Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 15, 2023 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 Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Dr. Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Student Board Member Maeve Bernstein


Student Attributes: Churchill Elementary School | watch

Churchill School Principal Rachel Solomon introduced a number of students who demonstrated their chosen student attribute Global Perspective. The students presented about their school and what Global Perspective means to them.

Celebration and Recognitions | watch

Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel introduced the second in the #WeAreD41 video series, “Beyond the Classroom,” featuring Hadley Junior High ESL teacher Katie Reed and the district’s partnership with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC).

Click Here to watch the video featuring Mrs. Reed and GECRC.

Public Participation | watch


Master Facility and Feasibility Study with Wight & Co | watch

Representatives from Wight & Co. presented information about space for a future full-day kindergarten program. Board members asked questions about the approaches presented and discussed next steps.

Click here to see the presentation slides about approaches to achieve space for full-day kindergarten.

Superintendent’s Report | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski shared information about a meeting with Glenbard District 87 regarding their proposed new start time. Due to the potential impact to District 41 bussing, District 41 has been engaged in conversions about how a start time change at Glenbard would impact our district.

Board Reports | watch

Student Board Report | watch


Auditor Contract Renewal | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained that the district’s three year auditor contract is coming to an end. He presented a renewal proposal for the next three years.

Action Items | watch | documents

Consent Agenda

Monthly Financial Reports

- Disposal of Surplus Property

- Donation and Gifts

- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Report

- Investment Schedule

- Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

- School District Payment Order

- Summary of Bills and Payroll

- Treasurer's Report

- Approve Board Meeting Minutes of May 1, 2023

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

Introduction of Director of Student Services | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski welcomed the new Director of Student Services Libby Jansen. She explained that 30 applicants applied and after a screening process, the district brought in four candidates to interview with district-wide staff and parents. Both interview groups included representation from all five schools. Three candidates moved forward to meet with the cabinet team and participated in performance-based interviews that included a presentation and interview questions.

Other/Board Learning Together | watch

Items For A Future Agenda | watch


NOTE: Summer Meetings will be held at the CSO, 793 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn

  • Monday, June 5, 2023, Special Board Meeting, 6 PM, Central Services Office

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 PM, Central Services Office

  • Monday, July 31, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 PM, Central Services Office