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H-F High groundbreaking sets stage for arts additions

More than 100 students and residents gathered Thursday, Aug. 1, for a celebration and groundbreaking for the new fine arts additions at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
 

H-F board approves construction of fine arts wing

Work on a new Fine Arts wing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will begin in July. 
 
At a special board meeting Sunday, June 2, the $13,987,495 contract was awarded to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet by unanimous vote. 
 
The board has sufficient funding for this project. If all goes according to plan, the work should be completed in October 2020.
 

H-F reduces arts center costs as it re-bids project

The District 233 Finance Committee and Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators hope a list of cuts to the proposed arts center wing will bring costs within an acceptable range.
 
Two new spaces will be built onto the South Building and interior spaces will be remodeled for the new MVP (Music, Visual and Performing Arts) Program. The intention is to have all arts programs in one wing. They now are scattered throughout the building.
 

Bids for H-F High arts addition come in high

The District 233 Finance Committee got unwelcome news Wednesday when Ed Wright of DLA Architects told them bids for work on the proposed Performing Arts Center came in more than $4 million over what is budgeted.
 
The school district has a plan to build new spaces at Homewood-Flossmoor High School for performing arts, band and orchestra and to redesign current spaces for fine arts. The board has budgeted $10 million for the project.
 

Fine Arts Center final plans receive green light from H-F board

The Fine Arts Center proposed for Homewood-Flossmoor High School will add approximately 8,000 square feet to the South Building.
 
The project, discussed since fall 2017, is in the home stretch. Depending on contractors’ bids and schedules, work could begin in summer.

School board allocates funds for fine arts wing at H-F High

The District 233 school board took its first official step for constructing a fine arts wing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School by transferring $12.5 million into the capital projects fund.
 
The vote at the Oct. 16 meeting was 7-0. The board has been examining architectural plans for a year. This was the first time the full board had an opportunity to take action on the $10 million fine arts project. 
 

Two D233 board members say flawed process delayed start of fine arts project

Members of the District 233 school board will be asked to cast a vote at the Oct. 16 meeting that will allocate funds for a build out and remodeling project for the fine arts program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The proposal is to create a fine arts wing on the north end of the South Building for students in performing arts, choral, band, orchestra and fine arts by building two additions and remodeling other spaces.
 

H-F’s $3.65 million pool area renovations are on schedule

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School pool construction project is on track.  The schedule is to have the pool ready by late September. Work on the additional storage and classroom space will continue through October.
 

H-F school board president says fine arts dialog continues

There is a possibility a proposal for a Fine Arts Department addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be on the agenda for the next board meeting on Aug. 21.
 

H-F finance committee puts off arts additions until at least 2019

Additions for the Fine Arts department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will not be happening for at least another year. The District 233 finance committee voted 2-1 Friday, May 25, not to approve any work. 
 
After the committee failed to give the project the green light at its May 14 meeting, more than 200 students, faculty and community members attended the school board meeting May 15 raising their voices in support of the fine arts.
 

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