Board Meeting Summary
Glen Ellyn School District 41
March 23, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
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.
President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill
Student Board members were not in attendance and did not participate in the meeting.
NOTE: Prior to the start of reports, Dr. Bruno noted the Board would be holding off on the School Perceptions presentation from the agenda. Mr. Bill Foster from School Perceptions would be joining the Board at a future meeting to discuss the results.
Superintendent Report | watch
- School Closure Update
Dr. Kaczkowski thanked the administration, teachers and staff for the work on the e-learning plan. She shared that we are working and communicating remotely in new and different ways. Dr. Kaczkowski also read a note provided by Student Board Member Ashlynn Kousgaard regarding e-learning. Dr. Kaczkowski also shared that the district is working to make Chromebooks available to elementary students, if needed.
- Live Stream Collaboration with Dr. Nancy Zarse
Thank you to the Regional Office of Education and Francek P.C. for sponsoring a special virtual program that will be live streamed from the District 41 Board Room on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. The program title is Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Crisis presented by expert Dr. Nancy Zarse. Click here for more information.
Board Reports | watch
Public Participation | watch
Humanex Professional Development | watch
Dr. Kaczkowski and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin introduced Humanex representative Svetlana Popovic who presented a proposal for a partnership to support Board professional development. Board members asked questions and discussed the opportunity to work with Humanex in this new way.
Second Steps - Social Emotional Learning Curriculum | watch
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Katie McCluskey presented a new curriculum to support social emotional learning (SEL). She talked about how they worked to identify the best social emotional curriculum for the district. They chose Second Steps as the resource and did an implementation study on Second Steps. She talked about why Second Steps was chosen and answered Board member questions.
Discussion | watch
- 2020-2021 Board of Education Meeting Calendar
Dr. Kaczkwoski presented a calendar and a new format for Board meetings next school year.
Action Items | watch
- Employment Recommendations
- Resignations and Retirements
Finance, Facilities and Operations
- School District Payment Order - March 4, 2020 - March 16, 2020
- FOIA Report - March 4, 2020 - March 16, 2020
February 2020 Financial Reports
- February 2020 Monthly Overview of Revenue - Expense Summary
- February 2020 Investments
- BOE February 2020 Treasurer's Report
- February 2020 Summary of Bills and Payroll
- Disposal of Surplus Property
- March 9, 2020- Regular Meeting Minutes
- March 9, 2020 - Regular Closed Meeting Minutes
(Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
Superintendent Recommendations | watch
- Humanex Professional Development
(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
(Voted No: Currie)
- Copier Refresh
(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
Monday, April 13, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.