July 17, 2019

BPS101 Board Vacancy

Contact: Holly Deitchman

Communications Manager

Batavia Public Schools

(630) 937-8824


Batavia Public School District 101 Board Member Vacancy 

July 17, 2019 (Batavia, IL) – Board Member Bob Baty-Barr submitted his resignation for his position on the Board of Education due to a change in residence. BPS101 is grateful for his many years of volunteering for the schools and the community in a variety of ways, most recently as a school board member. In his resignation letter, Bob apologized to the community for vacating his position on the Board, “I am sorry I am not fulfilling my commitment, but I am truly honored and humbled to have served our community and am a better person because of it.”

The School District is accepting applications to fill the vacancy.  The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment until April, 2021.

Batavia is among the oldest communities in the Fox Valley, and Batavia Public School District 101 was founded in 1911 when the east side and west side school districts of Batavia consolidated. It has a well-deserved reputation for excellence and is recognized as one of the primary reasons for residential housing growth within the community. The District currently serves over 5,600 students and remains committed to their mission statement: Always Learning. Always Growing.

Applicants for the Board vacancy must be, on the date of election or appointment, a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year, and a registered voter. Reasons that make an individual ineligible for Board membership include holding an incompatible office and certain types of State or federal employment.  A child sex offender, as defined in State law, is ineligible for Board membership.

Applicants for this volunteer opportunity to serve the community shall show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of the Board and a Board Member. Information about Board duties and policies are available in Section 2 of Board of Education Policy.

Applicants must be available for regular meetings which occur on Tuesdays on or after the 19th of each month. Additional special meetings will occur throughout the year.

Applicants must submit a resume and fill out the online application using this link. Applications must also provide responses to the following questions on the application.

  • Why are you seeking appointment to the Batavia Public School District 101 Board of Education?
  • What do you believe to be the role of a board in an organization?
  • How would others describe your ability to work with a team to make a decision?

Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Interviews will be conducted on the evening on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Please be advised that any documents you submit to the District in conjunction with this process may become public record. In addition, if you are appointed to the Board, you will be required to file a Statement of Economic Interest with the Kane County Clerk’s office.

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About the BPS101 Board of Education

Batavia School District 101 is proudly governed by an elected board consisting of seven residents dedicated to serving the students and the community. The Board of Education governs the District through powers and duties that include adopting goals and policies that meet state requirements and reflect community needs; providing the resources necessary to pursue its goals according to its policies; and monitoring District performance to see that results are consistent with goals and policies.