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Bus service working better this year in District 161

Bus service in Flossmoor District 161 has shown improvements from the 2017-18 school year when issues like numerous route changes at Western Avenue Elementary and late buses sparked complaints from parents. Superintendent Dana Smith told the school board Oct. 29, that Paige Bus Enterprises has made changes in its operations that led to a “dramatic decrease in complaints.” “We had a rough start last year -- frankly, an unacceptable start last year -- that continued for part of the year, but then we did turn the corner,” Smith said. He added that he has also seen a “dramatic . . .

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