Category: Education

D209 Makes Mandatory Parent Meeting Official

Thursday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A District 209 Parent University session held in 2015. | Courtesy District 209 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board is taking steps to increase parental engagement in the lives of the district’s most vulnerable students with the recent passage of an updated parental involvement policy.

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D209 To Start Bidding For Food Service

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A photo of a meal on Aramark’s website. | Aramark 

Efforts by Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officials to get rid of Aramark Education Services as the company responsible for feeding district students who qualify for free breakfast and lunch have picked up steam, with a document recently released by the district indicating that they could find another food service provider by June.

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Provisos East, West To Host Parent Workshops In January

Friday, January 5, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Parents and students at a previous workshop in Proviso. | Proviso Township High Schools District 209 

Proviso East and Proviso West High Schools will each host a community schools program parent workshop this month.

The events will be facilitated by the district’s Parent & Family Engagement office. The theme of each: “Supporting Learning at Home.”

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Report: Proviso School Districts Among Top Destinations For CPS Transfers

Thursday, January 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, “Chicago’s public schools lost more than 52,000 black students. Now, the school district, which was majority black for half a century, is on pace to become majority Latino.”

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Triton College Purchases Former Driving Range Property In Melrose Park

Sunday, December 31, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured: The entrance to the former Golfland driving range, which was recently purchased by Triton for $3.6 million. | Flickr/Katherine of Chicago 

A former golf practice range in Melrose Park is now part of Triton College after the college’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to purchase the land in November for $3.6 million.

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