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D-161 Board accepts resignation from teacher who alleged anti-gay harassment

A mid-year resignation from District 161 teacher Ryan Sinwelski, who alleged anti-gay harassment from a parent and students at Parker Junior High, was accepted by the Flossmoor School Board on Monday, March 11. The board voted to accept Sinwelski’s resignation and approved other personnel changes after more than an hour in closed session. A new contract for Superintendent Dana Smith was also discussed during the closed session, but no action was taken. Smith declined to comment on the alleged harassment because the matter is a personnel issue; however, he said the district has been attempting . . .

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