Flossmoor School District 161

Teacher survey points way toward District 161 curriculum changes

December 16, 2016 - 11:32
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In a survey this month, teachers in Flossmoor School District 161 gave mediocre grades to the classroom resources they receive and the existing curriculum in the schools.

The survey is likely to be the first step toward an overhaul of the curriculum in District 161. The district’s director of learning and instruction, Amabel Crawford, presented the survey findings at the Dec. 12 board of education meeting. Crawford joined District 161 over the summer.

District 161 tax levy includes ‘huge increase’ from Meijer

December 13, 2016 - 19:31
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With this year’s opening of the Meijer superstore, Flossmoor School District 161 is getting a needed boost in property tax revenue.

According to the estimated 2016 tax levy, approved Monday by the board of education, District 161 will take in an additional $909,090 in property taxes, mostly as a result of Meijer, which opened last June in Flossmoor.

District 161 hires interim school superintendent

December 01, 2016 - 13:27
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Board of education members in Flossmoor School District 161 have hired an interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2016-2017 academic year.

At a special meeting Wednesday, board members approved the appointment of Michael Popp as interim superintendent.

According to a press release issued Thursday by the school board, Popp will have a contract through June 30, 2017. He will take over the superintendent’s duties next week, the release says.

Search firm outlines steps in hiring new District 161 superintendent

November 30, 2016 - 10:26
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Those calendars and planners on sale this time of year were put into early use at Monday’s Flossmoor District 161 board of education meeting.

Board members synchronized their schedules for the next three months with representatives of BWP and Associates, the firm hired by the board to assist in finding both an interim and a full-time superintendent.

Change needed, residents tell District 161 school board

November 02, 2016 - 16:57
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Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster, on a leave of absence for the last two weeks, was not present at Tuesday’s Board of Education committee meeting.

Frances LaBella, the district’s assistant superintendent for business, has been coordinating operations since the start of Doster’s leave, and she represented District 161’s administration at the board table.

Letter presented to District 161 board calls for superintendent’s removal

October 18, 2016 - 16:35
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A group of parents in Flossmoor School District 161 Monday asked the board of education to remove Superintendent Craig Doster by the beginning of November.

Flossmoor resident Reginald Williams Jr., a spokesman for the group, told the board that 400 District 161 residents signed a letter calling for the superintendent’s immediate dismissal.

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