Latest Board News
APS Board Welcomes New Members and Elects Officers
Four Aurora citizens were sworn in as Aurora Public Schools Board of Education members on Dec. 3. Amber Drevon, Eric Nelson and Barbara Yamrick are joining the APS Board. JulieMarie Shepherd returns for a second term. They will join Board members Dan Jorgensen, Mary Lewis, and Cathy Wildman.
The Board also elected new officers. JulieMarie Shepherd will serve as the new Board president, Cathy Wildman as vice president, Dan Jorgensen as treasurer and Mary Lewis as secretary.
- APS Community Bids Farewell to Departing Board Members.
- Tollgate Elementary Showcases Brand New Look!
- Student Success Center of Attention at APSEF Gala.
- The second edition of the APS Board of Education Newsletter is now available.
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