Regular meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and are usually held on the third Thursday of each month. A schedule of dates and locations can be found here.


All regular and special board meetings are open to the public, and all authorized or lawfully required actions are taken at these meetings. The board may, however, meet in closed (executive) session to discuss matters dealing with personnel, real estate acquisition, litigation, and employee negotiations. All formal actions, however, are taken in public sessions.

The agenda for each meeting is prepared by the superintendent. Meetings are conducted by the board president in the prescribed order.

Extensive background material on agenda items is sent to board members prior to each meeting. After examining this material, board members can obtain answers to questions and be prepared to efficiently reach decisions while in session.

Your interest in the Lincoln-Way Community High School District and your presence at meetings are appreciated. Your interest is a vital part of our school system's success. A citizen may address the board on agenda items during the public comment portion of the meeting by signing up one-half hour before the meeting begins. The sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the meeting, and will be removed when the meeting is called to order. A maximum of 30 minutes is allocated for public comment, and individuals will be recognized in the order of sign-up. Individual comment will be limited to five minutes per person. If you have any questions, please call 815.462.2123.

The Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education consists of seven citizens of the school district, each of whom is elected for a four-year term. Their duties and responsibilities include: selecting a Superintendent; establishing general policies for the school system; employment of school personnel upon recommendation of the superintendent; adopting an annual budget and approving all expenditures; informing the public of the needs and the progress of the educational system; and exercising the legislative powers conferred or implied by the legislature in administering school functions.

Any adult resident may run for election to the board, providing he or she meets certain legal qualifications. Note that school board members serve without pay.