Lake Bluff School Caucus (LBSC) was created
by the League of Women Voters in 1956. While we no longer have any
affiliation with the LWV, we continue with our mission of seeking out
the best volunteers from our community to serve on local school boards.
Two public school districts serve the
taxpayers of the Village of Lake Bluff and Knollwood. District 65 maintains two schools: Lake Bluff
Elementary School and Lake Bluff Middle School. District 115 operates
Lake Forest High School which takes students from District 65 and also
District 67 in Lake Forest.
Districts 65 and 115 are governed by
school boards of seven members. We nominate candidates for all seven
positions of District 65. By verbal agreement with the Lake Forest Caucus, we
nominate candidates for two of the seven District 115 positions.
The LBSC nominates candidates
in the fall of even-numbered years for the election the following spring. Candidates who interview
with us but whom we do not nominate are free to compete in the election,
as are candidates who do not interview with us.
elections in Illinois are held in
April of odd-numbered years; that is, once every two years. School board
members serve for four year terms. Therefore, for each election we
nominate either three or four candidates for the District 65 board and
one candidate for the District 115 board.
|The way we go about this work is described in this website and defined
in our bylaws.