Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

June 8, 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

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill

Student Board Members: Ashlynn Kousggard and Abigail Herbold

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Staff Recognition Event
    Dr. Kaczkowski shared highlights of the annual D41 event which celebrates staff achievements and retirees. This year's event was held via Zoom. Click here for a highlight video.
  • Recovery Plan Update
    Dr. Kaczkowski shared that we are already making some changes in the buildings to prepare for the possibility of returning to in-person learning in the fall. She shared photos of what the sneeze guards that have been installed look like in several of the offices. She also provided a summary of her recent meeting with the Regional Office of Education and the DuPage County Health Department. She gave some direct thoughts for parents about what they can do to start preparing. In addition, she shared that the District 41 Threat Assessment Team met with consultant Dr. Nancy Zarse and Glen Ellyn Police Department Sergeant Craig Holstead. The district is moving forward with crisis management and threat assessment training.

Board Reports | watch
Board members read poems written by Hadley students Ava Callaway and Narmeen Srour. Watch it here.

Student Board Reports |

Public Participation | none

Presentations | watch

  • Parent Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC)
    Presentation rescheduled for a future meeting.


  • Copy Paper Bid | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented information related to the copy paper bid. Board members provided comments and discussed the desire for recycled paper.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignations
Finance, Facilities and OperationsBoard Meeting Minutes(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Superintendent Recommendations |
Board Policy Revisions
(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
Proposed Illinois Association of School Boards Resolution
(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Board Governance/Learning Together | watch

  • Mrs. Hill shared information about a resolution related to funding. She would like to add it as a future agenda item.

  • This week the Administrative Team will be participating in a Humanex workshop as part of professional development for administrators.


Monday, June 22, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.