Virtual Board Briefs

Summary of the Sept. 21, 2020 BOE Meeting, held virtually

Board Briefs is a newsletter-style overview of the highlights of the Board of Education's discussion and action. You can find the meeting agenda online here, and look for minutes of the meeting to be posted after they are approved at the next BOE meeting (October 19, 2020).

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D34 Board Meetings: Virtual for Now

District 34 Board of Education meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Information to access the virtual meetings live will be emailed to parents, staff and community members and posted on the D34 website no later than the Friday before each meeting.

Public Hearing: Approval of 2021 Budget

The Board of Education held a public hearing on the 2021 budget. Eric Miller, assistant superintendent for business services presented an overview of the final budget. As Mr. Miller shared at previous board meetings, the budget aligns resources to the strategic goals for the year. It shows operating revenue of $75.6M and operating expenses of $78.9M.


There were no community comments, and the Board approved the budget during the regular meeting.

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Hybrid Learning Plan

With District 34 having announced a move to a hybrid environment on September 29, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Dane Delli and members of the leadership team gave an overview of the hybrid learning plan. They shared:


  • The structure of Hybrid at all grade levels
  • The impact of the move to Hybrid on the GOAL program
  • A reminder and update of the health and safety protocols
  • The metrics the District uses to understand the COVID status in our schools, in Glenview and in surrounding communities
  • The next steps, including dates for registration for the second trimester


Many of the leaders emphasized the importance of all community members contributing the ability of D34 to keep schools open by practicing the important steps to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus:

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Dr. Delli explained the metrics that the Northfield Township elementary school districts are using to determine when they will need to consult with the Cook County Department of Public Health on moving back to a remote-only environment (for a school or for an entire district).
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Community Participation

In the virtual setting, community members submit comments to an online form, which opens before the start of the Board of Education meeting. During the two opportunities for community participation (one early in the meeting, and the other at the end of the meeting), the following community members submitted comments and questions about various aspects of remote and hybrid learning and health and safety protocols.


D34 Parents:

  • Gillian Mathews
  • Tracey Maraldi
  • Elizabeth Hibner

  • Joe Wachter
  • Mary Ko
  • Nikki Slade
  • Lisa Pavic
  • Jill Wachter
  • Scott Martyn
  • Samantha Ebreo
  • Jackie Levinstein
  • Alex Gherghiceanu
  • Rachel Keck Grieve
  • Bekka Beil
  • Alisa Cios
  • Danielle Hiward
  • Becky Thalmann
  • Robin Cohen
  • William Chapman
  • Katie Casey
  • Karina Medvedeva
  • Cori Mohr
  • Jason ko
  • Danielle Howard
  • Tal Moise
  • Debbie Berk
  • George Papajohn
  • Liz Lapp
  • James Dolan
  • Mira Desai
  • Patti Llacsa
  • Jeffrey Kee
  • Robin Cohen
  • Danny Kaplan
  • Carrie Buell
  • Jane Devine
  • Beena Amin
  • Laura Coleman Brehart


D34 Staff Members:

  • Marek Dzianott
  • Amanda Presslak
  • Allison Reatherford
  • Matt Vitacco
  • Jean Whitford
  • Jessica Wong


During the community participation periods, the Board is in listening mode. Responses to questions or other follow-up information is provided to the community member directly and, when appropriate, to the community as a whole. In the coming days, many of the questions will be addressed on the District's D34 Flex FAQ page.

Resolutions

The Board approved the consent agenda, which included a personnel report, payroll and vendor warrants, disposal of surplus equipment, authorization of imprest funds, administrator and teacher salary and benefit report for 2019-2020, Board policy Issue 104 and health/dental renewal rates.


The Board also adopted the fiscal year 2021 budget discussed in the public hearing and the Glenview Professional Association (GPA, support staff) one-year contract.

Discussion & Action

Summer 2021 Construction

Ron Richardson from FGM architects shared renderings of the upcoming construction projects:



The District will present at the Village Plan Commission meeting on September 22 and the Village Appearance Commission meeting on September 23.

Meet the Board of Education

D34 Board Community Strong

Glenview District 34 is governed by a seven-person Board of Education, elected by the community, that consists of the following individuals:


  • Natalie Jachtorowycz (President)
  • Jim Baumstark (Vice President)
  • John Heggie
  • Katie Jones
  • Mike Korman
  • Scott Nelson
  • Diane Stefani


You can contact the Board at board@glenview34.org.