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Proviso Probe

Sunday, November 13, 2005

ED, what would you ask Bob Libka? [D209]

At the Welch campaign kick-off Bob Libka complained about my most recent column in the Forest Park Review. He said it wasn't balanced. One of his principals calls me a "racist" and Libka whines about balanced coverage.

Maybe Angela McGee can hold training on the concept, "first do no harm."

What would you ask Libka about District 209?


  • Please don't post irrelevant personal stuff and innuendo on Proviso Probe.

    Unless the individual's sex life includes illegal activities, like school employees having sex with minors or cops sexually assaulting citizens while on duty, it's their personal business.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 2:59 PM, November 13, 2005  

  • Regarding test scores, here are the links to articles to inform your opinion.

    * Forest Park Review (Seth Stern)
    * Suburban Life (Megan Brody)
    * Pioneer Press (John Huston)

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 3:26 PM, November 13, 2005  

  • One of the questions I asked Libka was about how permissive transfer will work if PMSA is the only D209 school meeting NCLB objectives.

    Will all D209 students that want to go to the PMSA be entered into a lottery?

    Libka didn't know the answer off the top of his head.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 3:28 PM, November 13, 2005  

  • Libka never has the answer. He has to go and ask Welch the answer before he can answer any questions. It is a disgrace that 209 has Libka as the captain of their ship. It is no wonder why district 209 continues to sink. They got rid of Jackson to bring in an even dumber,less competent Supt or CEO. Where is Murphy? Shouldn't she answer some questions. Libka will not be CEO long. There are parent groups out there that want to get rid of him immediately. I recommend calling the State on district 209. Let's get Springfield involved.
    By the way Carl, Libka does not have a head. He is the Scarecrow form the Wizard of Oz. He has to ask the Wizard for a brain, and Murphy is the Lion with no courage, and Welch is the Tin Man without a heart. District 209 is up a creek without a paddle, because Welch has stolen it.

    By Blogger District209Parent, at 3:46 PM, November 13, 2005  

  • I've heard this debated a couple times.

    Was it appropriate or inappropriate for Libka to appear at a Welch campaign function?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:16 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • Why would it be inappropriate? It was his day off,and he has a constitutional right to support who he wants to support. Right Carl? Also, was it appropriate for Karen to have her formal announcement at the Bellwood Village Hall? Didn't that violate the State Ethics law?

    By Anonymous Fan of Libka and Welch, at 4:34 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • where is the money from the 40 mil. dollar bond for Proviso East and West? When the Board floated that bond, they promised $ for the other 2 schools, but nobody has seen any changes or upgrades at East or West.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:41 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • To the fan of Libka and Welch, Mr. Libka needs to be getting his proper certification before he should get a job for CEO of the failing Proviso High School district! Mr. Libka and Mr. Welch are only padding Libka's retirement pension plan, and that is why Libka is selling out the teachers and students of Proviso! Welch needs to be covered for his ineptitude and needs a white administrator to clean his mess up!Should'nt Lightford or Yarbrough make a public stink about his postion being unwarrented? Shouls they bring the media into looking into his hiring and question the 4 board members who voted for his promotion, without proper qualifications? Where is Yarbrough and Lightford, and why don't they get invloved?Why has the Sun-times or Tribune not been called and they hold a press conferance denouncing these hirings that smack of illegality and robbery? Is it because nobody cares about a school which is 95% minority and run by high school flunkies?Proviso represents and is a reflection of the community, which is misinformed, corrupt and suffers from a poverty of ideas, community service and is called a "GHETTO"! Welcome to the first Suburban Ghetto of the 21st century in Chicago! Thanks for this goes out to all the mayors, elected officials and to the resdidents of Proviso!

    By Anonymous Laquita, at 8:50 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • If I was advising Yarbrough I would have told her to have her campaign event at a private venue or a more open public venue, like a park.

    But she didn't ask me.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 8:50 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • Good question Laquita abbout our state officials. I was at a event where Sharp went on and on about Lighfoot being the head of education at the state. How can this pillage and plunder go on like this in Proviso with her being in charge of education? An investigation is certainly warrented with the things you stated. I don't know Bob Lipka but I know if he was black he wouldn't have that job. And under pinned by a black woman. SHame.

    By Anonymous proviso parent #2, at 10:52 PM, November 15, 2005  

  • Laquita amen to you, but I know you are not Neely! Well anyway, You are right! Where is Ms. Education Lightford or Ms. I'm for the people Yarbrough? I know I don't want Welch as my State Rep., but we have to put pressure on our current state senator and rep. to look out for the children of Proviso. It is wonderful that they bring the money back to the community, but if the school board members (Welch, Madlock, Henry, and Adams) waste the money, what good is the money for? Proviso needs serious help!

    Why would I vote for a man who wasted 40 million dollars on a building (because it is not a school) without a gym, auditorium, and looks like office space. He and his buddies WASTED 40 million dollars. East and West could have benefited from at least 5 million dollars.

    If Welch becomes our state rep I would have to move into a halfway house, because he robs from the poor to give to the rich!
    SHAME On HIM! I thought he was from the community.

    By Blogger District209Parent, at 1:28 AM, November 16, 2005  

  • I would ask LIBKA, where are the weapons of mass destruction?

    Libka's Response: "Well I believe they are in Proviso Township on 5th avenue maybe, but wait I will have to ask Mr. Welch first."


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:06 AM, November 16, 2005  

  • Why would you want Angela McGee can hold training on the concept, "first do no harm."? Please explain, how could this benefit us?

    By Blogger SHARE THE TRUTH, at 8:58 AM, November 17, 2005  

  • "First do no harm" means that it's better not to antagonize the people reporting on you.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:23 AM, November 17, 2005  

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    By Blogger Everybody-Hates-Chris, at 9:44 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • I would ask him what in the heezy does Mcgee do for $75,000? Did her husband just get hired making more than a first year teacher?
    Does'nt Proviso pay an advertising firm (which is ironically the same firm that did Welch's campaign material).
    Should there be some type of nepotism rule or policy in the district? Companies and other school districts have it why not Proviso?
    Also, Libka are you now apart of Welch's Master of Puppet Show? Are you the leading act and will debut your routine at Monday's board meeting?
    Are you, Libka retarded?

    These are just a few questions my organization would ask!

    By Blogger Everybody-Hates-Chris, at 9:46 PM, November 17, 2005  

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