Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

Among other business June 23, board members:

• approved a tentative budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year in the amount of $123.9 million, an increase of $5.3 million, or 4.5 percent, over last year’s budget. Revenue is forecast to be $124.2 million. The spending plan does not include the $47.5 million in Future Ready Facilities work scheduled, which is paid for by proceeds from the bond sale passed by voters in a 2019 referendum. A copy of the tentative budget will be posted on the district’s website,, and will be made available for review at the district administration building. A public hearing on and formal approval of the tentative budget is slated for the Sept. 16 board meeting.

• approved a contract extension for Cotter Consulting to continue serving as the owner’s representative for the district’s Future Ready Facilities work through May 31, 2022, in an amount up to $194,712.

• discussed holding board member coffees and town hall meetings, along with creating an advisory council made up of feeder school board members, to promote community engagement as part of the district’s strategic plan. The goal under the plan is to help educate and inform people about the board’s role in the district, increase two-way communication with members of the community, provide increased access to the board to promote transparency and strengthen the board’s relationships with stakeholders.