Proviso 209 BoE Meeting 10/10/2017 Announcement

largeseal-ss1The Proviso 209 Board of Education meeting is 10/10/17 at Proviso West. The meeting begins at 5:30PM, but the open session begins at 7:00PM.


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10/5/2017 Forest Park Budget Meeting – Revenue

On October 5th, 2017 the Forest Park Village Council and staff met to discuss revenue increasing options for the village to help bridge the budget shortfall which is currently said to be around $1 million after a round of budget cuts. The previous budget cut meeting did not contain $600k in cuts from the original $1.6 million shortfall, but it has been reported that the shortfall has fallen to $1.2 million and now $1 million in the time since that workshop.

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Proviso 209 BoE Meeting 9/12/2017 Announcement

largeseal-ss1The Proviso 209 Board of Education meeting is 9/12/17 at Proviso East.  The meeting begins at 5:30PM, but the open session begins at 7:00PM.


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Forest Park Vendors: Where our $’s are Spent

Late last week we presented a few graphics depicting village revenue and expense at a high level. Now, in order to dig a little deeper the FPAC has worked to develop these graphical representations of village expenses broken down by vendor. This data is pulled from records obtained from a FOIA Request of the detailed monthly village bills for FY 2016.

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An Overview of Forest Park 2016 Finances

 A recent article in the Forest Park Review describes a budget shortfall in the 2017 fiscal year beginning May 1st. In an effort to more easily digest the village finances from a high level, The FPAC has developed these graphical representations of village revenue, expenses, and budgeted revenue and expenses vs. actual. This data is pulled from the 2016 Annual Audit. Note that the totals shown do not reflect transfers from various funds, and the overall financial standing of the village is well summarized in the audit highlights on page 4.

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Proviso 209 BoE Meeting 8/8/17 Notes

largeseal-ss1Here are some rough notes on the Proviso High School District 209 Board meeting from 8/8/2017 It’s more of a transcription than summary.


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Review: Ezra and Mike: Facing Racial Tension in Forest Park (Advanced Screening)

“Ezra and Mike” is a short (22 minute) and honest film about the racial hostility experienced by the first black family to move to Forest Park, and the one neighbor—Mike Chiapetta- who came to their aid. While the film is short, it took a concerted, even heroic effort by John Rice to get it made—and six years of his life to research the story, film the interviews and get them edited. The film previewed at Slainte on Saturday July 29. While it would be unfair to fully review a work-in-progress, it is more than fair to congratulate John on documenting a hidden chapter in Forest Park history, and to urge Forest Parkers to see the film the next time it is shown. It is eye-opening.

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Proviso 209 BoE Meeting 8/8/2017 Announcement

largeseal-ss1The Proviso 209 Board of Education meeting is 8/8/17 at PMSA.   The meeting begins at 6:00PM, but the open session begins at 7:15PM.


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Citizen Impression of the Proviso District 209

This was one of the first meetings for the new reform board of directors elected in 2015 and 2017 under the Proviso Together banner. Some audience members observed that they seemed happier to be there than did previous board members and that they asked more questions of presenters. To me, having attended a few board meetings over the years, what I see now is very much an active and engaged board looking to make their mark.

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Proviso 209 BoE Meeting 7/11/2017 Announcement

largeseal-ss1The Proviso 209 Board of Education meeting is 7/11/17 at PMSA.   The meeting begins at 6:00PM, but the open session begins at 7:15PM.


Meeting Agenda

Meeting Documents

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