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District 161 planning $60K in emergency playground repairs

In the face of labor and supply shortages that have complicated Flossmoor High School District 161’s need to replace several of its playgrounds, staff is aiming to complete roughly $60,000 in repairs “immediately” until the bigger picture can be tackled in the summer of 2022.

Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella presented the repair plan Monday, July 19, during a regular meeting of the district’s board of education. The plan follows an inspection that noted with “few exceptions” the district’s playgrounds are in “poor shape,” Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

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