In 1819, the First General Assembly of Illinois created the Township Trustees of Schools system, whereby each township is a unit for common school purposes.  The intent is to administer school finances and any other business that may present itself in the financial operations of the school districts within the various townships.  Under this system, the Township School Trustees have been empowered with the responsibility of appointing a qualified person to act as Township School Treasurer.  Since the beginning of public education in Illinois, Township Trustees of Schools and Township School Treasurers have played a vital role in the development, growth, and success of our schools.

Our mission is to provide efficient consolidated financial services which reduce operating costs and maximize interest earnings through pooled funds investing.



OFFICE:                        Trustee of Schools

QUALIFICATIONS:        Qualified elector/registered voter.

RESIDENCY:                 Must be a resident of Lyons Township.  However, no applicant shall reside within

                                       the same school district as a current Trustee. Thus, no applicant can reside in                                             Willow Springs School District #108 or Highlands School District #106. 

ELIGIBILITY:                  No person shall be eligible for the office of trustee of schools and school director                                         or school board member simultaneously. (105 ILCS 5/5-3)

APPOINTMENT BEGINS:          October 15, 2018

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES:        May 20, 2019

Applicants may submit a letter of interest and resumes to:

Michael S. Thiessen, President

All letters of interest and resumes must be submitted by 4:30pm on October 3, 2018.  President Thiessen and Trustee Dickman will appoint an individual to fill the term of the vacant Trustee until the next April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.

Information on Township Trustees of Schools election can be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website:


One seat of the three-member Township Trustees of School Board will be filled at the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election.  The one seat is a six (6) year term.  The candidate must be a resident of Lyons Township.  No person shall be eligible for the office of trustee of schools and school director or school board member simultaneously.  You can find more information on how to run for the Township Trustees School Board on the Cook County Clerk's website.




22 Calendar Court, Suite D
La Grange, IL 60525



Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

School Treasurer's Office

Upcoming Board of School Trustees Meetings

October 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

December 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Notice of Cancelled Meeting