Board of Education

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:

► Mrs. Mary Bruscato (President)
► Mrs. Sue Capraro (Secretary)
► Mr. Frank J. Parisi (Vice President)
► Mrs. Lauren M. Platt
► Mr. Jonathan M. Rivera
► Mr. Michael V. Scheidt
► Mr. Peter A. Volpe

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

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. Nicolas Wade. He can be reached by email at this address.

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.

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

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

Meetings of the Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) start at 6:30 p.m. and are held in Room 192 at Elmwood Park High School. Unless otherwise noted, COW meetings usually take place on the first Wednesday of each month from August to June.

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

The Board is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2018-19 school year:

► August 15, 2018
► September 19, 2018
► October 17, 2018
► November 14, 2018
► December 19, 2018
► January 16, 2019
► February 20, 2019
► March 20, 2019
► April 17, 2019
► April 30, 2019 *
► May 15, 2019
► June 19, 2019

* April 30 is a Tuesday, and the meeting date is pending the approved State Election and Campaign Finance Calendar 2019.

The Board's Committee of the Whole is scheduled to hold the following meetings during the 2018-19 school year:

► August 1, 2018
► September 5, 2018 (Note: This has been changed to a Special Board Meeting)
► October 3, 2018
► December 5, 2018
► February 6, 2019
► March 6, 2019
► April 3, 2019
► June 5, 2019

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.

► Board Meetings

2018-19 Notices, Agendas, Minutes

► Board Meeting Archives

► Board Meeting Procedures

► Public Participation

► Types of Board Meetings

► Board Members

► BoardDocs

► Calendar

► Contact Information

► District Policies

► District Policy Manual

► User Guide for District Policy Manual

► District Policies for Student Handbooks

► Elections to the Board

► Required Training