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      • District 25 Board of Education

        The seven members of the District 25 Board of Education are elected at large in public elections for four-year terms. Elections are held every two years, in odd-numbered years, with four seats open one election year and three the next election year. Board members serve on a volunteer basis, without pay, and do not maintain offices in District buildings.

        The Board of Education is responsible for hiring the Superintendent, authorizing the appointment of all other staff members, authorizing curriculum development, levying tax monies and budgeting for both educational programs and operating expenses, and setting District policy. The Board President will respond to questions as soon as possible on behalf of the Board of Education.


        Board Governance Framework
        Board Meeting Dates | 22-23
        Policy Committee Meeting Dates | 22-23

        Coffee with the Board

        Join the Board of Education for some coffee and some discussion. Come ask your questions and give your feedback directly to our Board of Education members.

        Up to two Board members will attend each Coffee with the Board event.

        Contact Us

        The Board president will be the spokesperson for the Board to the media and to the public. The Board President will respond to emails and phone calls on behalf of the Board of Education. In order to contact the District 25 Board of Education, please email BoardFeedback@sd25.org.

        Anisha Patel

        Dr. Anisha I. Jogee

        President
        Term: 2021-2025
        ajogee@sd25.org

        Brian Cerniglia

        Brian Cerniglia

        Vice President
        Term: 2019-2023
        bcerniglia@sd25.org

        This is a picture of Greg Scapillato, Board of Education member.

        Greg Scapillato 

        Secretary
        Term: 2021-2025
        gscapillato@sd25.org

         

        Chad Conley

        Chad Conley

        Member
        Term: 2019-2023
        cconley@sd25.org

        This is a picture of Gina Faso, Board of Education member.

        Gina Faso

        Member
        Term: 2021-2025
        gfaso@sd25.org

        This is a photo of Scott Filipek who is a board member for District 25.

        Scott Filipek

        Member
        Term: 2019-2023
        sfilipek@sd25.org

        Rich Olejniczak

        Rich Olejniczak

        Member
        Term: 2021-2025
        rolejniczak@sd25.org

      Attend a meeting

      • The best spot to stay most up to date on the Board information is on our Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda). There you will be able to access the board agendas to the meeting as well as get a quick look at the upcoming meeting information.

         

        LIVESTREAM THE MEETING

        The links to livestream the meetings will be posted on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) the week of the meeting. View the current board calendar by clicking the "Meeting Dates" option (drop down for mobile), above.

        A recording of the meetings will be posted to our site the following day on the 'Board Agenda' page and on our 'Catch up on Meetings' page.

        Please note the Policy Committee Meetings will not be livestreamed or videotaped.

         

        PUBLIC COMMENTS

        Anyone who wishes to make a public comment can do so, in-person, at our Board of Education meetings. The Board hosts two public comment opportunities on their agenda: 1) towards the beginning of the meeting, 2) at the end of the meeting after the agenda items have been discussed/presented.

        Board members should not be expected to discuss public comment topics presented at this time.

        At the April 21, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the Board decided to no longer offer the submission of public comment via a google form. The Board can be reached outside of Board Meeting hours by emailing boardfeedback@sd25.org.

         

        THE MEETING AGENDA

        The prepared agenda for a regular Board meeting generally includes the following:

        • Call to Order and Roll Call
        • Pledge of Allegiance
        • Student/Staff Recognition
        • Public Comments
        • Consent Agenda*
        • Communication from Board Members
        • Communication to Board Members
        • Committee of the Whole Reports (Curriculum and Instruction; Student Services; Finance; Buildings and Grounds; Personnel/Policy and Planning; Superintendent's Report)
        • Adjournment

         * Items included in the Consent Agenda are acted on in a single motion.

      Calendar

      Training

      • Contact Us

        The Board president will be the spokesperson for the Board to the media and to the public. The Board President will respond to emails and phone calls on behalf of the Board of Education. In order to contact the District 25 Board of Education, please email BoardFeedback@sd25.org.

        Anisha Patel

        Dr. Anisha I. Jogee

        President
        Term: 2021-2025
        ajogee@sd25.org

        Brian Cerniglia

        Brian Cerniglia

        Vice President
        Term: 2019-2023
        bcerniglia@sd25.org

        This is a picture of Greg Scapillato, Board of Education member.

        Greg Scapillato 

        Secretary
        Term: 2021-2025
        gscapillato@sd25.org

         

        Chad Conley

        Chad Conley

        Member
        Term: 2019-2023
        cconley@sd25.org

        This is a picture of Gina Faso, Board of Education member.

        Gina Faso

        Member
        Term: 2021-2025
        gfaso@sd25.org

        This is a photo of Scott Filipek who is a board member for District 25.

        Scott Filipek

        Member
        Term: 2019-2023
        sfilipek@sd25.org

        Rich Olejniczak

        Rich Olejniczak

        Member
        Term: 2021-2025
        rolejniczak@sd25.org  

         

        Development and Training Completed by Board Members



        All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

        The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.

        Name

        Development and Training Activity and Provider

        Date Completed (beginning in 2012 unless otherwise noted)

        Brian Cerniglia

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        June 5, 2015

         

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        June 5, 2015

         

        Basics of Governance - IASB

        June 6, 2015

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 20-22, 2015

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        October 19, 2016

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 18-20, 2016

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        March 15, 2017

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        October 18, 2017

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 17-19, 2017

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        March 21, 2018

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        October 24, 2018

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 16-18, 2018

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        March 20, 2019

         

        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

        October 16, 2019

         

        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

        Nov. 22-24, 2019

          North Cook Division Dinner Meeting September 22, 2021
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 19-21, 2021
             

        Rich Olejniczak

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        May 31, 2013

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        May 31, 2013

         

        The Basics of Governance – IASB

        June 1, 2013

         

        North Cook Division Virtual Meeting

        October 28, 2020

          IASB Delegate Assembly and Annual Business Meeting  November 14, 2020
             
        Dr. Anisha I. Jogee Open Meetings Act - IASB June 9, 2017
          Professional Development Leadership Trainings
        (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act
        (PERA) Training - IASB
        June 9, 2017
          Basics of Governance - IASB June 10, 2017
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 17-19, 2017
          North Cook Division Dinner Meeting March 21, 2018
          What, Why, and How of Equity Issues in Illinois - IASB April 28, 2018
          North Cook Division Dinner Meeting October 24, 2018
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 16-18, 2018
          Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance - IASB November 16, 2018
          The Deep Equity Lens:  A Systemic Leadership process - IASB November 16, 2018
          North Cook Division Dinner Meeting March 20, 2019
          North Cook Division Dinner Meeting October 16, 2019
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 22-24, 2019
          Attention Pays - IASB Nov. 22, 2019
          The Happiness Advantage, IASB Nov. 22, 2019
          North Cook Division Virtual Meeting October 28, 2020
          IASB Virtual Summit Nov. 20, 2020
          Division Officer 2019-2020
          Adapting to Change: COVID-19 Testing at Schools and Future Applications January 14, 2021
          Division Officer

        2020-2021

          The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together – IASB

         June 2020, three sessions

          North Cook Division Virtual Meeting March 17, 2021
         
        Women in Education Leading and Learning Summit - IPA
        May 6, 2021
          IASB Book Study: The Trust Edge – IASB January 15, 19, 2021, and February 12, 26, 2021
           North Cook Division Dinner Meeting September 22, 2021
          Delegate Assembly Informational Webinar – IASB November 3, 2021
          IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 19-21, 2021
          Designing an Effective Evaluation Process: The Board and Superintendent Partnership - IASB March 3, 2022
          IASB Winter Book Study 2022: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

        February 11, 2022
        February 25, 2022
        March 11, 2022

             

        Chad Conley

        Open Meetings Act – IASB

        December 16, 2017

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        February 23, 2018

           IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference  Nov. 19-21, 2021
             
        Scott Filipek

        IASB/IASA/IASBO Conference

        Nov. 18-20, 2016

         

        Open Meetings Act - IASB

        August 17, 2018

         

        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB

        August 17, 2018

         

        Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) - IASB

        August 22, 2018

         

        Leaders Light the Way:  A History of IASB - IASB

        August 22, 2018

         
        Senate Bill 100:  School Discipline Reform - IASB
        October 19, 2018
         
        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting
        October 24, 2018
         
        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference
        Nov. 16-18, 2018
         
        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting
        March 20, 2019
         
        Policy 101 - IASB
        June 13, 2019
         
        North Cook Division Dinner Meeting
        October 16, 2019
         
        IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference
        Nov. 22-24, 2019
             
        Gina Faso  Open Meetings Act - IASB Feb. 8, 2021 
          Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB December 6, 2021
             
        Greg Scapillato  Open Meetings Act - IASB May 1, 2021
         
        Basics of Governance - IASB
        May 3, 2021
         
        Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB
        May 7, 2021
         
        Introduction to Social and Emotional Leadership Skills - IASB
        May 10, 2021
         
        DEI Webinar: Microaggressions, Bias Interruption and Confronting Bias - District 25
        May 11, 2021
         
        Communicating with Candor - IASB
        June 1, 2021
         
        Policy Primer: An IASB Webinar – IASB
        July 12, 2021
         
        Working through Conflict and Gridlock – IASB
        August 5, 2021
          Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success in School and in Life – District 25/Dr. Mark Brackett August 17, 2021
          Handling Hostile Questions While Holding Your Ground – IASB August 31, 2021
          Budget Time? What Board Members Need to Know – IASB September 18, 2021
          Board & Superintendent: Proactive and Productive September 19, 2021
          Delegate Assembly Informational Webinar – IASB November 3, 2021
          Understanding and Responding to Stress and Anxiety, How to Support Your Child” with Jackie Rhew, LCPC – District 25 November 15, 2021
         

        Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the Language We Use – IASB

        January 12, 2022
          Trends in Collective Bargaining – IASB January 29, 2022
          PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 108: Keeping Your Board Up to Date – IASB February 19, 2022
          Implementing SuperEval to Evaluate your Superintendent Webinar – IASB June 3, 2022
          Addressing Race and Culture in Schools: What Effective Leaders Do Webinar – IASB June 7, 2022
          The Equity Journey: Using Data and Collaboration – IASB June 29, 2022
             

        Updated: July 2022

         

        The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.