Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

June 3, 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 Loebach, Secretary Linda D’Ambrosio, Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Linda D’Ambrosio, Ted Estes, Julie Hill

Public Hearing | watch

Adjourn the Public Hearing

Regular Meeting

Superintendent's Report | watch

  • Celebration: Hadley Junior High : School to Watch
    Superintendent Paul Gordon congratulated Hadley Junior High School on receiving the designation as a School to Watch by the Illinois Association of Middle-Grade Schools. Hadley Principal Steve Diveley shared additional information about the honor. Teacher Megan Ruschke and Assistant Principal Robert Guzzetti also spoke about their experience going through the evaluation process. Click here for a video about this designation.

  • Long-Range Plan End of the Year Update | watch
    Dr. Gordon presented the Long-Range Plan update for this past academic year. He shared the results of all six strategic priorities with the Board. He noted that the Academic Update would be presented to the Board of Education in the fall.

  • Special Education Strategic Plan Year 3 Update | watch
    Director of Student Services Laurel O’Brien presented an update about the process the committee went through to develop year three of the plan. Board members asked questions and engaged in discussion based on the strategic plan created by the Special Education Strategic Plan Committee. Both Dr. Katie McCluskey and Mrs. O’Brien provided detailed information in response to Board members.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

  • Parent Teacher Advisory Committee Update
    Benjamin Franklin School Principal Jeff Burke presented an update on the work of this committee and shared that they are focusing on social emotional learning standards across the District.

  • Preliminary 2019/20 Draft Budget | watch
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter shared the budget presented is only a draft and it could change prior to final approval. The budget will come to the Board for approval in August.


  • Supplemental Pay | watch
    Assistant Superintendent Marci Conlin presented about the recent work of the Supplemental Pay Committee. The committee is bringing forward two committees for the Board to consider and approve.
    - Churchill Science Olympiad
    - Auditorium Lights and Sounds Club at Hadley
    This will be coming back to the Board for approval on June 17.

Action Items

Consent Agenda | watch
*Mr. Currie asked to pull the payment order from the consent agenda.
Approved Consent Agenda as modified:
Personnel Report
- Employment Recommendations
- Resignations
- Termination

Finance, Facilities & Operations

  • School District Payment Order - May 14, 2019 - May 29, 2019
  • FOIA Report - May 14, 2019 - May 29, 2019
  • Appointment of School District Treasurer

Board Meeting Minutes

(Voted Yes - Butttimer, Bruno, D’Ambrosio, Currie, Estes, Hill, Loebach)

School District Payment Order | watch

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

(Voted No - Currie)

(Abstained - D’Ambrosio)

Superintendent Recommendations

  • Consolidated Grant Application | watch
    (Voted Yes - Buttimer, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Estes, Hill, Loebach)
  • Professional Development of Inclusionary Practices 2019/20 School Year | watch

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

    (Voted No - Currie, D’Ambrosio)

  • Limitation of Administrative Costs Resolution | watch
    (Voted Yes - Buttimer, Estes, Hill, Bruno, Loebach) (Voted No - Currie, D’Ambrosio)

Items for Consideration for Future Agenda | watch

Other | watch


Monday, June 17, 2019 | Regular Board Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.