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Board of Education Meeting- September 13th

The District 181 Board of Education will convene for its Regular Business Meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, in the Hinsdale Middle School Cafetorium, 100 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale. Executive session will begin at 6 p.m. with the regular business meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Meeting Preview:

  • D181 FY22 Update
  • DOL Summer Program Review
  • DOL Curriculum Update & Opening Week Highlights
  • Developmental Assets Profile (DAP Pilot)
  • Previous Summer Facilities Master Plan Status Update
  • Investment Strategy
  • FOIA Update

COVID-19 Protocols

Our region is currently in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Reopening Plan. The State of Illinois continues to require masks in a school setting, regardless of vaccination status. As a result, masks and social distancing are required during the meeting. Community members may still access the meeting via live stream at

Public Comment

Any member of the public may attend the meeting in person to make their comment. Masks are required during public comment. Per Board Policy 2:230, each public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.

View the Agenda on BoardDocs

Hearing and Vision Screening

Hearing and Vision screening will begin on September 15th. Please contact Mrs. Richardson if you have any questions.

D181 Assessment Calendar

In D181, we administer various types of assessments each year. We use these assessments to monitor student progress, inform instructional decisions, determine placement into advanced courses, evaluate program effectiveness, and identify and measure school improvement goals. The D181 Fall assessment calendar is linked below.

Last week our Kindergarten students participated in KIDS. KIDS is an observational assessment tool used with all of our kindergarten students to measure problem-solving, self-regulation, social-emotional, literacy, and math development.

Our first-fifth grade students participate in the fall Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment, which you may have heard your child's teacher refer to as BAS. This is a reading benchmark assessment which is used to identify instructional reading levels and help inform our reading instruction and guided groups.

We are also gearing up for our Fall MAP assessment. Below you will find the Prospect's schedule of when this assessment will be administered.

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MAP Schedule

Below, please find the Fall MAP assessment schedule for students in 1st-5th grade. Students will need to come to school with a charged iPad to take the assessment. If students miss the assessment for any reason, make-ups will take place either during the week of September 20th or September 27th.
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Safety Drills

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority at Prospect School. Throughout the year, we will practice safety drills to help our staff and students know what to do in an emergency. Monday, September 13th, we will have a fire drill, tornado drill and a lock down drill. Please talk with your child, if you deem it appropriate, about the drills. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students feel safe. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

D181 COVID Dashboard

The D181 Positive Case Report Spreadsheet is posted on the D181 website and updated daily on student attendance days at 4 p.m.

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ALL K-5 Prospect Families - Before and After the Bell

The Community House will be offering their Before and After the Bell programs at Prospect School to help meet the needs of our families.

Before the Bell Registration Link

After the Bell Registration Link

For more information about either program, please contact Taylor Enger at 630-323-7500 ext. 248 or at

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