Flossmoor School District 161

State ratings improve at District 161; Parker no longer ‘underperforming’

Flossmoor School District 161 saw a positive trend on its Illinois State Board of Education Report Card ratings this year, with two of its elementary schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide, and Parker Junior High shedding its “underperforming” designation.

 

 

Flossmoor school board eyes possible 2019 tax levy

Members of the Board of Directors for Flossmoor School District 161 began discussion on the 2019 tax levy that will go toward funding the 2020-21 school year. During a Sept. 23 meeting, District 161 Finance Director Frances LaBella overviewed this year’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which determines the amount of new tax dollars that can be accessed outside of new property.

District 161 hires assistant principal for Western Avenue Elementary

The Flossmoor School Board on Monday approved the hiring of an assistant principal for Western Avenue Elementary. Jacqueline Renko, who is currently an English language learners teacher and bilingual coordinator for District 161, will be stepping into the administrative role.
 

Flossmoor school board considers 2020 budget numbers

The Flossmoor School Board heard a presentation on District 161’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget and a breakdown of its different funding sources on Aug. 26.
 
The district’s preliminary budget anticipates $35,480,215 in revenue and $35,971,498 in expenses, leaving an operating deficit of $491,333. The total deficit after construction costs is $1,497,333.
 

Flossmoor District 161 sees improvements to bus service

Flossmoor School District 161 administrators have been working with Paige Bus Enterprises on improving the quality of service since renewing the company’s contract in January, and say they are making progress.

Capturing Kids Hearts, STEAM labs to expand in Flossmoor schools

Flossmoor School District 161 is preparing for a number of changes as the 2019-20 school year approaches, including expanding key programs, launching a learning management system and bringing a handful of new administrators on board.

School districts searching near and far for top candidates

Finding good teachers is becoming more difficult. Districts 153, 161 and 233 are all willing to go outside of Illinois and the Midwest on candidate searches. The districts participated in a schools job fair March 16 that drew 29 districts from South Cook and Will counties who are looking for staff.

D-161 Board accepts resignation from teacher who alleged anti-gay harassment

A mid-year resignation from District 161 teacher Ryan Sinwelski, who alleged anti-gay harassment from a parent and students at Parker Junior High, was accepted by the Flossmoor School Board on Monday, March 11.
 

Voters Guide: Flossmoor School District 161

The Chronicle's 2019 Consolidated Election Voters Guide: Two Flossmoor School District candidates responded to our questionnaire.

Sign-up starts for District 161 Girls of the Run program

For the seventh consecutive year, Flossmoor School District 161 female students will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Girls on the Run program.

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