Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 20, 2018 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. Please note the time markers throughout the document below for your convenience.

Roll Call

President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D’Ambrosio, Erica Nelson (by phone)

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Staff Welcome Back
    Dr. Gordon welcomed the staff back to the district this week. We are all looking forward to the first day of school.

  • Construction
    Construction is coming along well. Making a lot of progress in the last few days as we prepare the buildings for the first day of school.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

  • 2018 5Essentials Survey Report
    Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel presented a report highlighting the results of the survey taken last school year by parents, teachers and students. She thanked everyone for participating and shared that the district overall saw improvement in all five of the 5Essentials categories. The results are posted here. More details will be released by 5Essentials when the State of Illinois posts the School Report Cards.



Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report
Finance, Facilities and Operations

  • FOIA Report July1, 2018 - August 13, 2018
  • School District Payment Order - August 1, 2018 - August 13, 2018
  • Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
  • Investment Schedule
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Summary of Bills and Payroll
  • Vandalism Report
  • Disposal of Surplus Property


(Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

Superintendent Recommendations

  • Authorization to Prepare 2019-2020 Budget
(Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)
  • Board Policy Revisions - Second Reading and Adoption

(Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

Items for Future Agenda Items | watch

  • Mrs. Nelson asked for Problem-Based Learning update in the near future.

Other | watch

Adjourn to Closed Session

(Voted Yes: Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Hadley Junior High 7 p.m.

Monday, September 17, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7 p.m.