Board Meeting Summary

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 15, 2018 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.

Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here. Please note the time markers throughout the document below for your convenience.

In Attendance

Stephanie Clark, Kurt Buchholz, Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D’Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Adjourn to Closed Session

Superintendent's Reports | watch

  • Quarterly Update - Long-Range Plan
    Superintendent Gordon reported on the second year of the Long-Range Plan. He shared minor edits that have been made and explained the rationale for the edits. He also reiterated that a lot of the LRP goals are stretch goals. Dr. Gordon explained that it was the NWEA recommendation to adjust the goals for MAP to the 50th percentile and above.
  • Scheduling Committee
    Dr. Gordon announced that the first meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 29.
  • Blue Ribbon Endorsement
    Late Friday afternoon the District was notified that we were awarded a Blue Ribbon Endorsement for the Baby and Me Program for children from birth to 3 years old. Dr. Gordon expressed that he is incredibly proud of the work in our District with some of the most vulnerable children. Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey thanked the team for their efforts and time. She shared that they worked so hard for this to come true and she is honored to work alongside the staff.
  • Staff Celebration
    Dr. Gordon read an email from teacher Heather Heskin and applauded teachers supporting one another.

Board Reports | watch

Public Participation | watch

Presentations | watch

  • Lucy Calkins Unit of Study and Eureka Math
    Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey presented an overview of the third year of implementation of both curriculums and resources.

  • 2019/2020 Budget Development
    Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter presented the budget development process. He shared the steps and timeline. He also talked about a new technology plan that is similar to the facilities capital plan. He answered questions from Board members and they discussed the information provided. Director of Buildings and Grounds Dave Scarmardo provided a summary of the Five-Year Capital Plan and the Director of Technology Mike Wood presented the details of a technology plan.

Action Items | watch

Consent Agenda
Personnel Report

  • Employment Recommendations
  • Resignations
Finance, Facilities & Operations
  • FOIA Report - September 25, 2018 - October 9, 2018
  • School District Payment Order - September 24, 2018 - October 9, 2018
  • September 2018 Financial Reports
    -Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
    -Investment Schedule
    -Treasurer's Report
    -Summary of Bills and Payroll
    -Vandalism Report
    -Disposal of Surplus Property

            Board Meeting Minutes

            Other Matters
            • Semi-Annual Review of Closed Session Minutes
            • Semi-Annual Review of Closed Session Audio
            (Voted Yes - Clark, Buchholz, Loebach, Bruno, Currie, D’Ambrosio, Nelson)

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            Monday, November 5, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.

            Monday, November 19, 2018 | Regular Meeting at Central Services Office 7:00 p.m.