Board Meetings


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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: Aug. 4, 2021 — COW Meeting


A meeting of the Board of Education's Committee of the Whole (COW) will be held at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The open session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, and it will be livestreamed.

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.
  • Open sessions of regular and COW meetings are livestreamed and 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


Online public participation forms will no longer be available prior to meetings. 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 meetings will be livestreamed and recorded. These recordings will be posted on the following page:

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:

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.


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.

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 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.


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.