Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 2, 2021 Special 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

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In Attendance

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Jessica Buttimer was not in attendance.


Public participation took place at the beginning of the meeting.

The Board of Education provided their reflections on the Committee of the Whole meeting that took place on Friday, July 30.

Superintendent Kaczkowski presented a Return to School Plan update including a recommendation to start the school year with universal masking of all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in District 41 buildings.

The Board discussed a new policy and also voted on a number of action items as noted below.

The Board voted to support the superintendent's Return to School Masking Plan for universal masking to start the school year. This is temportary just to start the school year and will continue to be evaluated.

Discussion Item

Board Discussion on Board Policy 4:182 Face Coverings

This is not a school opening masking plan policy. The policy draft allows for the superintendent to make flexible decisions about masking throughout the school year. Board members discussed the draft and asked questions.

Action Items

Approve Memorandum of Understanding 2021-2022 GEEA Remote Learning for Quarantine due to COVID-19 Pandemic

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Personnel Report

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Technology Purchases

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Return to School Masking Plan

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Closed Session


To watch the recorded live stream of this meeting CLICK HERE


Monday, August 16, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Committee of the Whole Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.