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Good news from state follows District 161 budget presentation

While still in session Monday evening, and shortly after hearing details of the district’s proposed budget, the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education began receiving a play-by-play update of school funding negotiations in Springfield.

They liked what they heard.

Frances LaBella, assistant superintendent of business operations, had just finished giving a detailed description of the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year. In her remarks at the Aug. 28 committee of the whole meeting, she stated the district can “weather the storm” if the Illinois General Assembly failed to approve a school . . .

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