Principal Pokorny from Hinsdale South and Principal Walsh from Hinsdale Central shared recent good news from their respective schools.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Tammy Prentiss introduced students and faculty from the Bridge Program to debut an informational video about the program and the impact the program has had on participants’ college success. That video can be found
The Board approved the consent agenda as amended. The consent agenda includes personnel, stipends, board bills, and meeting minutes. Click on the link to access the meeting agenda and then scroll down to see Consent Agenda items beginning under number 2.
Items Presented at the February 4 Committee of the Whole Meeting
The following items from the February 4 meeting were approved as part of the Consent Agenda:
Marking Period Committee Recommendation
Online Registration Software
Project 18090 Masonry Restoration Work
Project 18089 Site Restoration Work
Board President Bill Carpenter provided an update to the rest of the Board on the latest information on Sterigenics as of 6 p.m. Tuesday. President Carpenter then proceeded to address various pieces of misinformation perpetrated through recent emails, social media posts and flyers.
In a recent email, it was noted that pages had been removed from D86 Capacity and Utilization Reports. President Carpenter shared that the pages removed had detailed floorplans on them and they were removed as a security precaution. He emphasized that none of the capacity numbers changed.
He also noted that a flyer distributed by an unknown group to several neighborhoods in the D86 community used equalized assessed value (EAV) rather than fair market value(FMV) to demonstrate the annual estimated tax impact of the April 2 referendum. The District’s tax calculator uses fair market value. EAV is approximately 33 percent of FMV, which means that a home with an EAV of $200,000 has a FMV of $600,000.
President Carpenter also explained how a change in accounting rules affected financial reporting in the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the subject of a recent email. A change in GASB accounting rules for fiscal year 2018 required the District include all post-retirement benefits excluding pension in the Other Post-Employee Benefits (OPEB) calculation. The state programs for pensions and retirees are not new, and the financial difficulties of those programs are not new either. What is new is the GASB requirement that the District report it in the CAFR.
Curriculum Equity Update
Assistant Superintendent for Academics Dr. Carol Baker provided an update to the Board that curriculum equity work is on track and work was scheduled to begin this Friday afternoon.
Financial and Treasury Reports January 2019
Per regular cadence, Administration provided to the Board the financial and treasury reports for January 2019.
Announcement regarding Superintendent Dr. Bruce Law
At the conclusion of the meeting President Carpenter made a statement announcing that Superintendent Dr. Bruce Law will be leaving District 86 effective June 30, 2019 to become superintendent in another district. President Carpenter also announced that the Board will appoint current Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Tammy Prentiss as the next superintendent effective July 1. The press release announcing the move can be found
The meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m.