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District 153 replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

As remote learning protocols remain in place for Flossmoor School District 161 students, the board of education is once again considering a temporary reduction-in-force that would address several positions dependent upon in-person learning.

Eric Melnyczenko, the district’s director of human relations, addressed the issue in a written report to the board, while Superintendent Dana Smith led most of the discussion during a special meeting held Monday, Nov. 30. That discussion focused on temporarily reducing staff by two in-house bus drivers and five custodians starting Jan. 15, if the district remains in a . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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