Board of Education

Carbondale Community High School District #165
Board of Education

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CCHS Board

Mr. Steven Sabens, President:  [email protected]
Mrs. Julie VanWinkle, Vice-President:  [email protected]
Dr. Linda Flowers, Secretary: [email protected]
Dr. Lana Galan, Member:  [email protected]
Mrs. Wendell Pohlman, Member[email protected]
Mr. Christopher Swims, Member:  [email protected]

Dr. Francis Tsung, Member:  [email protected]

[email protected] can be used to email all board members at once.


Board of Education Meeting Calendar

6:00 p.m.

CCHS Cafeteria

21, 2022

18, 2022

22, 2022

20, 2022

Thursday November
10, 2022
15, 2022

19, 2023

16, 2023

16, 2023

20, 2023
Rescheduled to
April 27, 2023

25, 2023

June 15, 2023



Board Meeting Agenda
Public Notices

Board Minutes
January 2022 July 2022  
February 2022 August 2022  
March 2022 September 2022  
April 2022 October 2022  
May 2022 November 2022  
June 2022 December 2022  

Minutes from 2006 - 2021 
Development and Training Completed by Board Members

     All Illinois Board of Education members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district.  For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

    The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member.  When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym "IASB" follows the listed activity. In addition, please note the following acronyms when viewing the table:

IOAG:  Illinois Office of the Attorney General

OMA:  Open Meetings Act On-Line Training

FOIA:   Freedom of Information Act On-Line Training

PDLT/PERA: Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members 


Name Development and Training
Activity and Provider
Date Completed (beginning in 2012 unless otherwise noted)
Linda Flowers

PDLT/PERA Training by IASB      
FOIA Training by IOAG
OMA Training by IOAG

November 17, 2013

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

Lana Galan
PDLT/PERA Training by IASB

OMA Training by IOAG

September 16, 2019
May 12, 2019
Wendell Pohlman

PDLT/PERA Training by IASB
OMA Training by IASB
Basics of Governance by IASB

September 22, 2021
June 8, 2021
June 26, 2021

Steven Sabens

PDLT/PERA Training by IASB
Basics of Governance by IASB
OMA Training by IASB

May 5, 2021
April 28, 2021

April 24, 2021
Christopher Swims
OMA Training by IOAG
PDLT/PERA Training by IASB

August 18, 2017
August 23, 2018

Francis Tsung

OMA Training by IOAG
PDLT/PERA Training by IASB

February 16, 2012

February 15, 2014

Julie VanWinkle OMA Training by IOAG
PDLT/PERA Training by IASB
 March 30, 2017
June 16 & 17, 2017

    The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control.  Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member Board of Educations as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

    For more information regarding the IASB and its programs visit

CCHS Board Policy Manual
Board Resolution Affirming CCHS Commitment to Eliminating Racial Injustice