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District 161 board votes to offer two school options for fall semester

Flossmoor District 161 board members approved a plan on Monday that provides families a choice between all-remote learning and a hybrid approach to school attendance for the 2020-21 academic year.

A third option — returning to in-person school five days per week — did not receive strong support from parents or staff on recent surveys conducted by the district. About 27 percent of parents preferred that option, but only 15 percent of staff opted for it.

Superintendent Dana Smith said he was struck by one survey result, to a question about whether parents would . . .

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