Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86

Among other business at their May 30 meeting, school board members:

• learned from Interim Superintendent Becky Nelson that the Illinois State Board of Education has decided to return to using the ACT as the required exam for high school graduation. The ACT had been used until 2014, when the state switched to the SAT. Nelson said the district will continue to make sure students are prepared for the SAT by delivering high-quality instruction with a viable curriculum.

• approved the hiring of only those new coaches, assistant coaches and club sponsors who have camps and/or activities taking place before June 13. (They did not have a list of camp start dates at the meeting.) Several board members said they need more information — including whether money will be available to retain a boys gymnastics coach at Hinsdale Central — before they can approve the full list.

Four of the eight positions at Central are involved with camps that start before June 13, according to information published May 2 in The Hinsdalean. Those four positions account for $26,334 of the $45,877 in stipends.

• heard from the mothers of two gymnasts, one a rising junior and one a recent graduate, along with one younger student asking that the boys gymnastics program be preserved as is at Hinsdale Central

• unanimously authorized Wipfli to conduct the fiscal year 2024 audit as required by state statute at a cost of $38,500 plus expenses. Preliminary fieldwork will be conducted June 12-13, with the final audit taking place July 29-Aug. 1.