Board of Education

School District Governance Policy

The District is governed by of Board of Education consisting of 7 members. The Board’s powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce, and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District’s schools.

Official action by the Board of Education may only occur at a duly called and legally conducted meeting at which a quorum is physically present.

Board of Education members, as individuals, have no authority over school affairs, except as provided by law or as authorized by the Board.

The Board of Education members are elected for overlapping four-year terms. Elections are held in April in odd-numbered years.

The superintendent of schools is selected by the Board and serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the administration and management of the district schools in accordance with Board policies and directives and State and Federal Law.

Community Unit School District 12 Board of Education Members

Board of Education Office
401 McDonough Street
Barry, Illinois 62312
Telephone: 217-335-2323
Fax: 217-335-2211


Tyler PattersonPresident
Lorc WeirVice President
James BroecklingSecretary
Brian NationMember
Jeff NeeseMember
Jake WalchMember
Kelsey SchaferMember


July 26, 2023*August 16, 2023
September 20, 2023 October 18, 2023
November 13, 2023 (Monday) December 18, 2023 (Monday)
January 17, 2024
February 28, 2024*
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 13, 2024 (Monday) June 26, 2024*
* 4th Wednesday

Policy Manual

IASB Board Member Qualifications

All Illinois school board members must receive training in Professional Development Leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member.OMAPERA/PDLT
Lorc Weir, President12/10/201212/10/2012
Tyler Patterson, Vice President06/26/201703/16/2019
James Broeckling, Secretary07/27/201603/22/2017
Brian Nation04/13/201707/03/2017
Jeff Neese8/22/201906/11/2019
Jake Walch08/29/201906/11/2019
Kelsey Schafer03/07/202208/02/2021

Freedom of Information Act

Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act are to be submitted to the FOIA Officer in writing via postal mail, fax, email, or in person at the address listed above. No fee is charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. The fee for additional copies is 15 cents per page. Color copies or a size other than letter or legal will be charged the actual cost for reproducing the records. The charge for certifying a document is $1.00.