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Flossmoor School District 161 soon could have some new faces in the building.

The District's Board of Education voted 6-0 on Monday, Feb. 8, to approve a staffing plan for the 2021-2022 school year that calls for three additional teachers at a total cost of $210,000. The move is designed to reduce class sizes in grades 1-3 to address potential gaps in learning following remote learning for a majority of the 2020-2021 school year.

Board Member Stephen Paredes was away from the Zoom call at the time of the . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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