The Flossmoor District 161 school board voted 5-1 on Nov. 13 to approve a tentative 2018 tax levy that increases 2.1 percent with the Consumer Price Index. Board member Merle Huckabee voted against the tentative levy, and board member John Simmons was absent. Huckabee said during previous meetings that she was opposed to asking for more tax dollars while the district has around $26.9 million in reserves. The levy represents the amount of tax dollars that will go toward funding District 161’s operating fund for the 2019-20 school year, about $24,498,796 . . .