Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 17, 2022 Public Hearing & 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 Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Dr. Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Student Board Members: Mauve Bernstein and Elizabeth Bredfeldt

Public Hearing | watch
A public hearing on interfund transfers was conducted. No public comment was made.

Introduction and Installation of Student Board Members | watch

Hadley Junior High School 8th grade students Maeve Bernstein and Elizabeth Bredfeldt were officially installed as student Board of Education members. Dr. Bruno read the Oath of Office with Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Bredfeldt.

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Student Attributions: Abraham Lincoln Students | watch

Principal Sarah Rodriguez, Assistant Principal Brian Schremp and Digital Literacy Specialist Christina Kellam presented information about the student attributes at Lincoln School and provided examples of how the school supports these attributes. Music teacher Wendy Passini’s 3rd grade drum club performed for the Board and community attendees. The Board celebrated and applauded Lincoln’s presentation and student drum club performance.

Public Participation | listen

Presentation on Finances from PMA Securities | watch

Assistant Superintendent Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter introduced PMA Securities Senior Vice President Tammie Beckwith Schallmo. She presented information about property values after a successful referendum including when boundary changes are implemented. She also shared information about the process with PMA should the referendum pass in November. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation with Senior Vice President Schallmo.

Levy 101 Presentation | watch

Mr. DePorter provided the annual levy presentation including the levy timeline, statutory guidelines, calculation and payment, asd well as tax caps and the consumer price index. In addition, he talked about abatement vs. under levy and other information related to finance and District 41.

Superintendent’s Report | watch

Superintendent Kaczkowski introduced Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. David Bruno, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Kristine Webster, Director of Language Programs Juan Suarez, and Director of Student Services Molly Victor. Each administrator presented 90 day entry plan reports. Board members asked questions of the administrators and engaged in conversation about their reflections based on their first 90 days in District 41.

Board Reports | watch

Board President Statement on Boundaries:

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Illinois Association of School Boards Resolution Report | watch

Board member Julie Hill presented information about the resolution report. She shared her eight recommendations with the Board ahead of time. She asked for feedback from Board members.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

Monthly Financial Reports

- Donations


- Investment Schedule

- Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

- School District Payment Order

- Summary of Bills and Payroll

- Treasurer's Report

Approve Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve Fund Transfers

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Closed Session

Return to Open Session | listen

Adoption of Motions/Resolutions Authorizing the Acquisition of Real Estate—871 Bloomingdale Road, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1 N 249 Bloomingdale Road, DuPage County, Illinois and 1 N 221 Bloomingdale Road, DuPage County, Illinois.

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)


  • Wednesday, October 19, Special Meeting is CANCELED.
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 - Committee of the Whole Regular Meeting; 6:30 p.m. at Hadley Jr. High School
  • Monday, November 21, 2022 - Regular Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. at Hadley Jr. High School