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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.

    The District 25 Board of Education is an active member in the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB).

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Contact Our Board

  • 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 and Superintendent, please email BoardFeedback@sd25.org.

    Greg Scapillato

    Greg Scapillato

    President
    Term: 2021-2025
    gscapillato@sd25.org

    Anisha Patel

    Dr. Anisha I. Jogee

    Vice President
    Term: 2021-2025
    ajogee@sd25.org

    This is a picture of Kevin Michael, Board of Education member.

    Kevin Michael 

    Secretary
    Term: 2023-2027
    kmichael@sd25.org

     

    This is a picture of Brian Cerniglia, Board of Education member.

    Brian Cerniglia

    Member
    Term: 2023-2027
    bcerniglia@sd25.org

    This is a picture of Board member Gina Faso.

    Gina Faso

    Member
    Term: 2021-2025
    gfaso@sd25.org

    This is a photo of Elizabeth Nierman who is a board member for District 25.

    Elizabeth Nierman

    Member
    Term: 2023-2027
    enierman@sd25.org

    Rich Olejniczak

    Rich Olejniczak

    Member
    Term: 2021-2025
    rolejniczak@sd25.org

    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.

    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.

    • Thank you for attending this year's Coffee with the Board events! Should there be more, they will be posted here and on our District 25 calendar.

Attend A Meeting

  • Livestream the Meeting

    Click here for the livestream links to watch the meetings live.

    A recording of the meetings will be posted to our site the following day 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

    Our agenda can be viewed online via our BoardDocs program.

    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.

Coffee with the Board

  • This year, District 25's Board of Education will host the Coffee with the Board events throughout the community and focus each date on a different topic of community interest. 

    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.*

    Saturday, October 7, 2023 
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Gerry's Cafe, 1802 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights
    Topic: Student Services & Programs to Support Students

    Saturday, January 13, 2024
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - ARC (Arlington Ridge Center), 660 N Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights, ARCtivity Room
    Topic: Changes to Elementary Physical Education and Full Day Kindergarten

    Saturday, March 16, 2024
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.- Makerplace, 112 N Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights
    Topic: Instructional Technology and Creative Arts

    Saturday, June 1, 2024
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Coco & Blu, 12 S Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights
    Topic: Planning for the Future of District 25

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
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB October 12, 2021
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 19-21, 2021
      Gaining the Trust Edge In-District Board Evaluation Workshop – IASB Nov. 7, 2022
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 18-20, 2022
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB August 29, 2023
         

    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
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop – IASB October 12, 2021
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting April 20, 2022
      Gaining the Trust Edge In-District Board Evaluation Workshop – IASB November 7, 2022
         
    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
      Division Officer 2019 - 2020
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 22-24, 2019
      Attention Pays - IASB Nov. 22, 2019
      The Happiness Advantage, IASB Nov. 22, 2019
      Division Officer 2020 - 2021
      The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together Book Study – IASB June 2020, three sessions
      North Cook Division Virtual Meeting October 28, 2020
      IASB Virtual Summit Nov. 20, 2020
      North Cook Division Virtual Meeting March 17, 2021
      Women in Education Leading and Learning Summit - IPA May 6, 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
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB October 12, 2021
      Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President - IASB November 19, 2021
      Bridging What Divides Us - IASB November 19, 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

      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

    April 20, 2022

      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

    October 26, 2022

      Gaining the Trust Edge In-District Board Evaluation Workshop – IASB

    November 7, 2022

      Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President - IASB

    November 18, 2022

      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

    Nov. 18-20, 2022

      IASB Winter Book Study 2023: High Conflict

    January 24, February 7, and February 21, 2023

      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

    March 15, 2023

      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB

    August 29, 2023

      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

    October 30, 2023

     

    IASB Equity Immersion: EmpowerED Equity – Make Equity Your Superpower

    November 16, 2023

     

    Influence Redefined – Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday – IASB

    November 17, 2023

     

    IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference

    Nov. 17-19, 2023

     

    COSSBA Conference

    Feb. 22-25, 2024

      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting

    February 28, 2024

         
    Gina Faso Open Meetings Act - IASB Feb. 8, 2021 
      Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training – IASB December 6, 2021
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB October 12, 2021
      Gaining the Trust Edge In-District Board Evaluation Workshop – IASB November 7, 2022
         
    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
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB October 12, 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
      Equity Institute Webinar Series – IASB August 9, 2022
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting October 26, 2022
      Gaining the Trust Edge In-District Board Evaluation Workshop – IASB November 7, 2022
      School Finance for School Board Members – IASB November 18, 2022
      Partnership is the New Leadership - IASB November 18, 2022
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conferece Nov. 18-20, 2022
      PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 110: Timely Updates for Your Board 2022 - IASB December 6, 2022
      The Pension Problem: What Does It Mean? Webinar - IASB  January 12, 2023
      The Future is Now - Why This is the Best Time to Go Green Webinar - IASB January 26, 2023
      IASB Winter Book Study 2023: High Conflict January 24, February 7, and February 21, 2023
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting March 15, 2023
      PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 111: Putting Changes Into Practice Webinar – IASB April 11, 2023
      PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 112: Summer Spruce-Up Webinar – IASB July 24, 2023
      Advanced OMA: Your Questions, Our Answers Webinar – IASB July 24, 2023
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB August 29, 2023
      Equity: An Educational Imperative – IASB November 17, 2023
      Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential - IASB November 17, 2023
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 17-19, 2023
      PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 113: 'Tis the Season for Fall Policy Updates Webinar – IASB January 16, 2024
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting February 28, 2024
      Data Literacy I: The Illinois Report Card Webinar - IASB March 7, 2024
      Data Literacy II: Understanding Summative Designations Webinar - IASB March 14, 2024
      PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 114: Spring Policy Planting for Summer Blooms Webinar – IASB April 9, 2024
      Parliamentary Procedures Unboxed: A Beginner's Toolkit for Productive Meetings Webinar – IASB April 22, 2024
      Welcoming Your New Superintendent: The Board's Role Webinar – IASB June 6, 2024
         
    Elizabeth Nierman Open Meetings Act - IASB May 15, 2023
      The Basics of Governance - IASB May 15, 2023
      Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training; including state-mandated training on trauma-informed practices – IASB July 20, 2023
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB August 29, 2023
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting October 30, 2023
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 17-19, 2023
         
    Kevin Michael Open Meetings Act - IASB May 15, 2023
      The Basics of Governance - IASB May 15, 2023
      Board Governance Review In-District Workshop - IASB August 29, 2023
      IASB-IASA-IASBO Conference Nov. 17-19, 2023
      Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) & Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training; including state-mandated training on trauma-informed practices - IASB January 23, 2024
      North Cook Division Dinner Meeting February 28, 2024
         

    Updated: June 2024

     

    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.