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Three School Board Seats Open at Hoopeston Area
Three School Board Seats Open at Hoopeston Area
Suzi Hesser
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Board of Education Consolidated Election April 2, 2019

Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District #11 will have three (3) school board seats to be filled at the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election. Elected candidates will serve four-year terms, expiring in April 2023.

Candidates for the Board of Education can begin circulating the Petition for Nomination on September 18, 2018. The period for filing all required nomination documents is December 10-17, 2018.

Per Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/9-10: All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of education shall be filled with the county clerk or the county board of election commissioners, as the case may be, of the county in which the principal office of the school district is located within the time provided for by the general law.

Candidate Requirements – Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-10) Each member, on the date of his or her election, shall be a citizen of the United States of the age of 18 years or over, shall be a resident of the State and territory of the district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election, shall be a registered voter as provided in the general election law, shall not be a school trustee, must not have been removed from a school board pursuant to Section 2-3.25f-5 of this Code (unless subsequently appointed as a member of an Independent Authority or if it has been 10 years since the abolition of the Independent Authority in the district), and shall not be a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012.

Interested candidates for the Hoopeston Area Board of Education election are encouraged to use the resources below and visit the Illinois Association of School Boards’ website at www.iasb.com/elections to access additional information including guidelines and tips for becoming an effective school board member.

Resources:

Key Dates for School Board Candidates 2019 

2019 Candidate's Guide Resources for Candidates - Illinois Association of School Boards 

Your School Board and You - Illinois Association of School Boards 

School Election Procedures - Illinois Association of School Boards