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District 233 board says former Columbus Day needs a community-wide celebration

October 05, 2021 - 21:22
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Students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have the day off on Monday for what would have been Columbus Day. The school board wants to give the day a special purpose next year.

Many schools have removed the Columbus Day designation and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples Day as a way to honor those who were in the Americas before Columbus reached its shores.

H-F seniors petition for prom, graduation this year

February 18, 2021 - 11:56
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Representatives of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Class of 2021 want their last months of high school to feel “normal” with a prom and graduation. They petitioned the administration and school board for responses to four actions they say will have a direct impact on their last months at H-F. 

“We are a group of seniors who feel strongly that our voices deserve to be heard regarding decisions that are impacting our senior year,” the petition reads. 

District 233 special meeting called for Wednesday

February 02, 2021 - 08:23
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The District 233 school board will conduct a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The only discussion will be on the district’s return to school plan.

The last notice to parents from the H-F administration was for students to return on a hybrid plan starting Feb. 16, if all COVID-19 numbers appeared to be in a range set by the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

District 233 board reduces levy by $1.3 million

December 16, 2020 - 21:19
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The District 233 school board agreed to reduce the 2020 levy by $1.3 million in keeping with a promise board members made to share the benefits of a state grant.

While taxpayers will only see a small reduction on their property taxes, board members said they felt agreeing to abate the taxes was a fair and proper move. 

The decision was made at a Finance Committee meeting Dec. 7 and forwarded to the full board for action. The board voted unanimously at its Dec. 15 meeting.

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