Homewood-Flossmoor District 233

District 233 member says board needs to reorganize to improve communications

At its recent meeting, District 233 school board heard a proposal from board member Annette Bannon to change the operating structure of the school board by removing committees. Right now, the board's business flows through three committees that examine issues of Planning, Finance and Personnel. The work of each three-member committee is subsequently reported to the full seven-member board, but Bannon said the committees' minutes don’t provide her with enough context. 

District 233 prepares $56.3 million budget for H-F High

District 233 school board members are reviewing a proposed $56.35 million budget. The board will act on the budget at its Sept. 17 meeting.
 
The budget, for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, shows a 5.48 percent drop from the $59.44 million budget of 2019. 
 

Tax levy essential, but not always an easy decision for board members

Several local school board members have voted against district levies in recent years. Education editor Marilyn Thomas explores the issue, looking at what the levy is and what the rationales are for voting for or against this routine matter of school governance.

H-F cafeteria workers look to school board for help with wage increases

Cafeteria workers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School asked board members to intercede on their behalf as their union bargains for higher wages.
 

H-F school board makes curriculum changes with upgrades and new courses

The District 233 school board made Homewood-Flossmoor High School curriculum changes by adding or giving more academic credit to 15 courses. The changes will benefit students at all levels starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
 

Applause, applause for our school board members today!

On Tuesday, Village of Homewood trustees approved a resolution declaring the day, and District 153 children prepared cards of thanks presented at the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Illinois School Report Cards: See how H-F schools rate

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing.

 

Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual schools, comparing them to statewide data.

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.

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