Flossmoor School District 161

D161 hears new plan for streaming tech, shifts asphalt repair project, settles lawsuit

July 25, 2021 - 20:27
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Flossmoor School District 161 could get back to streaming its board of education meetings and more in the near future.

Superintendent Dana Smith pitched a streaming technology improvement plan to the district’s board of education on Monday, July 19, that would see the district pay $26,557 to Pentegra Systems for the tools to combine data streams to provide clear sounds and visuals for people streaming events such as the board meetings.

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.

D161 officials recognize retirees, honor former Board President Michelle Hoereth

May 29, 2021 - 19:54
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Seven of Flossmoor School District 161’s retirees were formally honored by the board of education and their respective principals during the last week of the school year.

“These are people who are very special to us,” Superintendent Dana Smith said, before letting principals take the floor during a meeting held Tuesday, May 25, to recognize the teachers.

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