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District 161 superintendent has been on leave since Oct. 18

Craig Doster, the superintendent of Flossmoor School District 161 for the last six years, has been on a leave of absence since Oct. 18, the day after Board of Education members received a letter from community residents demanding his immediate removal.

Board members received the letter, reportedly signed by 400 District 161 residents, at their Oct. 17 meeting. Staff members learned the next morning that Doster is on a leave of absence and that Frances LaBella, District 161’s assistant superintendent for business, is coordinating operations while he is gone.

LaBella told the Homewood-Flossmoor . . .

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