Education

Skyrocketing costs put H-F culinary, fashion design projects on hold

The District 233 school board has decided now is not the time to launch a major renovation project for its culinary and fashion design programs.

Supply chain issues, labor shortages and federal dollars generating construction work in schools are impacting efforts to get the work at Homewood-Flossmoor High School off the ground, said Ed Wright, architect with DLA Architects, who is helping design the space for culinary, fashion design and interior design classes.

The district solicited bids for the work, but they were way over the district‘s $3 million budget.

Wright . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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