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D153 Timely and Meaningful Consultations meetings Oct. 20-22

District 153 is urging families with home-schooled students or students that attend private school within the district’s boundaries to schedule an appointment for their Timely and Meaningful Consultations (TMC). If you are the parent in District 153 with a home-schooled student who has been, or may be, identified with a[Read More…]

No waivers for mandated student testing this year

With 60% of Homewood students learning remotely, District 153 school administrators are trying to figure out how it can coax them to return to classrooms for five days of mandated state testing. Under the rules, District 153 should show a 95% testing participation rate, but Kathy Schaeflein, District 153 director[Read More…]

District 153 tax levy up 3%

The District 153 school board approved a $15.46 million 2020 levy at its Nov. 23 meeting. It reflects a 3% increase over the previous year. In a report to the board, John Gibson, chief school business manager, said the levy stays within the 2.3% Consumer Price Index increase. It maximizes[Read More…]

District 153 making plans for schools reopening

The District 153 school board, hoping students can return to schools for the second semester, is making plans for their return. The board will conduct a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, to set a path forward. Although COVID-19 infection numbers are high now, school planning committees[Read More…]

District 153 to outline plans Monday for return to schools 

Homewood District 153 board members on Monday will review a plan for students to return to Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools for second semester work. “We’re being encouraged by the state superintendent (of schools) and the governor’s office” to return to school,” Superintendent Dale Mitchell said. “We felt we[Read More…]

Neil Chance, former Churchill School principal, dies

Neil Chance, who retired as principal from District 153’s Churchill School in Homewood, died Nov. 16 at his home in Salem, Illinois. He was 80. Mr. Chance was principal at Churchill School from 1971 to 1994. In the 1971-72 school year, the school earned national recognition as a Blue Ribbon[Read More…]

District 153 adds three specials to Churchill curriculum

For the coming year, Churchill School students will have three new specials added to the curriculum, but in shorter segments than the regular nine-week specials. District 153 has arranged its schedule to offer students in grades 1 through 8 the chance to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge through a[Read More…]

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