July 30, 2021 •
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Establishing an Elected Chicago School Board
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation creating an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools and increasing the size of the board.
The first election will be held in November 2024 to elect 10 board members, with 11 members including the board president to be appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who currently appoints all of the existing board’s seven members.
Chicago voters will elect the full slate of 21 board members beginning in 2026.
House Bill 2908 also includes language to prevent individuals with conflicts of interest from serving on the board and will be effective June 1, 2022.
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