District 233

H-F High asks community for input on expansion plans

The District 233 school board is hoping to get feedback through Nov. 17 on its survey of proposed plans for additions to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

Growth in arts programs leads to need for H-F High additions

Fewer than a dozen community members came out Monday night to learn about the expansion plans at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The District 233 school board is considering adding an open space for rehearsals and staging, commonly called a black box theater, and additional arts classrooms, as well as remodeling current arts spaces. The final dollar amount has not been set, but an initial estimate for the project was $12 million.
 

Community meetings on H-F expansion plans set for Nov. 6 and 9

Residents of Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 are invited to hear administrators outline plans for expansion and remodeling at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor.
 
Speakers will address residents at three meetings. The first is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in Room E-1 in the South Building.  Two meetings are set for Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the TLC Room in the South Building and at 7 p.m. in Room E-1 in the South Building.
 

H-F’s applied academics programs at their limits

Students and two business representatives came before the District 233 board of education to laud the Applied Academics Program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, but board members learned program expansions aren’t likely because of lack of space.
 

H-F board member Jody Scariano says superintendent’s merit pay vote ‘about politics’

District 233 school board member Jody Scariano believes Homewood-Flossmoor High School Superintendent Von Mansfield was given an inappropriate amount of merit pay.
 
The $14,600 in merit pay was approved on a 6-1 vote at the Sept. 19 school board meeting. Board members Annette Bannon, Debbie Berman, John Farrell, Steve Anderson, Tim Wenckus and Beth Larocca voted to approve the merit pay.
 

D233 board hears proposal for H-F High additions, remodeling

Homewood-Flossmoor High School may undergo a multi-million dollar construction project in the 2018-19 school year that will add two new spaces to the South Building and remodel interior space.
 

H-F High will have its 13th balanced budget

Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have a balanced 2018 budget. It is the 13th consecutive year the district has been in the black.
 
Business manager Ken Parchem said the $53.76 million budget shows a 1.7 percent increase in revenues over the 2017 budget. 

“Overall revenues are fairly flat. We show a $600,000 overall increase. Expenditures are up 3.8 percent,” he said. 
 

H-F High School investing in computer technology updates

At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, “technology doesn’t drive our curriculum. It’s part of our curriculum,” Gary Posing told board of education members. Posing, director of information technology, gave that assessment to the District 233 board May 16 before it approved spending on technology upgrades.

H-F assistant principal Fantin resigns

The District 233 school board Tuesday accepted the resignation of Craig Fantin, one of two assistant principals at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He will serve at H-F through June 30, and then move to his new position as principal at Peotone High School. 

Candidates for H-F board look at range of topics

Communications, test scores and diversity were major topics of discussion at the District 233 school board candidate forum in preparation for the April 4 election.
 
Three incumbents on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board – Richard Lites, Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom – are facing challengers Steven Anderson, Eric Grant, Beth Larocca and Annette Bannon.
 

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