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District 161 sees success with remote learning as it works out the kinks

An all-remote start to the 2020-2021 school year wasn't Plan A for Flossmoor elementary schools, but so far so good, according to officials.

“We really did have a positive start,” Superintendent Dana Smith told members of the District 161 Board of Education at its Monday, Aug. 31, special meeting. “A number of things went really well last week.”

Among the successes: A estimated 97 percent attendance rate across the first week of school, which resumed Aug. 24 after new state guidelines forced the schools to scrap starting the year with a hybrid . . .

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