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D161 Learning and Instruction, Finance committees look ahead to next year’s challenges

The 2020-2021 school year is still rife with challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the most part that course has already been charted.

“The rest of this year, there aren’t too many changes we can make,” said Dana Smith, superintendent for Flossmoor School District 161.

So the district instead brought its Learning and Instruction Committee and Finance Committee together the afternoon of Dec. 7 to start game-planning for the challenges that may also lie beyond this school year. The discussion was aimed at how to reconcile a number of educational . . .

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