Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 28, 2020 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
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 Dr. Robert Bruno, Vice President Jason Loebach, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, Guillermo Guzman, Julie Hill, Bruce Currie

Superintendent’s Report | watch

  • Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Report for 2019-2020 School Year
  • Discussion of P.A. 97-0609 - IMRF Employees over $75,000 for the 2019-2020 School Year
  • Return to School Plan Update -- Dr. Kaczkowski gave an update on DuPage Country metrics related to Covid-19, talked about a variety of training opportunities for staff, spoke about the daily self certification that will be required for each student who will be coming back to school in person.
  • Illinois Association of School Board (IASB) Recognition
  • Master Board member recognition for Board Vice President Jason Loebach

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation
- none

Presentations | watch

District 41 Communications & Community Engagement Plan

Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel presented a look back at the last school year and highlighted the work accomplished throughout the pandemic. In addition, she presented goals for this school year and outlined activities to accomplish the goals.

Click Here to review the presentation slides.


Tentative Amended Transportation Agreement | watch

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter shared information about how the blended model will impact the transportation agreements.

Fund Transfers | watch

Mr. DePorter presented the fund transfers report as he does every year in District 41.

Additional Crossing Guard Update | watch

Mr. DePorter shared information about how the district will need to add crossing guard shifts due to the AM/PM Blended Model of learning.

Consent Agenda
| watch | view documents

Personnel Report

FOIA Report - August 19, 2020 - September 22, 2020
School District Payment Order - August 19, 2020 - September 22, 2020
August Financial Reports
- Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
- Investment Schedule
- Treasurer's Report
- Summary of Bills and Payroll
- Disposal of Surplus Property

Board Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2020 - Regular Workshop Meeting Minutes

September 14. 2020 - Closed Session Meeting Minutes

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


Authorization to Prepare the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget | watch

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

Contract for Health Aides | watch

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

Items for Consideration for Future Agenda
| watch

Mrs. Buttimer suggested that the Board add a dicussion item about possible listening session topics. After some conversation among the Board, the Board decided to not include it as a future agenda item and instead Board members will send ideas directy to Dr. Kaczkowski.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | Regular Board Workshop Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 26, 2020 | Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.