Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 5, 2018 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. Please note the time markers throughout the document below for your convenience.

In Attendance

President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D’Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent's Reports | watch

  • Construction Update
    John Eallonardo of FQC provided the Board with an update related to the most recent change orders.
  • Illinois School Report Card
    Superintendent Gordon summarized the new Illinois School Report Card format and the District 41 data as presented in the report card.
  • Celebration of Two Staff Members
    Superintendent Gordon celebrated two building and grounds staff members who volunteered to be a part of a mentoring group for students at Hadley Junior High.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch


  • District 41 Foundation Proposal | watch
    “Creating a Foundation in Support of D41” was presented by community members Kathy Bayert and Kelley Kalinich. They explained the proposed idea to establish a District 41 Foundation, outlined the idea of the foundation, answered Board member questions, and shared next steps.

  • Levy 101 and Tentative 2019-2020 Early Budget Draft | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented an outline of the levy process as well as explained tax caps and consumer price index. He shared the timing of the levy and other aspects of the levy. He also spoke about the early tentative budget for next year.

Discussion Items | watch

Board Policy Revisions - First Reading

Board President Stephanie Clark and Erica Nelson presented policy updates discussed at the Board Policy Committee meeting.

Addendum to Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Food Services

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained the food service partnership with District 15 and asked the Board to consider making an addendum to the agreement related to personnel and also recyclable trays.

Action Items
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Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Leave Request
  • Resignations
  • Resignation and Retirement
Finance, Facilities & Operations
  • School District Payment Order - October 10, 2018-October 29, 2018
  • FOIA Report - October 10, 2018-October 29, 2018
  • Grant of Permanent Easement Agreement with the Village of Glen Ellyn

            Board Meeting Minutes

            (Voted Yes - Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

            Superintendent's Recommendations
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            • Summer 2019 Summer Capital Projects
              (Voted Yes - Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)
            • Technology Support Contract Services
              (Voted Yes - Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

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            IASB Report to Membership

            Board member Robert Bruno shared his recommendation as related to the resolutions put forward by the IASB for each Illinois school district to consider. The Board discussed the resolutions and came to consensus on how to move forward.

            Consensus on ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) Testing

            Director of Language Programs Theresa Ulrich presented information about a possible new standardized assessment for 8th grade Spanish students at Hadley. The Board reached consensus to move forward with this new assessment.


            Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Finance Committee Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 a.m.
            November 19, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.

            Monday, December 3, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.