School Board

Burnham School Board Members 
President            Rick Stephens   
Vice President    Loni Cap          
Secretary           Mary Ellen Uribe
Member              Markita Alexander 
Member              Larry McPherson
Member              Antonio Porras 
Member             VACANT 

In conformity with Illinois School Code section 105 ILCS 5/10-10, the Board of Education of Burnham Elementary School Board 154.5 hereby gives notice that it will accept letters of application from individuals who would like to be considered for appointment by the Board to fill the vacancy that exists after our Board of Education reorganized in our April meeting. Three of four board member openings were filled in the April 6, 2021, general election. One new Board member will be appointed to fill the open position on the Board of Education and serve until the next general election occurs in 2023.

School Board Powers and Duties (105 ILCS 5/10-16.7) “In addition to all other powers and duties enumerated in this Article, the school board shall make all employment decisions pertaining to the superintendent. The school board shall direct, through policy, the superintendent in his or her charge of the administration of the school district, including without limitation considering the recommendations of the superintendent concerning the budget, building plans, the locations of sites, the selection, retention, and dismissal of employees, and the selection of textbooks, instructional material, and courses of study. The school board shall evaluate the superintendent in his or her administration of school board policies and his or her stewardship of the assets of the district.”

School Board Member Qualifications –

A candidate for the position must:
a) be a citizen of the United States;
b) be of the age of 18 years or over;
c) be a resident of the State of Illinois and of the Burnham School District 154.5 for at least one year; and
d) shall be a registered voter, as provided by the general election law.
If you are interested in serving your community as a member of the School Board, please submit a letter of interest and your qualifications by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted by the Superintendent, on behalf of the Board of Education. Letters of interest and resumes must be received on or before Friday, May 7, 2021.
They should be mailed, delivered, or emailed to:

Mr. Stephen Geraci, Superintendent
13945 Greenbay Avenue
Burnham, Illinois 60633

For questions please call 708 862-8636.

School board members elected or appointed to their seat after June 13, 2011, complete within the first year of their term a minimum of four hours of professional development leadership training covering topics in education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities of a board member.  

Board Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. 
The time is 6:30 pm at Burnham School located at 
13945 Greenbay Avenue, 
Burnham, IL. 60633. 

The dates are as follows:

07/16/2020 - Online Meeting 
All School Board meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend or would like to speak during the meeting please join the online meeting using the following link for each specific meeting. 

*08/06/2020 - Special Meeting / Online - Join by phone ‪(US) +1 530-584-9420‬ PIN: ‪396 455 437‬# 
08/20/2020 - In-person meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
09/24/2020 - In-person meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
10/15/2020 - In-person meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
11/19/2020 - Online Virtual School Board Meeting - ‪(US) +1 518-797-6001‬ PIN: ‪658 996 442‬#
12/17/2020Online Virtual School Board Meeting - Meeting ID
1/21/2021 -   Online Virtual School Board Meeting - Meeting ID: 811 3557 6546
1/28/2021 -   Online Virtual Special Meeting of School Board - Meeting ID
2/18/2021 - In-Person School Board Meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.                  
3/18/2021 - In-Person School Board Meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
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4/15/2021 Online Virtual School Board Meeting  Join Zoom Meeting
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5/20/2021 - In-Person School Board Meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
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6/17/2021 - In-Person School Board Meeting - 13945 Greenbay Avenue, Burnham, IL. 60633.
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School Board Elections
Prospective school board candidates may visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website at for information regarding School Board Elections.

Use this link to access all School Board Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and other relevant documents: