Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 4, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Education provides a "Board Meeting Summary" after each Board meeting. The summary includes a brief description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are not meant to replace minutes. The minutes for each meeting are approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations and action items. For the full packet of information including presentations and reports, Click Here.

Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here.

In Attendance

The following members were in attendance: President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D’Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent's Report | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey sat in for Superintendent Paul Gordon who was out of the district.

  • Thank you to Buildings and Grounds for managing the snow removal last week and keeping the grounds safe for the return of students and staff.
  • Registration for next year has started. Dr. McCluskey reminded families to register by the end of the month.
  • Dr. McCluskey talked about the possibility of At-Home Learning during school closures. The District had planned to implement At-Home Learning; however, we learned that the State of Illinois reinstated the regular definition of a school day. The District will wait for guidance from the state on this topic before moving forward.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | NONE

Presentations | watch

  • Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center
    Director of Programming and the GECRC Board President presented an overview of the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center programming in District 41 schools. They spoke about actively seeking volunteers to be able to continue to grow the program. Board members asked questions of the GECRC representatives and engaged in conversation about how to meet the needs and expand in the future.

Discussion Items | watch

  • 2019-2020 Student Fees
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained that this is the annual report about student fees that is presented to the Board each year. The District is proposing to increase tech fee to actually purchase chromebooks and allow for students to keep them when they leave District 41.
  • Hopewell Transportation Contract Extension for Out Of District Student Placements | watch
    Mr. DePorter shared information about this transportation contract. He recommends that the district extend the contract with Hopewell for this specialized service.

Consent Agenda
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Personnel Report
  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignation

Finance, Facilities & Operations

  • School District Payment Order - January 15, 2019 - January 28, 2019
  • FOIA Report - January 15, 2019 - January 28, 2019

            Board Meeting Minutes

            (Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

            Superintendent Recommendations |

            • Technology Device Recommendations for the 2019-2020 School Year - Teacher/Staff Laptop Refresh
              (Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

            Items for Consideration for Future Agenda | NONE

            Other | watch
            • The Purpose of the "Other" Category
            • Discuss Superintendent Search Stakeholder Focus Groups


            Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.

            Monday, March 4, 2019 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.