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      • COVID-19 BOARD OF EDUCATION DETAILS

        As regulations and recommendations from the CDC and Governor's Office continue to change, we will continue to adapt how all Board meetings will function. For example, that might include changes to the location, changes to the allowed attendance number, a change of how the meeting is held (live/in-person or via Zoom), etc. Please note that as dates and details change we will do our best to inform the public on social media, via email, and post changes on our website.


        The best spot to stay most up to date on the Board information is on our Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda). There you will be able to access the board agendas to the meeting as well as get a quick look at the upcoming meeting information. The links to livestream the meetings will be posted on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) the week of the meeting.


        View the current board calendar by clicking the "Meeting Dates" option (drop down for mobile), above.


        PUBLIC COMMENTS

        Anyone who has a public comment, and doesn't plan to attend the meeting to deliver their comment, is welcome to submit their comment using the following NEW process by filling out the public comments Google Form.

         

        Please include your name, email, mailing address, and comment.

         

        Comments received by noon on the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. Please note that multiple comments with similar content, will be grouped by category and the categories will be announced at the meeting. All comments submitted and received before the start of the Board meeting will be shared in writing with the Board and be posted to the website the day after the meeting.

          

        Meeting Recordings

        A video of the meetings will be recorded and uploaded to our site the following day on the 'Board Agenda' page and on our 'Catch up on Meetings' page.

         

        The Meeting Agenda

        The prepared agenda for a regular Board meeting generally includes the following:

        • Call to Order and Roll Call
        • Pledge of Allegiance
        • Student/Staff Recognition
        • Public Comments
        • Consent Agenda*
        • Communication from Board Members
        • Communication to Board Members
        • Committee of the Whole Reports (Curriculum and Instruction; Student Services; Finance; Buildings and Grounds; Personnel/Policy and Planning; Superintendent's Report)
        • Adjournment

         * Items included in the Consent Agenda are acted on in a single motion.

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      • District 25 Board of Education

        The seven members of the District 25 Board of Education are elected at large in public elections for four-year terms. Elections are held every two years, in odd-numbered years, with four seats open one election year and three the next election year. Board members serve on a volunteer basis, without pay, and do not maintain offices in District buildings.

         

        The Board of Education is responsible for hiring the Superintendent, authorizing the appointment of all other staff members, authorizing curriculum development, levying tax monies and budgeting for both educational programs and operating expenses, and setting District policy. The Board delegates the execution of District policies to the District's administration. 

         


         

        Contact Us

        The Board president will be the spokesperson for the Board to the media and to the public. The Board President will respond to emails and phone calls on behalf of the Board of Education. In order to contact the District 25 Board of Education, please email BoardFeedback@sd25.org.

         

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        The Board president will be the spokesperson for the Board to the media and to the public. The Board President will respond to emails and phone calls on behalf of the Board of Education. In order to contact the District 25 Board of Education, please email BoardFeedback@sd25.org.

         

         

        Brian Cerniglia

        Brian Cerniglia

        President

        Term: 2019-2023 

        bcerniglia@sd25.org

         

        This is a photo of Scott Filipek who is a board member for District 25.

        Scott Filipek

        Vice President

        Term: 2019-2023

        sfilipek@sd25.org

          Erin Johannesen

        Erin Johannesen

        Secretary

        Term: 2017-2021

        ejohannesen@sd25.org

         

         Chad Conley

        Chad Conley

        Term: 2019-2023

        cconley@sd25.org

         

         Gina Faso

        Gina Faso

        Term: 2017-2021

        gfaso@sd25.org

         Rich Olejniczak

        Rich Olejniczak

        Term: 2017-2021

        rolejniczak@sd25.org

        Anisha Patel

        Anisha Ismail Patel

        Term: 2017-2021

        apatel@sd25.org

         

         

        Development and Training Completed by Board Members



        All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

         

        The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.

         

        Name

        Development and Training Activity and Provider

        Date Completed (beginning in 2012 unless otherwise noted)

        Brian Cerniglia

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        June 5, 2015

         

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        June 5, 2015

         

        Basics of Governance

        June 6, 2015

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 20-22, 2015

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 18-20, 2016

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 17-19, 2017

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 16-18, 2018

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 22-24, 2019

             

        Erin Johannesen

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        August 14, 2014

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        July 27, 2015

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 20-22, 2015

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference 

        Nov 17-19, 2017

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 16-18, 2018

             

        Rich Olejniczak

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        May 31, 2013

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        May 31, 2013

         

        The Basics of Governance – IASB

        June 1, 2013

             
        Anisha Ismail Patel Open Meetings Act - IASB June 9, 2017
          Professional Development Leadership Trainings
        (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act
        (PERA) Training - IASB
        June 9, 2017
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 17-19, 2017
          What, Why, and How of Equity Issues in Illinois - IASB April 28, 2018
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 16-18, 2018
          Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance - IASB November 16, 2018
          The Deep Equity Lens:  A Systemic Leadership process - IASB November 16, 2018
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 22-24, 2019
          Attention Pays - IASB Nov. 22, 2019
          The Happiness Advantage, IASB Nov. 22, 2019
          IASB Virtual Summit Nov. 20, 2020
             

        Chad Conley

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        December 16, 2017

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        February 23, 2018

             
        Scott Filipek

        IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference

        Nov. 18-20, 2016

         

        Open Meetings Act - IASB

        August 17, 2018

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        August 17, 2018

         

        Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) - IASB

        August 22, 2018

         

        Leaders Light the Way:  A History of IASB - IASB

        August 22, 2018

         
        Senate Bill 100:  School Discipline Reform - IASB
        October 19, 2018
         
        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference
        Nov. 16-18, 2018
         
        Policy 101 - IASB
        June 13, 2019
         
        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference
        Nov. 22-24, 2019
             
        Gina Faso    
             

        Updated: December 2019

        The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.