In the state of Illinois, the local school districts were created by the state legislature to execute the educational policy as defined in the constitution as a state government function. The Board of Education has specific duties and responsibilities to fulfill. Among them:

  • Selection of the Superintendent of Schools

  • Establishment of general policies for the school system

  • Employment of school personnel upon recommendation of the superintendent

  • Adoption of the annual budget and approval of all expenditures

  • Informing the public of the needs and the progress of the educational system

  • Exercising the legislative powers conferred or implied by the legislature in administering school functions

The Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education consists of seven citizens of the school district, each of whom is elected for a four-year term. Any adult resident may run for election to the board providing he or she meets certain legal qualifications. School board members serve without pay.