Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 11, 2020 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

NOTE: In the interest of safety for Board and staff members, as well as the school community, the meeting format was adjusted. All Board and staff members participated remotely.

Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here.

In Attendance

In attendance - President Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Guillermo Guzman

Student Board Members: Ashlynn Kousggard and Abigail Herbold

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Recovery Plan
    Superintendent Kaczkowski shared a draft Recovery Plan document and talked through the possible scenarios. Much of the information will be filled in as the district receives direction from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Regional Office of Education.
  • Celebration Video
    8th grade students Drew Bennett, Ashlynn Kousgaard, Abigail Herbold and
    Maggie Fischer led a process to engage fellow 8th graders to create a thank you video to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Click here to see the video.

Board Reports | watch
Poems written by 8th grade students were read by Board members.
Student Board Reports | watch


Board Policy Revisions | watch

Mrs. Buttimer summarized the policies that are being presented for consideration. Board members discussed how these could be implemented, if they are approved. Board members requested some edits. The policies will be revised and approved at the next Board meeting.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda
Human Resources

  • Personnel Report
    - Employment Recommendations
Finance, Facilities and OperationsBoard Meeting Minutes

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

  • Board Policy Revisions - Second Reading and Adoption
    (Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Guzman, Hill, Estes)
    (Voted No - Currie)
  • Approve CASE Articles and Agreement
    (Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Guzman, Hill, Estes)
  • Technology Recommendation - Firewall Replacement
    (Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Guzman, Hill, Estes)

Board Governance/Learning Together | watch

  • Proposed Illinois Association of School Board Resolutions
  • Reaffirmation of Board Norms


Monday, May 26, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.