Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

July 6, 2022 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 Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli

EOSullivan Phase 3 Update | watch

Collin Corbett from EOSullivan presented feedback results from Phase 3 of the community engagement process. He also presented a recommendation for a potential referendum question based on feedback directly from the community. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about next steps. The Board came to consensus on directing administration to have a ballot question prepared related to option 4.

Click here for the Phase 3 report.

Public Participation | listen


Superintendent’s Report | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski shared that we are working to bring additional mental health support to our students and families. She gave an update about a new partnership with Chestnut Health to provide virtual counseling during the school day to students who are in need of mental health support. This new counseling service is not required and only provided in consultation with families. This would be free of charge to families who request it. The district is on track to start providing this service during the 2022/23 school year.

Board Reports | watch

Approve Push-Coin Platform | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented information about the importance of adding a third party solution called Push-Coin to update our process for food service and fee collection through our website. This is a service that is also being implemented at Glenbard West High School. Board members asked questions and discussed the benefits of using this service.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

  • Personnel Report
  • Freedom of Information Act Report
  • School District Payment Order
  • Board Meeting Minutes
    June 20, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
    June 20, 2022 Closed Session Minutes

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

Recommendations | watch

Approve Push-Coin Platform

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli)
Board Policy Revisions - Second Reading and Adoption

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

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together
Board Commitment to Inclusion | watch

President Bruno read a resolution “Commitment to Inclusionary Principles.” Click here for the resolution. Board members commented about the Districts' commitment to the inclusion of all students.


Monday, August 15, 2022 | Regular Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | Committee of the Whole Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.