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D161 Supt: Some good news for summer projects with ‘a little bit of bitter on the back end’

As far as summer projects go in Flossmoor School District 161, Superintendent Dana Smith had some good news Monday, June 13, during a regular meeting of the board of education but also some complications to share.

“I feel like every little piece of good news may have a little bit of bitter on the back end of it,” Smith told the board.

The good news: a pre-K playground at Flossmoor Hills has been installed. Smith thanked the Illinois State Board of Education for helping to secure funds for the playground, as well as staff . . .

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