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Leading our community into the future

The Kenilworth Board of Education is the governing body responsible for a number of functions related to the general management of Kenilworth School District No. 38. The board has six specific responsibilities:

  1. Clarify the district purpose
  2. Employ and evaluate a superintendent
  3. Delegate authority to the superintendent to manage the district
  4. Connect with the community
  5. Monitor performance and progress toward district goals
  6. Take responsibility for board activity and behavior

Each board member is required by law to undergo four hours of training within the first year of their first term. The training includes: Open Meetings Act applicability and legal requirements, education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability and fiduciary responsibility.

Board members are elected through caucus to serve staggered four-year terms.

A list of required and non-required training completed by board members can be found here.

Each Illinois school board member who is elected or appointed to fill a vacancy of at least one year’s duration must receive professional development leadership training (PDLT) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) training.




The board consists of the following:

Board Member Term Ends

Mr. Bill Graham (President)

April 2025
Mrs. Kate Tarbert (Vice President) April 2027
Mr. Ashish Kaura (Secretary)  April 2025
Mr. Paul Anderson April 2025
Mrs. Lisa Graham April 2027
Mr. Eric Hayes April 2027
Mr. Stephen N. Potter April 2025

Questions? We encourage you to connect with your child's teacher if you have a question concerning your child's classroom. You can also refer to the Contact Us web page for a complete list of who to contact about building-level issues.

For matters concerning the Board of Education, send an email using the KSD38 Board of Education Contact Us Form. Your email will be distributed to all Board of Education members, the Superintendent, and the Board of Education Secretary, and you will receive a response within 2 workdays.

Please note: Residents who email the Board using the KSD38 Board of Education Contact Us Form or write a letter to the Board, have no expectation of privacy for any communication sent to the Board individually or collectively. It is considered part of the public record and may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

If you send letters to several or all Board members, or any individual Board member you may receive one response, most typically from the Board President. The Board keeps a log of all emails, letters received, and responses generated.