Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 28, 2019 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 Loehbach, Secretary Linda D'Ambrosio, Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Julie Hill, Ted Estes ** Mrs. D’Ambrosio left the meeting at 9:20 p.m. and rejoined the meeting at 9:55 p.m. via phone participation.

Superintendent Report | watch

  • Superintendent Kaczkowski celebrated the elementary principals as part of National Principals Appreciation Month. Click Here for the celebration video. Hadley Junior High principals will be celebrated at the next Board meeting.

  • Dr Kaczkowsi provided an update the process of selecting and seating two student Board Liaisons.

  • The Illinois School Report Cards will be released on Wednesday, October 30. Board will be provided the information first and then we will share with staff and community.

  • Director of Student Services Laurel O’Brien and Board Vice President Jason Loebach gave a summary of the most recent Special Education Strategic Plan Committee meeting and shared next steps.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Discussion | watch

Five-Year Capital and Technology Plan Update

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter provided information about plans for the future.

IASB Report to Membership

Board member Julie Hill presented information about the resolutions that will be considered by the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

- Employment Recommendations

- Resignations

- Terminations

Finance, Facilities and Operations

- School District Payment Order - October 8, 2019 - October 21, 2019

- FOIA Report - October 8, 2019 - October 21, 2019
- September 2019 Financial Reports
1) Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
2) Investment Schedule
3) Treasurer's Report
4) Summary of Bills and Payroll
5) Vandalism Report
6) Disposal of Surplus Property

Board Meeting Minutes

- October 14, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Superintendent Recommendations | watch

School Perceptions Satisfaction Survey Costs

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Approval of Professional Services Contract with Health Pro Pediatrics

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Loebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Hill)

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together | watch

Items For Consideration For Future Agenda | watch

Adjourn to Closed Session

Return to Open Session

Action Item: Acquisition of Real Estate | listen

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

(Voted No: D’Ambrosio)

At the Board of Education meeting last night, the Board took action on a resolution related to property acquisition. The Board has identified three parcels of real estate that are currently available for sale immediately to the North of Churchill School which provide options to address space needs in this landlocked community. The land could help the district address the issue of space for early childhood and other educational purposes.

The parcels are owned by real estate agents and the District has not been able to come to an agreement with them on fair market values for the purchase of the parcels, despite a very lengthy opportunity for discussion and negotiation. Under these circumstances, Illinois law allows the District to initiate eminent domain proceedings in the DuPage County Circuit Court to have the fair market value decided by the Court and ownership awarded to the District upon payment of that fair market value. The Resolution the Board adopted at the Board meeting on October 28, 2019, authorizes the district attorneys to initiate eminent domain proceedings as soon as practicable.

Click Here for the resolution approved by the Board.


Monday, November 11, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 25, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 6:00 p.m.