District 233

Two D233 board members say flawed process delayed start of fine arts project

Members of the District 233 school board will be asked to cast a vote at the Oct. 16 meeting that will allocate funds for a build out and remodeling project for the fine arts program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

The proposal is to create a fine arts wing on the north end of the South Building for students in performing arts, choral, band, orchestra and fine arts by building two additions and remodeling other spaces.
 

District 233 takes first step in strategic planning

Foster communication. Recognize student potential and student achievement. Support staff development. Support the array of extracurricular activities. Address the social/emotional needs of students. School finances should reflect Homewood-Flossmoor High School values.
 

Eight residents considered for open District 233 board seat

Eight persons have filed resumes and letters requesting they be considered for a vacant seat on the District 233 school board serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The deadline for filing applications was Friday, Sept. 7.
 
Board member Tim Wenckus submitted a letter of resignation Aug. 24, effective immediately. Wenckus had eight months left on his term. He would have been up for re-election to a four-year term in April 2019.
 

New phone system approved for H-F High

The District 233 school board approved a contract with Rival5 for a new phone system for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. 
 

Wenckus resignation leaves vacancy on H-F High school board

The seven-member District 233 school board has a vacancy following the Aug. 24 resignation of board member Tim Wenckus who stepped down due to new work obligations. 

District 233 hires consultant to start strategic planning

The District 233 school board agreed on a 6-1 vote to hire a consultant to help the board develop a new strategic plan.
 
At the June 19 board meeting, members agreed to an $11,900 contract with Robert Mandonia of RJM Consulting Services, Inc., who will help develop a five-year strategic plan. The contract spells out nine tasks that he will undertake for the board. 
 

H-F board committees reorganized

Steve Anderson, as president of the District 233 school board, has made several committee changes.
 
He notified board members May 31 of the new assignments. The changes, effective June 5, are having the biggest impact on Jody Scariano, the longest serving board member. She will no longer be the Finance Committee chairperson and she was removed from the Personnel Committee.

H-F board hears strategic planning proposal

The District 233 school board is considering a proposal for a long-range plan for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Dr. Robert Mandonia made a presentation to the board at the May 15 meeting outlining the benefits of a five-year strategic plan. He suggested using a TEAM 233 logo for the project with TEAM standing for Together Expecting and Achieving More adding, “It really says a lot.”
 

H-F purchasing Chromebooks, updating computer network

The Technology Department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be purchasing 700 Chromebooks for student use and updating the school’s computer network using a $510,000 expenditure approved by the District 233 school board May 15.
 
Technology Department Director Gary Posing said the district has about 3,000 Chromebook laptop computers and is able to serve every student at H-F. The addition of 700 new machines will allow the district to rotate out its older stock.

H-F finance committee stops plans for fine arts addition

The District 233 finance committee Monday decided not to move forward on a proposed fine arts addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

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