The Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education got a minor shake-up this week, reorganizing in the wake of the April 6 election.
First, the District 161 community bid farewell to board member Stephen Paredes, who did not seek reelection. Paredes, who has been on the board since 2013, shared some words with those in attendance at the special meeting, rescheduled for Tuesday, April 27, to coincide with Cook County’s last day to certify the election results.
Flossmoor School District 161 board President Michelle Hoereth was elected on April 6 to the District 233 Board of Education, and that will leave an open spot on the District 161 board.
Hoereth is expected to submit her resignation from the District 161 board on May 3, The board will have 60 days to appoint her successor, according to a statement from the district on Tuesday.
Flossmoor School District 161 is sticking with Superintendent Dana Smith until at least the end of June 2026.
The school board voted unanimously on Monday, April 12, to approve a five-year contract extension for Smith.
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.
Flossmoor School District 161 is ahead of the game when it comes to revenues and expenditures at the halfway point of fiscal year 2021, but how to address facilities needs going forward will be a focus for administrators.
Finance Director Frances LaBella provided a Mid-Year Financial Report Monday, Feb. 22, during District 161’s Board of Education meeting. She also addressed the district’s long-range facility plan.
The Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education on Monday, Feb. 22, provided updates on a variety of topics discussed at meetings in recent months.
Among them was the anticipated return in the second week of March to in-person learning for families that have elected the hybrid model.
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