Board of Education

WATCH THE MAY 10 REGULAR MEETING: The open session of the Board of Education's May 10 regular meeting was livestreamed and recorded. Use this link to watch:

Only regular meetings of the Board of Education are livestreamed and recorded.

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

  • Mr. Frank J. Parisi | President
  • Mr. Peter A. Volpe | Vice President
  • Mrs. Susan S. Capraro | Secretary
  • Mrs. Jennifer P. Ranallo
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Rivera
  • Mr. Jason Shipinski
  • Ms. Michelle J. Silver

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

Next Events: June 7, 2023

EPHS Construction Tour, COW & Special Meetings

The EPCUSD 401 Board of Education will have a construction tour of Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park. beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. A meeting of the Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) will follow at 6:30 p.m. in Board Conference Room 192. A special meeting of the Board will be held immediately after the COW meeting, also in Board Conference Room 192.




For links to all required public information related to the Board's complete schedule of 2022-23 meetings, please visit our 2022-23 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page.

Public Participation

Comments or questions should be made in person. Individuals who would like to address the Board should follow the guidelines described on our Public Participation page.

Livestreams & Recordings of Board Meetings

The public sessions of 2022-23 Board of Education regular meetings will be livestreamed on District 401's YouTube channel.

Links to video recordings of these meetings will be posted on the following page:

Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings are longer livestreamed or recorded.

Meeting Times & Places

Unless otherwise noted, all Board meetings are held at Elmwood Park High School.*

  • Regular meetings take place monthly every third Wednesday, August through June.
  • Open sessions of regular meetings start at 7 p.m. in the EPHS auditorium.
  • Executive (closed) sessions of regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Board Conference Room 192 at EPHS.
  • Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings take place monthly every first Wednesday, August through June.
  • COW meetings start at 6:30 p.m. at EPHS (room TBA).
  • Open sessions of regular meetings are livestreamed and recorded.
  • COW meetings are no longer livestreamed or recorded.

Please note that the locations of Board of Education meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be posted to this page.

*Some Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings will be held at other D401 schools. Notice will be given.

To Learn More About the Board

For more information about the responsibilities, procedures and operations of the D401 Board of Education, please see the sections below.