Four seats on the seven-member Oswego Community Unit School District (OCUSD) 308 Board of Education will be filled following the election to be held on April 9, 2013.
Candidate packets, including nominating petition forms, will be available to be picked up at the District Administration Center, 4175 Route 71 on Monday, September 24, and on any business day following between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions for signatures no earlier than September 25, 2012. A candidate’s nominating papers must be filed at the District Administration Center no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 and no later than Monday, December 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail, or by an agent.
The four elected candidates will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2017. To be eligible to serve, a School Board member must be, on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and of the OCUSD 308 or at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interests limitations set forth in State law.
The number of school board members who can be elected from anyone of the congressional townships is limited to three, unless voters have previously approved a proposition to have ‘at large’ representation through the District.
Currently, three school board members whose terms do not expire until 2015 reside within Oswego Township, T37N R8E. No additional school board members may be elected from Oswego Township, T37N R8E, at the April 9, 2013 election unless ‘at large’ representation has been approved at a past election.
Important dates for the candidates are:
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 – First day prospective candidates may lawfully circulate nominating petitions for signatures for the April 9, 2013, OCUSD 308 Board of Education election.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 – First day candidates may file nominating papers with the Board Secretary for the April 9, 2013, school board election. Office opens at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m. each day, except on the last day for filing, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, when the office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. as required by law.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 – Lottery to determine the ballot position for candidates who filed nominating papers simultaneously on the first day of filing will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. in the District Administration Center, 4175 Route 71. The lottery is open to the public.
Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 – Last day candidates may file nominating papers with the Board Secretary. Office remains open until 5:00 p.m. Also, last day for candidates to file receipt for Statement of Economic Interests to accompany nominating papers.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 – Last day to file objections to the nominating papers of candidates who have filed for the April 9, 2013, School Board election.
Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 – Last day candidate may file notarized papers withdrawing nomination.
Special thanks to the Oswego School District 308 for the release