JUST IN! ... A VIDEO TO BE SHARED WITH
EVERY VOTER (especially neighbors without
kids in D86.... we need everyone's support!)
PLEASE READ and feel free to forward this letter and
attachments from a fellow community member (who swam at Central and
U of I and had kids swim at Central and a daughter who now swims in
Hello friends in District 86!
As you may know,
District 86 (Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools) are
discussing a major referendum for November and a phone poll will be
conducted in May to gauge interest in spending $184 million to
repair both high schools and get them ready for the future.
One of the major issues of misunderstanding are the pools, seen by
many as a luxury item. This is a false assumption based on
non-swimming parents and residents who have not been to either
school ever or within the last 20 years, and their lack of
knowledge about the current state of these pools.
A pool task force
was formed earlier this year and parents from both Central and
South discussed at length over many hours, the needs (not wants) of
each pool. It is obvious to any current or recent swim
parents that our pools are dying and will be shut down in a few
years unless we act now. There is a very rich tradition of
swimming and diving in District 86 with hundreds of All-Americans
over the years and many state champions, both individually and as a
team. I can not stress enough the importance of reading the
attached information and forwarding it to at least 30 friends in
the District so that together we can educate as many residents as
possible to the reality and needs of our pools. And we need
to do it quickly! The Board of Education will be deciding
what stays on the referendum in the near future.
Please review the
attachments and if you could please send to 30 friends within D86,
it would be greatly appreciated. Please send whether or not
they have children who attend either school, and especially to
those families who live in the district but attend private schools
like Benet, Nazareth and Fenwick, as this impacts them as
well. This email is being sent to everyone with a current
swimmer, water polo player or diver at Central or South as well as
friends and neighbors. We need to reach non-swimming friends
in the community as well and this is where you can help.
There is a large contingency of non-supporters to any improvements
to our schools, and this can not continue. We haven't passed
a referendum for major renovations in 56 years when Hinsdale voted
to build Hinsdale South!
The cost of the new
pools comes out to 24 cents per household per day, based on a
$500,000 home value.
If you have any
questions about the attached, I can answer questions. In
addition, for more information, you can call Karen Warner, Director
of Communications for D86 at 630-570-8086 or email at email@example.com.
This information will also be posted on Facebook on the D86 Strong
page. Feel free to email members of the Board of Education
Emails will be automatically forwarded to all seven current Board
Members as well as copied to the Superintendent. Kindly be advised
that any communication received may constitute a public record which
may be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when
and if applicable.
Then, click on MFP and it will show you the
Community Task Force Recommendation, the Life Safety Audit and more
Thank you for your
IF YOU NEED ANY OF
THIS INFORMATION IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT SO THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH
OHERS, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org