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School Board

Dates and times are subject to change and will be updated on this page as soon as possible.  Meeting agendas will generally be posted on Board Docs the Friday before a meeting.  Unless otherwise noted on agenda, all meetings are held at the following address:

School City of East Chicago Administration Building
1401 East 144th Street
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

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The school board, in order to fulfill its commitment to the community it is elected to represent, is driven by the values and beliefs that follow:

  • Every student is entitled to and shall be provided challenging educational experiences and opportunities to ensure full and meaningful participation in a global, diverse technology oriented society.
  • Every school city employee has an active and vital role in contributing to the success of students. More specifically, every teacher and administrator shall be held accountable for student achievement in the East Chicago Public Schools.
  • Every parent/guardian is expected to assume an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children. The board recognizes parents/guardians as an essential support for student success.
  • Every community resident and business leader has a vested interest in the success of students in school. To that end, each must become more knowledgeable, supportive and involved in the success of students attending East Chicago Public Schools.

board of education members

Contact the members of the School City of East Chicago Board of Education by calling Diane Bigham, Administrative Secretary to the School Board, during regular business hours at (219) 391-4100 ext. 12315, or via email at

Jose Arteaga, Board President (
Jesse Gomez,  Board Vice-President (
Pattie Jo Gibson-King, Board Secretary (
Joel Rodriguez, Trustee Member (
Diane Smith, Trustee Member (
Jewell Harris, Jr., SCEC Attorney (  Harris Law Firm Website