Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 6, 2019 Special & 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 Linda D’Ambrosio, Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Julie Hill

Board Special Meeting | listen

Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon facilitated a conversation with the Board about Board governance and communication. They agreed on Board norms and discussed self-evaluations of Board meetings moving forward.

Regular Meeting

Superintendent's Report | watch

  • Glenbard West High School Principal Dr. Peter Monahan gave an update from Glenbard West and shared data specific to how District 41 students perform academically at Glenbard West High School. Click here for the presentation.

  • District 41 has worked in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Police Department over the past year to educate staff, parents and students on Run.Hide.Fight. procedures. Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel presented information about this new safety drill being conducted in all of the schools.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

Preliminary Budget - Budget 101

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented on topics including the budget process timeline, key budget elements, the facilities capital improvement plan, technology plan, department area budgets, and staffing plan. Mr. DePorter also answered a number of Board member questions.

Discussion Items | watch
  • Renewal of HumaneX Contract
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin presented the request to continue using the HumaneX tool to measure culture climate of District 41 staff.
  • ESSA-School Wide Title I Plan Approval for Churchill School
    Mrs. Conlin informed the Board of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement

    to approve an updated Schoolwide Title I plan for Churchill School.

Action Items
Consent Agenda |
Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignations and Retirements
  • Resignations

Finance, Facilities & Operations

  • School District Payment Order - April 15, 2019 - April 30, 2019
  • FOIA Report -April 16, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Buttimer, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Estes, Hill, Loebach)

Superintendent Recommendations

  • Approve Copy Paper Bids | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Buttimer, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Estes, Hill, Loebach)
  • Approve Audio/Visual Referendum Bid Package | watch
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Buttimer, Currie, D'Ambrosio, Estes, Hill, Loebach)

Items for Consideration for Future Agenda | watch

  • Ms. D’Ambrosio asked about the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) test.The Board discussed the topic and asked the superintendent to look into the district going ahead with the AAPPL test this school year.

Other | watch
  • President Bruno brought up the topic of removing the “other” section on the agenda. He asked for consensus to remove “other” from future agendas. The Board came to consensus to keep “other” in the agenda.


Monday, May 20, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.

Monday, June 3, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.