Board of Education

Carbondale Community High School District #165
Board of Education 

Front Row (L-R):  Mrs. Julie VanWinkle, Dr. Lana Galan, Dr. Linda Flowers
Back Row (L-R):   Dr. Francis Tsung, Dr. Joe Hudgins, Dr. Brian Woodard, Mr. Christopher Swims

Dr. Brian Woodard, President:
Dr. Linda Flowers, Vice President:
Dr. Joe Hudgins, Secretary:
Dr. Lana Galan, Member:
Mr. Christopher Swims, Member:
Dr. Francis Tsung, Member:
Mrs. Julie VanWinkle, Member: can be used to email all board members at once.



Board of Education Meetings 

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: CCHS Cafeteria

July 16, 2020

Thursday August 20, 2020

September 24,  2020

October 15, 2020

  November 12, 2020

Thursday December 17, 2020

January 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 22, 2021

May 20, 2021

  June 17, 2021

Board Meeting Agenda
Public Notices

Board Minutes
January 2021 July 2021  
February 2021 August 2021  
March 2021 September 2021  
April 2021 October 2021  
May 2021 November 2021  
June 2021 December 2021  

Minutes from 2006 - 2020 
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

Joe Hudgins OMA Training by IOAG

PDLT/PERA Training by IASB

November 13, 2012

February 15, 2014

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
Brian Woodard

OMA Training by IOAG

FOIA Training by IOAG

PDLT/PERA Training by IASB

April 19, 2013

April 24, 2013

April 28, 2013

    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
PRESS Issue 104 Draft Board Policy Update
PRESS Issue 105 Draft Board Policy Update
PRESS Issue 106 Draft Policy Update
Board Resolution Affirming CCHS Commitment to Eliminating Racial Injustice