Flossmoor School District 161 is contracting with an outside agency to fill one vacant healthcare coordinator position and two other jobs with leaves on the horizon, but administrators are hoping some bonuses will help stoke interest in the full-time spot.
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Construction dominated discussions at the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education meeting held Monday, Feb. 8, with an eye toward the summer leading the way.
Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella called the work District 161 is aiming to do in summer 2021 “very minor compared to what we’ve been doing in previous years.”
Flossmoor School District 161 is once again planning to have a limited number of students back inside of its walls on Jan. 25, and that was enough to save the jobs of seven district employees who were to lose their positions in a reduction-of-force that had been slated for the middle of the month.
Sixty-four students have been inside the walls of Flossmoor School District 161 buildings in recent weeks. And officials are asking themselves if and how bringing others back to in-person learning is feasible.
Flossmoor School District 161 may be looking at a roughly 2.3% increase over last year’s extension in its tax levy for the 2020 calendar year, but actual money through the door is expected to remain down from just two years prior.
Columbus Day could become a thing of the past — at least in name — for Flossmoor School District 161, but officials said it deserves more discussion before making any permanent changes.
The topic was raised early during the school board's meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, one day later than normal because of the federal holiday. Superintendent Dana Smith said the question came up in submitted public comments for the meeting.
Flossmoor School District 161 intends to move forward with bringing a limited number of students in its special education programs back into its buildings as early as Oct. 26.
Jackie Janicke, the district’s director of special education, presented a report to the school board and led a conversation about a blended model of instruction for interested families with students, giving a possible start date and a schedule for the change.