CUSD 201 Board of Education Vacancy Announcement
Due to the resignation of Dana Strohmaier, effective April 13, 2021, the Board of Education of Community Unit School District 201 currently has a vacancy on the Board. The Board would like to sincerely thank Dana for her years of dedication to the Board and the entire District.
In keeping with the legal requirements that the Board appoint a successor within a 45-day period, the Board is now seeking applicants who are interested in being appointed to the Board of Education and serve until the next consolidated general election which will occur on April 4, 2023.
Residents interested in applying to become a member of the CUSD 201 Board of Education should submit a one-page letter of interest, along with a resume, to be received by the close of business 4:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Submissions can be made by email, regular mail, fax, or hand delivery to Laura Coyle, Vice President of the Board of Education. Each submission will be acknowledged to ensure receipt.
The one-page letter of interest should include:
- The applicant’s full name and contact information (home address, cell number, and email address)
- Why you would like to serve on the Board and skills you bring to the Board
- A resume, which should highlight previous relevant community experience
All applicants need to meet the legal requirements to be a member of a Board of Education. A Board member must be, on the date of appointment, a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of Illinois and CUSD 201 for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. Reasons making an individual ineligible for Board membership include holding an incompatible office and certain types of State or federal employment. A child sex offender, as defined in Illinois law is also ineligible for Board of Education membership.
Candidates for office need to file a Statement of Economic Interest with the DuPage County Clerk. The form can be downloaded from the DuPage County website.
Once letters of interest have been received, it is the Board’s general intent to interview candidates. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified The goal of the Board of Education is to appoint a new member on May 18, 2021, at a regularly scheduled Meeting of the Board, but is subject to change based on the number of applicants. Please direct all questions to Kevin Carey, Superintendent of Schools.
Submissions should be made to:
CUSD 201 Board of Education
CUSD 201 Administration Center
133 S Grant Street
Westmont, Il 60559