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D161 school board examines goals, safety protocols and quality of possible in-person return

Sixty-four students have been inside the walls of Flossmoor School District 161 buildings in recent weeks. And officials are asking themselves if and how bringing others back to in-person learning is feasible.

The school board noted during a lengthy special meeting discussion on Monday, Nov. 9, that most students remain fully remote at this time. But 25 students are completing their “remote” learning from school four days a week, while 39 special education students have been on-site one day a week.

“We’re starting slow,” Superintendent Dana Smith said. “We want to . . .

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