Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 15, 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 Jessica Buttimer, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Not in Attendance: Ted Estes

Celebration | watch

Young People's Music Initiative Grant

Click here for the video presentation


District 41 Emergency Operations and Threat Assessment Planning | watch

Superintendent Kaczkowski, Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel, Director of Buildings and Grounds Dave Scarmardo, and Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Laurel O’Brien presented information about the District 41 emergency response and safety training plan. Click here for the presentation.

Referendum Question Discussion | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski read a draft of the proposed referendum question. Consultant Ed Sullivan shared information about the community engagement process that led to the question development as directed by the Board. Learn more about the referendum HERE.

Public Participation | listen


Superintendent’s Report | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski shared information about how the district will report to the community and the Board about the Strategic Plan work and updates.

She also introduced the new administrators who have joined the team at the Central Services Office.

  • Director of Student Services Molly Victor

  • Director of Language Programs Juan Suarez

  • Special Education Coordinator Jamie Westerguard

Board Reports | watch


Supplemental Pay Recommendations | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. David Bruno explained the recommendations that will be presented for approval at a future Board meeting.

Preliminary Draft 2022-2023 Budget | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented a tentative budget to the Board. He provided information about the process of creating and approving the budget, as well as the timeline. He answered Board member questions.

Action Items | watch | documents
Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

Monthly Financial Reports

Disposal of Surplus Property


Freedom of Information Act Report

Investment Schedule

Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

School District Payment Order

Summary of Bills and Payroll

Treasurer's Report

Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approved Revised 2022-2023 Board of Education Meeting Calendar | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve Contract with Chestnut Health Systems | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve CrisisGo Safety App | watch

Secretary Buttimer asked for more details about how the app works. Dr. Kaczkowski explained how this app would support our emergency operations planning and response.

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve Serious Safety Hazards | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Contract Services | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Lunchroom/Playground Supervision Pay Rate | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

2022-2023 Inflation Adjustment | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Place 2022-2023 Draft Budget on Display and Schedule Public Hearing | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Resolution providing for and requiring the submission of the proposition of issuing $49,000,000 School Building Bonds to the voters of the District at the general election to be held on the 8th day of November, 2022. | watch

Each Board member shared their thoughts on the proposed referendum question and provided rationale behind their vote.

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together

School Referendum Restrictions | watch

Consultant Ed Sullivan presented school referendum restrictions to the Board of Education. He answered questions from the Board and engaged in conversation about the process moving forward.

Click here for the restrictions document.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | Committee of the Whole Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Police Department Chief Phil Norton will engage the Board and community about how the police department supports the safety of the District 41 community.

Monday, September 19, 2022 | Regular Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.