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Board of Education

2023/24 Meeting Dates

July 25, 2023
August 22, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 24, 2023
November 28, 2023
(No December Meeting)
January 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 12, 2024
May 1, 2024-Updated
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024

Committee of the Whole Meeting June 25, 2024 at 5pm

Please note the following events in which multiple board member will be present but there will be no board business discussed:

HOH Run 5/4/24

Celebrate28 5/9/24

8th Grade Graduation 5/29/24

2024/25 Meeting Dates

July 23, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 22, 2024
November 19, 2024
(No December Meeting)
January 28, 2025
February 25, 2025
March 11, 2025
April 22, 2025
May 27, 2025
June 24, 2025

Group photo of the board of education.

Seated, from left: Beth Bazer, Jennifer Gallinson and Mara Silver-Schack. Standing, from left: Matt Cassidy, Adam Weinstock, DeShawn Arms and Christine Beeftink.

Board Members

Jennifer Gallinson, President
Mara Silver-Schack, Vice President
Beth Bazer, Secretary
DeShawn Arms
Christine Beeftink
Matt Cassidy
Adam Weinstock

Board of Education Meetings

Regular monthly board meetings are usually held at 7 p.m. on a Tuesday. Specific dates are listed at right and posted on the district and school calendars. Meetings will be held in the NBJH library and live-streamed and archived on the District 28 YouTube Channel. Please use the front entrance of NBJH to attend. 

Live Streaming

Meetings are live-streamed on the District 28 YouTube Channel. The channel will retain recordings of the live stream. Customized closed captions are uploaded when available.

Committee Meetings

The Board of Education also has committee meetings, which are work sessions usually regarding only a single topic. Committee meetings are posted on the District calendar. By Illinois law, the Board may not take official action at committee meetings. However, the public is always welcome to attend. If there is a meeting, the agenda will be posted as required by law.


The most common board actions include approval of policies for the operation of the schools, employment of staff, adopting and monitoring the annual budget, adopting the annual tax levy, authorizing curriculum development, and providing general direction.

About the Board

Review terms of office, training and committees on the Board Member Page.

Contact the Board

All board members can be contacted through a Board of Education group e-mail. The address is: