The Board encourages residents to attend business meetings. In general, the Board meets once or twice per month on Thursday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. School breaks also impact the schedule, which appears below and is subject to change by prior notice. The August meeting will take place at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The remaining meetings will take place at Hawthorn’s District Office, 841 West End Court in Vernon Hills.

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule:

August 5, 2021 IASB Board Retreat
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
September 23, 2021
October 21, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 16, 2021
January 20, 2022
February 10, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 17, 2022
April 14, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 19, 2022
June 16, 2022

Important! Meeting notices and agendas are posted here for your information only and are subject to change. Board packet information is viewable through BoardDocs. Official notices and agendas are posted on the front door of the District Office, 841 West End Court.

Public Comment Policy: We welcome public participation in our School Board meetings, but ask that you read this policy beforehand.

Meetings are Recorded: Board meetings are recorded and posted on this website as well as rebroadcast on Vernon Hills Community Access TV (Comcast channel 4, AT&T channel 99) on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. DVDs are also available from District Office, 847-990-4200.

At each meeting, minutes from the previous meeting are approved, after which they will be posted here.

Strategic Plan Initiatives

Hawthorn District 73 takes great pride in the quality of education that is provided to our students.  Parents, community members, students, and staff members have high expectations in helping to prepare our students for the world in which they live.

The key to our students’ success is through the collaborative efforts of our stakeholders. A strategic plan is a prime example of such collaboration. It is the product of hard work between board members, teachers, administrators, staff, and community leaders. This collaboration will not only help in envisioning the future of the District, but also in the development of a roadmap that will take us there.  By clearly articulating our values, vision, mission, focus areas, goals and objectives, we will be in the position to continue in the direction of educational excellence.

A committee of stakeholders representing parents, community, staff, administration, and the Board of Education is working together on a new strategic plan for the District. Visit this webpage to view the mission, vision and long range goals.


New! Board packet information is viewable through BoardDocs.

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Meeting Minutes and Media

08/12/21: Site & Facilities

2014/15 Meeting Schedule
July 14, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
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July 28, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
August 11, 2014 (Closed Session)DownloadDownload
August 11, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
August 25, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
September 8, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
September 22, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
October 14, 2014 (Special Session)DownloadDownloadWatch Part I
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October 21, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
October 27, 2014DownloadDownload
October 27, 2014DownloadWatch Now
November 10, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
November 10, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
November 18, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
November 24, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
December 1, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
December 8, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Part I
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December 19, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
January 12, 2015DownloadWatch Now
January 26, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
January 26, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
February 9, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
February 9, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
February 23, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
February 23, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
March 9, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
March 9, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
March 23, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
March 23, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
April 13, 2015DownloadDownload
April 27, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
May 11, 2015DownloadDownloadWatch Now
May 22, 2015DownloadDownload
June 8, 2015DownloadDownload
June 22, 2015DownloadDownload
June 22, 2015 (Closed Session)Download
2013/14 Meeting Schedule
July 17, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
July 22, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadNA
July 22, 2013DownloadDownload
August 5, 2013DownloadDownload
August 12, 2013DownloadDownload
August 26, 2013DownloadDownloadWatch Now
September 23, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
September 23, 2013DownloadDownload
October 28, 2013DownloadDownloadWatch Now
November 4, 2013 (Closed Session)N/A
November 4, 2013DownloadDownload
November 25, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
November 25, 2013DownloadDownloadWatch Now
December 9, 2013DownloadDownloadWatch Now
December 20, 2013 (7:00 AM)DownloadDownload
December 21, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
December 21, 2013DownloadDownload
December 21, 2013 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
January 13, 2014 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
January 13, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
January 27, 2014 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
January 27, 2014DownloadDownload
February 3, 2014DownloadDownload
February 10, 2014 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
February 10, 2014DownloadDownload
February 24, 2014 (Closed Session)DownloadN/A
February 24, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
March 6, 2014Download
March 10, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
March 13, 2014 (Closed Session)Download
March 21, 2014DownloadDownload
April 7, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Part 1 Now
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April 28, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
May 12, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Part 2 Now
May 23, 2014 (7:00 AM)DownloadDownload
June 2, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Part 1 Now
Watch Part 2 Now
June 9, 2014DownloadDownloadWatch Now
June 23, 2014DownloadDownload
June 23, 2014 (Closed Session)Download

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