The District 62 Board of Education elected two members to the top officer positions at its reorganization meeting on May 1. Longtime board member Stephanie Duckmann was elected board president and James Poskozim was voted vice president.
The Board of Education normally meets on the third Monday of each month. When Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is moved to the next evening (Tuesday). Special meetings are scheduled as required. Closed meetings are held in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Forest Elementary School, 1375 Fifth Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. To confirm meeting times and dates, call the Leon Smaage Administration Center at (847) 824-1136. Meeting agendas are posted to the district website, the Administration Center and Forest Administrative Offices.
The Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections are held every two years. Board members donate their time to serve the community. The Board reorganizes annually. If a vacancy occurs, the Board names an appointee to serve until the next election.
Representative, District Instructional Improvement Council; IASB North Cook Division, Director-at-Large
Board Liaison, Personnel; ED-RED Executive Board Member
Board Liaison, Finance; Representative, IASB Legislative Delegate
Board Liaison, Community Relations; Representative, ED-RED Alternate
Board Liaison, Education; Representative, D62 Foundation
Board Liaison, Building; Representative, D62 Foundation
Board Liaison, Policy; Representative, IASB North Cook
Secretary to the Board of Education
District 62 continues to have a relatively low tax rate, which is offset by a higher EAV base. These factors allow the District to maximize its dollars available to educate our students with a lower burden on the pool of taxpayers. In Illinois and Cook County, District 62 is considered a very large K-8 district based upon the total EAV and the ADA.
The Board of Education devote its full energies to its unique governance responsibilities and creates an environment in which the superintendent and all employees of the District know what the community expects of them and vigorously pursue those expectations to the very best of their abilities.
Community Consolidated School District 62 makes available all public records for inspection and/or copying, except to the extent the records are exempted under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). All requests under FOIA may be sent via email to FOIA@d62.org.