Board Meetings

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 | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Room 192, Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park. The public is invited.

► Meeting Notice | PDF  — to be posted
► Agenda | BoardDocs — to be posted
► Agenda | PDF — to be posted

For links to all required public information related to the Board's complete schedule of 2019-20 meetings, please visit our 2019-20 Notices, Agendas, Minutes page.

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. (Prior to 2019-20, open sessions of the regular meetings usually took place in the LGI Room of EPHS.) 

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

Committee of the Whole Meetings

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

Unless otherwise noted, COW meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month from August to June. (Prior to 2019-20, COW meetings usually began at 6:30 p.m.)

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.

2019-20 Schedule of Regular Meetings

The Board is scheduled to hold the following regular meetings during the 2019-20 school year:

► Wednesday, August 21, 2019
► Wednesday, September 18, 2019
► Wednesday, October 16, 2019
► Wednesday, November 20, 2019
► Wednesday, December 18, 2019
► Wednesday, January 15, 2020 *
► Wednesday, February 19, 2020 *
► Wednesday, March 18, 2020
► Wednesday, April 15, 2020 
► Wednesday, May 20, 2020
► Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Open session will be held in the LGI Room instead of the auditorium.

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.

2019-20 Committee of the Whole Meetings

The Board's Committee of the Whole (COW) is scheduled to hold the following meetings during the 2019-20 school year:

► Wednesday, August 7, 2019
► Wednesday, September 4, 2019
► Wednesday, October 2, 2019
► Wednesday, November 6, 2019
► Wednesday, December 4, 2019
► Wednesday, February 5, 2020
► Wednesday, March 4, 2020
► Wednesday, April 1, 2020
► Wednesday, May 6, 2020
► Wednesday, June 3, 2020 

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 2019-20 meetings — including special meetings not otherwise listed on this page — are posted on our 2019-20 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 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.