Board Meetings


WATCH THE MAY 18 REGULAR MEETING: The open session of the Board of Education's May 18 regular meeting was livestreamed and recorded. Use this link to watch:

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


The District 401 Board of Education meets regularly once a month during the school year from August to June. Other meetings include Committee of the Whole (COW) and special meetings.

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


Next Meeting: June 1, 2022 | COW Meeting


A meeting of the District 401 Board of Education's Committee of the Whole will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park. Location details will be provided soon.

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

For links to all required public information related to the Board's complete schedule of 2021-22 meetings, please visit our 2021-22 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page.


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 to 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 Room 192 at EPHS.
  • COW meetings take place monthly every first Wednesday, August to June.
  • COW meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the EPHS auditorium (location subject to change).
  • Open sessions of regular meetings are livestreamed and recorded.
  • As of the Nov. 3, 2021, meeting, COW meetings will no longer be livestreamed or recorded.

Please note that the locations of 2021-22 Board of Education meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be posted to this page.

*Some COW meetings will be held at other D401 schools. Notice will be given.


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


The public sessions of 2021-22 Board regular meetings will be livestreamed and recorded. These video recordings will be posted on the following page:

Beginning with the Nov. 3 meeting, COW meetings will no longer be livestreamed or recorded.

Recordings of 2020-21 meetings are available on our 2020-21 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page.


About Regular Meetings


The Board's 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 auditorium of Elmwood Park High School.

Executive sessions begin at 6 p.m. in Room 192 and are closed to the public.

Please note that the locations of 2021-22 Board of Education meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be posted here.


2021-22 Regular Board Meetings


The District 401 Board of Education is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2021-22 school year:

*PLEASE NOTE: The Feb. 9, 2022, regular meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 16 but has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.

Unless otherwise noted, open sessions of regular meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in the auditorium of Elmwood Park High School. Executive sessions begin at 6 p.m. in Room 192 at EPHS and are closed to the public.

The open sessions of regular meetings are livestreamed and recorded.


About Committee of the Whole Meetings


The public portions of the Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the auditorium of the high school unless otherwise noted.

COW meetings typically take place on the first Wednesday of each month from August to June.

Please note that a COW meeting may sometimes be changed to a "Special Board Meeting." In addition, committee meetings such as Buildings & Grounds may also be scheduled as needed.

Also, as noted above, the locations of 2021-22 Board of Education meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be posted here.


2021-22 Committee of the Whole Meetings


The District 401 Board of Education's Committee of the Whole (COW) is scheduled to hold the following meetings during the 2021-22 school year:

Unless otherwise noted, the public portions of COW meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the auditorium of Elmwood Park High School.

Beginning with the Nov. 3 meeting, COW meetings will no longer be livestreamed or recorded.


Where to Find Notices, Agendas and Minutes


Links to all required public information related to the Board's 2021-22 meetings — including special meetings not otherwise listed on this page — are posted on our 2021-22 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page as they become available.

The Board also uses BoardDocs as its preferred method of sharing, managing and storing its online documents. BoardDocs is a cloud-based service that provides efficient public access to meeting agendas and minutes. It also serves as a portal to the District's Policy Manual

In addition, our Board Meeting Archives page contains records from several recent school years.

Board minutes from school years not archived on our site are available upon request. Please call the District 401 main office at 708-452-7292.


For More Information


If you have questions about Board of Education meetings, please contact Board Recording Secretary Ms. Nancy Lasselle, who can be reached by email at lassellen@epcusd401.org or by phone at 708-583-5831.

To learn more about Board meetings, including guidelines for public participation in open session, we invite you to visit the pages listed in the section below.