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D161 rapidly adapting in the face of state mandate, legal counsel and ISBE guidance

(Updated Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m.)

A recent order from Gov. J.B. Pritzker that mandates vaccines or regular testing of educators across the state starting next week has Flossmoor School District 161 administrators and elected officials trying to figure out what that will mean for its schools. And plans have continued to change as the district’s legal counsel and the Illinois State Board of Education have weighed in over the past few days.

In a report delivered Monday, Aug. 30, to the district’s board of education, Superintendent Dana Smith noted that fully vaccinated . . .

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