Illinois Swimming
Level 2
Excellence 300

Organizational Structure

The Board of Education initially recognized the Northbrook Spartan Swim Club on May 12, 2003, as an adult auxiliary organization under Board Policy 9010.  At that time, the organization was organized and managed by a separate Board of Directors, governed by its bylaws, and maintained a separate bank account to manage their finances.  However, a subsequent review of financial and employment records indicates that while the organization may have been overseen by a separate governing board, the school district started to hire and employ the personnel working in the program in June 2003.

On July 11, 2007, the organization formally changed its name to Glenbrook Aquatics.  

In response to feedback noted during the 2015-16 fiscal year external audit, the administration worked with the Glenbrook Aquatics leadership team and the Board of Education to clarify the status of the program and its affiliation with the school district.  As a result, on May 22, 2017, the Board of Education approved a resolution formally recognizing Glenbrook Aquatics as a program wholly governed, operated, and financed by the school district.

Glenbrook Aquatics is formally recognized within the school district’s financial statements as a community service.  The Illinois State Board of Education defines community services as “services provided by the district for the community as a whole or some segment of the community.”  While the program is intended to be self-sufficient (revenues meet or exceed expenditures), its operating revenues and expenditures are recorded as part of the Educational Fund (10). Therefore, it does not function as a proper enterprise fund, where revenues and expenditures are segregated into a fund within the financial statements separate from all other governmental activities.

On August 23, 2021, the Board of Education approved the implementation of an updated organizational structure.  The following are resources that describe the structure of the organization: