A Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township High Schools March 21, 7 PM

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 3/20/17

The Village Free Press, the Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal, Inc. will co-host a Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township on Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 134 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

Candidates for District 89 and District 209, as well as administrators for both districts, are all invited to a seat on the panel (consider this an open invitation).

Community stakeholders (including teachers, faculty, students and parents) are all invited to come with questions for this panel, which will be facilitated by Michael Romain, staff reporter for Wednesday Journal, Inc. and publisher/editor of the Village Free Press.

Below is a list of candidates of running for seats on the boards of District 89 and 209:

MAYWOOD-MELROSE PARK-BROADVIEW DISTRICT 89 | (VOTE for 3)

  • Veronica Bonilla-Lopez (171)
  • Sally Alondra Casillas (172)
  • Regina Rivers (173)
  • Kimberly A. Hopson (174)

PROVISO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS DISTRICT 209 | (Vote for 4)

  • Daniel J. Adams (191)
  • Teresa D. McKelvy (192)
  • Samuel Valtierrez (193)
  • Amanda J. Grant (194)
  • Arbdella “Della” Patterson (195)
  • Rodney Alexander (196)
  • Jacqueline M. Walton (197)
  • Brian M. Cross (198)

R E C A P

WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 | 7 P.M.
WHERE: MARIELLA’S BANQUET HALL, 134 S. 5TH AVE., MAYWOOD
WHO: COME AS YOU ARE, BRING A FRIEND, BRING CIVILITY, BRING QUESTIONS
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4 thoughts on “A Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township High Schools March 21, 7 PM”

  1. We need to survey our candidates background to see who has really been involved with our kids. The kids needed real direction and functional intelligent caring adults in there life. The community don’t have older parents taking care of the kids or two parents in the homes. The younger parents are more involved in the kids activity such as social media an video games, not providing a healthy learning or living style. The kids have to be showed how to love themselves and others, discipline, focus, honesty an respect, if the kids put in a wild area, they are going to react wild. The staff has to be held liable for educating our kids. We need to make sure our hispanic families are safe from deportation so they can learn. If the candidates is not speaking on these issues, we are in trouble.u

  2. This town hall meeting is very important for all the residents to come and see the candidates that are running for the Board of Education, District #209. There should be no excuses why they can’t make it and select which candidate brought the message home of reforming the high schools in the Proviso Township.

  3. Local elections are the most important elections. This is where voters can elect change, monitor and truly hold our school board members accountable.

    This is also where you can see who is/will work in the best interest of the people I’m Proviso Township.

    I’m interested to see which candidates actually show up (District 209). If history is an indicator of future performance and accountability, I expect to see:

    Samuel Valtierrez (193)
    Amanda J. Grant (194)
    Arbdella “Della” Patterson (195)
    Rodney Alexander (196)

    The remainders are iffy at best and do not want to be asked about their past decisions and actions.

    1. Ryan: I definitely agree with what you typed. Now, with The Village Free Press being the communication not only for the Proviso Township, but also for the village of Maywood…the residents really need to come to the Pop-Up town hall and decide which candidates’ message hit home about making progressive changes for the high schools.

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