Board of Education

Virtual Board Meetings

Board of Education meetings are a live-stream audiocast on the district’s YouTube Channel. Public comment will be accepted via Google Form that will be posted on the Board of Education Meeting Documents page on the district website. The form will be open for submissions from 6:30 p.m to 7:05 p.m. and comments will be read aloud during the visitor comments portion of the meeting.

Board of Education, December 2019

The Board of Education is, front row from left, Tony Forchetti, Board President Tracy Katz Muhl, and Board Vice President Michelle Kohler. Back row, from left, is Michael Gilmore, Mara Silver Schack, Jennifer Gallinson and Lou Gross.

Board of Education Meetings

meeting gavelRegularly scheduled board meetings are at 7:00 pm on the last Tuesday of each month (view full schedule and exceptions). Unless otherwise indicated, the Board will meet in the Dr. Homer O. Harvey Community Room adjacent to Northbrook Junior High School, 1475 Maple Avenue.

Live Streaming

Meetings are live-streamed on the District 28 YouTube Channel. The channel will retain recordings of the live-stream. 

Committee Meetings

The Board of Education also has committee meetings, which are work sessions usually regarding only a single topic. By Illinois law, the Board may not take official action at committee meetings. However, the public is always welcome to attend. These committee meetings often occur on the second Tuesday of the month at the usual time and place for Board Meetings. 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.

Contact the Board

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

Board Briefs

The "Board Briefs" is an overview of the meeting's main topics and is published after each meeting.
Access Board Briefs on the Meeting Documents page.

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Agendas are available 48 hours prior to meetings.
View all Agendas and Meeting Documents


Minutes from regular meetings are posted after they are approved by the Board of Education, which occurs at the next meeting.
View Minutes and Meeting Documents