• Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education

    Board

    The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at large and serve without pay for staggered four-year terms. The Board is accountable to the public and makes decisions as a unit based on what is best for the District as a whole. Board members follow the Board Code of Conduct and strive to adhere to their agreed upon Board of Education Meeting Norms. The Board hires the Superintendent, sets instructional policy, approves the budget and ongoing expenditures, and is ultimately responsible for the performance of the District. The Board and Superintendent work together to set priorities for the district.

    The Board also includes two 8th graders who serve as non-voting  advisory Student Board Members. Student members serve in a leadership capacity representing the student voice during Board conversations and decisions. The Superintendent and school Principal oversees the selection process which includes letters of recommendation from peers and staff members, and an anonymous review of the application by a district-wide selection committee.

    The current Board Meeting calendar can be found here. The public is welcome to attend all meetings and time is allotted for public participation.  
    Board meeting Agendas & Minutes can be found HERE, to view video streams of Board meetings Click Here.

    SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE RECOGNITION
    The Board has been recognized by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for their participation in the "School Board Governance Recognition" program. This program acknowledges school boards that learn and practice effective governance behaviors as identified in IASB's Foundational Principles of Effective Governance, through participation in and support for board development programs and events. The primary focus of this program is on full board development and participation rather than individual board member efforts. Effective school boards understand that excellence in local school board governance requires full board commitment to obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities critical to good governance.

    School Board Listing of Development, Training and Professional Development Completed by Board Members
    The State of Illinois requires mandatory school board member training in Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT)/Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) and Open Meetings Act

    (OMA) Training. Board members also participate in various governance and leadership professional development and training sessions.

    OMA Training: This professional development for School board members satisfies the requirement to receive training on the Open Meetings Act. A newly-elected board member must complete the training within 90 days of taking the oath of office.

    PDLT and PERA Training: This training must occur within the first year of their term of office and must be on the topics of education law, labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities

    The following table contains Board member training and professional development

    Board Member

    Required Training

    Governance & Leadership Training

    Robert Bruno, President
    Master Board Member

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- July 7, 2017

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-July 7, 2017

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    Trauma-Informed Practices for Board Members - January 17, 2024

     

    • Basics of Governance
    • Board Governance Review
    • Data First for Governance: Using Data to Make Decisions
    • Equity: An Educational Imperative
    • Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President
    • Improve the Board, Improve Student Achievement: eXceptional Governance
    • Re-Examining the Board's Role in Community Engagement
    • School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
    • The Equity Event
    • The Happiness Advantage
    • Trends in Collective Bargaining
    • Triple I Conference Attendance: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

    Joint Annual Conference Share the Success Panel Reviewer

    Jason Loebach, Vice-President   
    Master Board Member

     

    Open Meetings Act
    Training (IASB)- June 2, 2017


    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-June 2, 2017 

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    • Basics of Governance
    • Triple I Conference Attendance:  2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,      2022, 2023

    Jessica Buttimer, Secretary

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- June 6, 2019

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-June 6, 2017 

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    • Basics of Governance
    • Bridging What Divides Us
    • Equity: An Educational Imperative
    • Influence Redefined...Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday
    • The Happiness Advantage
    • Partnership is the New Leadership
    • The Trust Edge Experience
    • Re-Examining the Board’s Role in Community Engagement
    • Triple I Conference Attendance – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

     

    Edward “Ted” Estes

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- June 7, 2019

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-June 7, 2019

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    • Attention Pays
    • Basics of Governance
    • Bridging What Divides Use
    • Get Ready to Govern
    • Partnership Is The New Leadership
    • Real-World Board Scenarios
    • The Happiness Advantage
    • The Trust Edge Experience
    • Triple I Conference Attendance - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022*, 2023 *IASB Delegate Representative
    • Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential

    Julie Hill

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- July 13, 2019

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-July 13, 2019

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    • Basics of Governance
      Advocacy In Action
      Bridging What Divides Use
      Equity: An Educational Imperative
    • Influence Redefined...Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday
    • Introduction to Collective Bargaining for School Board Members and Administrators
    • School Finance for Board Members
    • Triple I Conference Attendance - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023* *IASB Delegate Representative

    Tayyaba Syed  

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- July 1, 2021  

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-November 19, 2021

    Mandated Title IX Training for Board Members

    • Triple I Conference Attendance - 2021, 2022, 2023  

    Dr. Stephen Miko

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- October 10, 2023

    Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-October 12, 2023

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Basics of Governance
    • Triple I Conference Attendance - 2023

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control.  Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code.  The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

    BOARD MEMBERS: 
    If you'd like to correspond with an individual Board member, just click on the Board member's name below. Individual Board responses represent only those views of the Board member and not the views of the Board as a whole.

    Board of Education members (as of October, 2023)
    Robert Bruno - email Dr. Bruno President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jason Loebach - email Mr. Loebach Vice President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jessica Buttimer - email Mrs. Buttimer Secretary (term ends April, 2027)
    Edward "Ted" Estes - email Mr. Estes (term ends April, 2027)
    Julie Hill - email Mrs. Hill (term ends April, 2027)
    Tayyaba Syed - email Mrs. Syed   (term ends April, 2025)
    Stephen Miko - email Dr. Miko (term ends April, 2025)

    Student Board members
     
     
    Evelyn Carle - 6th grade rep.  
    Kiera Boynton - 7th grade rep.  
    Carlos Quintero - 8th grade rep.  
       

    For more information regarding IASB and its programs visit www.iasb.com


    EMAIL ALL BOARD MEMBERS

    PLEASE NOTE: All emails sent to Board members are reviewed by the Board Recording Secretary and may be forwarded to the Superintendent as appropriate. Also, any email sent to a representative of District 41, employee or board member, constitutes a public record that may be released under the Freedom of Information Act.

    District 41 Compensation
    » GEEA MOU Continuous Improvement     updated 5/3/24

    » GEEA MOU 2023-2026 E-Learning Plan     updated 4/26/24
    » AFSCME MOU Title Change 11-2023    updated 4/26/24

    » GEEA 2022-2026 TEACHERS AGREEMENT   updated March 23, 2023

    » GEEA MOU: School Support Personnel Compensation Adjustment    posted February 22, 2023
    » GEEA MOU: Starting Salaries for New Teachers Without Experience posted March 23, 2023  

    » GEEA MOU: Supplement Pay - Section 17.4 approved July 20, 2023 
    » GEEA MOU: E-LEARNING PLAN   posted December 1, 2022   

    » AFSCME 2023 - 2027 AGREEMENT

    » AFSMCE MOU - Insurance Deductibles posted 8/16/23
    » AFSCME MOU - Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the August 1/June 30 Work Year for 11 Month Employees posted 8/16/23


    » Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Report for 2022-2023 School Year 
    » IMRF Salaries Over $75,000 for the 2022-2023 School Year