A 2014 fire at Proviso East High School. | Steve Redick
Monday, June 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
According to a June 26 Cook County Chronicle report, “A circuit court judge has dismissed the District 209 Proviso High School Board and its insurance company from liability for $1.8 million in over-budget bills submitted by a politically connected fire restoration and construction company.”
The district’s attorneys said that former D209 Supt. Nettie Collins-Hart “had no legal authority to enter into contracts over $25,000, and then board president Dan Adams had no personal authority to sign any documents without a formal roll call vote of approval by the school board as a whole,” the Chronicle report notes.
Read the full report here.
Special D209 meeting Tuesday, June 27
The D209 school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 6 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., to discuss the board’s mission, vision, core beliefs, board of education goals and board meeting structure, according to the meeting agenda.
D89 board reconfigures
Sally Alondra Casillas, center, pictured with her fellow Putting Children First Party candidates and veteran board members Veronica Bonilla-Lopez, left, and Regina Rivers. | Putting Children First Party
From a statement by D89 Board President Gwaine Dianne Williams:
“The Board of Education bid farewell to long serving, retired Board member Loretta Gustello and welcomed newly elected Board member, Sally Alondra Casillas.
“With its re-organization of officers, the D89 Board remains unified and dedicated to the mission of equity in education for all of our children.”
Below: (L-R) Kasharii Parker, Jesse Macias, Veronica Bonilla-Lopez, Dianne Williams, Loretta Gustello, Regina Rivers, Marie Urso | District 89