Budget reductions trim District 161 teaching posts, may cut 9 bus routes

PARCC-wise, it’s “so far, so good” in Flossmoor School District 161.

Students in grades three through five started taking the new state-mandated exam on Feb. 25 and testing, so far, has gone smoothly, Superintendent Craig Doster said at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

The first round of testing is ending in the lower grades and the exam is moving to Parker Junior High School. Special education students will start taking the test on Friday and students in regular classrooms start answering PARCC questions on Monday.

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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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