Governing Boards

LEASE is governed by two Boards.  

Specific powers and duties of the LEASE governing bodies can be found in section 2:20 of the LEASE Policy Guide.

LEASE Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of Superintendents from three large district, two medium districts and two small districts.

Executive Committee Members 2023-2024 School Year

Chair:  Dr. Clayton Theisinger, Putnam County Schools

Vice-Chair:  Mr. Jamie Craven, Peru Elementary 

Dr. Mike Cushing, Ottawa High School

Mrs. Julie DeFore, Deer Park School

Mr. Rich Faivre, Unit #2

Mr. Ted Sanders, Grand Ridge Grade School 

Mr. Dan Stecken, Seneca High School

Click here to send an e-mail to the Executive Committee

LEASE Alliance Council

The Council is composed of the Superintendent and one school board member, or their alternates, from each member district, and the Regional Superintendent of Schools.  The Council is responsible for establishing the educational activities of LEASE.  The Council is responsible for carrying out all mandatory laws and shall consider the provision of any permissive legislation.

Meetings and Agendas

Click on the meeting date to view the upcoming agenda or approved minutes.  Board meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. at the LEASE Office, 1009 Boyce Memorial Drive, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 unless otherwise noted.

July 11, 2023

July 17, 2023 Special Meeting

August 8, 2023

September 5, 2023

September 21, 2023 - Alliance Council at Uptown Bar & Grill, LaSalle

October 3, 2023

November 7, 2023 (at Circuit Breaker School, Peru)

December 5, 2023

January 11, 2024

February 6, 2024

March 5, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 6, 2024

June 4, 2024

July 2, 2024