Opponents of the $140 million Hinsdale D86 referendum approved in April are beginning to have their “I told you so” moments. An ardent supporter of the referendum, Yvonne Mayer of Burr Ridge, wrote on social media that she was troubled by estimated cost overages of projects funded by the tax increase, and the lack of public access during the school board’s recent meeting on the progress of the projects.
Fenton Community High School District 100, Wood Dale School District 7 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2018 finances.
Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and Downers Grove Community High School District 99 are area districts listed among those that received the lowest financial ratings in Illinois by the Illino
A Darien Police report has been filed against Hinsdale D86 School Board Vice President Kevin Camden over a harassing call he made to the relative of a business owner who has “Vote No” referendum opposition signs in his yard.
Michele Irwin doesn't like it when others disagree with her. So when the 43 year-old Willowbrook divorcee saw Zach Mottl, a Burr Ridge manufacturing executive opposing a school district-promoted tax hike Irwin supports, quietly having dinner with friends at a local barbecue bar and grill Tuesday night, she simply couldn't stand it.
A candidate for the Hinsdale 86 school board said she would vote to reinstate athletic programs in Central and South high schools that were cut by the board in December even if voters reject the district’s $139.8 million bond referendum on April 2.
At a special Saturday meeting, the Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education added the cost of two new swimming pools to its funding request that will be voted on in an April 2 referendum. The leader of a local taxpayers’ group said this addition would only increase the likelihood that voters will reject it.
A spokesperson for the Hinsdale 86 school board cited a district policy covering gifts as its reason for not considering an offer to fund the football programs at its two high schools, Central and South, and come to a compromise on a tax-increase referendum.
The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board has signed off on a plan that drastically slashes administrative and support staff at the school as part of a larger plan to save money for infrastructure repairs deemed to be more critical.
The average teacher at Hinsdale SD 86 received $153,978 in total compensation during the 2015-2016 school year for working nine months, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) and Teachers Retirement System (TRS) records by the Dupage Policy Journal.
Former state school employee Pamela Bylsma, who retired in November 2018, saved $255,804 toward a pension over 34 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
The subsidy Hinsdale Township High School District 86 received through state taxes increased 21.4 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of public schools data.
Community High School District 99, Dupage High School District 88 and Lake Park Community High School District 108 reported the highest rate of students suspended for reasons related to drug offenses during the 2016-17 school year in DuPage County, according to the latest report from the Illinois State Board of Education.