Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 will have four of seven school board seats to be filled at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2025.
Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 22, 2020. The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 14, 2020 through December 21, 2020.
As with the last three Consolidated Elections, changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary. Those duties will now be handled by the county clerk, or board of election commissioners. Candidates may want to contact the county clerk or the board of election commissioners to see if there are places other than the main county office where they can file their nomination papers.
Candidates for school board will not be filing any paperwork at the local district. The county clerk may have petition forms available or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, http://www.elections.il.gov/.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2021 Candidate’s Guide,” which can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about the district from its website, and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards, at: www.iasb.com/elections.