• Community Participation

    District 86 offers community members a number of ways to attend, view or participate in Board of Education Meetings:

    Audience Communication

    Members of the District 86 community are invited to participate in regular and special open meetings. As outlined in Board of Education Policy 2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board, community members may address the Board in person during Audience Communication (at the open of the meeting) or Audience Comments (at the close) of any public meeting. Sign up is available for Audience Communication about 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time. Unlike Audience Communication at the start of a meeting, Audience Comments do not require advance sign up. For Audience Comments, the Board of Education President will invite speakers to come forward at the appropriate time. 

    Petitions or written correspondence to the Board shall be presented to the Board of Education at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

    Community members participating in Board meetings should conduct themselves with respect and civility toward others and otherwise abide by Board Policy 8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property.

    *Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance or services for participation in Board of Education Meetings should contact the District Office at 630.655.6100. Board of Education Policy 8.70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities.


    District 86 offers LiveStream viewing of Board of Education Meetings. To watch a meeting live, access LiveStream Broadcasts here. Viewers can also set up an automatic email reminder to be sent to them through Google, iCal or Outlook when the broadcast begins. 

    After the meeting has adjourned, viewers can immediately watch the meeting by clicking the play button. 

    Please Note: When the Board goes into closed session, live broadcast of the meeting will be suspended until the Board returns to open session. 


    District 86 uses the online tool BoardDocs to publish Board meeting agendas and documents. Agendas for upcoming meetings can be found in the "Featured" section. As the meeting progresses, any action taken by the Board as well as the actual vote are recorded in the agenda.

    All documents associated with the meeting - including meeting video and minutes - are archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using BoardDocs' comprehensive search feature. 

    Board of Education Email

    If you wish to communicate to the Board through email, you may email the entire Board at boe@hinsdale86.org. Any email sent to this address goes to all seven Board members and the Superintendent. Please be aware that an email sent to this address could be considered a public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), if applicable.