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​Welcome to the North Chicago School District 187 Independent Authority website. We have constructed this site to keep you informed and to help answer any questions you may have. We will post the meeting schedules and the panel actions from the meetings. You may be able to view reports the Independent Authority has submitted and the School Code legislation which authorizes the Independent.​​

North Chicago Transition Plan

The Illinois State Board of Education voted at a meeting held on September 21, 2022, to begin the transition of North Chicago SD 187 to an elected school board. You can learn more about the transition timeline and process, as well as key initiatives that will support this important transition, in the North Chicago Transition Plan​PDF Document document.


The ISBE-appointed members of the Independent Authority are:

  • Dora King, Chairperson
  • Megan McKenna
  • Dr. Myra Gaytan-Morales
  • Sylvia M. Johnson Jones​​​

The Joint Independent Authority and Financial Oversight Panel meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month except for those months that conflict with a national holiday or school break. All regular joint board meetings will be held at North Chicago High School, 1717 17th St., in Studio 187. Open session will be convened at 6:30 p.m. An asterisk indicates a date change due to a conflict with a national holiday, school break, or other.​​​



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