Tag: Homewood School District 153

Construction work at Homewood schools starts June 2

Construction projects at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools totaling $9.4 million will be starting June 2.  After months of assessments and meetings, the District 153 school board agreed in November to four major projects to bring its aging buildings up to date. Work will be completed over a two-year[Read More…]

District 153 emphasizes English/Language Arts for 7th graders

The District 153 school board agreed to a curriculum change that will double the time seventh graders spend on English/Language Arts instruction.  At the May 9 meeting, board members unanimously approved the proposal from Superintendent Scott McAlister. Currently, students enrolled in Spanish and French take their first language instruction in[Read More…]

District 153 lines up construction crews for summer work

The District 153 school board on March 21 approved six contracts totaling $4.03 million for construction work this summer at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools in Homewood. Staff from construction manager Gibane reviewed the bids and gave the board its recommendation for the indoor air quality work, as well[Read More…]

Two school boards get low interest rates on bond sales

District 153 sold $8.2 million in general obligation bonds, and District 233 refunded $14.65 million in debt saving nearly $1 million through a lower interest rates. Both districts were anxious to get into the market before the Federal Reserve issued minutes from its last meeting or made its anticipated move[Read More…]

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…]

District 153 and teachers union agree on vaccine mandate

The District 153 school board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Homewood Education Association at a special board meeting Tuesday calling for all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The district and teachers union had been in discussions over the summer months and reached agreement on mandatory vaccinations for[Read More…]