Articles filed under Hinsdale High School District 86

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  • 2014-2015 DuPage County Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Grace Watson puts it best when she says, “I am very proud to say that I have found a way to make some type of difference as a teen.” That’s what volunteering has allowed the senior at Naperville Central High School to accomplish. Watson and other members of the 2014-15 Daily Herald Leadership Team all found ways to make a difference in their communities. We’d like you to meet the members of the DuPage team — winners and honorable mentions.

  • DuPage voters to decide long list of referendum questions Nov 3, 2014 8:32 AM
    DuPage County voters on Tuesday will weigh in on more than two dozen referendum questions dealing with topics ranging from a proposed indoor aquatic center in Glen Ellyn to road repairs in Villa Park. Here is a look at some of the biggest questions on the general election ballots.

  • Hinsdale district OKs new two-year contract Oct 21, 2014 12:29 AM
    Hinsdale High School District 86’s school board approved a two-year contract with its teachers Monday night in a 4-3 vote.

  • Teachers get most of their demands in proposed Hinsdale contract Oct 18, 2014 1:30 PM
    Most of the Hinsdale High School District 86 teachers union’s demands are being met in a new two-year contract expected to be ratified Monday by the school board. That’s according to a copy of the contract proposal obtained by the Daily Herald.

  • District 86 reaches deal with teachers to avoid strike Oct 9, 2014 11:23 PM
    Just days before a possible strike, Hinsdale High School District 86 and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement.

  • Hinsdale District 86 teachers file strike notice Oct 3, 2014 6:27 PM
    The teachers union in Hinsdale High School District 86 has filed a 10-day notice to strike with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the district announced Friday. As a result, the 377 members of the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association — including teachers, guidance counselors and social workers — could walk off the job as early as Oct. 14.

  • Hinsdale district asks teachers union to drop strike threat Sep 16, 2014 7:32 PM
    Hinsdale High School District 86 school board members are calling on the union representing the district’s teachers to drop the threat of a strike and allow a vote on the latest contract offer by the district. “It’s time for the angst and anxiety to dissipate by the union leadership by presenting the district’s comprehensive offer, which is more than fair, to its membership and allow a vote on it,” school board President Richard Skoda said.

  • District 86 nixes Facebook post probe Sep 16, 2014 9:30 PM
    Administrators with Hinsdale High School District 86 have dropped plans to question 17 teachers who “liked” a Facebook post about their negotiations that included a picture of an ax shattering a windshield. “I would guess that nobody will ever be interviewed on this subject,” school board President Richard Skoda said. “We’re glad,” union spokesman Mike Palmquist said. “It was a groundless investigation in the first place."

  • Hinsdale teachers’ 6% raises pad pensions? Suburbs might watch vote Sep 15, 2014 6:29 PM
    After a year of negotiations failed to result in a new teachers contract, Hinsdale High School District 86 is facing the possibility of having its teachers strike for the first time in recent memory. But it’s the major issues -- such as so-called "pension spiking" -- separating the school board and teachers union that could have a ripple effect across the region.

  • DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O'Hare International Airport. “The residents are really getting clobbered with plane noise,” Itasca Village President Jeff Pruyn said.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Editorial: A road map to transparency Aug 7, 2012 8:29 AM
    Those local governments that need to be more transparent must make it a priority and emulate those who are doing it well as graded by the Illinois Policy Institute, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • What school districts spend on taxicab transportation Jun 17, 2012 8:00 AM
    Forty-seven school districts in the state, mostly in northern Illinois, have spent nearly $50 million over the past six years on taxi services, with Northwest Suburban High School District 214 topping the list, according to contracts obtained by watchdog group For the Good of Illinois. Officials from various school districts say taxis are sometimes the best way to transport students who have special needs, are homeless or vocational education students.

  • Bloomingdale homes school boundary swap denied May 1, 2012 9:13 PM
    Two subdivisions of 25 homes in Bloomingdale will remain within the school district boundaries of Glenbard High School District 87 and Marquardt Elementary District 15, even though residents there sought to detach their properties and annex into two other nearby school districts.

  • Judge stops school district swap in Oak Brook Apr 9, 2012 8:40 PM
    A DuPage County judge has reversed a decision by the regional school board that would have allowed an Oak Brook neighborhood to switch school districts, officials said Monday. The ruling by Judge Bonnie Wheaton came as welcome news to Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88, who stood to lose about 15 students and a combined $1 million a year in tax revenue.

  • Oak Brook neighborhood wants to switch schools Aug 29, 2011 5:53 PM
    Residents of an Oak Brook subdivision prevailed in their petition to pull out of Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88 so the neighborhood children aren't "heading in all different directions." Now, though, there's nothing to do but wait as the school districts appeal.

  • Districts 48, 88 file appeal to stop detachment Jul 5, 2011 5:25 PM
    Salt Creek Elementary School District 48 and DuPage High School District 88 have filed an appeal in the 18th District Circuit Court to reverse a ruling that would allow an Oak Brook neighborhood to detach from the two districts.

  • Oak Brook residents get OK to leave school districts May 12, 2011 2:10 PM
    The DuPage Regional Board of School Trustees votes 4-3 to allow residents of a small Oak Brook subdivision to detach from Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88. The school districts may appeal.

  • Oak Brook families want to switch school districts Mar 16, 2011 7:45 AM
    Residents of a small subdivision in Oak Brook are petitioning to detach from Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88. The two school districts say the detachment would cost each of them more than $450,000 in taxes money, and they are fighting the measure.

  • Neither snow nor rain nor lousy drivers on cell phones ... May 18, 2010 8:38 AM
    While trying to explain the allure of working as a school crossing guard, Jan Stiefvater keeps getting interrupted by living examples of why she has spent the last quarter-century doing it.

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