Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

June 20, 2022 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

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed. Student Board Member Angela Jager.

Public Hearing on the Waiver of Administrative Limitations | watch

Adjourn to Closed Session


EOSullivan - Phase II Update | watch

Collin Corbett from EOSullivan presented community engagement feedback results for Phase 2 of the process. Click here for the report.

Parent Teacher Advisory Committee (PTAC) Update | watch

Director of Student Services Laurel O’Brien and Benjamin Franklin School Principal Jeff Burke presented a summary of the PTAC work this past school year. This school year the committee focused on reviewing the bullying policy and offered recommendations to the district. Click here for the presentation.

Public Participation



Superintendent Report | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski provided an update on the Strategic Plan work that has already begun across the district. We are finalizing the structure and purpose for each new subcommittee that is being created based on the strategic plan. Applications to join the committees will also be communicated and information will be posted on the district website. Dr. Bruno announced Board member assignments to the Subcommittees.

Board Member and Student Board Member Reports | watch


Board Policy Revisions - First Reading

Mrs. Buttimer shared the revisions that are being suggested by PRESS.

Rhithm Resource Adoption | watch

District 41 completed a pilot of a new individual student daily check in resource Rhithm. The district is planning on a larger implementation this coming school year.

Copy Paper Bid | watch

Mr. DePorter explained that we are rejecting all of the bids as we will go through the State of Illinois copy paper contract due to dramatically increased costs and significant supply issues. The district will purchase paper utilizing the available State of Illinois paper contract.

SHIELD Testing 2022-2023 School Year | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski shared that the district is recommending to not continue SHIELD testing at the start of next school year. The district can revisit it again if there is a need later in the year.

Consent Agenda | documents | watch

Personnel Report removed from consent by Mrs. Buttimer.

- Monthly Financial Reports

- Disposal of Surplus Property

- Donations

- Freedom of Information Act Report

- Investment Schedule

- Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

- School District Payment Order

- Summary of Bills and Payroll

- Treasurer's Report

- Review of Closed Session Audio For Destruction

- Review of Closed Session Meeting Minutes

- Board Meeting Minutes

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

Recommendations | watch

Personnel Report

Jess Buttimer noted that she will be abstaining from the vote on the personnel report due to a conflict of interest.

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

Waiver of Administrative Limitations Resolution

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

Rhithm Resource Adoption

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

Supplemental Pay

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

Consolidated Grant Application

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)
Approval of Professional Services Contract with Procare Therapy for a School Psychologist

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

Resolution to Approve Paying Summer Bills

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

Approval of the 2022-2026 Teachers' Agreement Between District 41 Board of Education and Glen Ellyn Education Association

Dr. Bruno noted that Board and GEEA bargaining teams reached tentative agreement late last month on a four year collective bargaining agreement beginning July 1, 2022 and running through June 30, 2026. The agreement provides for salary increases of 3% the first year, 5% the second year and consumer price based increases the third and fourth years with a minimum increase of 1.75% and a maximum increase of 5%. Increases and adjustments in extra-duty pay, which have not been adjusted for the past three contracts, were agreed upon as were changes in teacher work schedules to increase the effectiveness of professional development. The GEEA membership approved the contract about a week ago and Board approval is recommended this evening.

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

Dr. Bruno shared information on the two action items related to Dr. Kaczkowski's employment contracts. | watch

Superintendent’s 2021-22 compensation—payment for a non-elective contribution to District 403(b) annuity plan.

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

Resolution authorizing July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024 Performance Based Superintendent’s Contract with Dr. Kaczkowski

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

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together | watch

Mrs. Hill presented two Illinois Association of School Board (IASB) Resolutions for consideration.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Regular Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.