Required Training

Illinois school board members must complete mandatory training in a number of subject areas as required by the following statutes: 

Open Meetings Act (OMA) | 5 ILCS 120/1.05
Training in the general applicability, procedures and legal requirements of the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) | 105 ILCS 5/10-16a
A minimum of four hours of Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT), including education and labor law, fiduciary responsibilities, financial oversight and accountability.

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) | 105 ILCS 5/24-16.5
A training program on Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) evaluations.

Pursuant to these statutes, District 401's website provides the names of all voting members of the school board who have successfully completed the training. Please see the table below.

District 401 Board Member Training





Mary Bruscato

Feb. 14, 2012

June 27, 2013

Nov. 28, 2016

Sue Capraro

April 22, 2012

Aug. 10, 2013

Nov. 23, 2013

Timothy P. Loughnane

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Frank J. Parisi

Feb. 5, 2012

June 27, 2013

Jan. 23, 2017

Jonathan M. Rivera

June 9, 2017

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

Michael V. Scheidt

March 16, 2018

March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

Peter A. Volpe

Feb. 22, 2012

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

Other Required Training

In addition, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade has been designated by the Board to receive training in compliance with the Open Meetings Act (OMA), as required by Section 1.05(a) of that act.

Dr. Wade, who also serves as District 401's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officer, completes all required OMA and FOIA training each year.