Munoz proposes an elected Chicago school board

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SPRINGFIELD – Chicago could soon have an elected school board under a proposed measure sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).


Senate Bill 153 would allow for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2023 primary election.

“Our communities’ concerns have long been ignored by a school board that is appointed and beholden to the mayor,” Munoz said. “The children of Chicago deserve better from the people who make decisions that affect the rest of their lives.”

Chicago would be divided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly with one board member being elected from each district.

The CBE has been appointed by the mayor of the City of Chicago since 1995.