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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.

         

        After 16 years of service on District 25’s Board of Education, David Page announced his retirement from his Board seat.  Page said in his letter of resignation that it is time for him to shift his focus to a new chapter in his life, one in which his daughters are off to college, his business is growing, and his parents have increasing needs as they age.

         

        “Dave has served this community with integrity and pride,” Board President Brian Cerniglia said. “His respect and admiration for the District’s teachers, staff and administration along with his vision to always do what’s best for kids was inspirational. We would all like to thank him for his service.”

         

        By law the board must appoint a new board member within 60 days. An application to serve in Page’s spot is available below.

         

        The appointed Board member will serve the rest of Page’s term, scheduled until the 2021 spring election.

         

        APPLICATION FOR OPEN BOARD SPOT

        Applications needed to be be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 to: Brian Cerniglia Arlington Heights School District 25 1200 S. Dunton Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60005. The application process is not closed.

         


         

        Board Governance Framework

        Board Meeting Dates | 20-21

      Attend a meeting

      • COVID-19 BOARD OF EDUCATION DETAILS

        Effective September 22 through March 30, all Board meetings will be held at the Dunton Administration Building. They will also be live-streamed via YouTube. That streaming link will be posted on our site on the 'Board Agenda' page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) on the afternoon of the day of the meeting.

         

        View the current board calendar here.

         

        Please note that dates and details can change but stay up to date on our website, here. We will do our best to inform the public on social media and via email of any changes.

         

        Public Comments

        Each regular Board of Education meeting includes a time for citizens to be heard. If you wish to speak to the Board, simply fill out a card (obtained at the meeting) indicating your desire to speak and the topic to be addressed and give it to the Recording Secretary. The Board invites all citizens who have filled out cards to speak, asking only that audience comments be limited to three minutes or a time determined by the Board President. The Board does not normally respond to comments from the audience, and, after citizens have spoken, the rest of the meeting is held without audience participation.

         

        Comments received by noon on the day of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting. If there are multiple comments with similar content, they 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.

         

        The community can attend these meetings and provide public comment in person, as well as submit public comments to the Board's Recording Secretary, Lana O'Brien, via email (lobrien@sd25.orgby noon (12 p.m.) on the day of the meeting. Please include your name and address, and note in the subject line "Public Comment for Board 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.

      Meeting dates

      Members & Training

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        Brian Cerniglia

        Brian Cerniglia

        President

        Term: 2019-2023

        E-mail: Brian Cerniglia

         

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

        Scott Filipek

        Vice President

        Term: 2019-2023

        E-mail: Scott Filipek

          Erin Johannesen

        Erin Johannesen

        Secretary

        Term: 2017-2021

        E-mail: Erin Johannesen

         

         Chad Conley

        Chad Conley

        Term: 2019-2023

        E-mail: Chad Conley

         

         CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE OPEN BOARD SEAT.

        OPEN SEAT

        Applications due
        October 9 by 3:00 pm

        Term: 2017-2021

         Rich Olejniczak

        Rich Olejniczak

        Term: 2017-2021

        E-mail: Rich Olejniczak

        Anisha Patel

        Anisha Ismail Patel

        Term: 2017-2021

        E-mail: Anisha Patel

         

         

        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
             

        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

        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.