Ryan Pitcock

H-F High School stakeholders weigh in on principal search process

Consultants conducting the search for a new Homewood-Flossmoor High School principal met Tuesday with more than 100 students, staff and community members.

Four representatives of search firm BWP and Associates facilitated three public meetings to begin gathering views from H-F High School stakeholders that will help them find a candidate well suited for the position.

H-F school board formally terminates Pitcock contract

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School school board officially terminated the contract of former principal Ryan Pitcock, despite pleas for his return.

The 6-1 vote was described as confirmation of “the termination of the principal, Ryan Pitcock, by exercise of the buyout clause in his employment contract, effective June 21, 2016.”

District 161 board hears audience’s pitch for Pitcock at Parker

Residents brought concerns over last week’s administrative shakeup at Parker Junior High School to Monday’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education committee meeting.

Nearly 50 people attended the sometimes heated meeting, during which a number of residents peppered board members and administrators with questions and criticism on issues ranging from the current absence of a principal at Parker to test scores to the proposed 2016-17 budget.

Pitcock firing continues to roil H-F school district governance

Critics of the Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education's decision to fire Principal Ryan Pitcock in June pressed their case at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

At issue is the chain of events leading to Pitcock's dismissal on June 21.

Flossmoor resident Dean Armstrong, an attorney, opened the discussion with a half-hour presentation tracing the timeline of events beginning with an incident at the school in March 2014.

Principal’s role will be shared by administrators at H-F High School

The duties of principal at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be a shared responsibility this school year.

“We will not be hiring an interim principal,” said Jodi Bryant, director of human resources and public relations. The school board’s Personnel Committee met Monday and agreed with the plan laid out for the board by Superintendent Von Mansfield.

H-F High School officials release statement following community meeting

Homewood-Flossmoor High School officials have released a statement commenting on the special meeting Thursday night and offering clarification on the process for hiring a new principal and for filling a vacant seat on the board of education.

H-F High board tries to quell anger after principal is ousted

About 500 people attended and nearly three dozen people spoke at a special H-F High School board meeting Thursday, June 30. Residents voiced frustration and anger with the board’s recent decision to relieve Pitcock of his position as principal.

Community given opportunity on Thursday to address H-F High school board

The community will have two hours on Thursday, June 30, to share their views about the dismissal of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Ryan Pitcock.

The 6:30 p.m. special meeting of the District 233 board of education will take place in the high school’s Mall Auditorium in the South Building. The meeting will include public comment, as well as information on the appointment of a new principal and the process to fill a school board vacancy.

Community will get opportunity to share comments on principal’s removal

Homewood-Flossmoor High School will hold a meeting to hear from community members about the board’s decision to buy out the contract of Ryan Pitcock, H-F principal.

Jodi Bryant, director of public relations and human resources at H-F, said the meeting will be held sometime within the next two weeks. The meeting is intended to allow residents “to voice concerns and ask questions” of board members.

H-F District 233 board member David Mayer resigns

David Mayer resigned from the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 school board Wednesday.  He had served for 11 years.


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