Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

At their July 27 meeting, board members:

• listened as Hinsdale Central Principal Bill Walsh called for a moment of silence in memory of 14-year-old Sean Richards, who was hit and killed in a July 20 accident on Lincoln Street between Fuller’s Car Wash and Fontano’s Subs. Walsh also wished a speedy recovery to others injured in the accident. “We have not forgotten the driver of the vehicle. May the Hinsdale Central family wrap their arms (around) and share their heavy hearts with him,” Walsh said.

• agreed to schedule the first meeting of a new academic committee that was approved at a May 25 board meeting. Interim Superintendent Linda Yonke said one of the first things the committee needs to do is talk about processes and procedures for new courses, new curriculums and textbook adoptions. She said in his first three weeks on the job, Jason Markey, assistant superintendent of academics, has come to the same conclusion. “The same thing has become apparent to him, that this is a great need,” Yonke said. The committee was slated to hold its first meeting at 10:45 today, Aug. 3.

• agreed to make an audio recording of all meetings of the board, including special meetings, if it is not being recorded on video