• 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.

    Board of Education members (as of May 3, 2021)

    Robert Bruno, President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jason Loebach, Vice President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jessica Buttimer, Secretary (term ends April, 2023)
    Edward "Ted" Estes, (term ends April, 2023)
    Julie Hill, (term ends April, 2023)
    Chris Martelli, (term ends April, 2025)
    Tayyaba Syed, (term ends April, 2025)


    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

     

    Basics of Governance
    Data First for Governance: Using Data
     to Make Decisions
    Equity: An Educational Imperative
    Improve the Board, Improve Student
    Achievement: eXceptional Governance
    School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
    The Equity Event
    The Happiness Advantage
    Trends in Collective Bargaining
    Triple I Conference Attendance:
     2017, 2018, 2019

    Jason Loebach, Vice-President   
    Master Board Member

     

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

    Basics of Governance
    Triple I Conference Attendance:
     2017, 2018, 2019

    Jessica Buttimer, Secretary

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- June 6, 2019Professional Development Training & PERA Training (IASB)-June 6, 2017 

    Basics of Governance
    Equity: An Educational Imperative
    The Happiness Advantage
    Triple I Conference Attendance - 2019

     

    Edward “Ted” Estes

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

    Attention Pays
    Basics of Governance
    The Happiness Advantage
    Triple I Conference Attendance - 2019

    Julie Hill

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

    Basics of Governance
    Equity: An Educational Imperative
    School Finance for Board Members
    Triple I Conference Attendance - 2019

    Chris Martelli

    Open Meetings Act Training (IASB)- July 20, 2021

     
    Basics of Governance (IASB) July 20, 2021

    Tayyaba Syed

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

     

     

    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 May, 2021)
    Robert Bruno - rbruno@d41.org President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jason Loebach - jloebach@d41.org Vice President (term ends April, 2025)
    Jessica Buttimer - jbuttimer@d41.org Secretary (term ends April, 2023)
    Edward "Ted" Estes - eestes@d41.org (term ends April, 2023)
    Julie Hill - jhill@d41.org (term ends April, 2023)
    Chris Martelli - cmartelli@d41.org (term ends April, 2025)
    Tayyaba Syed - tsyed@d41.org (term ends April, 2025)

     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

    » 2021-22 GEEA Remote Learning for Quarantine due to COVID Pandemic MOU
    » AFSCME COVID Days MOU
    » GEEA COVID Days MOU
    » Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Report - School Year 2021
    » IMRF Salaries Over $75,000 per P.A. 97 – 0609
    » AFSCME contract
    » GEEA Contract- 2020-2022 (effective July 1, 2020)