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(posted October 21st) On November 6th, HCHS community members will be asked to vote on a $166 Million referendum to renovate Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South facilities.

The $166 Million figure is the total required for projects determined necessary by the Board of Education.  The project list was developed with input from the comprehensive Life Safety Study, extensive review by community committees, and in-depth prioritization by the Board.

If the referendum does not pass, the board and the administration will be forced to prioritize academic and extracurricular program cuts, so that required facilities projects can be undertaken.  Examples of these potential program reductions include

  • Reductions in academic offerings
  • Increased class sizes
  • Elimination of extracurricular activities

Please visit D86’s informational pages for more information about Referendum 2018.

Voter Information from DuPage and Cook Counties

  • Last day to register online for November 6th election is October 21st
  • Early voting continues and more locations offered starting October 22nd.
  • If you plan to vote November 6th, visit your County’s website to determine your precinct and polling location
  • Apply for Vote by Mail ballot on your County’s website by November 1st

District 86 Referendum Information Night (posted 10/4/18)

Join Superintendent Bruce Law, Board Members Jennifer Planson and Nancy Pollak, and Principals Walsh and Lyp for an informational presentation and Q & A about the proposed $166 Million referendum.

  • Wednesday, October 17th
  • The Community House, 415 W. 8th St, Hinsdale
  • Doors open at 6:45; Event runs 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Panelists will be asked questions submitted in advance to or in writing at the event.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer you can email or share with friends

KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE (posted 10/14/18)

Please click here for an informational flyer from D86

KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE (posted 10/4/18)

On November 6th, voters in the D86 district will be asked to approve a referendum for $166Million.  To help educate parents, the PTO will be providing facts about the referendum throughout the month of October.  In addition, parents will be able to ask questions about the referendum via the website. Our goal is to ensure the community is informed BEFORE going to the polls. Each week in October, we will share some facts about the referendum

WHY A REFERENDUM? The facilities need help.  In 2017, the D86 Board of Education completed its required10-year Life Safety Study along with a paving and a building study, identifying needed facilities improvements. Because these safety, security, infrastructure, and accessibility improvements are required, they MUST happen within one, three, or five years (depending on the improvement). In addition to the mandatory improvements, In addition to the mandatory improvements, pools at both Central and South have been deemed to have multiple deficiencies by a pool consultant. The referendum will also fund library, cafeteria, classroom, STEM, special ed, band and performing arts facilities renovations.

WHY NOW? The last successful referendum was in 1962, and all of the bond proceeds were used to build Hinsdale South High School. It’s time for voters to decide whether or not they want to bring our highly ranked schools up to 21st century standards.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?Attend the October 17th PTO meeting to hear Dr. Law discuss the referendum. Check out the 86 Forward page at:

TAKE A TOUR: Hinsdale Central tours will be offered on October 12th at 6PM (before the freshman football game) and October 19th at 6PM (before the Central / South football game)

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