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Homewood schools will reopen Monday (free content)

District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister said schools will reopen on Monday after a three-day “adaptive pause” that closed Homewood schools due to high COVID-19 numbers among students and staff.

Staffing became a serious issue as more teachers tested positive for the virus upon return from the two-week holiday break. McAlister, with consultation from the Cook County Department of Public Health, made the decision Jan. 5 to close Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools on what is classified an “adaptive pause” giving the district time to regroup.

Students spent the three days on a remote learning schedule. The . . .

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