Education

District 153 meeting Monday includes information on Nov. 8 referendum

The District 153 school board is inviting residents to a special information session on Monday, Aug. 15, on the proposed Nov. 8 tax referendum to support Homewood schools.

The discussion will be part of the board’s regularly scheduled 7 p.m. meeting at James Hart School’s gym, 18220 Morgan Ave., Homewood. Guests are asked to enter through district office door R.

It’s been 30 years since the board raised what is called the foundation rate – the rate that appears on tax bills to support the schools. Residents have approved two referendums for . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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