Homewood-Flossmoor District 233

District 233 board OKs 2.5 percent tax levy increase

High School District 233 will collect 2.5 percent more in property taxes next year, if the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board approves its estimated levy in December.

Not every property owner will see an increase, as property values in the district also are expected to rise. The estimated levy, adopted unanimously by the board at its Nov. 21 meeting, is expected to draw the highest tax income available to the district by law.

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.
 

New administrators will welcome students for start of school

The Chronicle asked our newest school administrators questions to help introduce them to the community.  Although a few are familiar faces, they will be in new roles this school year. Others we are welcoming to the Homewood-Flossmoor community.

Transparency is priority for 3 new H-F High board members

Steve Anderson, Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca each pledge the Homewood-Flossmoor High School community will have transparency in all board dealings.

On Tuesday, April 4, they defeated three incumbents – Richard Lites, Gerald Pauling and Andy Lindstrom – and challenger Eric Grant in a seven-way race for three four-year terms on the District 233 school board.

New Homewood-Flossmoor principal expected to be appointed on Tuesday

Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 officials announced late Friday, Feb. 17, that a former H-F High School administrator has been selected to be the new high school principal. The Board of Education is expected to make the appointment of Dr. Jerry Lee Anderson official at its meeting Tuesday.

Candidates being interviewed for H-F High board position

The District 233 school board will meet in special session Thursday, July 14, to interviewing five of the 12 candidates interested in filling a vacancy on the school board serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Interviews with the finalists – selected from seven Flossmoor and five Homewood residents – will begin at 6:30 p.m.  at the high school. The interviews will be closed to the public.

Help is available for calculating the costs of a college education

Part 5: College preparation at H-F

No matter how much you save, it seems you always come up short when calculating the cost of your child’s college expenses. Homewood-Flossmoor High School counselors share as much information as possible with families to help them estimate what a college education will cost and learn about the many ways available to finance it.

Which college? H-F students weigh many factors

Part 4: College Preparation at H-F

What makes a perfect college fit? College counselors and recruiters say there is no simple answer to this question. Making this major decision isn’t always easy and often requires input from parents, teachers, counselors and college representatives.

H-F counselors point to college placements, matriculation rates as success measurements rather than ACT scores

Part 3: College Preparation at H-F

The Homewood-Flossmoor Class of 2014 had 711 graduates, and 95 percent went on to two-year or four-year colleges. The class had an 11 percent acceptance rate at Ivy League colleges, which was well above the national average of 6 percent. Three graduates went to Yale University. Yet the Illinois State Board of Education’s State Report Card says the ACT scores show just 48 percent of H-F seniors are prepared for college using the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. Why the disconnect?

 

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