Board Meeting Summary for Monday, November 6

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.


Roll Call  |  watch
President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach (late), Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Finance Advisory Committee  |  watch
Members of the community-based Finance Advisory Committee presented a report to the Board. Board members asked questions and engaged in discussion. Click here to view the FAC report.
 
Superintendent Report  |  watch
  • Illinois School Report Cards are now posted on the District 41 website.   
  • National School Board Month: Superintendent Gordon thanked the Board for their time and energy.

Board Reports  |  watch

Public Participation  |  watch

Presentation  |  watch
  • Construction Update: Wight and Co. presented the latest renderings of the interior and exteriors of the major referendum construction projects at both Churchill Elementary School and Hadley Junior High School.  Click here to view the renderings.
    • The Board supported the renderings presented by the architects.
    • The Board decided unanimously on 1800 square feet for the two new music rooms in the new building addition at Hadley.  

Board Policy Revisions  |  watch
Board policy committee members President Clark and Board Member Erica Nelson shared the proposed changes to policies.  

School Perceptions Survey Planning  |  watch
Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel presented topic options for the upcoming School Perceptions Survey to be administered in the Spring of 2018 to parents, staff and students in 4th - 8th grade. The Board discussed possible revisions, deletions and additions to the survey.

Professional Development to Support Inclusive School Initiative Contract Addendum  |  watch
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey presented a request for inclusion expert Dr. Julie Causton to spend two additional coaching days in the District with teachers and staff. This additional time will allow staff to schedule equitable time with Dr. Causton.  

Action Items

Consent Agenda  |  watch

1. Personnel Report
a) Employment Recommendations
b) Internal Transfer
c) Resignation and Retirement
d) Resignations
2. Finance, Facilities and Operations
a) Resolution adopting a disclosure compliance policy of Glen Ellyn School District 41, DuPage County, Illinois
b) School District Payment Order - October 11, 2017 - October 30, 2017
3. Board Meeting Minutes
a) October 16, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
Voted yes: President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent Recommendations  |  watch
Churchill Donation  
Voted yes: President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Approve Proposal for Acoustical Consulting/Engineering Services-Referendum Construction
Voted yes: President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Future Agenda Items  |  watch

Other  |  watch


Upcoming Meetings
-Monday, November 20, 2017, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
Central Services Office
-Monday, November 27, 2017, Special Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
Central Services Office
-Monday, December 4 2017, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
Central Services Offices