Board Meetings


WATCH A RECORDING OF THE SEPT. 16 MEETING: The Board of Education's Sept. 16 regular meeting was livestreamed and recorded. To view the public session, please use the following link:

Sept. 16 Regular Meeting on D401's YouTube Channel


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 and special meetings.

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


Next Meeting: Oct. 7 COW Meeting


A meeting of the Board of Education's Committee of the Whole (COW) will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the auditorium of Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707. The open session will be livestreamed.

Notice | Oct. 7 COW Meeting | PDF
► Agenda | Oct. 7 COW Meeting | BoardDocs — to be posted
Agenda | Oct. 7 COW Meeting | PDF — to be posted

For links to all required public information related to the Board's complete schedule of 2020-21 meetings, please visit our 2020-21 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page.

NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Community members will have the opportunity to submit comments and questions prior to Board regular meetings and some special meetings by using our Public Participation Form. For more information, please click here

NOTE ABOUT RECORDINGS OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS: When a virtual board meeting occurs, an official audio or video recording of the public session will be made. Recordings of 2020-21 meetings will be posted on the following page:

► 2020-21 Notices, Agendas, Minutes

Recordings of 2019-20 meetings are posted on our 2019-20 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 2020-21 Board of Education meetings are subject to change, particularly in light of possible restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


About Committee of the Whole Meetings


The public portions of the Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in Room 192 of the high school.

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

Unless otherwise noted, COW meetings 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 2020-21 Board of Education meetings are subject to change, particularly in light of possible restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


2020-21 Regular Board Meetings


The Board is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2020-21 school year:

► Wednesday, August 19, 2020
► Wednesday, September 16, 2020
► Wednesday, October 21, 2020
► Wednesday, November 18, 2020
► Wednesday, December 16, 2020
► Wednesday, January 20, 2021
► Wednesday, February 17, 2021
► Wednesday, March 17, 2021
► Wednesday, April 21, 2021 
► Wednesday, May 19, 2021
► Wednesday, June 16, 2021

As noted above, open sessions of regular meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in the high school auditorium unless otherwise noted.

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


2020-21 Committee of the Whole Meetings


The Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) is scheduled to hold the following meetings during the 2020-21 school year:

► Wednesday, August 5, 2020
► Wednesday, September 2, 2020
► Wednesday, October 7, 2020
► Wednesday, November 4, 2020
► Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

► Wednesday, February 3, 2021
► Wednesday, March 3, 2021
► Wednesday, April 7, 2021
► Wednesday, June 2, 2021

As noted above, COW meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in Room 192 at EPHS.


Where to Find Notices, Agendas and Minutes


Links to all required public information related to the Board's 2020-21 meetings — including special meetings not otherwise listed on this page — are posted on our 2020-21 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.