Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 11, 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.

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, Jess Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Julie Hill

Veteran’s Day Recognition | watch

Superintendent Dr. Kaczkowski shared that all schools held Veteran’s Day programs across the district. In addition, Hadley teacher Frank Tomaszkiewicz and Abraham Lincoln School parent Charlie Gadd attended the Board of Education meeting and were honored for their service. Thank you to all Veterans!

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Election of Board Secretary | watch

Board President Bruno read a resignation by Board secretary Linda D’Ambrosio, Dr. Bruno then asked for nominations for Board secretary to replace Mrs. D’Ambrosio in this position. Dr. Bruno nominated Mrs. Buttimer. With no other nominations, Mrs. Buttimer was elected unaminously.

Board Member Recognition | watch

In honor of School Board Member’s Day, Superintendent Dr. Kaczkowski thanked all Board members for their service and presented them with framed student artwork in appreciation of their support of all students.

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Celebration Video - Thank you Hadley Principals! In honor of National Principal Appreciation month, Superintendent Dr. Kaczkowski thanked Hadley principals for their dedication to students and staff. Click Here to view the video thanking Hadley administrators.

  • Immunization Report Superintendent Dr. Kaczkowski shared that every year the District must present a report about immunizations across the school district. The report is posted online.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch


  • Academic Update | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey presented the Fall D41 Fall Academic Update including the MAP Insights Report, IAR Scores, summative designations, Illinois Science Assessment, Algebra I data, as well as district next steps. NWEA representative Autumn Desiderio attended the meeting and provided information about MAP specifically. Board members asked questions and engaged in discussion about the data presented related to student success.
  • 2019 Preliminary Levy Presentation | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented the 2019 levy and shared that we will ask the Board to approve the posting of this preliminary levy later in the meeting. He presented a levy 101 presentation and went through the timeline of the levy process.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

- Employment Recommendations

- Leave of Absence

- Resignations

Finance, Facilities and Operations

- FOIA Report - October 22, 2019 - November 5, 2019

- School District Payment Order - October 22, 2019 - November 5, 2019

Board Meeting Minutes

- October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
- October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes-Closed

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loehbach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

2020 Summer Capital Projects

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loehbach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Approval to Place 2019 Levy on Display

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loehbach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)
IASB Report to Membership

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

(Voted No: Currie)

Board Vacancy Selection Process | watch

Superintendent Dr. Kaczkowski outlined the process to fill the Board vacancy and asked for Board direction on interviewing and scheduling special meetings. The plan is to swear in a new Board member once the process is complete.

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together
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Items For Consideration For Future Agenda | watch


Monday, November 25, 2019 | Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 9, 2019 | Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.