1:010 School District Legal Status

The Illinois Constitution requires the State to provide for an efficient system of high quality public educational institutions and services in order to achieve the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capabilities.

The General Assembly has implemented this mandate through the creation of school districts. The District is governed by the laws for school districts having a population of not fewer than 1,000 and not more than 500,000.

The Board of Education constitutes a body corporate that possesses all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, and in that name may sue and be sued, purchase, hold and sell personal property and real estate, and enter into such obligations as are authorized by law.

By custom, tradition and ethics, local school boards have responsibilities to the local citizenry they serve and to the professional personnel they employ. Recognizing this three dimensional concept of source of authority and responsibility, the School Board of Batavia School District 101 is the policy-making body for the District’s schools and serves within the framework provided by law, the will of the local citizenry and the ethics of the professional personnel employed by the School Board.

Cross Reference(s):

2:10 School District Governance

2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education

Legal Reference(s):

Ill. Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 1.

105 ILCS 5/10-1 et seq.

Date Adopted: 04/25/2006