D209 Officials Say Asbestos Removal Will Be Completed By Start of School Year
Education

D209 Officials Say Asbestos Removal Will Be Completed By Start of School Year

Stock image of asbestos removal | Environmental Construction Solutions  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews The District 209 Board of Education, at its July 11 meeting, unanimously approved a $297,613.15 contract with an outside firm to remove asbestos, repair school kitchens and replace floors at Proviso East and West. … Continue reading

‘She Cared,’ Says Former Students of Retired Maywood Teacher
Education / Lives / Noted

‘She Cared,’ Says Former Students of Retired Maywood Teacher

Janet Nendze, who retired from Melrose Park Elementary School in May after a 39-year teaching career, accepts praise and thanks from family members and former students during a July 9 surprise party.  | Shanel Romain/VFP Friday, July 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Tony Favela, a 1996 graduate of Melrose Park Elementary School, … Continue reading

Maywood Organization to Give Away $5K in Scholarships
Community Notebook / Education

Maywood Organization to Give Away $5K in Scholarships

Friday, July 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The West Suburban Community Development Corporation, an organization affiliated with Miracle Revival Cathedral in Maywood, has created a relatively unconventional college scholarship. Applicants will need to be more than good scholars to receive the money — they’ll need to have ideas for changing their communities, … Continue reading

D209 Re-ups with Food Service Contractor Despite Frustrations
Education / Food

D209 Re-ups with Food Service Contractor Despite Frustrations

Friday, July 14, 2017 || By Thomas Vogel/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews The Proviso District 209 Board of Education approved a new one-year roughly $1.1 million contract with Aramark Education Services for the upcoming school year, despite strong criticism from school officials and board members at its July 11 board meeting. Aramark has provided food … Continue reading

Chronicle: Proviso Won’t Need to Pay Nearly $2M in Fire Repair Overruns | Special Meeting Tuesday
Education

Chronicle: Proviso Won’t Need to Pay Nearly $2M in Fire Repair Overruns | Special Meeting Tuesday

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 … Continue reading