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H-F superintendent’s bonus payout causes split vote on District 233 board

In an effort to avoid conflicts with state pension rules, the District 233 school board voted 4-3 to give Homewood-Flossmoor High School Superintendent Von Mansfield his 2018-19 merit pay when he retires.

The arrangement was given the green light by the board’s attorney. Mansfield notified the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of his intention to retire. He has not officially set a date. Paying him the $17,000 now would mean paying penalties because his salary would have exceeded TRS caps on earnings. The district paid a steep penalty when former Superintendent Laura Murray . . .

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