Board Preview: Financial Workshop and Candidate Forum

Board Preview: Financial Workshop and Candidate Forum

The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education will hold a Financial Workshop on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. In addition, Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell will hold a virtual Candidate Forum for prospective School Board members on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Details for both meetings are below.

Dec. 7 Financial Workshop (Special Meeting):

The Financial Workshop (Special Meeting) will provide the Board and community an update regarding District 58’s financial position and budget forecasts. District Finances will be the focus of this meeting and the Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting on December 14. View the agenda for the Financial Workshop (Special Meeting) at

Under Gov. J.B. Pritzer’s guidelines for Phase 4 - Tier 3, visitors may participate in the meeting remotely, via the District’s YouTube livestream.

How to view the meeting:

The State enacted legislation this spring that amended provisions to the Open Meetings Act. Public Act 101-640 allows school boards to hold meetings virtually during a disaster proclamation such as that due to COVID-19.

The public may view this meeting via a live stream on the District 58 YouTube page. After the meeting has concluded, this live stream will be saved on District 58’s YouTube channel.  

How to make a public comment during the meeting:

The Board encourages public comment from the community. To make a remote public comment, please call 630-743-4085 and record your comment. Comments must be recorded between 6 p.m. and the beginning of the Public Comment portion of the meeting on Nov. 9. Recorded public comments will be played during the meeting. Members of the public may communicate with the Board at any time by emailing

Dec. 9 Candidate Forum 

District 58 residents will elect four individuals to the Board of Education during the April 6, 2021 election. District 58 invites prospective candidates to attend a virtual Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please complete this RSVP form, and a meeting link will be sent to you.

This virtual forum will cover the school board election process, board member expectations and responsibilities, school board organization, school board meetings, school finances and school board governance.

District 58’s Board of Education comprises seven members who serve staggered four-year terms. Individuals interested in running for the Board may file their Prospective Candidate Petition Packets from Monday, Dec. 14 through Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 with the DuPage County Election Commission. Prospective Candidate Petition Packets are available at the Election Commission in Wheaton and on the Election Commission’s website at The DuPage County Election Commission can also be reached by calling 630-407-5600.