District 161

D161 hears more concerns regarding COVID-19 mitigation; talks construction near Parker

September 06, 2021 - 20:57
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Flossmoor School District 161 parents are continuing to raise COVID-19 concerns as the 2021-2022 school year progresses this fall.

Pam Jackson, a parent of twins in fourth grade and a kindergartener at Western Avenue Elementary School, was one of two parents to speak Aug. 30 during a board of education meeting about COVID-19 mitigation concerns.

“This is not an easy thing to deal with,” Jackson said. “I appreciate the changes you have made.”

D161 looking at $64K operating surplus for FY2022 but $671K total deficit with construction

September 06, 2021 - 20:30
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As Flossmoor School District 161 heads toward a Sept. 13 vote on its fiscal year 2022 budget, it is expecting an operating surplus of approximately $64,000 for the fiscal year — which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022 — but an overall deficit of $671,595 with construction, according to a report delivered Monday, Aug. 30, by Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella.

To stream or not to stream? D161 explores continuation of virtual meetings

May 31, 2021 - 21:31
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The Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education is looking at the possibility of bolstering its audio and video capabilities for the purpose of streaming events, such as its board meetings.

The goal is to provide coverage at a higher quality for the community, following some audio issues with recent meetings. But questions of ADA compliance and how else the technology might be used left board members unsure about how they want to proceed until they get more information.

Catching up on construction: D161 talks summer plans, persistent problems

February 13, 2021 - 22:35
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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.”

D161 rescinds staff reduction, plans to bring select students back Jan. 25

January 10, 2021 - 18:03
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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.

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