Principal Pokorny from Hinsdale South and Principal Walsh from Hinsdale Central shared recent good news from their respective schools.
The Board approved the consent agenda as presented. 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 3.
2019-20 Staffing Recommendation for Teachers
The Board voted to approve the 2019-20 staffing recommendation for teachers.
2019 Summer School Proposal
The Board voted to approve the 2019 Summer School Proposal presented at the March 4 meeting. Information will soon be available on the District website.
The Board voted to approve the new textbooks proposed for adoption at the February 4 meeting. All textbooks approved by the Board of Education are available on the District’s website.
Draft Minutes of Prior Committee Meetings
To address the backlog of past meetings for which the minutes generated by a committee of the public body have not been approved by the members of
committee, and to release draft minutes to the public for review more quickly, the Board voted to make public draft committee meeting minutes as presented.
Reduction in Force Public Hearing and Action Items
As required by law, the Board held a reduction in force (RIF) hearing. The hearing included a report on the economic necessity of the reductions and an opportunity for Board and audience comment. Following the hearing, the Board voted on the following four resolutions.
Approve Resolution #19.16 Honorable Dismissal of Teachers
The Board voted to approve Resolution #19.16 Honorable Dismissal of Teachers as presented.
Approve Resolution #19.17 Honorable Dismissal/Reduction in Hours of Teachers
The Board voted to approve Resolution #19.17 Honorable Dismissal/Reduction in Hours of Teachers as presented.
Approve Resolution #19.18 Honorable Dismissal of Educational Support Personnel Employees
The Board approved Resolution #19.18 Honorable Dismissal of Educational Support Personnel Employees as amended. For the April 8 meeting, Administration was directed to look for an offset in cuts to see if it is possible to keep one or possibly both piano accompanists that would keep the staffing recommendation in line with the financial forecast.
Approve Resolution #19.19 Non-Renewal of Administrator’s Contract and Reassignment to Teaching Position
The Board voted to approve Resolution #19.19 Non-Renewal of Administrator’s Contract and Reassignment to Teaching Position as presented.
Board President Bill Carpenter refuted various misinformation appearing on postcards and flyers in the community about the April 2 referendum, notably that the size of the pools at both buildings has been reduced from a 10-lane, 40-yard stretch pool at Hinsdale Central and a six-lane, 40-yard stretch pool at Hinsdale South in the November referendum to new pools in their current size of six-lanes wide, 25 yards long at both schools.
Superintendent Dr. Bruce Law congratulated Chief Financial Officer Josh Stephenson and the Business Office for earning the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation for the third consecutive year. Dr. Law then let the Board know that Administration would be posting the agenda for the April 3 Special Meeting on Friday, March 22 because of spring break. Finally, Dr. Law shared that because of misinformation in the community, he requested and the District has received and posted on the website
a statement from bond counsel
on what the Board can do legally with referendum proceeds.
Facilities Community Oversight Committee
Administration asked the Board for direction in creating a watchdog group comprised of community members to provide oversight of expending funds for District 86 facilities. The 2017 Board agreed to begin thinking about scope and application process and that the 2019 Board should make the final decisions on how the committee should function.
Curriculum Equity Update
Assistant Superintendent for Academics Dr. Carol Baker provided an update to the Board on the Curriculum Equity initiative underway, including work on identifying elements for a common template, plans for course alignment over the summer and the ground work for the kick off meeting with all teachers that will take place April 10.
Financial and Treasury Reports February 2019
Per regular cadence, Administration provided to the Board the financial and treasury reports for February 2019.
RFP 19-014 IP Video Security Management System
The Board was presented RFP-014 to ProCom in the amount of $707,793.79 for a new security camera system. Chief Information Officer Keith Bockwoldt shared with the Board that the new cameras would have more megapixels, offering better video quality and the system would have more storage capacity to store higher resolution video. Mr. Bockwoldt noted that the system should last five to 10 years. This item will come back to the Board to be considered for approval April 8.
The meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m.