Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 20, 2021 Public Hearing & 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

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In Attendance

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

Public Hearing on the 2021/22 Budget | watch

Closed Session

President Bruno provided a statement after closed session | watch

"Most people are aware of a recent social media issue that the District had to address. On behalf of the entire School Board, I’d like to make a few summary comments.

  1. The investigation was very cooperative, deliberative, and comprehensive.

  2. Many of the public accusations, based on the evidence, were inaccurate.

  3. We are pleased that the District has resolved this matter and the Board remains supportive of the process utilized and the outcome.

  4. Let me also be clear, on behalf of the entire Board, the District’s and Board’s commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion is unconditional.

  5. And finally, our commitment to the safety of our employees and students is unwavering."

Recognition | watch

New Staff

New staff members were introduced to the Board and community.

Board Member Recognition

Master Board Member Status by the Illinois State Board of Education was earned

by President Robert Bruno, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes and Julie Hill.

Superintendent Report | watch

  • District 41 Nurse Supervisor Katie Adduci provided District 41 and IDPH COVID-19 related data and information. Dr. Kaczkowksi shared an update about the “Test to Stay” program based on feedback and guidelines from the DuPage County Health Department. She also provided an update about remote learning. Click here for the presentation.

  • The district is looking for a consultant to support continuing the strategic planning process. The original consultant from the Consortium for Education Change is no longer available.

  • The superintendent shared that the reports for the administrator and teacher salary and benefits for 2020-2021 school year and IMRF employees over $75,000 for the 2020-2021 school year are posted.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Board members and district administrators responded to some of the comments made by the public.

Discussion | watch

Fund Transfers

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained that this is something that is done annually and shared the details of the request.

New Technology Position

Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation Andrew Peterman provided the rationale for this new position. Board members asked questions and engaged in conversation about the need for this position.

Additional Public Comment | watch

Action Items | watch | documents

Consent Agenda

Personnel Report

Monthly Financial Reports

-Disposal of Surplus Property

-Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Report

-Investment Schedule

-Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report

-School District Payment Order

-Summary of Bills and Payroll

-Treasurer's Report

Board Meeting Minutes

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

Recommendation for Network Engineer Position

(Voted Yes - Hill, Estes, Martelli, Loebach, Syed, Bruno)

Board Policy Revision - Second Reading and Adoption

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

Approve the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget

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

Authorization to Prepare the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Budget

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

Other/Board Governance - Learning Together | watch

Board members discussed Board professional development opportunities and possible session topics.


Monday, October 18, 2021 | Regular Meeting at Hadley Junior High, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, November 1, 2021 | Committee of the Whole Meeting at Hadley, 6:30 p.m.