Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 13, 2020 Regular Board Workshop Meeting

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NOTE: In the interest of safety for Board and staff members, as well as the school community, the meeting format was adjusted. The Superintendent and Board President were present at the meeting location in accordance with the OMA; all other members of the Board and staff attended remotely.
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NOTE: This meeting was originally scheduled for August 10, 2020, but due to power outages in and around Glen Ellyn the meeting was rescheduled to August 13, 2020
In Attendance

President Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill

Public Participation | watch

2020-2021 District 41 Reopening Schools Plan Update | watch

Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski shared that community partners are joining the zoom meeting as part of a new Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT). This committee will serve as a superintendent’s committee with meetings once a month during the Board of Education workshop meetings.

Dr. Kaczkowski called on Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter to give an update on transportation. He shared information about how the District’s relationship with the bus company will continue during remote learning in order to be prepared to provide transportation services when in-person learning resumes. Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey gave an update about remote learning and the instructional model related to the A/B schedule and the time allocations for the various subject areas.

Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about the information presented.

Dr. Kaczkwoski provided some clarifications about how the entire district will function during the full remote model. She also shared that statewide metrics for returning to school have not been released. In addition, she asked each representative from community organizations present on the zoom to introduce themselves. Dr. Kaczkowski talked about how the new community PRAT team will work together moving forward. Board members thanked the representatives for joining the meeting and for their commitment to this work.

Consent Agenda | watch

Board Meeting Minutes
June 22, 2020 - Regular Meeting Minutes

June 24, 2020 - Special Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2020 - Special Meeting Minutes

Personnel Report

School District Payment Order

- June 18 - June 30

- July 1
- July 16 - July 22
- July 23 - August 4

Freedom of Information Act Report - June 18, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Freedom of Information Act Report - July 1, 2020 - August 4, 2020

June 2020 Financial Reports

- June 2020 Summary of Revenue-Expense

- June 2020 Investments

- BOE June 2020 Treasurer's Report

- June 2020 Summary of Bills and Payroll

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Action Items

Approve Revised Calendar for 2020/21 School Year

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)


Monday, August 24, 2020 | Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 14, 2020 | Regular Board Workshop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.