Homewood School District 153

District 153’s Mitchell named ‘Superintendent of Distinction’

February 09, 2019 - 15:47
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Dale Mitchell got a Superman cape Monday to recognize him as a "super superintendent" as part of the Homewood District 153 celebration marking his selection as the 2019 Superintendent of Distinction from the South Suburbs. His peers in the Illinois Association of School Administrators voted for Mitchell to receive the honor for his leadership, professionalism, communication and community involvement. 

Lisa Rost earns national certification as District 153 teacher

January 20, 2019 - 15:03
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Lisa Rost loves teaching so much, she spent four years examining her teaching methods at Homewood’s Willow School so she could become a better teacher.
 
Rost is the third District 153 teacher to earn a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in addition to Laura Kozel and Marisa Alborn from Churchill School. Teachers with the certificate have improved their teaching practices, helped students learn more and demonstrated a commitment to excellence, according to the national board.

District 153 taxpayers helping to meet expenses through high tax payments

January 17, 2019 - 21:48
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Homewood School District 153's tax collection rate is near perfect, according to the district's auditors. 
 
Taxpayers paid their property taxes at a rate of 98 percent in 2015 and 2016, according to Tim Fagan of Legacy Professionals, who presented the district’s latest audit report at its Jan. 7 meeting.
 

District 153 to raise cash via $4.5 million in GO bonds

December 11, 2018 - 22:23
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The Homewood District 153 school board voted Monday to arrange for the sale of $4.5 million in General Obligation bonds in January. The sale will raise money for the district’s Working Cash Fund. Voters agreed in a 2016 referendum to give the school board permission to raise property taxes to cover the sale of $9 million in bonds to help keep school finances solvent.
 

District 153 board calls for major facilities study

November 15, 2018 - 20:51
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The Homewood District 153 school board has agreed to hire Wight & Company to undertake a physical plant assessment for its three schools. 
 

The study is intended to give the board information it needs to determine what improvements should be made to bring school operations and maintenance up-to-date. Wight will be paid $24,000. The district expects the report by spring.
 

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