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The board voted 4-3 Monday to cancel bid packages approved by the previous board in April.
Fourteen students from Downers Grove South and 10 from North were listed among the top 2 percent of their senior classes academically, district officials said.
More than $370,000 in main hallway improvements at both schools could be deferred if the board goes with the recommendation of its facilities committee.
A long-time Downers Grove resident, the popular social studies teacher and tennis coach with a knack for bringing out the best in students died Friday at age 32.
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Illinois schools.
Barrett attended her last District 86 board meeting as a member Monday night at Hinsdale Central, and had some words of advice for her successors.
Nancy Kupka and newcomer Rick Pavinato prevailed over Debbie Boyle and Mike Davenport, respectively, after a contentious vote Monday night.
About 8,000 students nationwide earned the award, including 108 from Illinois.
The man who was picked to replace Dennis Brennan as board president Monday night said efficiency is one of his top priorities and that he's not a "one-issue board member" defined by last year's Hinsdale South movie controversy.
District 86's general contractor said the low number of subcontractors bidding on several summer-improvement packages is actually due to a construction market on the rise and a corresponding lack of desire by firms to take on small-scope projects.
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