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BREAKING: H-F High School Board Approves $26M Expansion

H-F High School District 233 is holding a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. to vote whether or not to spend $26 million on a controversial new field house.

UPDATED AT 8 a.m. on Oct. 31

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School board of education voted in favor of passing the $26 million field house expansion. Check back with Patch for more news.

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H-F High School District 233 is holding a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. today to vote whether or not to spend $26 million on a controversial new field house.

READ ABOUT H-F HIGH SCHOOL'S PROPOSED NEW FIELD HOUSE

The full price tag on the new structure is $26,060,000. The work will be contracted out to Nicholas & Associates of Mt. Prospect, should the expansion pass.

Check back with Patch later today for news on the board's decision.

Ryan Fitzpatrick October 31, 2012 at 06:22 PM
The vote was unanimous.
Don Mastery October 31, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Our community is known for its educational opportunities and many fine people move here in part or in total because of the great schools. Our children continue to gain a great education that readies them for their next step, whatever that is. If you've been in the fieldhouse in the last 20 years, you know it is in terrible shape and space is at a premium. It's so overcrowded that students have team practices there anytime between 5:00 am and 11:00 pm. It is my understanding that property taxes will not go up to pay for these improvements and they're not asking us to pass a referendum to pay for it. I personally have no problem with building and campus improvements at H-F HS and believe it is one of the special amenities in our community that makes us shine above others. Also, this project was not a secret and has been discussed openly for quite a while, which can be verified by looking on their website.
Juvenal November 02, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Don please provide a link to any HF233 web site pages listing the cost of the project that has been there for "quite a while" thanks. It used to be the library that was overcrowded at HF. How times change.
Edmodo November 22, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I personally think that they should take that money and spend it on educational use such as buying students iPads for school books and learning purposes. With all this new technology they should convert to lap tops and tablets for learning purposes.
John May 29, 2013 at 03:42 AM
H-F School Board is really rolling out the great decisions. Cut a music teacher, then started building this unnecessary monstrosity.

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