Homewood-Flossmoor School District 233

Voters Guide: Homewood-Flossmoor School District 233

The Chronicle's 2019 Consolidated Election Voters Guide: Nine District 233 board candidates responded to our questionnaire, Debbie Berman, Jonathan Cook, Pamela Jackson, Merle Kimbrough-Huckabee, Nathan Legardy, Andrew Lindstrom,  Gerald Pauling, Jody Scariano and Paris Walker.

Improvements OK’d on H-F’s North Building

The District 233 School Board has approved several major improvement projects for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School North Building, including replacing the windows and the building's elevator.
 

Pauling takes seat on H-F board, elected vice president

Gerald Pauling received a round of applause after he was sworn in as a new District 233 board member serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School. 

Fellow board members also elected Pauling the board’s vice president-secretary by a 6-1 vote.

John Farrell is proud of H-F and its accomplishments as he steps down from board

John Farrell will step down from the District 233 school board at the end of his term in April after serving for 14 years. He is extremely proud of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and all that the staff does. 

Scariano running for another term on H-F High school board

Jody Scariano will be seeking re-election to the District 233 school board in the April 2, 2019, election.
 
She believes her “record and proven leadership” over the past 20 years puts her in a position to continue the excellent work the board has done for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
“I’m just really excited to be running,” she said. “I think H-F is amazing.” 

District 233 takes first step in strategic planning

Foster communication. Recognize student potential and student achievement. Support staff development. Support the array of extracurricular activities. Address the social/emotional needs of students. School finances should reflect Homewood-Flossmoor High School values.
 

H-F Finance Committee wants more time to study fine arts addition

District 233 Finance Committee members said they will continue to study the needs of the fine arts programs at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Tim Wenckus, chairperson, and Beth Larocca, newly appointed committee member, said they want to see charts that spell out what’s on the wish list of fine arts faculty so that they can determine how additional spaces will work for those programs.
 

Districts to receive additional funds under new funding model

The Illinois State Board of Education has notified school districts serving Homewood and Flossmoor of the new monies they will receive under the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act of 2017.
 
The measure is meant to comprehensively change the way school districts receive the bulk of state funds sending more resources to Illinois’ most under-resourced students, according to an ISBE news release.
 

H-F High teachers awarded tenure

The District 233 school board awarded tenure to nine Homewood-Flossmoor High School teachers at its meeting Tuesday, April 3. Teachers are considered for tenure during their fourth year of full-time employment with the district. 

H-F passes 2017 levy with one ‘no’ vote

District 233 board member Annette Bannon cast a “no” vote on each of the five resolutions dealing with the 2017 tax levy for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
At its board meeting Tuesday, members voted 6-1 to approve  the board approved the measures setting the levy and complying with state regulations. The taxes will be collected in 2018.
 

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