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District 153 adopts new science curriculum programs

The District 153 school board agreed to update its science curriculum for all grades using two programs that teachers have piloted this school year.
 
The board voted Monday, May 14, to spend $98,770 for contracts with four companies for Mystery Science curriculum and support materials kindergarten through fifth grade, and Stem Scopes for sixth, seventh and eighth grades and the purchase of technology devices for the upper grades. 
 

Metra to end website ticket sales

Metra announced recently that because of declining internet ticket sales, the company will eliminate website ticket sales, including recurring orders and one-time sales of monthly passes and 10-ride tickets.

The last day to purchase a monthly pass on the website will be June 20, and the last day to purchase a 10-ride ticket will be June 30.

This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. 

Park board adopts $13.25 million budget for 2018-19

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners adopted the 2018-19 budget at its meeting Tuesday, May 15.
 
The district shows revenue at $13,251,638 marking an increase of $214,029 or 1.6 percent over the previous year. In the corporate fund, the district’s main operating fund, property tax revenues make up nearly 96 percent of total revenues, according to the park district’s budget statement. 
 

Park officials hope third time’s the charm for Irwin Park tree

The tree in Irwin Park, which residents affectionately call the Christmas tree, needs to be replaced  again. The tree lost its leaves in recent weeks. It is the second replacement tree that failed to thrive following the loss of a 60-foot tree that was toppled by high winds in March 2016.

D161 board welcomes new Heather Hills principal

Heather Hills School in Flossmoor will have a new principal July 1. At its meeting Monday, May 14, the District 161 board approved the hiring of Ashley Holland. The board also approved the curriculum for the proposed STEAM lab at Serena Hills School and discussed a plan for restructuring student supervisory staff in the district.

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