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Serena Hills teacher recognized for implementing meal delivery plan during pandemic

When Flossmoor School District 161 buildings started shutting down last spring amid the first wave of statewide lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Homewood resident Amy Sizemore-Green jumped into action.

A special education teacher for Serena Hills Elementary School in Flossmoor School District 161, she knew that students who relied upon the school’s free and reduced lunch program were about to face some major challenges with remote learning.

With so much changing in those early days of the pandemic, the meals were not on many people’s minds, Sizemore-Green said. So . . .

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