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Public Comment Procedures


The Hawthorn Board of Education and District Administration value and promote good communication with the Hawthorn educational community. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board of Education, which are generally held on the third Thursday* of each month.

On certain issues or when required by law, the Board will conduct a public hearing during which any individual may speak before the Board concerning the subject matter of the hearing. In addition, the school district may from time to time hold open public forums as a way to gain community input on pending issues. (These will be announced as the events are scheduled.)

At regular Board business meetings in order to facilitate comments from members of the public, the procedures from Board Policy 2:230 will be followed.

Board meetings are made available for cablecast on the Vernon Hills cable access television. In general, meetings are aired on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Board meetings can also be viewed here, either live or by browsing a listing of past meetings. Official minutes are posted on the website after being adopted by the Board and also are available for public inspection in the District office.

Should a citizen have any questions or concerns, please contact the superintendent, Dr. Pete Hannigan by  sending an email. Board members also may be contacted via email.