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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Observations from an Old Department Chair


In my time in District 86, I have attended numerous board meetings and have interacted with several board members. Throughout those encounters, I am always impressed with the great responsibility that board members possess while…

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Statement to the Board


President Carpenter, Superintendent Law, members of the Board of Education and Administration: My name is Andy Laux. I’m co-President of HHSTA, and I’ve proudly taught in District 86 for more than two decades. Given the…

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Extracurricular Activities and Athletics Link to Academic Success and More (Part 3 of 3)


Participating in Hinsdale Central’s & Hinsdale South’s music programs enriches students’ high school experience and, according to research, correlates with increased academic success. “An examination of 2001 SAT scores revealed that music students scored about…

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