School Board

Colona School District #190 Board of Education 


Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Room.  Visitors are welcome to attend all meetings.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.  

Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board (BP 2:230):  At each regular and special open meeting, members of the public and District employees may comment to or ask questions of the School Board, subject to reasonable constraints.  

The individuals appearing before the Board are expected to follow these guidelines: 

  1. Address the Board only at the appropriate time as indicated on the agenda and when recognized by the Board President. 
  2. Identify oneself and be brief.  Ordinarily, comments shall be limited to 5 minutes.  In unusual circumstances, and when an individual has made a request in advance to speak for a longer period of time,  the individual may be allowed to speak for more than 5 minutes. 
  3. Observe the Board President's decision to shorten public comment to conserve time and give the maximum number of individuals an opportunity to speak. 
  4. Observe the Board President's decision to determine procedural matters regarding public participation not otherwise covered in Board policy. 
  5. Conduct oneself with respect and civility toward others and otherwise abide by Board policy 8:30, Visitors to and Conduct on School Property.  

Petitions or written correspondence to the Board shall be presented to the Board in the next regular Board packet. 

2023 Consolidated Election

School Board Elections-April 4, 2023

Colona School District #190 will have 4 seats open during the April 4, 2023 election.

Due to Public Act 98-0115, candidates for the board of education are now required to file their nomination papers with the Henry County Clerk at 307 West Center Street, Cambridge, IL 61238. 

Important Dates:
September 20
First day to circulate petitions for school board candidates

December 12-19, 2023
Filing period for school board candidates

April 4, 2023
Election Day

Term Begins
Within 28 days after the election

Term of Office
4 seats are open for 4 year terms (23-26)

The Illinois Association of School Boards is a great resource for school board candidates. This link will direct you to their webpage that deals specifically with the upcoming election. 



Illinois State Board of Elections Candidate Guide 2023

If you have questions, please contact Mike Ruff, Superintendent at 309-792-1232 ext. 105 or Henry County Clerk at 309-937-3575.