School Boards Now Have Additional Time to Schedule the Organizational Meeting Following a Consolidated Election

Jun 2, 2022

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The Governor recently signed HB 5175 (Public Act 102-0798), extending the time for school boards to hold the board organizational meeting following the consolidated election in odd-numbered years.  A school board now has 40 days from the date of the consolidated election to hold its organizational meeting where it elects its officers and establishes the time and place for its regular board meetings.  Prior to Public Act 102-0798, boards were required to meet within 28 days from the date of the consolidated election.  

This additional time will provide needed flexibility.  Because election results are not required to be certified until 21 days after an election, school boards had a short window to hold the organizational meeting (between 22 and 28 days after the election). 

For the upcoming consolidated election on April 4, 2023, organizational meetings will now be allowed to take place up to and including Monday, May 15, 2023.  Because the 40th day following the consolidated election falls on Sunday, May 14, the last date to hold the organizational meeting is Monday, May 15, 2023.   

Public Act 102-0798 became effective May 13, 2022.

For any questions relating to Public Act 102-0798 or other legislation, please contact your Robbins Schwartz attorneys.