About Us

What Is the 109 Caucus and
What Does It Do?

As part of our community for more than 30 years, the District 109 School Board Caucus aims to:

  • encourage interested citizens to present themselves for open seats,

  • to undertake a fair and comprehensive process of candidate endorsement, and

  • to publicize its endorsed candidates.

The Caucus consists of two member representatives from each of the district’s four elementary and two middle schools, and 12 at-large members. Its members are dedicated citizens and parents of Deerfield and neighboring 109 communities, who represent a variety of personal and professional backgrounds. They all recognize education’s importance to—and its impact on—our community.

View the list of current Caucus members here.

The next Caucus will start in February 2022 and run through spring 2023. If you are interested in joining the Caucus, see our FAQ page, and sign up for updates here.


Requirements to be a Caucus member include being a current resident of Lake County, Ill., and having officially resided in District 109 for at least one year prior to the beginning of the current Caucus session (since February 2019).

The following people may not serve on the 109 Caucus:

(a) current candidates for District 109 Board of Education,

(b) current members of the District 109 Board of Education,

(c) current employees of the District 109 Board of Education, and

(d) immediate family members of any of the groups listed in (a) through (c).

Members must also agree to attend all Caucus business meetings, both rounds of candidate interviews, and at least two Board of Education meetings by November.

Though the Caucus has existed for more than three decades, it continually adapts itself to our community's needs and new technologies to better serve the community.

For more about Caucus members, see the related web pages:

If you are interesting in joining the Caucus for the 2022–23 cycle, please contact Robyn Schwartz, Chair of the Caucus Select Committee.

Have more questions about the Caucus? Read our FAQs.