Principal Walsh from Hinsdale Central and Principal Pokorny Lyp from Hinsdale South introduced the students who will serve as liaisons to the Board of Education during the 2019-20 school year. Nautica Kindred, the liaison for South, and Jackson Hughes, the liaison for Central, provided the Board with information and updates from their reports.
Facilities Committee Report
Member Keith Chval, who serves as the co-chair of the Facilities Committee, provided the Board with a report from the meeting the committee held on September 3. He also shared the committee's recommendation that the District build a pool at Hinsdale Central that is 10 lanes measuring 40 yards in length.
You can access the presentation that the Facilities Committee received from Janelle Marconi, who is the District's department chair for physical education, by visiting
. You can also access the update the committee received from Pepper Construction, ARCON and Cotter Consulting on September 3 by visiting
Cost Analysis for the Pool at Hinsdale Central
Representatives from Pepper Construction, ARCON and Cotter Consulting presented the Board with cost estimates for the three proposed options for the pool project at Hinsdale Central (6x40, 8x40 and 10x40). They shared budget alignment options (relocate mechanical equipment to the roof and reduce the size of the storage space and equipment room) that would save an estimated $1.2 million on the project. They also presented a list of the proposed projects that are scheduled to be completed at Central and South during the first phase of the Future Ready Facilities plans, as well as the total estimated cost of those projects. You can access the information that Pepper, ARCON and Cotter provided to the Board by visiting
While the Board did not take a formal vote on the proposed size of the pool for Hinsdale Central, it did conduct a straw poll to determine if there was support for the recommendation from the Facilities Committee that was referenced above.
Of the seven members on the Board, five said they could support the
plan for building a 10x40 pool at Hinsdale Central. As a result, the Board directed the administration to proceed with that plan. You can access the statement that the Board released regarding its decision about the pool at Central by visiting
The Board voted to approve the consent agenda as presented. The consent agenda includes personnel, stipends, board bills and meeting minutes. Please visit
to access the meeting agenda and then scroll down to see consent agenda items beginning under number four.
Approve Master Agreement with Pepper Construction
The Board voted to approve the master agreement with Pepper Construction. This follows the action it took during its meeting on June 17 to award RFP 19-015: Construction Manager at Risk to Pepper and authorize the administration to negotiate a construction manager at risk agreement.
Approve Resolution #20.04 Joint Representation to the DuPage/West Cook Regional Special Education Association
The Board voted to approve Resolution #20.04, which resulted in the appointment of Superintendent Tammy Prentiss as a District 86 Board of Education representative on the DuPage/West Cook Board. District 86 and District 181 share representation on the DuPage/West Cook Regional Special Education Association. You can access the resolution by visiting
Board President’s Report
Board President Pollak thanked principals Walsh and Pokorny Lyp for giving her the chance to see the pools in use at both schools and get feedback on the projects from the teachers. She recommended that the other Board members take advantage of any opportunities that exist to visit the schools and talk to students and staff.
Policy for First Read
The Board reviewed and discussed the draft of policy 2:145 (Board Member Social Media Policy). There were several suggested changes to the policy, which are being sent back to the Policy Committee for consideration. You can access the draft of policy 2:145 by visiting
HR Committee Report
Member Keith Chval, who serves as the chair of the HR Committee, provided the Board with a report from the meeting that the committee held on September 3.
Superintendent’s Report and Sterigenics Update
Superintendent Tammy Prentiss talked about how the Wednesday Walkthroughs she has been conducting at Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South and the Transition Center have been one of the highlights of her year so far. During her most recent visit to the two high schools, she said she received positive feedback from students about the Flexible Learning Days, and had the chance to see the work that the teachers are doing this year to
help ensure that fair, consistent and equitable grading and assessment practices are being used across the District.
She mentioned that she had been invited to do the official coin flip for the football game between Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central on Friday, September 13.
She also provided the Board with an update on the latest information regarding Sterigenics. She mentioned that she attended the Sterigenics court hearing on September 6 where Judge Fullerton approved a consent order that would allow Sterigenics to reopen pending confirmation of its ability to meet the new operational requirements that are outlined in the order. She encouraged people to read the transcript from the hearing, which has been posted on the Sterigenics website created by the Village of Willowbrook. You can access that website by visiting
She mentioned the new legislation that Representative Jim Durkin filed that would amend the
Environmental Protection Act and give home rule units of government the ability to ban ethylene oxide from being used within their boundaries. You can access additional information about the legislation by visiting
She also mentioned that the District would continue to monitor the situation involving Sterigenics, including updates or movement on the legislation proposed by Representative Durkin.
The administration provided the Board with the ATSB and IMRF compensation reports that the Illinois State Board of Education and the Open Meetings Act require districts to produce on an annual basis. These reports will be posted on the District's website in the days ahead. You can access the ATSB report by visiting
and the IMRF report by visiting
Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2020
The administration presented the Board with the proposed final budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing and take action on the budget during its Regular Action Meeting on September 26. State law requires that the budget be approved for the current fiscal year by September 30. You can access all of the budget information that was shared during the meeting by visiting
and then scrolling down to item 14 on the agenda.
Operational Calendar and Future Agenda Items
The meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.