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District 161 hires interim school superintendent

Board of education members in Flossmoor School District 161 have hired an interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2016-2017 academic year.

At a special meeting Wednesday, board members approved the appointment of Michael Popp as interim superintendent.

According to a press release issued Thursday by the school board, Popp will have a contract through June 30, 2017. He will take over the superintendent’s duties next week, the release says.

Popp’s hiring is the first of two appointments the board needs to make following last month’s approval of a . . .

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