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The District 233 school board agreed Tuesday, May 17, to transfer more than $12.4 million within its budget to take advantage of a state rule that will expire July 1.

The Illinois School Code gives school districts three years to transfer money from the transportation fund. That window closes in seven weeks, said Ken Parchem, the district’s business manager. There is no guarantee the deadline will be extended.

Parchem advised the board to make the money transfer rather than leaving the revenues in the transportation fund.

The district has had balanced . . .

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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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