All District 54 School Board members can be reached by calling Sherry Madej at (847) 357-5033.
The Board of Education for Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 holds its regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the following Thursday evenings in the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Illinois. Illinois Governor Pritzker extended his executive order allowing virtual board meetings and requiring social distancing for in-person meetings. Individuals are invite to attend the meeting in person or watch the live broadcast. Links to the live broadcast will be published the week of the meeting.
2020-21 Meeting Dates
- August 6, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- September 3, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- September 17, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- October 1, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- October 15, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- November 12, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- December 10, 2020 – Virtual Recording
- January 7, 2021 – Special Open and Closed Meeting – 6 p.m.
- January 14, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- January 28, 2021 – Special Board Meeting – Virtual Recording
- February 11, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- March 4, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- March 18, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- April 15, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- April 29, 2021 – Special Reorganizational Meeting at 7 p.m.
- May 6, 2021 – Virtual Recording
- May 20, 2021
- May 25, 2021 – Special Open and Closed Meeting – 6 p.m.
- June 1, 2021 – Special Open and Closed Meeting – 6 p.m.
- June 10, 2021
Detailed agendas and minutes from board meetings are available on our BoardDocs site.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
Notification of any changes or additions to these meeting times, dates or locations will be provided as required under the Open Meetings Act. For further information about Board of Education meetings, please call Sherry Madej at (847) 357-5033.
Citizens are invited to attend District 54 board meetings and to express their views on subjects related to the operation of the school system. Public schools have historically been guided and maintained through local control. In keeping with this tradition, the School Board actively seeks the advice and counsel of citizens. The School Board provides time at its regular meetings for citizens to express interest in and concerns about District 54 schools. As a taxpayer, you are part owner in the public school system.
Individuals who wish to submit public comments without appearing in person, may fill out the D54 Public Comment Form. The form will be closed at 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. All electronically submitted comments will be shared with the board and administration. District 54 Board Policy 2:230 requires individuals to state their name as part of public comments at board meetings. If individuals submit anonymous comments, we will share those comments with the School Board but we will not be including them public record. Your email and phone number will not be shared as part of the public record.
Matters concerning an individual school should be discussed first with the principal at the school. If the problem cannot be resolved at the school, it should be brought to the attention of Superintendent Andrew DuRoss.
Board Committee Meetings
One of the roles of the District 54 Board of Education is the implementation and review of policies. The Board Policy Committee meets to review existing policies and consider new policies. Any recommendations are brought to the entire School Board for a first reading, and then to a second meeting for final approval. The District 54 Board Policy Manual is available on our BoardDocs website.
All Illinois school board members must receive training in the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1.05) and professional development leadership training (105 ILCS 5/10-16a). The professional development leadership training includes education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities. All seven District 54 board members have completed this training.
One of the goals of the Board of Education is to recognize the accomplishments of all members of our school community: students, staff, volunteers, parents, former students and community members. In order to meet this goal, we want to hear from you! If you know someone you believe should be recognized by the Board of Education, please let us know. You do not have to be an employee to recommend someone for this recognition or to receive recognition.
The District 54 Recognition Committee, which consists of individuals from all segments of the District 54 community, reviews each submission to determine if the Board of Education should recognize that individual. The committee is looking to recognize people in the following three categories.