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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.

Columbus Day, teacher recognitions, remote learning updates round out D161 discussions

October 18, 2020 - 17:15
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Columbus Day could become a thing of the past — at least in name — for Flossmoor School District 161, but officials said it deserves more discussion before making any permanent changes.

The topic was raised early during the school board's meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, one day later than normal because of the federal holiday. Superintendent Dana Smith said the question came up in submitted public comments for the meeting.

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