Education, Local News

Incident brings District 153 parents before board asking for greater transparency

Parents of students in Homewood District 153 addressed the school board Monday, Feb. 6, asking that school administrators do a better job at communicating with them when incidents arise.

About a dozen parents spoke about their concerns after learning that a fourth grader was injured in class. Students told parents various stories about what happened, but the school district didn’t communicate with parents until days later. The communication didn’t provide enough information to counter what children had repeated about what they had heard happened. 

“I heard about this from my 11-year . . .

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