All District 54 School Board members can be reached by calling (847) 357-5036.
The Board of Education for Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 holds its regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the following dates in the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Illinois. Individuals are invited to attend the meeting in person or watch the live broadcast. Links to the live broadcast will be published the week of the meeting below.
Executive Order 2021-18 (EO-18) (Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order 85) was issued on August 4, 2021, by Governor JB Pritzker, which mandates that all individuals present in public and private PK-12 school buildings wear face masks, including teachers, staff, students, and visitors. The Governor has the legal authority to issue a universal mask mandate pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act to address a public health crisis. 20 ILCS 3305/2(a)(2).
Consistent with EO-18, the District 54 Board of Education will require universal masking for attendees age 2+ at all Board meetings until further notice. Individuals refusing or declining to wear an appropriate and well-fitted face mask will be asked to leave the premises. They may watch a live broadcast of the meeting or the video recording of the meeting which is posted below.
If attendees at Board of Education meetings refuse to wear face masks upon request, the Board reserves the right to vote to recess the meeting for a specified period of time (e.g., 30 minutes). All attendees will be asked to leave the premises to ensure their health and safety. When the Board of Education reconvenes shortly thereafter, it will do so on a remote platform, consistent with the Illinois Open Meetings Act. 5 ILCS 120/7(e).
Upcoming Meeting Dates
- August 4, 2021 – Zoom Recording
- August 19, 2021 – Zoom Recording
- September 16, 2021 – Zoom Recording
- September 29, 2021 (6:30 p.m.)
- October 21, 2021 – Zoom Link
- November 11, 2021
- December 9, 2021
- January 20, 2022
- January 27, 2022 (6 p.m.)
- February 10, 2022
- March 10, 2022
- April 14, 2022
- May 19, 2022
- June 9, 2022
- June 16, 2022 (6 p.m.)
Detailed agendas and minutes from board meetings are available on our BoardDocs site. Video recordings from past board meetings can be found on our YouTube Channel.
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 (847) 357-5036.
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 do not attend in person may submit public comments through the D54 Public Comment Form. The form will be closed at 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. All electronically submitted comments will be shared with the board and administration and posted to our website as part of the Board Brief after the meeting concludes. 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 in the 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.