The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting/Reorganization of the Board on Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Under Gov. J.B. Pritzer’s guidelines for Phase 4, a limited number of seats will be available for the public to attend the meeting in person. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the meeting remotely, via District 58’s YouTube page.
The meeting agenda covers many topics, including:
- A formal declaration of election results, announcing that voters elected Melissa Ellis, Gregory Harris, Darren Hughes and Tracy Weiner to serve four-year terms on the District 58 Board of Education.
- Ellis, Harris, Hughes and Weiner will take the oath of office and make comments.
- Outgoing Board member Jill Samonte will be thanked for her exemplary service during her School Board tenure.
- The new School Board will elect their president and vice president; appoint the Board secretary and approve her stipend; establish their meeting schedule; and make Board committee membership appointments.
View more information about these and all Board meeting topics in the Board agenda at https://www.boarddocs.com/il/dg58/Board.nsf/Public.
How to view the meeting:
The State enacted legislation last spring that amended provisions to the Open Meetings Act. Public Act 101-640 allows school boards to hold meetings virtually during a disaster proclamation such as that due to COVID-19.
The public may view the meeting via a live stream on District 58’s YouTube channel. After the meeting has concluded, this live stream will be saved on District 58’s YouTube channel and shared on the District 58 website.
For those who choose to attend the meeting in person, seating for visitors will be limited to a first come, first served basis. Social distancing must be adhered to and all visitors must wear a mask. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
How to make a public comment during the meeting:
The Board encourages public comment from the community. There will be two opportunities for in-person visitors to make a public comment. In addition, remote visitors can make comments remotely. To make a remote public comment, please call 630-743-4085 and record your comment. Comments must be recorded between 5 p.m. and the beginning of the Public Comment portion of the meeting on May 3.
Recorded public comments will be played during the meeting. Members of the public may communicate with the Board at any time by emailing email@example.com.
View more information about these and all Board meeting topics in the Board agenda at https://go.boarddocs.com/il/dg58/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.