Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 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.

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 Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Juile Hill
Student Board Members: Abigail Herbold, Ashlynn Kousgaard

Seat Student Board Members | watch

Hadley Junior High School 8th grader students Abigail Herbold and Ashlynn Kousgaard were seated as student representatives on the Board of Education.

Superintendent Report | watch

  • A celebration video was presented about all of the service projects that happened throughout the district during the holiday season and over winter break.
  • Click here to view the video.
  • Dr. Kaczkowski shared an update about her first year entry plan. She went through each of her goals and shared what she has learned. She also highlighted next steps in the plan including a strategic planning process.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentation | watch

  • Humanex
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin provided an overview of the results of the annual staff climate and culture survey. Board members asked questions and discussed the data.


  • Long Term Substitute Rate of Pay for Hard to Fill Positions | watch
    Mrs. Conlin provided information about the difficulty finding people for long-term substitute positions. This is a challenge for districts nation-wide.
  • Renewal of In-District Special Education Transportation | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained that a two year extension to the special education transportation contract will be coming to the Board for approval.
  • Board Policy Revisions | watch
    The Board of Education Policy Committee has been reviewing a large number of recommended policy revisions presented by the Illinois Association of School Boards PRESS (Policy Reference Education Subscription Service) for consideration. Superintendent Kaczkowski gave an overview of the types of revisions and took questions from the Board. Legal Council Todd Faulkner also joined the conversation and answered questions.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

Finance, Facilities and Operations

  • School District Payment Order - December 3, 2019 - December 16, 2019
  • School District Payment Order - December 17, 2019 - January 7, 2020
  • FOIA Report - December 4, 2019 - January 7, 2020
  • November 2019 Financial Reports
    1. Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
    2. Investment Schedule
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Summary of Bills and Payroll
    5. Disposal of Surplus Property
Board Meeting Minutes

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

Approve 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

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

Recommendation Approval of Professional Services Contract with Health Pro Pediatrics

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

Professional Development and Coaching with a Behavior Analyst
(Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together | watch
The Board discussed implementing new “Board Meeting Rules of Order" as presented by the district’s legal counsel. Board members made suggestions and they will discuss again at a future meeting.

Adjourn to Closed Session

Return to Open Session

Action Items | listen

  • Approval of the 2020-2022 Teacher’s Agreement Between District 41 Board of Education and the Glen Ellyn Education Association
    (Voted Yes: Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)
  • District Safety Expense
    The Board voted to have police presence at Board of Education meetings.
    (Voted Yes: Bruno Loebach, Buttimer, Estes, Guzman, Hill) (Voted No: Currie)


Monday, January 27, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.