Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 13, 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, Bruce Currie. Not in attendance: Julie Hill.

Public Participation - none

Consent Agenda | watch | view documents

Board Meeting Minutes
- September 24, 2020 - Regular Meeting Minutes
- September 24, 2020 - Closed Session Meeting Minutes

Personnel Report

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

2020-2021 District 41 Reopening Schools Plan Update

  • Superintendent’s Report | watch
    Superintendent Kaczkwoski shared that the covid numbers in DuPage County are not moving in the right direction. She shared that it is expected that the county could reach red/substantial status this week. She shared that the district will continue to communicate updates.
  • Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) Update | watch

    Parents and PRAT members Katie Adduci and Ellen Dickey provided an overview of the covid metrics to date. They shared that the data tells us that the community needs to continue to be diligent about wearing masks and social distancing.

    Click here for the presentation
  • Covid Saliva Testing Program | watch
    Math­ew Philip, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, DuPage Medical Group, presented about a Covid-19 Rapid Saliva-Based Test Program. He informed that Board that he is beginning to engage with school districts to emphasize the need to prioritize testing in schools. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about the possibility of District 41 participating in this type of program.
  • IEP and 504 Plan Update | watch

    Director of Student Services Laurel O’Brien presented an update about the planning

    for students who have IEPs and 504 Plans.

  • Staffing Update | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin shared that we have some additional staff hires due to the transition to the blended model.


Monday, October 26, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

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