When and Where
The Maine Township High School District 207 Board of Education typically meets at 6 PM on the first Monday of each month, with occasional exceptions for conflicts with holidays, such as New Year’s Day or Labor Day, in which case a meeting may be scheduled either on the first Tuesday or second Monday of the month.
Meetings are conducted at the District Administrative Offices, 1177 South Dee Road, in Park Ridge.
If you need special accommodations to attend a Board of Education meeting, please contact Maine Township High School District 207 in advance with as much notice as possible in order to allow us to meet your needs.
Board of Education meetings are essentially business meetings and are conducted as such. Each meeting opens with the Pledge of Allegiance, recognition of students earning special honors, and a communications segment that includes updates from the Superintendent and Board members, along with an opportunity for public comments.
Board members then addresses all agenda items, taking public votes on matters requiring public action. Typically, the board then votes to adjourn from public session and goes into closed or executive session.
The Board is permitted by the Illinois Open Meetings Act to consider certain matters in closed session: collective negotiations, the acquisition or sale of real property; pending court proceedings; appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee or testimony on a complaint against an employee; a student disciplinary case; information relating to individual students in special education programs; the appointment of a member to fill a vacancy on the Board; sessions with an advisory committee to provide professional consultation about matters of professional ethics or performance. Formal action on these and all other matters must be taken in public session. Upon conclusion of any closed session, the Board reconvenes in open session and votes on any action related to closed session discussions.
The Board welcomes public comments within the framework of the agenda. One public comment opportunity occurs early, during the communications segment described above and one occurs immediately before the Board goes into closed session to discuss matters subject to private discussion under provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Anyone wanting to comment is asked to please fill out a card (available near the door of the Board Room) stating the speaker’s name and topic. Speakers are asked to limit remarks to three minutes. While the Board welcomes public comment, Board members typically do not find it appropriate to offer any immediate response or engage in dialogue during the meeting.
The open session segments of Board meetings are recorded and typically are posted on the District website within 48 hours after the meeting.