Homewood School District 153

D153 Timely and Meaningful Consultations meetings Oct. 20-22

September 25, 2021 - 21:19

District 153 is urging families with home-schooled students or students that attend private school within the district’s boundaries to schedule an appointment for their Timely and Meaningful Consultations (TMC).

If you are the parent in District 153 with a home-schooled student who has been, or may be, identified with a disability, staff will be available to discuss services.

District 153 and teachers union agree on vaccine mandate

September 01, 2021 - 21:38

The District 153 school board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Homewood Education Association at a special board meeting Tuesday calling for all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The district and teachers union had been in discussions over the summer months and reached agreement on mandatory vaccinations for HEA members. For those with medical and religious exemptions, COVID-19 testing will be required each week.

District 153 board approves return-to-school plan

August 11, 2021 - 17:24

The Homewood School District 153 board on Monday unanimously approved the plan for returning to in-person classes following a year of remote and hybrid schooling. Classes will resume on Aug. 18.

The COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted schooling in 2020-21 continues, and the situation has changed in recent months, with vaccines offering protection that wasn't available most of last year, and a new virus variant that is causing safety concerns.

District 153 uses federal funds for new math books and programs

May 24, 2021 - 21:24

All students in Homewood schools will be learning math using new textbooks and computer programs next school year. 

The District 153 school board agreed at the May 10 board meeting to spend approximately $330,000 to update materials from Bridges and enVision for students and teachers. Federal CARES Act funds through the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund will cover the cost.

Engineers will assess ventilation systems in District 153 schools

May 18, 2021 - 20:54

The Homewood District 153 school board approved a study of the ventilation systems at its three schools to determine what improvements can be made for better indoor air quality.

The district decided to move forward on the assessment because of the concern of air quality, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the issue of air quality. The contract was awarded to school architects Wight at a cost of $8,500.

District 153 delivers special send-off for retiring superintendent

May 15, 2021 - 14:14

District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell got a heartfelt send-off from staff and friends at a reception in his honor on May 10. Mitchell is retiring in June after 27 years with the district, 18 of those as superintendent. Among the gifts he received was the school board's dedication of the administrative offices in his name, and the Homewood Education Association planting a tree on campus in his honor.


District 153 approves device fee for next year

April 09, 2021 - 15:00

The Homewood District 153 school board approved a $25 device fee and a $20 device insurance fee as part of the district’s student fees for the coming year. 

This year the district provided every student with a laptop computer, a case and after-hours technical support allowing each student to be connected to district services, according to Beth White, director of technology services.


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