Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 9, 2020 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
NOTE: In the interest of safety for Board and staff members, as well as the school community, the meeting format was adjusted. Due to current Executive Order requirements social distancing guidelines were in effect.
Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here.

In Attendance

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill

Public Participation | None

Superintendent's Report

Celebration - 5th Grade Band and Orchestra | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey celebrated the work of the band and orchestra programs and the dedication of directors Rita Feuerborn and Elle Pressly. A video was shown featuring two students demonstrating how music is taught virtually. Both of the students and their families attended the Board meeting via zoom and engaged with the Board members.

Recognition | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski congratulated the Board of Education on earning the Illinois Association of School Board’s (IASB) 2020 School Board Governance Recognition designation. Former student Board members Abbie Herbold and Ashlynn Kousgaard joined the meeting for this recognition.

Consent Agenda | watch | documents

Personnel Report

Approve October 26, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

2020-2021 District 41 Reopening Schools Plan and PRAT Update | watch

PRAT members Katie Adduci and Ellen Dickey presented the latest COVID-19 data updates. Click here for the metrics report. Dr. Kaczkowski also presented information about how the current metrics are impacting the school district (click here). She shared more information about how the district could implement a COVID-19 surveillance testing program should the Board approve an agreement later in the meeting.

Board Governance

Levy 101 | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented an overview of the 2020 Levy Parameters for District 41. Click here for the presentation.

Approve Illinois Association of School Board Resolutions | watch

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

(Voted No - Currie)

Approve Agreement for Saliva Based COVID-19 Screening | watch

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

(Voted No - Currie)

Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Glen Ellyn Education

Association (GEEA) Live Stream Instruction | watch

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Items for Consideration for Future Agendas | watch


Monday, November 23, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 14, 2020 | Public Hearing & Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.