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D209 Administrators Get Slight Pay Raises

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a June 12 regular meeting, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board voted 5-2 to approve salary raises for district administrators. The pay increases ranged from 0.5 percent to 4.5 percent, depending on an employee’s classification.

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D209 Debates ‘Required’ Parent Meeting

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A Parent University meeting at Proviso Math and Science Academy in 2015. | District 209 

Starting next school year, parents at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will be required to attend an annual orientation meeting. In April, the D209 school board voted unanimously to add the requirement to the district’s School-Parent Compact, which every student, parent and/or legal guardian is required to sign.

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D209 Board Approves New Supt. Contract

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6/14/18 

Featured image: Supt. Jesse Rodriguez was given a 5-year contract on June 12. | File 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board approved a 5-year contract for Supt. Jesse Rodriguez during a contentious regular meeting on June 12 that could prove ominous, with some people referencing allegations of discriminatory hiring and workplace practices lodged against the administration to argue why the school board should vote the contract down or at least hold off on voting until the allegations are looked into.

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D209 Hires New HR Administrator After Second Board Vote

Monday, June 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Brazouski, District 209’s new assistant superintendent of human resources, safety and athletics. | Twitter/Tony Brazouski 

The second time was the charm — at least when it comes to Anthony Brazouski, who was hired as Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s new assistant superintendent of human resources, safety and athletics.

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D209 Considering Refinancing $10M in Bonds

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:44 p.m.

Featured image: A chart detailing District 209’s projected borrowing capacity. | Mesirow Financial 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board is looking at refinancing $10 million of working cash bonds that the district issued in 2008 in order to take advantage of lower interest rates. The refinancing, district officials say, could lead to substantial savings and more money to fund major investments, such as the district’s master facility plan.

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D209 Board Heatedly Debates Nepotism Policy Changes

Saturday, December 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, a series of proposed changes to the nepotism policy at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 prompted a heated debate between school board members about whether or not the changes are necessary. 

The changes, introduced by board member Ned Wagner, who heads up the board’s Policy Committee, would prevent anyone related to, or in business with, a sitting board member from working in the district for as long as that board member is in office.

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Disgusted With Aramark, D209 Explores Its Food Options

Saturday, November 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywodnews 

Featured image: A bruised pear served by Aramark at a school in Chicago. | Celeste Hernandez/The School Lunch Project via The Huffington Post 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is exploring the feasibility of cutting ties with its food service provider, Aramark Education Services, as complaints of molded and spoiled food pile up.

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