Tag: Flossmoor School District 161

District 161 begins interviews with superintendent finalists

Six finalists for the position of superintendent are being interviewed by members of the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education as the process to fill the spot by the end of February remains on track. As for the final applicants, Board of Education President Stephen Paredes said, “They’re all superstars,[Read More…]

Pay hikes approved in District 161

Pay increases for all employees are now in place after actions were taken by the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education at a special meeting Jan. 23. Approved were raises for non-bargaining employees and new rates of pay for substitute teachers and lunch aides. These increases follow a new four-year[Read More…]

District 161 staff, residents provide input in superintendent search

When creating a profile for the position of superintendent in Flossmoor School District 161, it takes a village — or in this case, a cross section of the community. Various activities this week provided the means for district residents, community leaders and employees to express their thoughts about the characteristics[Read More…]

District 161 considering search firm to help find Parker principal

The search for a new principal at Parker Junior High School will soon be underway and it’s possible Flossmoor District 161 will turn to a familiar search firm for assistance. Interim Superintendent Michael Popp said a traditional internal search or using an outside source are the two options. His remarks[Read More…]

Teacher survey points way toward District 161 curriculum changes

In a survey this month, teachers in Flossmoor School District 161 gave mediocre grades to the classroom resources they receive and the existing curriculum in the schools. The survey is likely to be the first step toward an overhaul of the curriculum in District 161. The district’s director of learning[Read More…]

District 161 tax levy includes ‘huge increase’ from Meijer

With this year’s opening of the Meijer superstore, Flossmoor School District 161 is getting a needed boost in property tax revenue. According to the estimated 2016 tax levy, approved Monday by the board of education, District 161 will take in an additional $909,090 in property taxes, mostly as a result[Read More…]

District 161 hires interim school superintendent

Board of education members in Flossmoor School District 161 have hired an interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2016-2017 academic year. At a special meeting Wednesday, board members approved the appointment of Michael Popp as interim superintendent. According to a press release issued Thursday by the school board, Popp[Read More…]

Search firm outlines steps in hiring new District 161 superintendent

Those calendars and planners on sale this time of year were put into early use at Monday’s Flossmoor District 161 board of education meeting. Board members synchronized their schedules for the next three months with representatives of BWP and Associates, the firm hired by the board to assist in finding[Read More…]

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