District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 13, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders

  • Happy Principals Month

  • Referendum Update

  • Board/Community Engagement Sessions

  • Board Governance Honor

  • Author Visit at Hadley

  • Hadley Hauntcert for all D41 Families

  • Glenbard Parent Series

Calendar Reminders

  • Monday, October 31 - SIP Day
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Vote on D41 Referendum. For information CLICK HERE
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day (No School)
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Referendum Updates - Proposed Boundary Map and Operating Costs

At a special Board of Education meeting held on Wednesday, October 5, information about proposed boundary changes was presented. Boundary changes would be necessary should the referendum pass and a new K-5 elementary school is built. In addition, Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained operating costs should District 41 build a new K-5 school and a new preschool center.

Click below links to watch the Board meeting presentations and to view the proposed boundary map.

Boundary Information | watch

Superintendent Kaczkowski presented a proposal for new boundaries if the referendum passes in November. Board consensus was to support this recommendation.

Click here for the boundary proposal map.

Financial Information: Operating Costs | watch

Mr. DePorter presented a projection summary of operating costs for the new K-5 elementary school as well as the early learning preschool center addition.

For more information about the referendum, click here.

Board/Community Engagement Sessions October 17 and 19

Community members are welcome to engage with two board members in attendance about the proposed boundary map and other referendum related topics at open community engagement sessions in October. New boundaries would be implemented if the referendum is successful and a new school is built on the district owned Spalding Park property on the northside of Glen Ellyn. All are welcome to attend these in-person sessions.

Monday, October 17 at Hadley Junior High

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19 at the Central Services Office

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more information about the referendum, click here.

IASB Names 2022 Governance Recognition Honorees

The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education is one of 33 Illinois school boards to have earned the School Governance Recognition Honors for 2022 by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB).

The program acknowledges boards of education that have engaged in activities that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education. These school boards develop and practice effective governance behaviors as identified in IASB’s Foundational Principles of Effective Governance. With a focus on full board participation, the award goes to school boards that understand that excellence requires full board commitment to obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to good governance.

Congratulations to the District 41 Board of Education and all school boards who were recognized with this honor.

Antioch CCSD 34, Lake

Bloomingdale SD 13, DuPage

Blue Ridge CUSD 18, Abe Lincoln

Brookwood SD 167, South Cook

CCSD 89 (Glen Ellyn), DuPage

CHSD 128 (Vernon Hills), Lake

Cook County SD 130, South Cook

Darien SD 61, DuPage

Downers Grove GSD 58, DuPage

DuPage HSD 88 (Addison), DuPage

Elmhurst CUSD 205, DuPage

Evanston/Skokie SD 65, North Cook

Fenton CHSD 100, DuPage

Fremont SD 79, Lake County

Glen Ellyn SD 41, DuPage

Glenview CCSD 34, North Cook

Grayslake CHSD 127, Lake

Harlem SD 122, Kishwaukee

Indian Prairie CUSD 204, DuPage

Lake Villa CCSD 41, Lake

Lake Zurich CUSD 95, Lake

Lincoln-Way CHSD 210, Three Rivers

Meridian CUSD 223 (Stillman Valley), Northwest

Morris SD 54, Three Rivers

New Lenox SD 122, Three Rivers

Palos CCSD 118, South Cook

Paris Union SD 95, Illini

Pleasantdale SD 107, West Cook

Round Lake CUSD 116, Lake

School District U-46 (Elgin), Kishwaukee

THSD 214 (Arlington Heights), North Cook

Wheaton Warrenville CUSD 200, DuPage

Wheeling CCSD 21, North Cook

Author Alan Gratz Presents to 5th and 6th Grade

Bestselling author Alan Gratz presented virtually to all 5th and 6th graders on October 5. Mr. Gratz discussed his new action adventure book Two Degrees. Mr. Gratz also discussed his research methods with students, as well as some of his other popular books. Students and teachers left the presentation excited to read his new book!

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Hadley Hauntcert for All District 41 Families

Join the Hadley 8th Grade Band on Thursday, October 27th as they present the first ever Hauntcert! The night will include trick or treating, a costume contest, halloween music, and more. Trick or treating will start at 6:30 pm in Gym B followed by the concert at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Come in costume or as you are and prepare for a fun night of Halloween thrills!

Glenbard Parent Series

Dr. Madeline Levine | Success is NOT a Straight Line: Skills to Thrive in Trying Times
Thursday, October13 @ Noon & 7:00 p.m.


Susan Cain with Dr. Marc Brackett | The Quiet Power and Secret Strength of Introverts

Tuesday, October 18 @ Noon & 7:00 p.m.


Dr. Catherine Pearlman | First Phone: A Pre-Tween’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette

Tuesday, October 25 @ Noon

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