Board Meeting Summary

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021 Committee of the Whole

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
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In Attendance

President Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Julie Hill, Chris Martelli, Tayyaba Syed

Superintendent Report

Transportation Update | watch

Mr. Will McDermott from First Student provided the Board and community with an update on the start of the year transportation. He shared the challenges in the field of transportation as well as their plans for improving service and hiring more drivers. Board members asked questions of Mr. McDermott and thanked him for the report.

High Performing Board/Superintendent Governance Teams | watch

Dr. Steve Webb of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) presented an overview of high performing governance teams. His presentation created a framework for the activity and conversations that followed as part of the Committee of the Whole engagement session.

Click here for Dr. Webb’s presentation.

The community attendees and Board members, along with two principals worked together in table groups to identify who is responsible for a number of district action items. Dr. Kaczkowski shared the information about responsibilities and the table groups reported their thinking and provided feedback to the entire group.

In addition, the community and the Board asked questions and engaged in conversations related to governance related to learning standards and mandates. Two bills that were discussed were: SB0818 and HB0246.

Public Act 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a was also discussed.

Public Participation |

Upcoming Board Meetings

September 20, 2021 Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Hadley Jr. High
October 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 pm., Hadley Jr. High