Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 6, 2022 Committee of the Whole 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 Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Dr. Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Recognition | watch

Director of Buildings and Grounds Dave Scarmardo and Hadley Assistant Principal Amanda Connell courageously took action to help a student who was choking in the lunchroom. They were able to help the student out of the dangerous medical situation.

Superintendent Kaczkowski presented them with a certificate and a recognition pin for their life saving efforts.

Review of the Committee of the Whole Meeting Structure | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski presented “Understanding the Mechanics of a Board meeting versus a Committee of the Whole.”

Presentation on Safety with Glen Ellyn Chief of Police Phil Norton | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski introduced Chief Philip Norton and thanked him and Sergeant Craig Holstead for their partnership. Chief Norton shared stories of previous school shootings and lessons learned. He also shared warning signs to look for that could signal an issue and/or plans to carry out a threat.

Public Participation


Approve Financial Advisory Agreement with PMA Securities, LLC | watch

(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Martelli, Syed)

Approve Project Visualization Services - Wight & Company | watch


  • Monday, September 19, 2022, Regular Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Hadley

  • Monday, October 17, 2022, Regular Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Hadley

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Special Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Central Services Office