Statement to the Board on 12-10 by Kate Saunders


Good evening. My name is Kate Saunders and I have been an English teacher here at Central since 1999. I have taught 14 different courses in the department, spent ten years teaching summer school, sponsored…

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December 10 Board Meeting


Teachers are grateful for the Board’s awareness of the gravity of their decisions and their thoughtful discussions concerning criteria for potential cuts. Given our experience working directly with students, we are encouraged and support the…

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Delay Cuts until Research and Reports Are Complete and Carefully Considered


Increasing Class Sizes, Cutting Course Offerings, and Replacing Department Chairs Although our teachers are grateful for the Board’s understanding of the gravity of their decisions, concern is rising over voting on specific cuts despite the…

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December 10 Board Meeting Agenda


Please find the board agenda to Monday’s meeting here. Of special note is the omission of specific cuts, which will not be provided until Monday afternoon.  This breach of transparency is unusual. In addition, audience…

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Class Size: The One Place We Don’t Want to Be Above Average


The Board is exploring increasing average class size in Hinsdale District 86 to 28:1 (see Dec. 3 Board Documents here). Compare our potential class sizes to our peers. 20 Statewide 20 Adlai Stevenson High School…

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