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Exit interviews give administrators a better idea of D161’s strengths, weaknesses

Exit interviews recently conducted by Flossmoor School District 161 highlighted what ex-employees see as the positives and negatives of their time working for the school system.

Eric Melnyczenko, District 161’s director of human resources, compiled recent responses in a report delivered Monday, Sept. 27, to the board of education.

“There wasn’t anything like, ‘Oh my goodness, what is this person talking about,’ where we had to really delve in to investigate,” Melnyczenko said. “Some people, as you may well know, have an axe to grind and they grinded it when they had the anonymity … behind a survey . . .

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