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Filling teacher positions is getting harder for Homewood, Flossmoor schools

Teaching is a rewarding job. Yet, despite the accolades about the profession, the number of persons preparing for the profession is dwindling. 

“We have a crisis in education and our district is starting to see that,” Homewood District 153 Superintendent Scott McAlister told school board members at a recent meeting. The district’s three schools – Willow, Churchill and James Hart – opened with a full complement of certified teachers, but “we are now using third-party agents to go out and get candidates for open positions, specifically special education and PE.”

McAlister said he doesn . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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