer shall be set by the Board.

Section 5.

Parliamentarian

The Board shall elect a Parliamentarian to serve two years who shall be consulted on questions
of parliamentary authority as they pertain to the conduct of meetings of the Board.

Section 6.

Representatives

The President, with the approval of the Board, may assign a member of the Board to act as Board
representative, liaison, or delegate when necessary.

Article VI: Meetings

Section 1.

Open Meetings

All meetings of the Board shall be conducted in full accordance with the laws and regulations of
the State pertaining to open meetings. The Board shall conduct its business in a manner, which
promotes full public knowledge of the deliberations and actions of the Board except where such
business is permitted or required to be conducted in executive session.

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Section 2.

Organizational Meeting

The Board shall hold and conduct an organizational meeting in accordance with law and with
Article IV of these Bylaws. The officers of the Board shall be selected, a schedule of regular
meetings shall be established, and other duties as required by action of the Board and the laws
and regulations of the State shall be performed at the organizational meeting.

Section 3.

Regular Meetings

The Board shall hold at least monthly a regular meeting at which all necessary and lawful
business shall be conducted. The Board shall establish a schedule of regular meetings at its
organizational meeting, but such schedule may be altered by vote of the Board.

Section 4.

Special Meetings

The Board shall hold special meetings when necessary, provided such meetings are called in
accordance with the laws and regulations of the State. At special meetings, the Board shall not
take action except in relation to the purpose for which the meeting was called.

Section 5.

Adjourned Meetings

By vote of the Board, regular meetings may be adjourned to a later date at which time the Board
may conduct business included in the agenda of the regular meetings.

Section 6.

Informational Meetings

The Board may establish meetings as necessary for informational purposes. The Board shall not
take action on any business at an informational meeting.

Section 7.

Quorum

A majority of the full membership of the Board shall constitute a quorum unless otherwise
required by law. Unless otherwise provided by law, actions of the Board shall be considered
binding upon approval of a majority of the Board members voting on a measure at a meeting at
which a quorum is present. Roll call votes, in rotating alphabetical order, shall be used in
decisions involving the expenditure of District funds and other major issues of school policy.

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Section 8.

Minutes

Written minutes of all Board meetings, whether open or closed, shall be kept in accordance with
the Illinois Open Meetings Act and all applicable law. Minutes of all organizational, regular,
special, and adjourned meetings shall be recorded by the secretary of the Board. The minutes of
the open portions of meetings shall be kept on file in the Board of Education office by the
Secretary during regular office hours. Minutes of all executive sessions shall be taken by the
Superintendent or the Vice President of the Board solely for the private use of the Board, except
otherwise provided by law.

Article VII: Board Meeting Agenda

Section 1.

Agenda Format

        1. Regular Business Meetings

            a. The agenda shall include the following items:

                        i. Call to Order

                        ii. Roll Call

                        iii. Adoption of Minutes

                        iv. Recognition of Students and Staff, when appropriate
                            (Reference Policy #1800)

                        v. Board Committee Reports

                        vi. Board Member Reports

                        vii. Public Participation

                        viii. Action Items

                             2112008_25149_0.png Adoption of Consent Items

                             2112008_25149_0.png Superintendent's Recommendations

                        ix. Superintendent's Report

                        x. Discussion Items

                        xi. New Business

                        xii. Board Member Requests

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            b. The Board shall follow the order of business set up by the agenda unless the
                order is altered by a majority vote of the members present.

            c. The agenda shall always include a portion of the meeting devoted to remarks
                by the public who wish to address the Board (Public Participation.) Such
                remarks shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Policy on Public
                Participation at Board of Education Meetings. The public will have an
                opportunity to comment on specific action items following Board discussion
                and prior to a vote by the Board. Only information or comments not
                previously discussed should be introduced at this point on the agenda.

            d. The agenda shall include a section for the adoption of "Consent Items."

                         i. "Consent Items" shall be those matters considered to be routine
                                     in nature. Examples of routine items would include staff
                                     employment, staff resignations, staff leaves, and appointments
                                     to ongoing advisory committees, required legal resolutions,
                                     donations to the district and school calendar.

                        ii. All "Consent Items" shall be acted upon in one motion to
                           conserve time and permit focus on other than routine matters.

                        iii. Upon the request of an individual Board member or the
                            superintendent, the President of the Board shall remove a
                            particular item(s) from the consent agenda and the item(s) shall
                            be considered separately following action on the consent
                            agenda.

                        iv. During that portion of the meeting devoted to "New Business,"
                             items of business not on the agenda may be discussed and, if a
                             majority of the Board agrees, acted upon.

        2. Adjourned Meetings

            The Board may find that the complexity, timing or volume of business is too great to
            be handled within the time available at a regularly scheduled meeting and may
            continue the meeting to a later date by a motion to adjourn the meeting to a specific
            date and time. The Board will only conclude the business (agenda) of the regularly
            scheduled meeting at an adjourned regular meeting.

        3. Special Business Meetings

           The Board may call special meetings as provided in Section 10-16 of The School
           Code. The notice of the meeting shall state the purpose of the meeting and the Board
           may only act on matters related to the purposes for which the meeting is called.
           Public notice of any special meeting shall be given in accordance with the Illinois
           Open Meetings Act.

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        4. Committee of the Whole Meeting

            a. Committee of the Whole meetings may be called to give attention to particular
                areas of the business of the district. Official decisions of a Board may not be
                made at any committee meeting of the Board. An agenda shall be provided for
                all Committee of the Whole meetings and shall include the following items:

                        i. Call to Order

                        ii. Roll Call

                        iii. Items for Report and Discussion

                        iv. Adjournment

            b. The Board shall follow the order of business set up by the agenda unless the
                order is altered by a majority vote of the members present.

            c. An informational period as described in the Policy on Public Participation at
                Board of Education Meetings may be provided.

        5. Agenda Information

            a. All agenda for meetings of the Board shall be prepared by the Superintendent
                in consultation with the President of the Board.

            b. Items to be considered for inclusion in the agenda may be suggested by any
                staff member, district resident, parent or legal guardian of a District 87
                student, District 87 students, and non-residents of the district in accordance
                with the following procedures:

                        i. A written request to place an item on the agenda shall be filed
                           with either the Superintendent or President of the Board, fully
                            identifying the person or group by name, address, and
                            telephone number.

                        ii. This written request shall contain a statement of action desired
                            by the Board and include the pertinent background
                            information, which prompted the request.

                        iii. If the party making such request wishes the item(s) to be
                            placed on the agenda of a particular Board meeting, the written
                            request must be filed at least ten calendar days preceding the
                            meeting.

                        iv. Inclusion of proposed items on the agenda shall be at the
                            discretion of the Superintendent and the President of the Board.

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                        v. If a requested item is to be placed on the agenda, the
                            Superintendent shall set a date for such inclusion as soon as
                            appropriate and practicable and shall notify the person or group
                            of the time and place of the meeting at which the item will be
                            considered.

                        vi. During the public participation period of the meeting, the
                            presiding officer shall recognize the individual or spokesman
                            of the group who requested inclusion of the item on the agenda.

            c. Individual Board members may make a written or oral request for an item to
                be included in the agenda prior to the preparation of the agenda.

            d. The agenda, together with supporting materials, will be distributed to Board
                members sufficiently prior to the Board meeting to permit members to give
                items of business careful consideration.

                        i. Multiple copies of the agenda, together with supporting
                           materials, shall be available for review in the District
                           Administration Center no later than the Friday before the
                           Monday Board meeting. These agenda and supporting
                           materials will be available for use by the audience at the Board
                           meeting.

                        ii. A copy of the agenda shall be sent to the local newspapers
                           prior to the Board meeting.

                        iii. A copy of the agenda shall be provided to regular Board
                           meeting observers upon the request of the individual and/or
                           organization.

Article VIII: Committees


Section 1.

Committee of the Whole

The Board shall function as a committee of the whole upon approval by the Board (See Article
VII, Section 4 a.).

Section 2.

Special Committee

Special committees composed of no more than three members of the Board shall be appointed
upon approval by the Board for a specific period of time or until the completion of a specified
task.

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Section 3.

Standing Committees

Standing committees composed of less than the whole Board may be appointed upon approval of
the Board.

Section 4.

The responsibilities and duties of committees composed of less than the whole Board shall be
clearly defined in writing.

Section 5.

The President, with approval of the Board, shall appoint all committees composed of less than the
whole Board.

Article IX: Amendment

The Bylaws shall be amended only at a regular, adjourned, or special meeting of the Board
provided:

        1. That the amendment in written form is discussed publicly by the Board.

        2. That notice of the amendment is served to the Board as part of the written agenda of the
            meeting at which the amendment is adopted.

        3. That the amendments are adopted at a meeting subsequent to the meeting at which
            discussion of the amendment originally occurred.

Article X: Policy Making

Section 1.

The Board shall establish policies which will direct the Board, the administrative staff, the teaching
staff, and the school community in achieving the educational objectives of the schools.

        1. Policies shall follow the Davies/Brickell Policy Codification System.

        2. The Superintendent shall be responsible for preparation, maintenance and distribution of
            written policies.

        3. The Superintendent shall be responsible for planning and researching policy proposals.
            The Superintendent shall include members of the Board, staff, students, community, and
            legal counsel in planning and research policy proposals when appropriate.

        4. The policies of the Board shall be formally reviewed periodically and individual policies
            may be reviewed as the need arises.

        5. The Superintendent shall provide administrative regulations for implementation of
            policies as necessary and shall provide copies to the Board for review.

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Section 2.

Policies of the Board shall be amended, adopted or deleted only at a regular, adjourned, or
special meeting provided:

        1. That the policy in written form is discussed publicly by the Board at the time of the
             first public discussion of the policy, the motion to consider the policy shall include
             the statement "First Formal Reading" in accordance with the provisions of Board of
             Education Policy 2:240.

        2. That the policy is adopted at a meeting subsequent to the meeting of the first formal
            reading of the policy , except when appropriate for a consent agenda because no
            Board discussion is required, or to meet emergency conditions or special events.
            Further Board consideration will be given at a subsequent meeting and after
            opportunity for community input.

        3. That notice of the proposed first reading or adoption of the policy is served to the
            Board as part of the written agenda of the meeting at which the policy is considered
            or adopted.

Section 3.

Board policies shall be communicated by the Superintendent to students, staff and community.

        1. Copies of all policies and administrative regulations shall be maintained and made
            available for review at the Office of the Superintendent.

        2. Copies of specific policies and administrative regulations may be provided to
            individuals upon request and payment of copy costs.

        3. All adopted policies and administrative regulations shall be maintained on the
            District's website and may be obtained at any District High School or the District
            Administrative Offices.


Adopted: March 12, 1973

Revised: July 11, 2005