District 401 Board of Education

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 is governed by a seven-member elected Board of Education. The Board’s current members are:

Mrs. Mary Bruscato (President) 

Mrs. Andrea A. Sciullo (Vice President)

Mrs. Sue Capraro (Secretary)

Mr. Frank J. Parisi  

Mrs. Lauren M. Platt 

Mr. Jonathan M. Rivera

Mr. Peter A. Volpe 

Contact Information

To communicate with the entire Board, please use this email link:


Individuals may also submit questions or communications for the Board's consideration to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin M. Anderson. He can be reached by email at this address.

Powers and Duties

The Board's powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce and monitor all policies for the management and governance of District 401's schools.

All board-approved policies are contained in the District Policy Manual, which is available online in a fully searchable format.

A more detailed listing of Board powers and duties can be found in Section 2:20 of the District Policy Manual.

Action and Authority

Official action by the Board may only occur at a duly called and legally conducted meeting at which a quorum is physically present. See Section 

As stated in the Board member oath of office prescribed by the Illinois School Code, a Board member has no legal authority as an individual.


The District 401 Board of Education meets regularly once a month during the school year from August to June.

The meetings typically occur on the third Wednesday of each month. The public portion of each meeting usually begins at 7 p.m. in the LGI Room at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave.

Meeting notices, agendas and minutes are publicized as required by Illinois law and District 401 policy.

2016-17 Schedule of Regular Meetings

The Board is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2016-17 school year:

August 17, 2016

September 21, 2016

October 19, 2016

November 16, 2016

December 14, 2016*

January 18, 2017

February 22, 2017*

March 15, 2017

April 19, 2017

May 2, 2017*

June 21, 2017

*Meeting doesn't fall on the usual third Wednesday of the month.

A complete listing of this school year’s Board of Education meetings — including special meetings — can be found on our 2016-17 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page, which also includes links to all required public information related to those meetings.

2017-18 Schedule of Regular Meetings

The Board is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2017-18 school year:

► August 16, 2017

► September 20, 2017

► October 18, 2017

► November 15, 2017

► December 20, 2017

► January 17, 2018

► February 21, 2018

► March 21, 2018

► April 18, 2018

 May 16, 2018

► June 20, 2018

A full listing of the Board's 2017-18 meetings — including special meetings — will be posted on our 2017-18 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page as the information becomes available, as will links to all required public information related to those meetings. 

For More Information

To learn more about the District 401 Board of Education, including its procedures, policies and long-range plans, we invite you to visit the pages listed below.

Meet Our Board Members

Required Leadership Training

Long-Range Plan & Goals

District Policies

District Policy Manual

User Guide for District Policy Manual

District Policies for Student Handbooks

Board Calendar

Board Meetings

2016-17 Notices, Agendas, Minutes

2017-18 Notices, Agendas, Minutes

Board Meeting Archives

Types of Board Meetings

Board Meeting Procedures

Public Participation

Board Elections

Contact the Board