H-F’s outstanding academics earn national, state ranking

The Homewood-Flossmoor Board on Monday was delighted to approve a three-year contract extension with teachers reached through collaborative bargaining.

There was much congratulating from board members who thanked Dana Noble, president of the Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization (HFEO), and school negotiators Jodi Bryant, director of human resources, and Ken Parchem, business manager, for their work in reaching the agreement.

The board and teachers have been using an interest-based negotiations model that both sides were trained in at Harvard University. This style of negotiation has put  . . .

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Summer events

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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