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Proviso Probe

Monday, January 23, 2006

ED, high school board meeting tonight [D209]

Doesn't it seem like school board meetings should be on the calendar on the District 209 website? Tongight's board meeting will be at Proviso East.

It would be nice to have the proposed agenda published online too.

Chavonne Henry will be getting a $35,000/year job, which I believe is a promotion.

The board will blow $55,000 on a Chris Welch campaign sign.... I mean an illuminated sign outside PMSA.

And the board is going to spend $22,900 on a sidewalk required by Forest Park village code. Perhaps someone will explain how Loyola got away with shirking the village code.


  • At the Yarbrough campaign event board member Dr. Charles Flowers said he expects a bunch of program cuts to be proposed or announced tonight for budgetary reasons.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:22 PM, January 23, 2006  

  • I hope that the board will take a look at enhancing the field house at Proviso West. It is need of a new track, painting, glass back board rims. Also, the east and west gym floor has not been clean/buff in years. It is in need of new basketball rims. The field house is used alot and it is my understanding that some organizations/school pay for using the facility. I think the Board should go over to York High School and look at their field house. What happen to some of that 40 million dollar spent on that new school -we did not need. A school where there are safety concerns - mental health in-patient hospital (Madden) across the street from the school. Can you imagine your son or daughter getting on the bus at 1st and Roosevelt with a mental health patient who has a history of violence. What happen to the BASKETBALL Christmas Tournament money. Did the white boys take that money. We all know that Proviso West was not built for African Americans, Hispanics. If white students were the majority at West these comments would not have been written, because the Field House would look brand new. I understand the need for possible cuts, but if we can waste money on giving away contracts to businesses that give NO money back to the community; if we can hire unqualified workers who might live out-side the district WE can surely waste money on enhancing the PROVISO WEST FIELD HOUSE. I can here the white boys and house negros saying why s/he had to bring up race. WHY? Because it is a major factor in what goes on in Proviso.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:25 PM, January 26, 2006  

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