Tag: Flossmoor School District 161

No state of crisis in District 161, board president says

A state of crisis does not exist in Flossmoor School District 161, board of education President Stephen Paredes said last week. “All pistons are firing,” Paredes said in an Oct. 27 interview with the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle. “We are headed in the right direction. We are meeting our district goals.” The[Read More…]

District 161 superintendent has been on leave since Oct. 18

Craig Doster, the superintendent of Flossmoor School District 161 for the last six years, has been on a leave of absence since Oct. 18, the day after Board of Education members received a letter from community residents demanding his immediate removal. Board members received the letter, reportedly signed by 400[Read More…]

District 161 board OKs resignation pact, hires interim principal

After approving a resignation agreement with former Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy, Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members Monday voted to appoint an interim principal at the school. Vickie Person will take over as Parker’s principal on Sept. 19, Superintendent Craig Doster said. Person is currently an[Read More…]

Proposed District 161 budget includes state, local financial boosts

As Flossmoor District 161 prepares to approve its 2016-17 budget, significant financial boosts are likely from both state and local sources. With the retirement of Flossmoor’s tax increment financing (TIF) district last December, the Flossmoor school system is expecting a 2.8 percent increase in local tax revenues in the new[Read More…]

District 161 board hears audience’s pitch for Pitcock at Parker

Residents brought concerns over last week’s administrative shakeup at Parker Junior High School to Monday’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education committee meeting. Nearly 50 people attended the sometimes heated meeting, during which a number of residents peppered board members and administrators with questions and criticism on issues ranging from[Read More…]

David Kennedy

Parker Junior High School principal placed on administrative leave

Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, the second day of the 2016-17 academic year. Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster announced the action in an email to Parker parents on Tuesday morning. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue[Read More…]

Shemeka Fountain

New assistant principal appointed at Parker Junior High School

Parker Junior High School is starting the 2016-17 academic year with a new assistant principal. Shemeka Fountain, a 16-year veteran of junior high schools in Dolton and South Holland, began her assignment at Parker on Wednesday. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a[Read More…]

District 161 hires firm to look for illegally enrolled students

Flossmoor School District 161 is looking for residency cheats. As a new academic year starts – Aug. 22 is the first full day of class – as many as 12 prospective students enrolling in district schools have been “red-flagged” for residency questions, Superintendent Craig Doster said this week. That means[Read More…]

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.

 

 

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