Tag: Rodney Alexander

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 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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Out And About: Congressional Candidate’s 7th District Walk Ends In Maywood

Monday, January 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Clark, right, with Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board member Rodney Alexander outside of Proviso East High School in Maywood on Dec. 23. | Paul Goyette 

On Dec. 23, Anthony Clark, a community activist and a Democratic candidate running for the 7th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, attempted to walk the span of the 7th District — which is shaped like a cowboy boot, with the toe facing south.

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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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District 209 Could Create Annual Mandatory Parent Meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mike Burries, a member of the district’s parent and community engagement committee during a Nov. 8 meeting, where a proposal to create an annual mandatory parent meeting was introduced. | Michael Romain/VFP

Mandatory parent meetings could be coming to Proviso Township High Schools District 209 starting next year. District 209 board member Rodney Alexander introduced the proposal during the inaugural meeting of the newly reconfigured parent and community engagement committee, held Nov. 8 at Proviso West High School in Hillside.

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