Welcome to Newark Community Consolidated School District 66

We have filled our last School Board Openings for the present time.  Thank you to all who applied or inquired about helping our schools.  It is hard to believe, but it is time to consider being elected to the Newark Grade School Board.  This spring, we will have 3 – 4 year positions, and 2 – 2 year positions open on the Board. 

The Newark Grade School Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.  The Board’s primary responsibility is to look out for the district’s students by developing consensus in the governance of the school district.  Diversity on the Board is welcome as it assures that we look out for the community’s view of what students should know and do. The Board’s responsibilities include approving policy, ensuring that students are adequately served for the tax dollars spent, and overseeing the role of the superintendent.

To be a candidate, Board Policy 2:70 dictates that candidates possess the following qualities: 

  • Be a United States Citizen.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Be a resident of Illinois and the district for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

  • Be a registered voter.

  • Not be a child sex offender.

  • Not hold another incompatible public office.

  • Not have a prohibited interest in any contract with the district.

  • Not be a school trustee.

  • Not hold certain types of prohibited State or federal employment.

Below is the link containing the 2015 Consolidated Election Calendar.  This year for the first time ever, Board Packets may be picked up at the County Clerk’s Office and not at the School District Office.  Election Packets are available now until Monday, December 22, 2014. 


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