Flossmoor School District 161

District 161 board seeking new member to replace Michelle Hoereth

April 20, 2021 - 22:59
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Flossmoor School District 161 board President Michelle Hoereth was elected on April 6 to the District 233 Board of Education, and that will leave an open spot on the District 161 board.

Hoereth is expected to submit her resignation from the District 161 board on May 3, The board will have 60 days to appoint her successor, according to a statement from the district on Tuesday.

Report shows D161 ahead on mid-year revenue collection, but careful planning still needed for facilities upgrades

February 26, 2021 - 22:00
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Flossmoor School District 161 is ahead of the game when it comes to revenues and expenditures at the halfway point of fiscal year 2021, but how to address facilities needs going forward will be a focus for administrators.

Finance Director Frances LaBella provided a Mid-Year Financial Report Monday, Feb. 22, during District 161’s Board of Education meeting. She also addressed the district’s long-range facility plan.

Catching up on construction: D161 talks summer plans, persistent problems

February 13, 2021 - 22:35
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Construction dominated discussions at the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education meeting held Monday, Feb. 8, with an eye toward the summer leading the way.

Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella called the work District 161 is aiming to do in summer 2021 “very minor compared to what we’ve been doing in previous years.”

Some D161 students return for hybrid in-person learning March 9, with fourth-quarter shift

February 08, 2021 - 21:37
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A long-discussed return to in-person learning through a hybrid model in Flossmoor School District 161 is slated for March 9, but only for families who elected it.

The District 161 Board of Education voted 6-1 during a special meeting on Feb. 1 to approve the plan. To align the academic calendar with the hybrid return, board members also shifted the end date of the district’s third quarter and beginning of its fourth quarter, a move that means students may see a change in teachers.

District 161’s ‘remote from school’ students return; teachers start getting vaccinations

January 31, 2021 - 10:48
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Prior to discussions about reopening Flossmoor School District 161 for in-person learning through a hybrid program, schools in the system already let some students back inside their walls.

Superintendent Dana Smith reported to the board Monday, Jan. 25, that “remote from school” learning had resumed for a group of 35 students.

“It went very well,” he said. “We’re hoping to increase those numbers in our remote from school program.”

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