The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus is still debating state legislation outlining the electoral process for the new Chicago Elected School Board. Per the Senate: 20 districts will be created for the 2024 election. Of those, 10 districts will be up for election in 2024, and 10 districts, plus the Board Chair, will be appointed by the mayor. A map detailing which districts will be elected and which districts will be appointed is available here and at www.ilsenateredistricting.com. Beginning in 2026, the 10 districts with appointed members will be up for election.
The public is encouraged to review the proposed district boundaries and provide additional feedback via the website or through email at ChicagoERSBCommittee@senatedem.ilga.gov. School board districts must be consistent with the Illinois Voting Rights Act, which ensures districts are crafted in a way that preserves clusters of minority voters if they are of size or cohesion to exert collective electoral power. The draft map, its demographic data, and shape files can be found at www.ilsenateredistricting.com.