A crowd of jubilant Proviso Together supporters gathers at McGaffer’s Saloon in Forest Park on April 4. | William Camargo/Staff
Tuesday, April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
In one night, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board lost three incumbents and gained a super-majority with the election of Amanda Grant, Samuel Valtierrez, Arbdella “Della” Patterson and Rodney Alexander — all candidates on the Proviso Together slate.
They’ll join incumbents Teresa Kelly, Claudia Medina and Ned Wagner, who successfully ran for the D209 school board on the Proviso Together slate in 2015.
Sitting D209 Board President Theresa D. McKelvy, who was part of the Proviso First slate, lost her bid for reelection, along with incumbent board members Daniel Adams and Brian M. Cross.