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No state of crisis in District 161, board president says

A state of crisis does not exist in Flossmoor School District 161, board of education President Stephen Paredes said last week.

“All pistons are firing,” Paredes said in an Oct. 27 interview with the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle. “We are headed in the right direction. We are meeting our district goals.”

The Chronicle posed questions to school board members via email Oct. 24 to gauge their thoughts on the state of the district in what has been a challenging start to the school year.

At the Oct. 17 school board meeting, a parent presented . . .

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