• Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment  

    In District 86, philosophical beliefs and education mandates underpin our anti-bullying, anti-harassment efforts. To reinforce these efforts, each campus has developed a character education program to enhance a positive school-wide behavioral system. With a focus on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Social/Emotional Learning Goals and Standards, both schools implement a curriculum which teaches social/emotional skills and they encourage reporting of inappropriate behavior to a trusted adult. In addition, events are held, grade-level specific and school-wide, which help advance the caring school culture on each campus.

    Bullying, intimidation, and harassment diminish a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate. Preventing students from engaging in these disruptive behaviors and providing all students equal access to a safe, non-hostile learning environment are important District 86 goals.

    Students are encouraged to immediately report bullying. A report may be made orally or in writing to the District Complaint Manager or any staff member with whom the student is comfortable speaking. Anyone, including staff members and parents/guardians, who has information about actual or threatened bullying is encouraged to report it to the District Complaint Manager or any staff member. Anonymous reports are also accepted.

    Nondiscrimination Coordinator:

    Domenico Maniscalco
    dmanisca@hinsdale86.org
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    5500 South Grant Street
    Hinsdale, IL  60521
    630.655.6100

    Complaint Managers:

    Domenico Maniscalco                               
    dmanisca@hinsdale86.org                        
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    5500 South Grant Street
    Hinsdale, IL  60521
    630.655.6100

    Tamara Prentiss
    tprentis@hinsdale86.org
    Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
    5500 South Grant Street
    Hinsdale, IL  60521
    630.655.6100

    Details related to District 86 policies on bullying, harassment, and intimidation, can be found in the Student Handbook and in Board Policies: