Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 12, 2021 Board Regular Workshop 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

(Mr. Currie arrived at 7:05 p.m. and left at 7:15 p.m.)

Student Board Members: Asiya Ahmed and Blake Noble

Recognition | watch

A video was presented thanking the buildings and grounds staff for their work to prepare school buildings to support fully reopening on April 19. Click here to watch the celebration video.

Return to School Plan Update | watch

Superintendent Kaczkowski shared an update on the number of volunteers needed at the schools to support the reopening plan, specifically lunch and recess. She also shared that we are on target for reopening.

Public Participation | watch


Pre K Audit Report | watch
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability, Dr. Katie McCluskey presented the PreK audit report provided to District 41 on December 31, 2020. She explained the audit process and the outcome. Board members congratulated the district on the strong and successful program and audit.

Action Items | watch

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

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

Approve Amended Calendar and Declare the Last Day of School

Click here for the updated 2020-21 School Calendar
(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Glen Ellyn Education Association (GEEA): Live Stream Instruction | watch
(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Board Governance Board of Education Book Study Discussion | watch
Secretary Buttimer led a discussion on the chapters assigned to Board members to read prior to the meeting.

Future Agenda Items | watch

Mrs. Hill asked to include a discussion of possible IASB Resolutions for submission to the Triple I conference. The Board agreed.

Mrs. Buttimer thanked the families who donated to the music programs. No need to add to a future agenda.


Monday, April 26, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 3, 2021 | Special Reorganizational Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 10, 2021 | Board Workshop/Board Orientation Meeting, 7:00 p.m.