HMS Construction

Hinsdale Middle School Construction

Thanks to the successful passage of a November 2016 Referendum, we are currently in the process of building a new Hinsdale Middle School. We invite to explore the resources in this section to learn more about the construction process being completed in collaboration with architect Cordogan Clark & Associates, construction manager Bulley & Andrews, and the Village of Hinsdale.

Latest News

June 26, 2017

During the Board of Education meeting on June 26, 2017, Board members are scheduled to take action awarding new HMS Project Bids and Alternates, and assigning Contracts for Bid Group 2. (See the HMS Construction Process and Bids section for details.) Related resources are also available on BoardDocs.

June 12, 2017

During the Board of Education meeting on June 12, 2017, HMS Project Owner's Representative Kerry Leonard explained that three contracts needed to be awarded to complete the award of Bid Group 1 Contracts. The Board approved the award and assignment of the following three contacts to Construction Manager Bulley & Andrews, LLC: Concrete, Waterproofing, and Earth Retention. The Board additionally authorized the administration to issue a Notice to Proceed to Bulley & Andrews, LLC and authorized Cordogan Clark & Associates to resume all design services on the Hinsdale Middle School project. During the June 12 meeting, the Board also took action to select a bond sale scenario. (See the HMS Construction Budget section for details.) Related resources are also available on BoardDocs.

June 6, 2017

During the Special Board of Education meeting on June 6, 2017, the Board engaged in discussion related to HMS construction and the bond sale. The Board also took action on six contracts (Earthwork, Site Utilities, Temporary Power, Asphalt, General Trades, Temporary Fence), a Notice to Proceed for the Temporary Parking Lot, a Limited Notice to Proceed for the Modular Move, and an Addendum to the Temporary Parking Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village of Hinsdale. Related resources are available on BoardDocs.

Public Comment

On May 31, 2017, the District 181 Board of Education approved a settlement agreement related to the new Hinsdale Middle School Referendum that was approved by voters on November 8, 2016. District-provided information related to the referendum can be accessed here. The settlement agreement included a requirement that the District’s Bond Referendum Review and Accountability Committee provide an opportunity for written public comments and questions. Individuals who wish to submit to the Committee questions and/or comments related to the November 8, 2016 Bond Referendum can do so in one of three ways: (1) Send an email to Director of Communications Bridget McGuiggan at (2) Send a letter via U.S. mail to the District 181 Administration Center, Attn: Director of Communications Bridget McGuiggan, 115 W. 55th Street, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. (3) Submit an online form.

Per the settlement agreement, the deadline to submit public comments or questions is July 14, 2017.

Upcoming Events

Please stay tuned for information on the next event being hosted related to HMS Construction.

Superintendent's Advisory Community Task Force

The role of the Task Force is to oversee the expenditure of public funds for the HMS construction project, to be an advisory team for the District administration, to ensure that construction is responsive to the Board of Education’s desires and in line with what voters approved, and to support successful completion of the project. This group is intended to be collaborative, working together on behalf of taxpayers and in cooperation with District personnel and hired professionals. We are grateful to all community members who applied to support this work!

Owner's Representative

In December 2016, we welcomed applicants for the position of Owner's Representative, an individual to serve as the District's project manager for the new construction of HMS. The Board of Education approved an agreement with Mr. Kerry Leonard for that position at their Business meeting on February 13, 2017. Please click the links before for further information.

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