District 209 school board meeting tonight
The Proviso Township High Schools (District 209) board of education meets tonight.
Agenda items that caught my eye:
David A. Bonoma & Associates will be hired as lobbyists for $8,000 per month plus incurred expenses. The firm does not have a website I can find. $8,000 per month is $96,000 per year.
Who does District 209 need to lobby? State of Illinois? Regional Superintendent of Education? Township government? The villages?
Here's my observation: between board president Chris Welch and board member Theresa Kelly they have the personal mobile phone numbers of everyone the district could want to lobby already programmed into their mobile phones.
By the way, the agreement with Bonoma says, "DAB will work in conjunction with The Roosevelt Group, an affiliated Springfield lobbying firm, in providing these services."
Here's my offer to District 209. I'll do the lobbying for half of what DAB is offering.
Danielle Ashley is being hired again. Supposedly there was a bid process. Danielle Ashley was the second lowest bidder at $10,000 per month, but the document compares apples to oranges. Foresight Advertising bid $115,000 per year.
There's also a $100,000 contract with Highland. Apparently no one else bid on these services.