Latest Board News
- Interested in Running for the APS Board of Education?
The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education will have four seats open this fall. Board candidates run on a non-partisan basis and do not need to be educators. The election will be held on November 5, 2013. Aurora Public Schools will hold an information meeting for community members interested in learning more about the board of education on July 20.
- D. Rico Munn to Lead Aurora Public Schools
In a unanimous vote, the APS Board of Education appointed D. Rico Munn as the next Superintendent of Schools. “The APS Board of Education is confident that Munn is committed to the APS community, to doing what is best for the district and to increasing student achievement,” BOE President JulieMarie Shepherd said. Munn will begin his role on July 1.
What is the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education?
The APS Board of Education is a group of citizens elected by voters to provide leadership and establish policies for the school district.
The seven-member board is elected at-large. Members serve four-year terms and receive no monetary compensation.
The board follows a policy governance model.
What is Policy Governance?
In June 2009, the APS Board of Education adopted a policy governance model, which guides the board's governance process, board-superintendent relationship, executive limitations and district goals.
View the reasons why the board adopted this model.
What is the format of board meetings?
Board meetings are generally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. The board first meets at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. The board meetings will follow one of these formats: board workshop, board work session, general board meeting, or executive session.
The meetings are generally held at the Dr. Ed Lord and Patricia Lord Board Room, Educational Services Center - Peoria Building, 1085 Peoria St. These meetings are open to the public.
View the APS Board of Education Communication Protocol to learn more about board outreach.
How do Meeting Agendas and Minutes Work?
At each meeting, informational reports will be presented by the Board, Superintendent or district leadership.
The Board will receive quarterly reports and Superintendent monitoring reports throughout the year from the Superintendent and district leadership team. Both reports will be submitted to the Board in advance of meetings to provide an opportunity for the Board to ask questions or address concerns. Quarterly reports will be submitted into the record and noted in Board minutes; Superintendent monitoring reports will be included on the consent agenda for action.
The Board will hold a workshop on the second meeting of the month to review topics more thoroughly or engage and gather input from district or community groups.
The minutes of each board meeting are first posted to the BOE Web site as draft minutes until they are approved by the board. They are then reposted to the Web site as the official board minutes.
Latest BOE Agendas and Minutes