Board Member Trainings

  • Board of Education members are elected by the voters who reside within the Gavin 37 boundaries. Elections are held every two years. As required by the Illinois School Code, all Illinois school board members must receive training in the areas below. All of District 37 Board Members have either completed these trainings or new members will complete as outlined below.

    • The Basics of Governance - Board and board member roles and responsibilities and learn how high-functioning boards make a positive impact on student learning in their districts.
    • Open Meetings Act (OMA) - Learn the law as it applies to school board meetings and members.
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members - Review education and labor law, financial oversight, accountability, fiduciary responsibilities, and evaluation procedures.

Contacting the Board of Education

  • You can find each board member's contact information by clicking on their photo above.

Board of Education Policies

  • The Board of Education sets the policies of Gavin 37, which the administration and staff follow to ensure that the District provides the best education for students and meets its responsibilities to all stakeholders. View the searchable Board Policy Manual online.