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Proviso Probe

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bob Libka: what do people know about him?

Gary Woll wrote:

[Libka] is no stooge for any person. I have known Bob Libka for 20 years and he is personally uncorruptible and totally dedicated to being a good educator! I doubt, before he became superindentent, if he had ever met Moore or Porter or any other of the folks, some rightly and some wrongly, who get lumped in this crowd.

What do people know about Libka?

He went to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served as a Coastie officer.

He did a stint in New Dehli.

His wife works as a senior administrator at Proviso East.

This last point troubles me. I'm opposed to immediate family being in each other's chain of command. It makes Libka vulnerable to arm-twisting by Chris Welch. Welch can zero-out the Libka household income in a few minutes.


  • How could he be hired as Superintendent without proper certification, then be given a new title? There are 4 current superivisors positions being paid at Proviso . Who is actually in Charge there? Not Libka, I guess it it is Sue Henry!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:18 PM, September 11, 2005  

  • If somebody wants to file a complaint with the State Board of Education go ahead.

    The regional superintendent of schools signed-off on the arrangement. I wouldn't have, but it's his job.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 3:32 PM, September 12, 2005  

  • Hey, someone turned me on to this website and there's some good stuff here on Dist. 209. I agree will Gary Woll. Libka's a pretty straight-shooter, community-minded and cares-about-the-kids-kinda-guy. I do wonder how he got hood-winked into taking this job that he doesn't have the super's certificate for? That's what's raising my eyebrows. And that guy at the Reigional office Inggraphia(sp)bears watching anyway. I'm trying to follow what's happened here and maybe someone knows: who is really calling the shots? Libka? Murphy? ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:23 PM, September 12, 2005  

  • Just for the record, Bonnie Libka is tenured and is a counselor, not a senior administrator. I believe she runs the lab where students seek computer/other info on colleges and careers and, again, as a counselor there for a number of years, is tenured as a teacher.

    By Anonymous Gary Woll, at 2:43 PM, September 13, 2005  

  • I know who is calling the shots at 209, it is(drumroll , please),Don"OT" Sloan, he tells the board and superintendent whatTO DO AND HOW TO DO IT!

    By Anonymous freshman, at 4:39 PM, September 13, 2005  

  • I thank freshman for posting under a handle or screen name. It makes the discussion easier to follow.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 8:00 PM, September 13, 2005  

  • Boy, somebody's got a real hard-on for Don Sloan. Who is he and why all the negative comments?
    By the Carl, to choose an identity and have to read all those disclaimers is a headache!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:10 PM, September 13, 2005  

  • To Anonymous 12:33- I do not know "the Welch guy"!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:36 PM, September 14, 2005  

  • Libka is incompetent! His wife is incompetent; she runs the career center at Proviso East. Who is tracking the students at East who go to college, not her. She does not help the children at East and the Board knows it. They are not doing anything about her or her DUMB husband. I thought that LInka was a Christian, but he is doing everything Chris says. The whole damn district is incompetent. District 209 needs an Oprah makeover

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 PM, September 26, 2005  

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