Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 17, 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

Celebrations and Recognition | watch

Northshore Concert Band’s 2023 Lifetime of Music Hadley Student Selection

Band Directors Samantha Tribley and Chris Cooper celebrated Hadley student Autumn Sury who was honored with the NorthShore Concert Band Lifetime Achievement Award. Board members congratulated Autumn for her accomplishment.

Celebrating School Resource Officer Joe Nemchock | watch

After five years serving in District 41 schools, Officer Joe Nemchock is retiring from the Glen Ellyn Police Department and will no longer serve as the School Resource Officer. Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel presented Officer Nemchock with a Certificate of Appreciation. Board members also thanked him for his service.

Public Participation


Superintendent’s Report |

Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski provided an update about the district’s emergency preparedness training and planning. She also shared that district administrators attended a Regional Office of Education School Safety Task Force, Office of Homeland Security Training at the College of DuPage last week.

Board Reports | watch
Student Board Reports | watch


2023-2024 School Year Calendar | watch

Recabling with Erate Funds | watch

Director of Technology and Innovation Andrew Peterman presented information about a plan to replace cabling that is over 25 years old.

Feasibility Study Proposal | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski introduced Craig Siepka from Wight & Co. Mr. Siepka presented a proposal for a feasibility study. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about the proposal and the deliverables that would come from the study. They discussed the scope of the study in depth. They landed on Wight & Co. creating a new proposal that includes a master plan process.

Action Items | watch | view documents

Consent Agenda

  • Personnel Report
  • 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
  • Board Meeting Minutes
    - December 12, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes
    - December 12, 2022, Closed Session Minutes
    - January 3, 2023, Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes
    - January 5, 2023, Special Meeting Minutes
    - January 5, 2023 Closed Session Minutes
    - Review of Closed Session Audio For Destruction
    - Review of Closed Session Meeting Minutes

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


Recabling with Erate Funds

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

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together

  • Report on Board Self-Evaluation Meeting | watch

  • Superintendent Evaluation Tool | watch

  • Secretary Buttimer provided a follow up to the Committee of the Whole meeting presentation by Dr. Wu. She shared a book that she is reading that relates to Dr. Wu’s research. | watch


  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, Hadley Jr. High School
  • Monday, March 6, 2023, Committee of the Whole Meeting, Hadley Jr. High School
  • Monday, March 20, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, Hadley Jr. High School