Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 12, 2019 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.

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In Attendance

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Linda D’Ambrosio, Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes

Public Hearing, 7 p.m.

2019/2020 Budget

- No Public Comment

Regular Board Meeting

Superintendent's Report

  • Celebration of the FLES Summer Camp | watch video
    Superintendent Kaczkowski thanked Director of Language Programs Dr. Theresa Ulrich for her leadership and support of the Foreign Language at the Elementary School (FLES) summer camp.
  • Construction Update | watch
    Jack Hayes from FQC, updated the Board on summer construction. Everything looks good and on time. A lot of work still to be done before the start of the school year.
  • Data Incident with Pearson | watch
    Dr. Kaczkowski explained that the Pearson Clinical Assessment company recently informed Glen Ellyn School District 41 that they experienced a data security incident related to their AIMSweb 1.0 product by an unauthorized third party. The district contacted Pearson to learn more about how District 41 may have been impacted and will update the Board when we learn more.
  • Entry Plan Update | watch
    Dr. Kasczkoski shared revisions of the entry plan based on Board member feedback. The Board discussed and asked questions related to the revisions.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

  • Communication and Community Engagement
    Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel reflected back on the past school year and presented a plan moving forward. She also shared community and staff survey options for the Board to consider.


Policy Revisions - First Reading | watch

The Board discussed a number of suggested revisions brought forward by the Board Policy Committee.

Action Items

Consent Agenda | watch

Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignations

Finance, Facilities & Operations

  • School District Payment Order - July 10, 2019 - July 30, 2019
  • School District Payment Order - July 31, 2019 - August 5, 2019
  • FOIA Report - June 13, 2019 - June 30, 2019
  • FOIA Report - July 1, 2019 - August 5, 2019
  • June 2019 Financial Reports
    - Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
    - Investment Schedule
    - Treasurer's Report
    - Summary of Bills and Payroll
    - Vandalism Report
    - Disposal of Surplus Property

Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes)

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

  • Resolution to Approve Proposed Amendments to The DuPage/West Cook Regional Special Education Association Intergovernmental Agreement

    Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes

  • Approve Board Member Conference Lodging Deposit Expense

    Voted Yes: Bruno, Buttimer, Estes, Loebach

    Voted No: Currie, D’Ambrosio

  • Approve New Bank Accounts
    Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes
  • Approve the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget

    Voted Yes: Bruno, Buttimer, Estes, Loebach

    Voted No: Currie, D’Ambrosio

Other | watch


Monday, August 26, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Hadley Junior High 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 9, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.