Rules

Complete Board Rules - December 2016

Chapter I: Organization of the Board of Education
Chapter II: Conduct of the Business of the Board of Education
Chapter III: Administrative Organization
Chapter IV: Board Employment 
Chapter V: Financial Rules
Chapter VI: School Rules
Chapter VII: Procurement and Contract Rules

Chapter I: Organization of the Board of Education

  • Sec. 1-1: Officers
  • Sec. 1-2: Election of Officers
  • Sec. 1-3: Special Committees
  • Sec. 1-4: President
  • Sec. 1-5: Vice-President
  • Sec. 1-6: Chairman Pro Tem
  • Sec. 1-7: Secretary
  • Sec. 1-8: Assistant Secretary
  • Sec. 1-9: Discrimination
  • Sec. 1-10: Finance and Audit Committee

Chapter II: Conduct of the Business of the Board of Education

  • Sec. 2-1: Regular Meetings
  • Sec. 2-2: Special Meetings
  • Sec. 2-3: Public Hearings on One School Issue or School Problem - Regular Meeting
  • Sec. 2-4: Order of Business; Quorum
  • Sec. 2-4.1: Public Participation at Meetings
  • Sec. 2-5: Rules of Order
  • Sec. 2-6: Amendment and Suspension of Rules
  • Sec. 2-7: Annual Adoption of Rules
  • Sec. 2-8: Withdrawing Reports and Laying Over Reports
  • Sec. 2-9: Vote Required - Recording of Vote
  • Sec. 2-10: Reconsideration
  • Sec. 2-11: Records of Proceedings
  • Sec. 2-12: Approval and Posting of Proceedings
  • Sec. 2-13: Delegation of Board Authority
  • Sec. 2-14: Line Item Veto
  • Sec. 2-15: Reporting to the Board (Repealed 08-25-10)
  • Sec. 2-16: Approval to Make Donations

Chapter III: Administrative Organization

  • Sec. 3-1: Chief Executive Officer
  • Sec. 3-2: Law Department
  • Sec. 3-3: Retention of Outside Legal Counsel
  • Sec. 3-4: Payment of Judgments and Awards
  • Sec. 3-5: Attorney's Appearance in Legal Proceedings
  • Sec. 3-6: Workers' Compensation - Authority to Make Statutory Payments
  • Sec. 3-7: Administrative Organizational Units
  • Sec. 3-8: Inspector General
  • Sec. 3-9: Internal Audits

Chapter IV: Board Employment

  • Sec. 4-1: Delegation of Authority and Reporting to the Board
  • Sec. 4-2: Collective Bargaining Agreements – Effect of Rules
  • Sec. 4-3: Categories of Board Employees
  • Sec. 4-4: Employment Requirements
  • Sec. 4-5: Hiring, Appointment and Status of Employees
  • Sec. 4-6: Layoff of Employees and Reductions in Force
  • Sec. 4-7: Discipline and Dismissal of Employees
  • Sec. 4-8: Hours of Work
  • Sec. 4-9: Overtime Premium Pay – Timekeeping – Public Accountability – No Compensatory Time Banks
  • Sec. 4-10: Holidays
  • Sec. 4-11: Employee Benefit Days and Paid Excused Days
  • Sec. 4-12: Family and Medical Leaves of Absence and Supplemental Leaves
  • Sec. 4-13: Involuntary Personal Illness Leaves – Fitness for Duty Leaves
  • Sec. 4-14: Other Leaves with Pay
  • Sec. 4-15: Other Leaves without Pay
  • Sec. 4-16: Resignations and Retirement
  • Sec. 4-17: Domestic Partners and Parties to a Civil Union; Definitions and Applicability of Terms
  • Sec. 4-18: Employee Safety and Health

Chapter V: Financial Rules

  • Sec. 5-1: Fiscal and School Year
  • Sec. 5-2: Office Hours
  • Sec. 5-3: Holidays - Offices
  • Sec. 5-4: Report Condition of Finance
  • Sec. 5.5: Investment of School Funds
  • Sec. 5-6: Lunchroom Receipts
  • Sec. 5-7: Sale of Refreshments and Stadia
  • Sec. 5-8: Payroll Attendance Reports
  • Sec. 5-9: Use of Roll-Over Funds
  • Sec. 5-10: Reporting Fraud, Waste, Mismanagement; Whistle Blower Protection
  • Sec. 5-11: Annual Notice
  • Sec. 5-12: Non-Resident Pupils - Tuition
  • Sec. 5-13: Foreign Pupils - Tuition
  • Sec. 5-14: Estimate of Taxes to be Levied
  • Sec. 5-15: Use of Proceeds From Sale of Real Estate

Chapter VI: School Rules

  • Sec. 6-1: Admission Requirements
  • Sec. 6-1.1: Re-admission Requirements
  • Sec. 6-2: Admission to Elementary School
  • Sec. 6-3: Admission to High Schools
  • Sec. 6-4: Health-Related Exclusions
  • Sec. 6-5: School Emergency Planning and Safety Drills
  • Sec. 6-6: Health Requirements of Pupils (Repealed 09-28-05)
  • Sec. 6-7: Permits Residence in Sub District (Repealed 01-24-96)
  • Sec. 6-8: Expulsion of Pupils Cause
  • Sec. 6-9: Suspension of Pupils Cause
  • Sec. 6-10: Academic Calendar
  • Sec. 6-11: School Uniforms and Dress Codes
  • Sec. 6-12: Duties of Principals
  • Sec. 6-12.1: Duties of Assistant Principals
  • Sec. 6-12.2: Duties of Associate Principals (Repealed 10-25-95)
  • Sec. 6-13: Duties of Classroom Teachers
  • Sec. 6-14: Exclusion of Partisan and Sectarian Questions
  • Sec. 6-15: Purchase of Unauthorized Books
  • Sec. 6-16: Contributions and Presents
  • Sec. 6-17: Names and Addresses of Pupils Not To Be Given Out
  • Sec. 6-18: Circulation and Distribution of Unauthorized Written Materials
  • Sec. 6-19: Distribution, Exhibition and Collection of Books, Maps and Other Written Materials (Repealed 09-24-03)
  • Sec. 6-20: Holidays Schools
  • Sec. 6-21: Corporal Punishment Prohibited
  • Sec. 6-22: Regular Hours of Operation and Instruction
  • Sec. 6-23: Dismiss Schools for Funeral Services
  • Sec. 6-24: The Flag
  • Sec. 6-25: Use of School Buildings after Regular Hours of Building Operation
  • Sec. 6-26: Alcohol and Tobacco Prohibited
  • Sec. 6-27: Use Free of Charge (Repealed 10-22-03)
  • Sec. 6-28: LSC Member Eligibility
  • Sec. 6-29: Loss of Local School Council Eligibility Due to Ethics Violations
  • Sec. 6-30: Removal of Local School Council Members for Certain Criminal Convictions or Failure to Disclose Criminal Convictions
  • Sec. 6-31: Exercise of Certain of Powers of Local School Councils Lacking a Majority of Their Full Membership by the Chief Education Officer
  • Sec. 6-32: Change of an Attendance Center's Local School Council Election Date

Chapter VII: Procurement and Contract Rules

  • Sec. 7-1: Purchasing Limitation
  • Sec. 7-2: Procurement Policy for Biddable and Non-Biddable Items; Requests for Information, Request for Proposals and/or Qualifications, and Bid Solicitations
  • Sec. 7-2.1: Expenditures of $25,000 and Under Which are not Required to be Awarded Through a Competitive Bid Solicitation Process
  • Sec. 7-2.2: Regulated Education-Related Expenditures Which are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.3: Non-Biddable Education-Related Expenditures and Engagements Which are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.4: Purchase of Non-Biddable Items Through Federal, State, County, City and Sister City Agency Contracts Which are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.5: Restricted Gift Purchases Which are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.6: Purchase of Textbooks and Instructional Materials Which are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.7: Purchase of Non-Biddable and Biddable Items Through the Illinois School Purchasing Network or Other Government Purchasing Cooperative Contracts are not Subject to Section 7-2 Procurement Requirements
  • Sec. 7-2.8: Procurement Guidelines
  • Sec. 7-3: Procedure for Bid Solicitations
  • Sec. 7-4: Posting of Bid Responses
  • Sec. 7-5: Emergency Expenditures
  • Sec. 7-6: Deposits, Bid Bonds, Performance and Payment Bonds
  • Sec. 7-7: Rejection of Bids/Proposals
  • Sec. 7-8: Expenditures - Pre-Qualified Vendors
  • Sec. 7-9: Strategic Sourcing
  • Sec. 7-10: Sole Sourcing
  • Sec. 7-11: Contract Ineligibility
  • Sec. 7-12: Prohibition Against Stringing
  • Sec. 7-13: Written Contracts and Purchase Orders Required
  • Sec. 7-14: President and Secretary to Execute Contracts and Leases
  • Sec. 7-15: Delegation of Authority to Act