About the Board of Education
Board of Education Mission Statement
The mission of Joliet Township High School, a diverse and unified community, is to ensure that every student acquires and applies the necessary attributes to compete and contribute positively to society by providing a rigorous and relevant educational program in a safe, supportive environment through a quality, caring, and dedicated staff working in partnership with every student’s family.
In the State of Illinois, the local school districts were created by the state legislature to execute the educational policy as defined in the constitution as a state government function.
The Board of Education has specific duties and responsibilities to fulfill. Among them are:
Selection of the Superintendent of Schools
Establishment of general policies for the school system
Employment of school personnel upon recommendation of the superintendent
Adoption of the annual budget and approval of all expenditures
Informing the public of the needs and progress of the educational system
Exercising the legislative power conferred or implied by legislature in administering school functions.
The Joliet Township High School District 204 Board of Education consists of seven citizens of the school district, each of whom is elected for a four-year term. Any adult resident may run for election to the board providing he or she meets certain legal qualifications. School board members serve without pay.