Board of Education

Board of Education Members

    • The Community Unit School District 300 is governed by the Board of Education consisting of seven elected members. The Board’s powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the district’s schools.


      Board Of Education Vacancy

      Due to the resignation of Mary McNicholas, the Board of Education will appoint a board member from Dundee Topwnship to serve the remainder of her term, through April 2021. Applications are due no later than Friday, October 23, 2020. For complete information, refer to this document: application instructions.


      Information for Board of Education Meetings

      Board of Education meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., beginning with call to order and closed session at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Central Office, 2550 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. No meetings are scheduled during Fall Break, Winter Break, or Spring Break.

      The Board of Education meetings are held in person at the District 300 Central Office, 2550 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. The meeting can be viewed in person or live on the District 300 YouTube channel. Limited in-person attendance will be available (respecting 50 people maximum in the Board Room).

      For those interested in attending the meeting in-person:

      • A limited number of seats will be available. 
      • All attendees must wear a mask in the Board Room. Those without masks will not be admitted.
      • A COVID screening will be administered to all attendees prior to being seated.

      Please note Board Policy participation guidelines below. 

      Members of the public, especially residents of District 300, are welcome to connect with the Board at a board meeting during public participation. To participate during a board meeting, you must:

      • Sign in at lectern prior to 6:30 p.m., or the start of the open meeting. 
      • You must be 18 or have a parent/legal guardian present with you to address the Board.  You may be asked to show identification.
      • Give your full name, your relationship to District 300, and respectfully state your comments.
      • Please limit your presentation to five minutes. The Board respectfully reserves the right to adjust this time period depending on the number of participants.
      • You are not permitted to mention names of specific staff members or students.
      • The Board will listen to and will consider your comments but will not dialogue in this forum.

      In the event you cannot attend a board meeting, you can reach the Board at any time via email at, which will send an identical email to all board members simultaneously. Please know that the Board does not reply to emails. Instead, the Board forward emails to the Superintendent who will review the concerns outlined and provide a response on behalf of the Board and district. The Board is copied on all responses and works with the Superintendent to ensure that any concerns outlined are addressed in accordance with district, state, and federal requirements.

      Board Calendar, Agendas, Minutes, and Video Recordings

      Click here for a full calendar of Board meeting dates

      Click here for Board meeting agendas and minutes

      Click here for video recordings of previous Board meetings


      Staff Contact

      Linda Keyes, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
      Recording Secretary to the Board of Education


      Contact Us

      Community Unit School District 300

      Board of Education
      2550 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL  60102