Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 9, 2020 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, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill, and student board members Abigail Herbold, Ashlyn Kousgaard.

Bruce Currie was absent.

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Rock Your Socks - World Down Syndrome Day Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski thanked Board member Jason Loebach for delivering socks to all staff for World Down Syndrome Day. Students presented Board members with socks.
  • Celebration Video - Inclusion Journey
    Watch an update on our journey of inclusion in District 41 HERE
  • Coronavirus Update
    Dr. Kaczkowski gave an update about DuPage County Health Department and Center for Disease Control recommendations. She also shared that the district is deep cleaning and continues to educate students about how and when to wash hands.

Board Reports | watch

Student Board Member Reports |

Public Participation | none

Discussion | watch

  • Copier Refresh
    Director of Technology Mike Wood presented a plan for refreshing copiers that are coming off lease.
  • Summer Capital Project Bids
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained the bid process and summarized the bids that came in. Board members asked questions and discussed the bids.
  • Review of Draft EBF Letter to Governor Pritzker
    President Bruno and Board member Julie Hill explained a draft they have created for the Board’s consideration to support education funding.
  • Communication to Federal Legislators: Funding Early Learning Education
    Mrs. Hill presented a draft to legislators for the Board to consider related to funding early learning education.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda
Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignations
  • Resignations and Retirements
  • Re-employment of Probationary (Non-Tenured) Teachers

  • Resolution Authorizing the Reduction in Force of Teachers

Finance, Facilities and Operations

Board Meeting Minutes

(Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

  • Approve Summer Capital Project Bids
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
  • Board Policy Revisions
    (Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together | watch
Board Member Handling of Privileged Information
Todd Faulkner, District Legal Counsel, discussed how information shared from legal counsel is confidential and privileged. He also discussed the responsibility of individual Board members and the Board as a whole when they are provided with sensitive information.


Monday, March 23, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 13, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.