Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 26, 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. Due to current Executive Order requirements social distancing guidelines were in effect.
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, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill. Not present - Bruce Currie

Public Hearing | watch

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Return to School Plan Update
    - Dr. Kaczkowski read a statement from the DuPage County Health Department regarding guidance for schools.
    - Representatives Dr. Anne Wyllie and Chaney Kalinich, M.P.H., from Yale University’s SalivaDirectTM program presented about the specifics of surveillance testing and answered Board member questions.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation - none

Discussion Items | watch

  • Five-Year Capital Projects Plan Update
    Assistant Superintendent of Finance, Facilities & Operations Eric DePorter provided an update to the plan.
  • Hadley Library Media Center Technology Purchase | watch
    Director of Technology Mike Wood presented a recommendation for 12 new microphones for Hadley Junior High to help support Board of Education meeting technology as well as other uses at the school.
  • Saliva Based Covid-19 Testing | watch
    Dr. Kaczkowski summarized three saliva based surrevlance testing options for District 41 to consider. She shared pros and cons for each of the options and engaged in discussion with Board members. The Board will hold a special meeting next Monday to hear from a representative from SafeGuard Screening.
  • Illinois Association of School Board Resolution Recommendations | watch
    Board member Julie Hill presented IASB Board resolutions for consideration. Board members discussed the resolutions and will be taking action on which resolutions to support.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda | view documents

Personnel Report

School District Payment Order - September 23, 2020 - October 20, 2020

FOIA Report- September 23, 2020 - October 20, 2020
September 2020 Financial Reports

- Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

- Investment Schedule
- Treasurer's Report
- Summary of Bills and Payroll

- Disposal of Surplus Property

Board Meeting Minutes
- October 13, 2020, Regular Workshop Board Meeting
- October 13, 2020, Closed Session Minutes

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

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

  • Approve Additional Crossing Guards
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Estes, Guzman, Hill. Voted No: Buttimer)
  • Approve Technology Support and Consultation

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

  • Approve Fund Transfer
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)


Monday, November 2, 2020 | Special Board Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 9, 2020 | Regular Board Workshop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 25, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.