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Homewood, Flossmoor mayors urge Gov. Rauner to approve Southland infrastructure projects

Students will say summer break is too short!

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s board approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students will begin the new school year on Aug. 12, 2015, with graduation set for May 29, 2016.

The Illinois State Board of Education requires school calendars to have 185 days of class instruction and teacher institute days. Superintendent Von Mansfield said it does seem that school is starting “a tad early,” but the district administration worked around the calendar to calculate when the winter recess would begin. From that, the district . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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