Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

Among other business June 27, board members:

• listened to Interim Superintendent Rebecca Nelson report that boys gymnastics programs will go ahead at both Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South tentatively for four years. The viability of the program will be evaluated in two years based on participation, availability of competition and finances to determine if the programs should be continued.

• approved the tentative FY 2025 budget. The proposed spending plan of $136.8 million for the upcoming year is on display at the district office. The final budget is expected to be approved at the Sept. 26 board meeting.

• approved girls flag football as fall sport at Hinsdale South starting with the 2024-25 school year. Hinsdale South currently has 31 girls that are interested in playing flag football next year. The district had originally proposed a Hinsdale Central-Hinsdale South co-op team as the IHSA debuts the program, but strong interest led to the funding of teams at both schools. The cost of adding the programs is estimated to be between $28,523 and $38,120 at each school.

• heard Nelson give remarks at her final district board meeting expressing appreciation for the opportunity to serve the community and work with people that she will always hold close to her heart. Michael Lach began work as the district’s permanent superintendent July 1.