Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 18, 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 Bob Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Student Board Members: Angela Jaeger and Amana Mariam

Celebration | watch

Superintendent Melissa Kaczkowski introduced a celebration video featuring the Hadley Junior High School Builders Club and their St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event at Hadley.
Click here to watch the video.


Community Engagement Phase I Report by E.O. Sullivan | watch

EOSullivan representative Collin Corbett presented the results of the community feedback from Phase I of the community engagement process. He also highlighted next steps and explained the work that will take place in Phase 2 starting in May. Click here for the report.

Click here for more information about the entire District 41 community engagement process.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund) | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter shared information about the reimbursement ESSER III Fund and the application District 41 has submitted. He also provided a summary of all ESSER fund reimbursements (I, II, III).
Click here for the presentation.

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget Calendar | watch

Mr. DePorter presented the budget calendar for the next fiscal year. Click here for the budget calendar.

Public Participation | listen

Superintendent's Report

Final Strategic Plan Draft | watch

Superintendent Kaczkowski introduced consultant Dr. Steve Webb who provided an overview of the process that led to the final draft of the District 41 Strategic Plan. Dr. Kaczkowski presented the final draft Strategic Plan document. She emphasized the revisions made based on Board and community feedback. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about the plan and process moving forward.

Click here for the plan that was presented.

Click here for information about the entire strategic planning process.

Board Reports | watch

Student Board Reports | watch


Food Service Request For Proposal (RFP) | watch

Mr. DePorter shared that the district is seeking proposals for a new food service vendor. The current contract/partnership with District 15 will not be renewed next year due to their need to focus on their own district food service. A new provider will be identified for Board approval in May with service starting next school year.

Technology Purchase: Sentinel One - Endpoint Protection | watch

Director of Technology and Innovation Andrew Peterman explained the need for cybersecurity upgrades. This purchase will support this need by being more proactive in our approach to cybersecurity.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Refresh eRate Project | watch

Director of Technology and Innovation Andrew Peterman shared that the D41 Technology Services department has been engaged in a review of all current existing Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) systems throughout the district’s 12 network Main Distribution Frame (MDFs), and Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDFs) closets. After review, it was concluded that the UPS systems in eight of the 12 closets will need to be replaced with standardized equipment at a cost of $59,519. This project is eligible for e-Rate funding and if approved, the district will receive a rebate in the amount of approximately $31,856.83.

Additional Mental Health Support at Hadley for the 2022-2023 School Year | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin shared a request from Hadley Junior High school for an additional social worker for next school year. Hadley presented data supporting the need and the administration supports this request.

Action Items | watch | view documents

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

Resolution of the Reduction In Force - AFSCME

Monthly Financial Reports

Disposal of Surplus Property


Freedom of Information Act Report

Investment Schedule

Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

School District Payment Order

Summary of Bills and Payroll

Treasurer's Report

Board Meeting Minutes

- March 21, 2022, Special Meeting Minutes

- March 21, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes

- March 21, 2022, Closed Session Minutes

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

Board Policy Revision - Second Reading and Adoption

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

2022-2023 Board of Education Meeting Calendar

Click here for the approved Board meeting calendar.

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

Professional Development in the Implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans and Installing Restorative Practices through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework for the 2022-2023 School Year

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

Last Day of School 2021-2022

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

Approve Technology : Sentinel One - Endpoint Protection

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

Approve Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Refresh eRate Project

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

Approve the 2022-2027 District 41 Strategic Plan

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

Other/Board Governance


Future Agenda Items


Monday, May 2, 2022 | Committee of the Whole at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 2022 | Regular Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.