Homewood-Flossmoor District 233

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.
 

No easy answers available on videotaping H-F meetings

District 233 board members have been considering whether or not to videotape and post board meetings to social media and the district's website.
 

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.
 

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