Millions at stake and so much more as District 161 board members consider building upgrades

Flossmoor School District 161 board members are considering recommendations from its Long-Range Planning Committee on how to invest millions of dollars in updates at district schools.

At the same time, board members say they are reluctant to ask taxpayers through a referendum to fund a portion of the remodeling projects, instead considering bond sales as the central source of funding.

After holding several meetings with stakeholders to determine what projects should be prioritized, the LRPC initially made recommendations for major work at three schools, Parker Junior High School and Western Avenue and Heather Hill . . .

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