Sherrard BOE nomination forms available Oct. 28

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2009 school board election in Sherrard Community Unit School District #200 are available beginning Oct. 28, 2008. Forms may be picked up in the office of the Board Secretary at the Sherrard Unit Office, 507 Third Street, Sherrard, Illinois on any business day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A school board candidate's petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

Candidate's names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary's office.

Four seats on the seven-member board of education will be filled at the April 7, 2009 election. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April, 2013.

To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

For more information about the nature and duties of serving on the school board, contact the Illinois Association of School Boards for a free booklet, "Your School Board and You." Write: IASB, 2921 Baker Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703. The booklet is also available at the Associations web site: http://www.iasb.com/elections/candidates.cfm