Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:  1.2000
Policy Number:   
Subject Area:  Board of Trustees By Laws 
Approved Date:  01/25/2021

QUALIFICATIONS

Pursuant to the Illinois Public Community College Act, on the date of his/her election, each non-student member of the Board of Trustees shall be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the State of Illinois and Community College District No. 501 for at least one year immediately preceding his/her election.

In the event that an individual who is a member of a common school board is elected or appointed to the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees, the Trustee will be permitted to serve the remainder of his/her term of office as a member of the common school board.  Upon the expiration of the common school board term, the Trustee will not be eligible for election or appointment to a common school board during the term of office with the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees.

NUMBER AND SELECTION

In accordance with applicable laws, the Board of Trustees will consist of seven (7) members elected at large by the voters of Community College District No. 501 and a student member selected by the student body, who will have an advisory, non-binding vote and who will have the other rights and privileges as set forth in the Illinois Public Community College Act.           

Each non-student member of the Board shall be elected to a six-year term. The election of Board members shall be held at the time and in the manner provided by law.        

The student board member shall be elected by student referendum to a one-year term, pursuant to applicable law.

VACANCIES

Vacancies on the Board of Trustees shall be filled in accordance with applicable law.

RENUMERATION

No member of the Board of Trustees may receive compensation for any services rendered to the District.  This provision shall not be construed to prevent the reimbursement of a Board member's authorized expenses incurred in carrying out the duties and functions of a Trustee.

Approval History: Replaces Qualifications of Trustees 1.15 Approved July 27, 2016 and April 21, 2005; Number and Selection of Trustees 1.10 Approved May 19, 2005; Vacancies 1.20 Approved April 21, 2005; Renumeration 1.30