Dear Community,

We are continuing to engage in conversations about the district seeking voter approval to address facilities needs such as eliminating portable classrooms at Hadley Junior High as well as addressing infrastructure and safety needs at all of our schools. 
We are committed to providing as much information as possible to the entire community. The Board worked through a thoughtful process with the community t o come to this decision and have submitted the question to the DuPage County Election Commission for the April 4 ballot. The question on the ballot will read:

Shall the Board of Education of Glen Ellyn School District Number 41, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to, eliminate the portable classrooms at and improve the site of the Hadley Junior High School Building, alter, repair and equip the Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Churchill and Forest Glen Elementary and Hadley Junior High School Buildings to provide life safety, restroom and other improvements and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $24,200,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Please contact any Board member if you have questions or would like us to visit any community organizations within the District 41 boundaries. We would welcome the invitation! See below and/or Click Here for more information about the proposed facilities plans.

Thank you for your partnership to support the children in the communities District 41 serves and to continue the excellent educational opportunities that prepare this and future generations of children.

Board of Education
Erica Nelson, President ::  Drew Ellis , Vice-President :: Stephanie Clark, Secretary Joe Bochenski :: Kurt Buchholz :: Patrick Escalante ::  Lori Taylor




Welcome to Lori Taylor 


Welcome to the newest Board of Education member Lori Taylor. Mrs. Taylor was sworn in on Friday, January 27. She replaces the seat of Willie DiFabio through April 4. Thank you for serving!


Four Board seats will be open in April.  Click Here for more information about School Board elections.  






Facilities Planning Informational Open Houses - Join Us to Learn More!

To learn more about the projects included in the $24.2 million bond referendum, please join us for an Informational Open House at Hadley Junior High School. Tours of Hadley will be available.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, February 27, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
If voter approved, these bonds will fund projects to:
  • Eliminate portable classrooms with a new addition at Hadley Junior High School
  • Address infrastructure and health life safety issues at all schools
  • Add additional ADA accessible restrooms at all of the schools
  • Enhance safety with a secure entrance at Churchill School
  • Reduce congestion in the neighborhood around Hadley by adding a bus lane on district property

In 2018, the District will pay off bonds that funded past building projects. This reduction of debt payments would give the community an opportunity to invest in the schools. The $24.2 million would address some of our facilities needs and have a tax decrease over the taxes paid in 2016. For example, if a community member pays $8,000 in 2016, the District 41 debt portion of their tax bill would decrease by approximately $85.

Click Here
for more details about the the financial impact to taxpayers.

For more information, go to the District 41 Facilities Planning website,  www.d41.org/facilityplan



Parent Camp - This Saturday

Community members are invited to attend a different type of engagement opportunity with District 41 teachers, staff and Board members - Parent Camp! The 2nd Annual Parent Camp will take place this Saturday, February 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Parent Camp provides the opportunity for informal breakout conversations among parents, community members and educators.  The program will start with a keynote by Glenbard West Assistant Principal for Instruction Dr. Rebecca Sulaver. She will share information about how District 41 students perform academically at West and how parents can continue to be involved in their child's education at the high school level. The keynote will be followed by the conversation based breakout sessions on a variety of timely topics.  


To see a link of session topics and to sign up for Parent Camp,




5-Year Program/Services Review

The School Board and district administrators have been engaged in discussions about conducting a comprehensive 5-Year Program/Services Review. At the November 7, 2016 Board meeting, administration presented a 5-Year review cycle to the Board, Click Here . The purpose of the review, which will be conducted in the following departments: TLA, Finance, Facilities, HR, Technology, Communication, and the Superintendent's Office, is to determine if the stated goal(s) of the program/service is achieving the intended outcomes.  This will allow the administration and Board to determine the overall impact the program/service is making for our students, staff and community. The first update to the Board is scheduled for February. All are welcome to attend the meeting or watch via Live Stream to learn more.




CONTACT THE BOARD
President (term ends April, 2019)
Vice President (term ends April, 2017)
Secretary (term ends April, 2019)
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