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

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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 bills submitted by a politically connected fire restoration and construction company.”

The district’s attorneys said that former D209 Supt. Nettie Collins-Hart “had no legal authority to enter into contracts over $25,000, and then board president Dan Adams had no personal authority to sign any documents without a formal roll call vote of approval by the school board as a whole,” the Chronicle report notes.

Read the full report here.

Special D209 meeting Tuesday, June 27

The D209 school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 6 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., to discuss the board’s mission, vision, core beliefs, board of education goals and board meeting structure, according to the meeting agenda.

D89 board reconfigures

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Sally Alondra Casillas, center, pictured with her fellow Putting Children First Party candidates and veteran board members Veronica Bonilla-Lopez, left, and Regina Rivers. | Putting Children First Party

From a statement by D89 Board President Gwaine Dianne Williams:

“The Board of Education bid farewell to long serving, retired Board member Loretta Gustello and welcomed newly elected Board member, Sally Alondra Casillas.

“With its re-organization of officers, the D89 Board remains unified and dedicated to the mission of equity in education for all of our children.”

Below: (L-R) Kasharii Parker, Jesse Macias, Veronica Bonilla-Lopez, Dianne Williams, Loretta Gustello, Regina Rivers, Marie Urso | District 89

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

  1. That is good that the district court judge dismissed Proviso Township High Schools District #209. It is very heartbreaking that the judge also dismissed former Vice President Dan Adams and former Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart. Those two are responsible of signing the contract without the board’s approval. It is violation of the oath they took while in office. It was immoral and unethical.

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