Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 24, 2021 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 Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Student Board Members: Blake Noble, Asiya Ahmed

PreK Celebration | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey presented a video featuring children’s author Jim McGill who worked with our PreK students to create a video book “May there always be…”

Click here for the video.

Superintendent’s Report

Next Year Planning Update | watch

Dr. Kaczkwoski shared that District 41 is moving forward with a plan for full reopening with 3 feet as much as possible. She gave an overview including information such as the district not planning on continuing the COVID-19 saliva screening next school year. In addition, she also announced that kindergarten is expected to open with a pre-covid schedule with specials.

On June 2 and 3, a District 41 work group will be gathering (18 members) to brainstorm and bring together a recommendation on how to manage quarantines next school year. A draft plan will be coming back to the Board on June 14.

Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about next school year.

Board Reports | watch

Student Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

After public comments were made, the administration clarified some information.


2021 Copy Paper Bids | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter shared that this is an annual bid made and provided a report to the Board.

Supplemental Pay Recommendations | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin presented the request for the supplemental pay positions for next school year. She explained each request individually and answered Board member questions.

Tentative Amended 2020-2021 Budget | watch

Mr. DePorter shared that the district is bringing an amended budget to the Board in accordance with Illinois School Code. Budget line items have changed through the year due to the pandemic. Mr. DePorter explained the amended items in detail and answered Board member questions. For example, one major change was the awarding of federal funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) through reimbursement grants to school districts.

Additional FTE for the 2021-2022 School Year | watch

Mrs. Conlin presented information requesting additional positions to be considered for next school year. She answered Board member questions and provided additional information as requested.

IASB Resolutions Proposals | watch

Mrs. Hill facilitated a discussion with the Board on suggested resolution topics for her to consider sending to IASB. Board members suggested reviewing last year’s proposal on gun storage safety and teacher recruitment.

Action Items | watch | documents


Personnel Report

School District Payment Order

FOIA Report

Monthly Financial Reports

- Monthly Summary of Revenue and Expenditures

- Summary of Bills and Payroll

- Treasurer's Report

- Disposal of Surplus Property

- Investment Schedule

Board Meeting Minutes

- April 26, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes

- April 26, 2021, Closed Session Minutes

- May 3, 2021, Special Reorganizational Meeting Minutes

- May 10, 2021, Regular Workshop Meeting Minutes

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


Approve Supervising Nurse Practitioner Job Description | watch

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

Place the 2020-2021 Tentative Amended Budget on Display and Schedule Public Hearing | watch

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Buttimer, Loeback, Martelli, Estes, Hill, Syed)


Monday, June 14, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, June 28, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.