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Flossmoor looks at financial challenges ahead with five-year projection

The District 153 school board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Homewood Education Association at a special board meeting Tuesday calling for all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The district and teachers union had been in discussions over the summer months and reached agreement on mandatory vaccinations for HEA members. For those with medical and religious exemptions, COVID-19 testing will be required each week.

Superintendent Scott McAlister said the district reached its agreement just as Gov. J.B. Pritzker called for vaccines for everyone in public and private schools and universities. The announcement came Aug. 26 . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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