• Board of Directors
    2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Directors

    The DAOES Board of Directors is responsible for planning and coordinating CTE in 14 districts in DuPage and Cook counties. The Board has operational responsibilities for the Technology Center of DuPage - making it unique from the other 24 delivery sites.

    The powers and duties of the Board generally include:

    1.  Formulating, adopting, and/or modifying Board policies, at its sole discretion, subject only to mandatory collective bargaining agreements and State and federal law.
    2.  Employing a Director and other personnel, making employment decisions, dismissing personnel including determining whether an employee has willfully or negligently failed to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect as required by 325 ILCS 5/, and establishing an equal opportunity policy that prohibits unlawful discrimination.
    3.  Directing, through policy, the Director, in his or her charge of the District's administration.
    4.  Approving the annual budget, major expenditures, payment of obligations, annual audit, and other aspects of the District's financial operation;
    5.  Letting contracts utilizing the public bidding procedure when required;
    6.  Providing, constructing, controlling, supervising, and maintaining adequate physical facilities;
    7.  Approving the curriculum, textbooks, and educational services;
    8.  Evaluating the educational program;
    9.  Establishing and supporting student behavior policies designed to maintain an environment conducive to learning, including hearing individual student suspension or expulsion cases brought before it.
    10. Establishing the school year;
    11. Providing programs and services designed to meet the vocational educational needs of youth and adults;and
    12. Complying with requirements in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA). Specifically, each individual Board member must, if an allegation is raised to the member during an open or closed Board meeting that a student is an abused child as defined in ANCRA, direct or cause the Board to direct the Superintendent or other equivalent school administrator to comply with ANCRA’s requirements concerning the reporting of child abuse.
    13. Communicating the schools' activities and operations to the community.

    105 ILCS 5/10, 5/17-1, and 5/27-1.
    115 ILCS 5/, Ill. Educational Labor Relations Act.
    325 ILCS 5/, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
    CROSS REF.: 2:240 (Board Policy Development), 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting)

    Adopted: February 20, 2020