In 1819, the First General Assembly of Illinois created the Township Trustees of Schools system, whereby each township is a unit for common school purposes. The intent is to administer school finances and any other business that may present itself in the financial operations of the school districts within the various townships. Under this system, the Township School Trustees have been empowered with the responsibility of appointing a qualified person to act as Township School Treasurer. Since the beginning of public education in Illinois, Township Trustees of Schools and Township School Treasurers have played a vital role in the development, growth, and success of our schools. The mission of the Lyons Township Trustees of Schools and Lyons Township School Treasurer's Office is to provide efficient consolidated financial services which reduce operating costs and maximize interest earnings thru pooled funds investing.