The School Board of The Winnetka Public Schools is comprised of seven members elected by the Community, to fulfill its powers and duties on behalf of the District. Click here to read current member biographies. These powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District's schools i.e., approving the ongoing expenditures/budget/long range plan, and hiring and evaluating the Superintendent. The links to the left will provide access to additional information.
Information about School Board Meetings
School Board meetings are established in compliance with Illinois School Code, The Open Meetings Act, and Public Policy. It is required that board discussion be held in public and board action taken in public. The Open Meetings Act provides authorized exceptions to this requirement, which allows the Board to close a meeting to the public. However, closing a meeting still necessitates providing notice of its purpose and requires any final actions be taken during open session. Regular meetings are typically held August through June on the third or fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. Click here to access the approved 2019-2020 School Board Regular Meeting Calendar.
Community Outreach Meeting Dates/Times:In an effort to enhance our outreach to the community, two D36 School Board Members will be available to meet with community members. Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every other month (specific dates below) at Peet’s Coffee, 817 Elm Street, in Winnetka.Date & TimeWednesday, September 4th (11-noon)Wednesday, November 6th (7:00pm-8:00pm)Wednesday, January 8th (11-noon)Wednesday, March 4th (7pm-8pm)Wednesday, May 6th (11am-noon)These informal meetings are intended to meet the following outcomes:
Please note that these outreach sessions are not intended to circumvent the District’s problem-solving process. This process is detailed on our website: https://www.winnetka36.org/schoolboard/boardcommunications
- Build partnerships with the community
- Obtain feedback from community members
- Address community members’ questions/feedback/comments in an informal setting