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State requires H-F High to implement a plan to reduce racial disproportionality in discipline

The number of Black students who were expelled or suspended at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 2018 and 2019 was higher than their proportion in the student population, so the district is among 20% of school districts that are required by the state to address racial disproportionality in disciplinary actions.

The District 233 Board of Education approved the framework at its Dec. 14 meeting. The plan must be placed on the district website and submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education by June 1.

District officials expressed some dissatisfaction with the way the state determines which districts must file . . .

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