Board of Education

WATCH THE JAN. 18 REGULAR MEETING: The open session of the Board of Education's Jan. 18 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. Mary Bruscato
  • Mr. Timothy P. Loughnane
  • Mrs. Jennifer P. Ranallo
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Rivera

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

Next Meeting: Feb. 1, 2023 | COW Meeting

A meeting of the District 401 Board of Education's Committee of the Whole (COW) will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park. Location details will be posted. The open session will begin at 6: 30 p.m.

  • Notice | Feb. 1 COW Meeting | PDF — to be posted
  • Agenda | Feb. 1 COW Meeting | Board Docs — to be posted
  • Agenda | Feb. 1 COW Meeting | PDF — to be posted

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.