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Proviso Probe

Monday, May 01, 2006

ED, pictures of McKinley elementary school [D88]

This entry contains pictures taken this morning at McKinley Elementary School. For the backstory and analysis see the Proviso Probe entry below.


Picture 1 is the McKinley sign on Eastern.



Picture 2 is the plaque in the addition where most of the leakage problems exist.


Picture 3 is three tubs that were collecting dripping water this morning.


Picture 4 is the same three tubs with Board Member John Wicks to give a better idea of the scale.





Picture 5 is a picture of a bucket to collect ceiling leaks in a classroom. The bucket was dry but the carpet was wet. It wasn’t merely damp or cool to the touch. It wasn’t soaked, but it was wet.

Additionally, the two of the classrooms I entered had a noticeable funk to the air.



Picture 6 is a picture of the corner of a closet attached to a ground floor classroom. The water damage and mold has been painted over, but returned.



Picture 7 shows how the water damage has gotten underneath the tiles and baseboards.

17 Comments:

  • You have to wonder how anyone expect kids to learn in this environment.

    By Anonymous cynthia, at 12:39 PM, May 02, 2006  

  • when you see how some students in the USA are "educated," you wonder how any of them learn.

    By Blogger PastorNancy, at 1:50 PM, May 02, 2006  

  • Carl this is next to condemnation of a childs life. how can these teachers stand by and let such conditions go unnoticed. this obviously had to take a long time evolving into this mass of mold , but does anyone even know the dammage that it can do to brain cells. this has been proven over and over again. States have closed schools in the white areas because of it. why is the mcKinley school still open? This is ludicrious. Oh my god please help those children people. close that school down immediatelly.

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 2:33 PM, May 02, 2006  

  • the solution is to replace the roof and change the drywall for 300,000...Go figure!!

    By Anonymous M. Thurman does not give a damn, at 10:25 PM, May 02, 2006  

  • WHO IS THE FIRM OR PROJECT MANAGER ADVISING THE BELLWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 88 BOARD. CERTAINLLY MS. THURMAN CANT BE MAKING ALL OF THESE DECISSIONS ALONE. I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS, IF THIS IS A BAD APPLE IT IS A BAD APPLE. WHY CANT CHILDREN BE RELOCATED UNTIL THE ROOF IS PUT ON OR WILL THE ROOF SOLVE THE PROBLEM? WHY IS SD88 THE ONLY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT DOES NOT HAVE A PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE CONDEMED SCHOOL?

    By Anonymous "GRAPE JUICE", at 10:48 PM, May 02, 2006  

  • Hey What ever happened to the Chris Welch radio show with his co-hosts Brian"I am President of the young demcrat faries" Cross and Don"I'm the White Master of the negros" Sloan?
    Did they go off the air?
    Did Sloan smell a loser in Welch and like the rat he is dropped him and now when asked about Welch he says"Welch who?","I was never on the radio","I never bad mouthed and cursed out Yarbrough,Peraica,Flowers,Vicinek,Pasqualli,Herrell,Esposito and Mazulla"!?
    Did Cross drop Welch also,and now is washing cars at 25Ave. for Pasqualli?
    I sure miss there shows,it was so entertaining,especially there last one when the blasted YARBROUGH and PERAICA, then after there show Peraica,Yarbrough and Flowers blasted them and laughed at them!
    Ha, the good old days!
    Hey Carl you should do a commentary asking your bloggers to reminisce on the chris and two rat show,and ask them about there favorite momoents and can they rember what they stated as fact.
    It would be a doozer!

    By Anonymous It can't be over, at 2:54 PM, May 03, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:39 PM, May 03, 2006  

  • the Chris welch radio show lost all of it`s 2 two listeners after the fresh ass-kicking he and his mentor recieved in March. everyone is really starting to see Welch for what he is.and by the way Anon!! Will you be so willing to tell about the episodes of the Welch involving numerous females that he has tried to manipulate???can we say "Hillside Strangler" HMMMM!!!

    By Anonymous The Hillside Truth, at 5:58 AM, May 04, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:13 PM, May 04, 2006  

  • It is apparent that Welch, Starsiak (little Hitler),Thurman, Miller, Anderson and especially Castrejon do not care about the childrens health and well-being at McKinley School. Thurman stated in the meeting that her recommendation to only put a roof on the severely molded McKinley came from the attorney Chris Welch. Everyone knows that he is not the SMARTEST attorney, because they soon will face legal problems over this issue. I guess the more law suits 88 receives, the more money goes into Welch's pockets.

    Children are getting sick; nosebleeds, seizures, headaches, chest problems. How can children learn in this environment?

    But what is sad is that the board is BLACK with one LATINO. Dr. King is turning flips in his grave right about now. We cannot say that the WHITE man is doing this to our children, THE BOARD IS BLACK WITH ONE CONFUSED LATINO THAT THINKS SHE IS ITALIAN.

    Also, I hold the community responsible for voting Thurman in for three terms. She did not do anything in her first two terms. District 88's board majority does not have a conscious. What they are doing to children is criminal, and would not be allowed in any white district in the United States of America. If a student gets extremely ill from this molded school, those board members should be prosecuted as CRIMINALS.

    Welch had over 9,000 signs cluttering our communities up like a ghetto. He had more signs than votes. NEXT APRIL WE NEED TO SEND 88 BOARD MEMBERS A MESSAGE, LIKE WE JUST DID THIS MARCH TO CHRIS WELCH! HIT THE ROAD JACK ASS!

    IT IS HEART ACHING TO KNOW THAT THESE CRIMINALS CARE MORE ABOUT SIGNS THAN CHILDREN!

    By Blogger More-Signs-Than-Votes, at 8:39 PM, May 04, 2006  

  • From the slamming to the vulgarity

    This is not needed

    We all look like we are 12 when we act in this fashion

    Come On carl

    delete some of this garbage

    By Anonymous How Old are we?, at 1:01 AM, May 06, 2006  

  • I deleted the two comments under "anonymous". Use a pseudonym.

    Were there any gratuitous comments about others' sex lives?

    Being unpleasant isn't grounds for getting comments deleted. It's the Internet. It's a little coarser than Pioneer Press.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:55 PM, May 06, 2006  

  • I have requested, since April 05 to have the children of this school removed to other locations in the district only to receive objections to any idea contrived regarding the safety of our children. (Yes our children, I have 2 grandchildren at this school)

    By Anonymous Althea Busby, at 12:11 AM, May 07, 2006  

  • Thanks Mrs. Busby, but maybe District 88 needs to make this situation more public. Like bringing it to the media, and not the sorry ass Proviso Herald. This needs to be brought to the mainstream media and also our elected officals that serve Bellwood.

    The parents of Mckinley school should have a walk out day and not send their children to school. I am sure if the attendance is low and they don't receive money from the state, would send a big message to Welch, Thurman, Anderson, Miller, and Castrejon. As we know, they are all about the MONEY.

    Dangerous conditions as Mckinley cause for drastic measures from the parents and the community.

    By Blogger HELP_PROVISO_PLEASE, at 12:27 PM, May 07, 2006  

  • Might I advise to call FOX news or another news channel and get this situation on TV.?

    I have always been proud to say that I was a "product of Dist. 88" and now I can't believe this is going on.

    By Anonymous Proud to be a McKinley Alum, at 9:59 PM, May 08, 2006  

  • Cynthia, your cousin, Chris WELSH, advised the board to only put a roof on the molded school.

    So, ask your lying ass CUZO how can kids expect to learn in this environment.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 10:48 PM, May 08, 2006  

  • TAKE CHARGE here please!

    Call the news, FOX, NBS, CBS...OPRAH, Operation PUSH..someone who can get the message and problem out to the masses.

    Is there a task force set up to solve this problem?

    Why/how has it gotten this bad?

    Does the mayor know and if so what is he doing about it?

    Can you get a tax referendum going to raise money for a new school? (Sounds like this should have been done quite a while ago.)

    have the kids go PT to the other schools in the district. St. Chatles did this when one of their high schools posed a health risk until the solution was solved.

    Stop pointing fingers, at least for now, and somebody actually do something.

    How much have the parents heard of this? How much do they know? What about the PTA? teacher's union?

    Shame on all the organizations that have a piece of the pie and dist 88. Empower yourselves and make it happen!

    From someone who lived in Bellwood and went to #88 and #209 I am embarassed and ashamed.

    SAVE THE CHILDREN! STOP THE POLITICS!

    By Anonymous Embarassed McKinley Alum, at 7:53 AM, May 10, 2006  

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