D161 Administrators to Vote on Controversial Teacher Swap
A teacher redistribution may soon be underway at Flossmoor School District 161 if tonight's board votes to give the go-ahead to a proposed plan.
Many parents are on edge after news of a controversial teacher redistribution that may be in the works for Flossmoor schools.
The Flossmoor School District 161 board is scheduled to vote on the matter tonight at its regular board meeting. Logistics of the redistribution remained unclear Monday around 1:30 p.m. However a letter forwarded from Western Avenue building chairs to parents indicated that officials are discussing moving several teachers to other schools for various strategic reasons, such as a new technology initiative.
"Supt. (Craig) Doster believes the decision is in the district's best interests," the letter said. "He explained that the restructuring is vital to the district's technology plan and getting our most technologically savvy teachers in the grades that will receive the first wave of technology."
Evidence of parental dissent was already visible Monday on the website 161Cares, where polls reflected frustration with the school district. The parent-run site is independent of the district.
Concerned parents also held a meeting last week at Flossmoor Station. Chief among their concerns was evidence of rational decision making on the board's behalf. Something, they argue, has not been shown yet.
Tonight's board meeting will be held at Normandy Villa and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.