Calendar

We are at a time in our nation’s history where we need to know what school board candidates stand for if we are to allow them to make decisions regarding our children’s learning and future.

Here are some meaningful dates and events.

  • Informational Meeting

    Student-First Principles Coaltion

    You are cordially invited to the second public meeting conducted by Student-First Principles Coalition.

    This informational and working meeting is in preparation to the filing of School Board candidate Nominating Petitions for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election.

    Our first meeting gave participants the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas.  Candidate nomination filing paperwork was provided to people considering being on the April 4 ballot.

    This meeting will continue that conversation, address candidate activities, and continue exploring our organization's priorities.

    Please RSVP.

    Attendance is not a commitment to run in April, but the conversation will be focused on getting good people to run that are interested in improving the education of our children.

    Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 09:00 AM · 11 rsvps
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  • First Day to File Nomination Papers to be a School Board Member

    This is the first day to file nomination papers to be on the April 4, 2023 ballot.

    John C. Ackerman, Tazewell County Clerk, has published a packet for individuals who want to be on the ballot.

    Click Here for the School Board Packet (.pdf download)

    A far more comprehensive, and complicated, document is available from the Illinois State Board of Election.

    Click Here for the ISBE Candidate Guide (.pdf download)

    Please note that the Tazewell County Clerk's School Board Packet includes information specific to Tazewell County that is not available from the ISBE.

    Monday, December 12, 2022 at 08:00 AM
    0 RSVPs
  • Last Day to file Nomination Papers to be a School Board Member

    This is the last day to file nomination papers to be on the April 4, 2023 ballot.

    John C. Ackerman, Tazewell County Clerk, has published a packet for individuals who want to be on the ballot.

    Click Here for the School Board Packet (.pdf download)

    A far more comprehensive, and complicated, document is available from the Illinois State Board of Election.

    Click Here for the ISBE Candidate Guide (.pdf download)

    Please note that the Tazewell County Clerk's School Board Packet includes information specific to Tazewell County that is not available from the ISBE.

    Monday, December 19, 2022 at 08:00 AM
    0 RSVPs
  • Consolidated (Municipal) Election

    The Illinois State Board of Education calls the April 4, 2023 election the Consolidated General Election.

      Voters will have candidates for the following offices:
     
    • City Government (Mayor, President, Alderperson, Commissioner, Trustee)
    • Education - Community College District
    • Education - School Boards (Elementary and High School)
    • Fire Protection District
    • Library Districts
    • Park Districts
    • Public Water District

    Many people are calling this the "Property Tax Election" since these elected officials spend almost all of the real estate tax money.  For most property owners, the units of government in the education group are over 2/3 of their total property tax bill.

    Student-First Principles is focused on all of the education candidates, but most specifically on the elementary and high school boards.

    Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 07:00 AM
    Polling Place in Pekin, IL
    0 RSVPs