Homewood-Flossmoor District 233

Parents, community members offer input on H-F strategic plan

ozens of parents and community members provided feedback on District 233’s five-year strategic plan Oct. 2 during back-to-back stakeholder meetings at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

District 233 school board approves $62.52 million budget for 2019

The District 233 school board approved a projected operating budget of $58.77 million for Homewood-Flossmoor High School for the 2019 fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. Expenses are projected to be $58.73 million leaving the district with a balance of $40,000.
 
The biggest share of the budget is $40 million collected in real estate taxes. Under Illinois’ tax cap legislation, taxes can only increase 2.1 percent, the increase in the Consumer Price Index.
 

Gerald Pauling will fill H-F school board seat

Gerald Pauling was selected to fill a vacant seat on the District 233 School Board. He will be sworn in at the Oct. 16 board meeting.

Eight residents considered for open District 233 board seat

Eight persons have filed resumes and letters requesting they be considered for a vacant seat on the District 233 school board serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The deadline for filing applications was Friday, Sept. 7.
 
Board member Tim Wenckus submitted a letter of resignation Aug. 24, effective immediately. Wenckus had eight months left on his term. He would have been up for re-election to a four-year term in April 2019.
 

H-F High administrators given merit raises

District 233 awarded merit pay to seven administrators at its meeting Tuesday, June 19. The vote was 5-2.
 
Merit pay is a way the board recognizes the quality of work by Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators and the extra hours administrators give outside of the regular school day, said Superintendent Von Mansfield.
 

District 233 hires consultant to start strategic planning

The District 233 school board agreed on a 6-1 vote to hire a consultant to help the board develop a new strategic plan.
 
At the June 19 board meeting, members agreed to an $11,900 contract with Robert Mandonia of RJM Consulting Services, Inc., who will help develop a five-year strategic plan. The contract spells out nine tasks that he will undertake for the board. 
 

H-F board approves teachers’ contract

The District 233 school board approved a new three-year contract with the Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization, giving HFEO members an average annual increase in total compensation of 3.94 percent.
 
The agreement covers 199 teachers and 37 instructional staff at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The package was approved on Sunday, June 3, at a special board meeting. The vote was 6-0. Member Beth Larocca was absent.
 

H-F board committees reorganized

Steve Anderson, as president of the District 233 school board, has made several committee changes.
 
He notified board members May 31 of the new assignments. The changes, effective June 5, are having the biggest impact on Jody Scariano, the longest serving board member. She will no longer be the Finance Committee chairperson and she was removed from the Personnel Committee.

District 233 business manager leaving in June

Ken Parchem, the business manager at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is leaving to become the chief school business official at Lemont High School.

Parchem has been with District 233 for 13 years. He started his career as an accountant and went on to earn a certification for school finances.

Under his tenure, the district has received a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poors the past six years.

H-F High School pool will get $3.6 million in major improvements this summer

The District 233 school board agreed to update and make improvements to the Homewood-Flossmoor High School swimming pool in the South Building.
 
Major improvements were last done 25 years ago, according to Ken Parchem, H-F business manager. He told board members the project has been on the district’s list for long-term facility updates for a number of years.
 

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