Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 15, 2021 Special 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 Jessica Buttimer, Bruce Currie, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill

Superintendent Report on New ISBE/IDPH Guidelines, Parent Survey Results, and Pre-Decisional Plan | watch

Dr. Kaczkowski presented information about new guidance from the ISBE/IDPH and shared a pre decisional draft planning document for a possible transition to a full in-person model this current school year.

Public Participation | watch

Adjourned to Closed Session

Board Discussion and Possible Consensus Direction | watch

The Board asked clarifying questions and discussed the possibility of transitioning to a full in-person model. The Board came to a consensus to direct the district to continue planning for a traditional full in-person learning model to be implemented this school year. Dr. Kaczkowski will bring more details and a timeline back to the Board at the March 22 Board of Education meeting. Parents will be asked to make a commitment to either the full in-person model or full remote model for the remainder of the school year.

Action | watch

Authorize the Purchase of Classroom Furniture

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Joebach, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)

(Voted No - Buttimer)

Authorize the Purchase of Air Purifiers

(Voted Yes - Bruno, Joebach, Buttimer, Currie, Estes, Guzman, Hill)


Monday, March 22, 2021 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 12, 2021 | Regular Board Workshop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.