Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

Among other business Oct. 29, board members:

• listened to Superintendent Tammy Prentiss announce that, starting the week of Nov. 9, the in-person instruction rotation of A, B, C and D hybrid learning groups will change to every other week instead of one week per month. She also reported that the district will not give first semester final exams in light of the alterations that were made to the pace, structure and focus of instruction in the remote and hybrid models, as well as the challenges associated with administering the exams.

• heard a presentation entitled “Public Comment: Good for Democracy” by Maryam Judar, executive director and community lawyer for the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst. The talk covered topics including reasonable regulations, protected speech and examples of unconstitutional restrictions on speech. The presentation was part of a settlement reached earlier this year with several district residents over alleged First Amendment and Open Meetings Act violations that stemmed from a Dec, 12 board meeting.

• were presented with the proposed 2020 capped tax levy of $87.8 million. This represents a 2.97 percent increase over the previous year and includes a projection of $40 million in new construction. The board is slated to adopt the levy Dec. 17.