School Board Meeting Information

  • All files associated with meetings beginning August 2011 can be found under the school board heading of this website, or click here.  School Board Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday in January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. In February, November, and December the meeting is scheduled on the second or third Tuesday of the month based on the school calendar. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Music Room at Lace School, 7414 Cass Avenue, Darien. Time and location are subject to change. Please call (630) 968-7505 for confirmation. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any Board meeting should contact Dr. Robert Langman or Mrs. Kateri Quinonez ADA Co-Compliance Officers, within a reasonable time before the meeting.

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

    Public comments during the Audience Communication portion of our meetings are valuable and important to this board. However, a Board of Education meeting is not a forum; it is a deliberative and representative body. Our board receives public comments as a source of information and considers each in making decisions and in the establishment of policies. It is our policy to take no action on any item until we have gathered adequate information and objectively discussed available options. During the meeting, the Board, at its discretion, may choose to address an issue raised during public comment, but please understand that lack of action on comments tonight does not imply any lack of interest in what is being said.

    Anyone wishing to make a presentation at a meeting must submit a request in writing to the President of the Board and/or the Superintendent of Schools in advance. A special form is available at each meeting. Such a request should contain an explanation of material to be presented as well as samples of handouts the citizen would like to circulate at a Board meeting.

    All written correspondence will be acknowledged. A review of citizen requests and recommendations will be made promptly, and if it is decided that a matter should be placed on the agenda for consideration, it will be done as soon as possible.

    Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, In-person public participation is discouraged and will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants, including all district employees and any Board of Education Members present. Instructions for remote public participation will be available on the agenda in advance of the meeting under item II. Audience Participation. 

    Meetings will be live-streamed, and the link to the live-stream video will be made available on the agenda on the evening of the meeting.  

     

    UPCOMING MEETING DATES

    Regular Board Meetings

    The Board of Education of Darien Public Schools District #61 normally holds its regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday of most months in the Learning Center at Lace School, or in one of the facilities in District #61 as announced, at 7:00 p.m.  These meetings are open to the general public.

    The second Tuesday is reserved for Committee meetings as needed.

    Previous Meetings

    Click here to view videos of previous BOE meetings

Contact the School Board

  • email icon   Darien District #61 school board members can be contacted at schoolboard@darien61.org.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates


  • All regular meetings begin at 7:00 PM and will be held at Lace Elementary (7414 Cass Avenue, Darien)

    and on Live-Streamed until further notice.

     

     

    Regular Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 PM

    Regular Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:00 PM