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Flossmoor School District 161
Illinois 5Essentials Survey
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open for parents and guardians. Please follow the link and click on the blue box in the upper right hand corner to take the survey. Parents should complete the survey for each of their students enrolled in the district. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress and impact positive changes in District 161. All District 161 parents and guardians can complete the survey on any device. Please complete the survey for each of your children. Thank you for your participation.Flossmoor School District 161
Read to Succeed with the Flossmoor Public Library and the Chicago Wolves
Read to Succeed with the Flossmoor Public Library and the Chicago Wolves this winter! This program begins December 1 and will end on February 28, 2019. Interested students should pick up a reading log from the Youth Services desk at the Flossmoor Public Library. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.Flossmoor School District 161
Flossmoor School District 161 will have three school board seats open to be filled at the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS – Sept. 14, 2018 – Flossmoor School District 161 will have three school board seats open to be filled at the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth by state law.
Prospective school board candidates, whether new or running for re-election, may begin circulating nominating petitions on September 18, 2018.
Nominating petitions must include signatures from at least 50 qualified voters or 10 percent of the voters residing within the district, whichever is less.
The filing period is December 10th through December 17th, 2018 for the April 2, 2019, consolidated election. A candidate’s filing must include a Statement of Candidacy, a receipt indicating a Statement of Economic Interests filed with the county clerk, and the nominating petitions.
School board candidate nomination papers are to be filed with the county clerk or county board of election commissions. If the school district encompasses more than one county, the correct county is that in which the main office of the school district is located.
IASB offers election information and candidate guidance on its public website at www.iasb.com/elections/ . This includes links to Illinois Board of Elections’ sample nominating petitions. In addition, the September/October issue of The Illinois School Board Journal offers advice to school board candidates on best practices to employ and mistakes to avoid.Flossmoor School District 161
BUS BULLETIN INFO
Paige Transportation has made available to parents in Flossmoor School District 161 a FREE notification system to notify parents when there are bus delays. See attached PDF.Flossmoor School District 161
Request for Qualifications - Architectural Services
The Board of Education for Flossmoor District 161 is soliciting Statements of Interest and Qualifications from qualified firms to provide comprehensive Architectural Services, as per (50 ILCS 51 0/) Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, to assist the Flossmoor District 161 in performing possible planning, remodeling, construction, life-health safety projects and special projects.