Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

Among other business Aug. 25, board members

• learned that the same COVID-19 mitigations that were in place at the end of the 2021-22 school year will be in effect when school resumes next week. The district will continue to have Northshore Clinical Labs onsite to conduct rapid antigen and PCR tests for any students and employees who want to participate. Employees who are not vaccinated will be required to test weekly.

• heard Superintendent Tammy Prentiss offer an update on changes to the National Sex Education Standards, which have been in effect since Aug. 20, 2021, as the Illinois standards.

“We are making no substantial changes based on the national sex education updates,” she said. Information about the standards can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website at

• listened as board member Debbie Levinthal reiterated a request she made to board President Erik Held to switch committee assignments with Kathleen Hirsman so she could serve on the district’s Parent Teacher Advisory Committee. Levinthal also questioned the fact that she sits on three committees while Hirsman is assigned to six committees, calling it “disproportionate involvement.” Levinthal said she also wants to replace Hirsman on the policy or HR committee.