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Board members disagree over what criteria should prompt reopening in D161

A discussion about what COVID-19 metrics should be used to determine when Flossmoor School District 161 can reopen for in-person learning was left unresolved after some school board members questioned the criteria options presented by Superintendent Dana Smith.

Smith, during a special meeting of the board of education held Monday, Nov. 30, asked the board to consider using information available from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Cook County Department of Public Health to guide them in choosing what indicators would enable District 161’s reopening to its general student population. 

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