Category: Education

OPRF Principal: Most Students Denied Transfer Came From Proviso Township, Chicago

Monday, April 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Oak Park and River Forest High School. | Wikimedia Commons 

A recent presentation to the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education by OPRF Principal Nathaniel Rouse showed that 245 people were prohibited from enrolling at the high school during the 2017-18 school year after residency checks found that they did not live in the school district. 

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D209 To Host Facilities Meeting April 24, Welcomes Input On PMSA, East And West

Sunday, April 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park | File 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host a Master Facilities Plan meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.

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D209 Among School Districts Partially Reimbursed After Investment Fraud

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Area school districts have received a partial, albeit small, reimbursement of funds tied to a bad investment that defrauded approximately 300 Illinois governmental agencies, among others outside the state.

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D209 Board, Voting On Administrative Promotions, Debates Salaries And Hiring

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of the April 10 regular meeting of the District 209 school board. | YouTube 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education recently voted against some administrative hires and promotions recommended by Superintendent Jesse Rodriguez.

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Triton Partners With Honda To Create New Automotive Training Program

Friday, April 13, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Automotive service technicians and mechanics. | BLS 

Starting in the fall, area residents will have an additional pathway to start careers as automotive technicians.

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2 High-Ranking D209 Administrators Resign, 1 May Come Aboard

Monday, April 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 04/10/18

Featured image: Dr. Kim Waller-Echols, left, and Todd Drafall. | File 

Two top administrators at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 have resigned recently.

District officials confirmed this week that Dr. Kim Waller-Echols, the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources, and Todd Drafall, the district’s chief financial officer, have both submitted letters of resignation.

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Architects, Public Ponder Merging PMSA Campus With East And/Or West

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews || Updated: 04/07/18 

Featured image: The Forest Park campus of Proviso Math and Science Academy | File 

During a community engagement meeting held Feb. 27 as part of Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s master facilities planning process, members of the public openly grappled with the prospect of eliminating Proviso Math and Science Academy’s physical campus in order to save costs and maximize the use of space at Proviso East and Proviso West.

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