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District 161 board OKs resignation pact, hires interim principal

After approving a resignation agreement with former Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy, Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members Monday voted to appoint an interim principal at the school.

Vickie Person will take over as Parker’s principal on Sept. 19, Superintendent Craig Doster said.

Person is currently an assistant professor of education and alternative certification coordinator at Governors State University. She has served as a principal with Posen-Robbins School District 143.5.

The appointment follows a turbulent three weeks at Parker, and in District 161. Kennedy, who is facing . . .

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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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