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Special Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Special Board Meeting: Monday, December 11, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Special Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 5:00 PM

The Special Board of Education meetings will be held in-person at the District Administrative Office.

The agenda and reports for the meeting are now available on the Agenda/Minutes page.

Superintendent Search

At the September 12, 2023 Special Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved BWP & Associates as the firm conducting the Superintendent Search for Zion Elementary School District 6.  The search process will begin immediately with the goal of selecting a Superintendent to start July 1, 2024. 

Board Update

At the June 26, 2023 Regular Board meeting, Netya Perez Rivera took the Oath of Office as an appointed board member.  She will serve until the next Board of Education election in April 2025.

At the May 1, 2023 Special Board meeting, Denise Lear and Robert Surano took the Oath of Office as they won re-election at the April 4, 2023 Election.

During the Organizing of the Board portion of the May 1, 2023 meeting, the following board officers were chosen;   Margie Taylor as President and Latoya Barnes as Vice President.

Superintendent Resignation and Leadership Plan for 2023-2024 School Year

On May 1, 2023, the Zion Elementary School District 6 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Keely Roberts. Dr. Roberts served as superintendent at Zion District 6 since July 1, 2015, and we are grateful for her leadership and commitment to our students and schools. She has been on medical leave following the tragic incident during the July 4 Highland Park parade. We support Dr. Roberts and her family as they continue to heal from this tragedy. 

We are grateful that Dr. Lynette Zimmer, who served as an interim superintendent for our District from July to October of last year, has agreed to return in this capacity for the 2023-2024 school year.   We are pleased that Dr. Jim McKay, who is currently providing interim leadership, has agreed to remain and join Dr. Zimmer as a co-interim superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year.

This fall, District 6 will begin the search for a strong leader to serve as our future superintendent for the 2024-2025 school year.   We are committed to pursuing excellence without exception for all Zion District 6 students, staff and families every day. 

We will share updates and information on the search process in the coming months. 

District 6 Board of Education Continues Commitment To Tax Abatement

District 6 is one of 37 school districts throughout Illinois that applied for, and has been awarded a property tax grant and will receive a portion of $53 million in property tax relief funds. The grant program is part of the state's Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) program. District 6 has been awarded slightly over $1.2 million specifically for property tax abatement.  Additionally, at this month's Regular Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Education expressed its ongoing commitment to seeking tax-payer relief opportunities such as the property tax grants that the district has successfully applied for, and received, for the past few years.  The Board also provided a statement regarding HB2408, pending legislation related to nuclear waste storage, and a potential intergovernmental agreement.  The Zion Elementary District 6 Board statement regarding HB2408 can be found below.

Letter from the Superintendent 3-23-2023
Letter from the Superintendent 2-20-2023
Letter from the Superintendent 2-20-2023
Letter from the Superintendent 2-1-2023
Letter from the Board President 1-18-2023
Letter from the Board President 1-9-2023 [English/Spanish]
Letter from the Superintendent 11-01-2022 [English/Spanish]
Letter from Board President 10-26-2022 [English/Spanish]
Board of Education Statement 3-14-2022 [English/Spanish]
2010-2023 Property Tax Abatement Chart [English/Spanish]
Board of Education Statement 3-4-2022 [English]
Board of Education Statement 3-4-2022 [Spanish] 

Board Members

Headshot M Taylor
Margie Taylor

Latoya Barnes
Vice President 


Headshot K Fielding
Ken Fielding

Headshot D Lear
Denise Lear


Headshot N Perez Rivera NO Contact
Netya Perez Rivera

Headshot R Surano
Robert Surano


Headshot W Walker
Wesley Walker

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