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D161 rescinds staff reduction, plans to bring select students back Jan. 25

Flossmoor School District 161 is once again planning to have a limited number of students back inside of its walls on Jan. 25, and that was enough to save the jobs of seven district employees who were to lose their positions in a reduction-of-force that had been slated for the middle of the month.

The school board voted unanimously at the end of its Jan. 4 meeting to rescind a resolution, originally approved Dec. 14, that would have reduced educational support personnel by five custodians and two in-house bus drivers. The decision followed discussion . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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