D161 board amends budget and discusses new Parker lunch program

At a hearing on April 22, the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education approved amendments to the 2023-24 budget that include substantial financial updates. While there were no objections to the budget amendment from the audience, at the beginning of the meeting several parents expressed concerns and voiced dissatisfaction[Read More…]

Special performance at Willow School

Churchill School choir members raised their voices in song for two programs at Willow School the morning of Thursday, April 25. Since December the fourth and fifth graders had been rehearsing this program, which was part of their spring concert. They sang four songs in the large gym as Willow[Read More…]

H-F board approves administrators raises

The District 233 school board approved 2024-25 salary increases for the administrative team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School at the April 16 meeting. The majority of the administrators received a 4% increase, with Steve Richardson receiving an 8% raise and Jennifer Rudan receiving an 8.5% raise. The board has determined that[Read More…]

H-F board rejects school bus contract renewal

Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 school board rejected a bid from Kickert Bus Co. for the coming year because the company asked for a 6.25% increase which is more than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase.  The board vote was 6-0, with member Nathan Legardy absent, to reject the $2,687,933[Read More…]

From left, eclipse viewers Yvette Miller, Candice Seals, Hazel McCoy, Darryl Williams and Andre Harris II. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Crowd at PSC watches astronomical dance

With necks craned and special glasses in place, a crowd of area residents and students watched the eclipse Monday, April 8, from the Scholars Garden at Prairie State College. Dawn Sterning, PSC library services manager, said the event included an opportunity to make a pinhole projector. Plus, a livestream video[Read More…]

District 153 hires collection agency to recoup student fees

The District 153 school board agreed to hire a collection agency hoping it can recoup about $500,000 in outstanding debt. The board will work with Rozlin Financial Group to collect unpaid student fees. Some families have failed to pay fees for years, according to Superintendent Scott McAlister, and now the[Read More…]


H-F superintendent Scott Wakeley is retiring

District 233 Superintendent Scott Wakeley’s upcoming retirement will be made official at the school board meeting on Tuesday, April 16. He will step down in June 2025. The board is expected to approve a contract on Tuesday with The Alma Group to conduct a search for the next superintendent who[Read More…]

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