Tag: Flossmoor School District 161

Meet the Candidates: David Linnear, D161 (free content)

Age: 65Education: M.S., University of ArkansasJob/role: U.S. EPA / Engineer (Project Manager)Family: Married with 4 children.Other elected positions: Completing first term on District 161 board.Issues: As a current board member, I am acutely aware that the district is facing big decisions ahead regarding budget, long range/strategic planning, facility needs and improving climate and culture. Flossmoor shall[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Theartris Childress III, D161 (free content)

Age: 46 Education: B.S. Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana; M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Xavier University of Louisiana; Ed.D. Educational Leadership, National Louis University.Job/role: Executive director, Transformations Advisory Group.Family: Wife, Tanika Childress, and three children.Other elected positions: N/A Issues:School boards are faced with the difficult task of deciding how to allocate limited resources to provide a[Read More…]

Flossmoor schools spend $94k on new AC units

The Flossmoor School District 161 board voted 6-1 to purchase four Trane brand rooftop air conditioning units at its Feb. 20 meeting. Board member David Linnear cast the sole dissenting vote. Associate superintendent Fran LaBella said the administration’s recommendation was to buy the Trane units, after analyzing three bids.  One[Read More…]

Flossmoor teacher won’t face charges for alleged sexual assault

By Carole SharwarkoSouthland Investigative Reporting [email protected] This story was produced in collaboration with Southland Investigative Reporting Center, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Homewood. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) has decided not to pursue criminal charges against a Western Avenue Elementary School teacher accused of sexual assault by[Read More…]

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