Policy 6:310 Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions
After first and second reads, the Board decided to send Policy 6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students School District Philosophy back to the Policy Committee for further discussion. The Policy Committee will make a recommendation to the full Board at the December 17 meeting, and the policy recommendation will be listed for action at the December 17 meeting.
Policies 4:110 Transportation; 7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer; 7:31 School Attendance Areas (Revision); and 7:32 School Attendance Areas (New)
The Board voted to approve all of the above policies as presented. Residents of the former Buffer Zone who have submitted the 2019-20 Student Information Form as parents/guardians of rising ninth
graders will receive legacy student/sibling information now that these policies have been approved.
At the October 15 meeting, the Board directed Administration to revise transportation language in Policy 7:31 School Attendance Areas and to review Policy 7:32 School Attendance Areas in light of changes to Policy 7:31 to ensure the two policies are consistent with each other. At the November 5 meeting, Administration also brought for first read Policy 4:110 Transportation and Policy 7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer with changes that are consistent with revisions to Policies 7:31 and 7:32.
Targeted Reductions to Increase Spending on Facilities
As requested, Administration provided the Board information to reduce spending in the budget in order to increase spending on the facilities at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central for 2019-20.
The Board did not take action on any reductions but did discuss Administrator pay freezes, Support Staff pay freezes, elimination of four Administrator positions, elimination of five Educational Support Staff personnel, elimination of music tutors, charging for transportation, and cuts in totaling $1 million of the $5 million total spend in student activities and athletics. The Board requested a Title IX analysis from legal counsel to provide guidance on how to make cuts that will comply with Title IX regulations. The Board said it intends to take action on these cuts December 17.
Follow-Up to November 6 Referendum Results
The Board indicated at the December 3 meeting that it would continue to discuss putting a potential referendum on the April 2, 2019 ballot. The deadline for the Board to vote on a resolution that puts a referendum question on the April 2, 2019 ballot is January 14, 2019
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.