Flossmoor School District 161

Great experience at Serena Hills School in 1970s leads to $25,000 gift

January 28, 2016 - 11:52

Four decades after graduating from Serena Hills School, Allan DiCastro remembers his years there as an important part of his life. “Experiences in that school made me feel I could achieve what anyone else could,” DiCastro told the H-F Chronicle this week. “And then as I went out into the world that sense of worth stuck and grounded me so often.”

Decline in property values still a problem as District 161 prepares tax levy

October 29, 2015 - 11:49

In the next two years, Flossmoor District 161 expects a pair of significant financial “bumps” that both increase the total property value of the school community and provide relief to local taxpayers. Frances LaBella, the district’s assistant superintendent for business, told school board members Monday that this year’s retirement of a tax increment financing (TIF) district in Flossmoor will result in $3,585,878 being returned to the tax rolls. That amount will boost the district’s tax base in late 2016.


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