CARROLLTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 BOARD MEMBER VACANCY
The Carrollton School District is accepting applications to fill the vacancy resulting from the Consolidated Election held on April 9, 2013 in which only three of the five vacant seats were filled. The appointment will be from the date of appointment until the next regular school board election which will be held in April 2015.
The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum which is aligned with Illinois Learning Standards and incorporates essential skills, a knowledgeable and professional staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.
Applicants for the School Board vacancy must be: a US citizen; at least 18 years of age; a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment; and a registered voter. The applicant cannot be: a child sex offender; hold another incompatible public office; have a prohibited interest in any contract with the District; hold certain types of prohibited State or federal employment.
Applications may be obtained at the District office located at 950A Third Street, Carrollton beginning on April 30, 2013. Completed applications must be turned in by 1:00 Monday, May 13, 2013 to Becky Howard, Secretary Board of Education at the District office.
Board of Education
Chad Craig, President Rodney Reif, Vice President Becky Howard, Secretary Steve Adcock Tammy Weber Melissa Wade
Please select the sub-departments for more information from and about Carrollton's Board of Education. For minutes/documentation of past meetings, see Meeting Scheduleand/orArchives
The Carrollton School Board of Education is a seven-member elected body that adopts policy for the daily operation of schools and sees that school laws are properly explained, enforced and observed. Each member serves a four-year term. To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election
Meeting Schedule and Summary
School board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month at the Carrollton Grade School located at 721 Fourth Street, Carrollton, IL 62016.
Speaking at Board Meetings
Any citizen may address the board at any regular meeting during the designated period called "Public Comment". Persons wishing to speak before the board either as an individual or as a member of a group are requested to limit their comments to five minutes.
Board Meeting Etiquette
The only time members of the audience may address the board during a board meeting is during the "Public Comment" period. Flash photography is only permitted during special recognition. Audience members are requested to turn off cell phones and to leave the room to carry on conversations.
The Average Meeting
School board meetings vary in length. When discussing personnel, disciplinary or other confidential matters as determined by the Illinois School Code, the board may move into closed session.
A Typical Board Meeting Agenda
Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Approval of Consent Agenda
Board Member Comment/Future Agenda Items
The Carrollton Community Unit #1 Board of Education believes that innovation and change in education-- both content and methods-- are necessary for meeting the needs of our youth as they face life before them.
They also believe that education is best achieved when students become involved in experiences meaningful to their lives in today's world. They believe that the educational process should develop a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment.
They further believe education should develop habits, attitudes, understanding and skills necessary for a productive, satisfying life in civilized society. Each child should be helped to understand the duties and privileges of responsible citizenship as it relates to him or her as an individual and to the world community.
The basic goals of all instruction in District #1 shall be to provide programs designed to fully develop each individual's capabilities and, therefore, encourage voluntary use of learned skills. This major premise supersedes the following goals which are all intertwined and will help to define performance objectives for learners. Their letter goals express:
A- the quest for quality,
B- reaching for the ideal,
C- the seeking of reality in education.
They include, but are not restricted to the following:
1. Provide opportunity to develop in each learner the skills needed for communication, perception, evaluation, and conceptualization of ideas. Among the most important are reading, writing, speaking, listening, computational skills, and problem solving.
2. Provide an environment which helps students, parents, and other community members develop a natural desire for lifelong learning and develop the skills necessary to fulfill that desire.
3. Contribute to the learner's physical and emotional well-being; especially to a sense of adequacy, self-worth and a capacity for influencing one's own destiny.
4. Provide opportunities for each learner to develop creativity and special interests, to discover and develop natural talents, and to express values and feelings through various media.
5. Provide experiences and guidance which help students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for the world of work and vocational success; it is even more important for the learner to develop a capacity to adapt in a changing world.
6. Provide an environment which brings about appreciation for the positive attitudes toward persons and cultures different from one's own.
7. Provide equal educational opportunities so that every person in the district shall receive a quality education.
8. Provide opportunities for each learner through success to man's cultural heritage, stimulation of intellectual curiosity and promotion of intellectual development to effectively use knowledge.
9. Provide each learner with the experiences necessary to develop knowledge and understanding of how our society functions in theory and practice resulting in positive habits that foster individual commitment to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the protection of the rights of others.
10. Provide each learner with the experiences necessary to develop knowledge and understanding of the social, physical, and biological works and the balance between man and his environment and develop attitudes and behavior leading to intelligent use of the environment.
11. Provide opportunities for students to solve problems and develop practice in critical analysis and problem solving techniques based on fact.