Principal Walsh from Hinsdale Central and Principal Pokorny Lyp from Hinsdale South both shared news about the students from District 86 who were named semifinalists or earned the distinction of Commended Student on the National Merit Scholarship Test.
Principal Walsh announced that Hinsdale Central raised $8695.36 to benefit the just1mike foundation, which seeks to raise awareness and increase the survival rates of teens and young adults who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. This foundation honors the life and passions of Michael Brindley, a former Central student. Principal Walsh also recognized junior Faith Drescher, who, along with senior Joshua Hargrove from Hinsdale South, has been selected to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) Student Advisory Council for the 2019-20 school year. The council, which is composed of 21 motivated high school students who have been selected from a competitive group of applicants, has been charged by ISBE to research and give presentations about topics that affect student success in Illinois.
Principal Pokorny Lyp announced that the Hinsdale South Foundation is teaming up with the Darien Chamber of Commerce and Fred Astaire to present the Dancing With The Chamber Starz fundraising event. She said that she will serve as one of the judges, and that the dancers representing Hinsdale South will include Matt Rundel, who is the school resource officer from the Darien Police Department, and Kathy Lencioni, who is the chair of the social studies department. Principal Pokorny Lyp also congratulated junior Diana Temelkova, who is the photo editor for the school's yearbook Vespa, for being one of 10 high school students from across the country whose submissions have been selected by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) as a finalist for the Sports Reaction Photo of the Year. In addition, Principal Pokorny Lyp mentioned that Kerin Sancken, who is the department chair for math at South, will be co-presenting a session at the NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics) Annual Conference being held in Chicago March 30-April 1.
Facilities Committee Report
Facilities Committee members provided the Board with a report from its first joint meeting with the special committee regarding community engagement with construction, which was held at Hinsdale South on September 20, 2019. You can access the agenda for the joint meeting by visiting
Member Turek, who serves as the chair of the special committee, talked about the process that was used to help onboard the 11 committee members, and the overview they received from the district's legal counsel about topics that included the Open Meetings Act, confidentiality and the district's acceptable use policy.
Vice President Camden, who serves as a co-chair of the Facilities Committee, shared details about the proposed plan at South to replace the school's steam boilers with hot water boilers. This is one of the projects that is scheduled to be completed during Phase I of the Future Ready Facilities plan. Camden also shared that referendum dollars would not be used to pay for the delta of $450,000 that is associated with the move to hot water boilers. Instead, it would be covered by the district's operations budget.
The administration shared information about the page it set up on the district's website that features frequently asked questions about the Future Ready Facilities plan. You can access the page by visiting
The Board voted to approve the consent agenda as amended. The consent agenda includes personnel, stipends, board bills and meeting minutes. Please visit
to access the
consent agenda items beginning under number four.
Public Hearing and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
There was a public hearing about the fiscal year 2020 budget. Immediately following the public hearing, the Board voted to approve the final budget for fiscal year 2020. You can access all of the budget information that was shared during the meeting by visiting
Approve Resolution #20.05 Transfer Resolution Debt Services for Fiscal Year 2020
The Board voted to approve Resolution #20.05 Transfer Resolution Debt Services for fiscal year 2020. The district has two active capital leases from 2016 and 2018, and payment is required to be processed out of the Debt Services Fund. Resolution #20.05, which you can access by visiting
will allow the treasurer to make the necessary transfers from the Education Fund and the Operation and Maintenance Fund to the Debt Services Fund to process these payments.
Approve Revised 2020 Schedule of Board Committee Meetings
The Board approved the revised schedule of Board committee meetings for the 2019-20 school year. During their joint meeting on September 20, the members of the Facilities Committee and special committee regarding community engagement with construction selected 7:30 a.m. as the standard start time for their meetings going forward. You can access the revised schedule by visiting
Deferred Compensation/Investment, HR, Insurance and Finance Committees
Members from each committee provided the Board with a report from their recent meeting.
Release of Draft Meeting Minutes
The Board voted to release draft meeting minutes for several committees, including
Deferred Compensation/Investment, HR, Insurance, Facilities and Finance.
Superintendent’s Report and Sterigenics Update
Superintendent Tammy Prentiss reminded the Board about its special meeting on December 18, 2019, which will be focused on goal setting and the performance of a self-evaluation.
Superintendent Prentiss announced that a group called the Don Watson Aquatic Center Committee will be partnering with the Hinsdale Central Foundation to raise money for the pool project at Central.
Superintendent Prentiss provided an update about the district's strategic plan, which included information about the meetings and trainings that have been completed or will be taking place in the future. She shared a draft of the scorecard that the district will use to help monitor the progress being made toward its goals. She also mentioned the updates on the goals that will be provided to the Board during its meetings in October, November and December. You can access information about the strategic plan by visiting
Superintendent Tammy Prentiss provided an update regarding Sterigenics. On September 20, 2019, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release stating that it has issued a construction permit to Sterigenics. This permit will allow Sterigenics to begin the construction process at the facility (Willowbrook I) located at 7775 South Quincy Street in Willowbrook. You can access the press release by visiting
The administration shared details about the sign-up form/process that teachers will be able to use to submit a request for having a Board member visit their classroom. Each submission that is received will be shared with the seven members of the Board so that they can determine who is best able to fulfill the request based on availability.
The administration mentioned that the district began sending automated progress report emails to families on September 19 that include a summary of any absences that students had for the previous week, as well as an update on the grades they are receiving in each of their classes. These emails will be sent every Thursday via the Home Access Center, which is a communication tool provided by PowerSchool.
The administration also announced that it will begin sending an
email to families, staff and community members every Monday that will feature important news and information from around the district. If there is a new address you would like us to use for these emails, or you know someone who might be interested in signing up for the updates, please visit or share this link (
School Year 2020 FTE and Staffing Summary
The administration provided the Board with a report on the full-time equivalents (FTE) that are currently in the buildings as compared to the staffing tally from March. You can access this report by visiting
Treasury and Financial Reports
Per its regular cadence of reporting, the administration provided the Board with the August 2019 treasury and financial reports. You can access the treasury report by visiting
and the financial report by visiting
Operational Calendar and Future Agenda Items
The meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m.