Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 20, 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 Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Linda D’Ambrosio, Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Julie Hill

Superintendent's Report | watch

Abraham Lincoln School students presented information about a student-led Walk for Water Experience to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in Africa and also raise funds for building a water well in Africa. They had over 500 people attend the Walk for Water. They also held a number of other events and fundraisers to raise money to build a water well in Africa. Dr. Gordon and the Board members asked the students questions about the work they are doing to help in Africa. Dr. Gordon praised the students and presented them with inspirational words about their leadership at the school and their learning through this project. Dr. Gordon also thanked Principal Schwiekhofer for her leadership and giving students space to grow and learn.

Dr. Gordon introduced Hadley teacher Frank Tomaszkiewicz who celebrated fellow teacher Teresa Shea earning her National Board Certification. A video was presented highlighting Mrs. Shea and her work to complete this accomplishment.

Dr. Gordon asked Laurel O’Brien to give an update on the Special Education Strategic

Plan Committee. She shared the topics discussed at the last meeting and the process

moving forward into year three of the strategic plan.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

District 41 Foundation Update

Community members Kathy Bayert and Kelley Kalinich presented an update about the

creation and launch of a foundation to support District 41. They explained that the

Foundation is a way to further engage the community and fund future needs outside of

the scope of the District. The official name of the Foundation is “D41 Kids Foundation.”

The Foundation’s first fundraising campaign included asking Glenbard West graduates to honor their favorite District 41 teacher with a gift in their honor.

Discussion Items | watch
  • 2019-2020 Professional Development in Inclusionary Practices

    Dr. McCluskey presented an overview of the planned professional development related

    to inclusion. Board members asked questions and engaged in discussion around the

    topic of inclusion and the expenses related to the proposed professional development.

Adjourn To Closed Session

Action Items

Consent Agenda | watch
*Personnel Report was pulled by Mr. Currie to be voted on separately.

Finance, Facilities & Operations

  • School District Payment Order - May 1 , 2019 - May 13, 2019
  • FOIA Report - April 30 , 2019 - May 13, 2019
  • April 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

Other Matters

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

Personnel Report | watch

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Administration Compensation
  • Non-Union Exempt Compensation
  • Resignations
  • Termination

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

(Voted No: Currie, D’Ambrosio)

Superintendent Recommendations

  • ESSA-School Wide Title I Plan Approval for Churchill School | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)
  • Renewal of HumaneX Contract | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)
  • Approval of Schedule AB | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)
  • Rotary Donation | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, D’Ambrosio, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Items for Consideration for Future Agenda | watch

Other | watch
  • Dr. Gordon announced that the June 3, 2019 meeting will be his last official Board of Education Meeting for District 41.


Monday, June 3, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 17, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.