Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maggie Riley, the president of the teachers union, speaks against the district’s dress code policy change during a regular school board meeting on May 8.
Teachers at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 are pushing back against the school board’s move to get rid of the district’s uniform policy, arguing that the decision will contribute to an atmosphere of insubordination and disorder at the schools.
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Monday, May 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officials have launched a community survey in order to gather public feedback about the facilities master planning process.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A conceptualization of Proviso West High School presented by Perkins and Will on April 24. | Screenshot from Perkins and Will video
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officials held the fourth, and so far the largest, master facilities plan community engagement session at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, on April 24.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: District 209 board member Ned Wagner, center, has replaced Theresa Kelly, right, as board president. Left, board member Claudia Wagner. | Forest Park Review
During a special meeting on April 30, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education elected a new slate of board officers, district officials confirmed on May 2.
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Sunday, April 29, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Students at Proviso West in 2014, the year students across D209 were required to wear uniforms. | District 209
Four years after students at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 were required to wear uniforms of polos and khakis, the monotony is out the door, driven off largely by what many adults in the district have described as a very disciplined, student-led rebellion against the uniform policy.
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Friday, April 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: D209 Supt. Jesse Rodriguez | Courtesy Proviso Township High Schools District 209
Proviso Township High School District 209 Supt. Jesse Rodriguez said in a recent interview that he’s currently at a crossroad after the school board voted earlier this month against a series of hires and promotions that he had recommended. The personnel changes, he said, were critical to his vision of “transformational change” in the district and are a basic function of his office.
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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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