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Park Forest Star (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Park Forest, Illinois The chairman of the Prairie state College Board of trustees thursday called for the suspension of relations with the schools faculty Senate after the teachers Union took control of the organization. Patrick a. Parisi said the Union takeover abrogated an agreement contained in the schools procedures manual in which the faculty association participated in administrative and academic decisions ranging from routine curriculum changes to major construction programs. A it is apparent that the Union is attempting to say that anything related to academic life in any Way will now be subject to Union negotiation a Parisi said. A we can to accept this kind of an Parisi won the support of other Board members in introducing a strongly worded Resolution for consideration at the boards next meeting on september 2. The Resolution would give the Senate until october 1 to restore its autonomy or face the termination of its traditional role in Campus affairs. Job benefits and other privileges handled through the Senate also would be suspended at that time. The decision to place the Senate under direct control of the Priyaire state College chapter of the american federation of teachers was a two step process that ultimately was approved by a nearly 2-1 margin of those voting on the Issue two months ago. An Early Resolution calling for consideration of the proposal passed by a narrow margin 31 to 29 in May. But 46 of the 83 teachers who voted in the referendum june 10 approved the takeover making the Senate an operating unit of the Union local. The measure also directed All members of the Senate to become Union members beginning in september 1977, and gave the Senate the duties of representing teachers in the areas of curriculum academic policies student affairs and other collegiate matters. The unions executive committee would continue representing the teachers As their bargaining agent in matters pertaining to salaries fringe benefits and conditions of employment. At Issue is the relationship Between the nonunion Senate and the school Board which was outlined in the 1968 edition of continued on Page 4 Board weighs know How a f u Fie of of Park fore to Illinois want ads no. 22 66 pages�?4 sections sunday August 22, 1976 20 cents per single copy Union moves in pc Board agrees ultimatum to Senate patrol pedals Way to arrests by Donna Urschel in operation less than a month. Park Forest police night bicycle patrol has resulted in four arrests. The special patrol was implemented August 1 by police chief w Illiam Hamby primarily to apprehend citizen band radio thieves. However arrests made so far Are Justice building in Joliet a proposed criminal Justice Center and correctional facility for will county will be built in Joliet if Federal funds become available. That decision coining after a recent series of Seesaw talks that pitted the Joliet site against one outside of the City has pleased at least two groups the Joliet downtown development Council and residents of Greentree subdivision. Representatives from each were at wednesdays county Board meeting where county officials reversed a Public safety committee recommendation to build the facility along Laraway Road about 4.7 Miles East of Joliet. The site preferred by the county sheriffs department which already has a substation on the 14-acre parcel alongside county Highway facilities is opposed by the neighbouring subdivision residents and the development Council. The subdivision dwellers Many of whom attended the meeting with children in Tow trooped several speakers before the Board to reflect their opposition. They cited Security risks and property devaluation As among their reasons for fighting the project threatening Legal action As a last resort. Although at least two county officials disagreed with the Security argument saying the risks were minimal when compared to Street crime and the past history of jail breakouts a motion to use the Joliet site easily cleared the Board with 20 votes in favor and one pass. Proposing a More specific plan for the facility meanwhile was development continued on Page 4 in connection with an attempted Auto theft and the confiscation of one Pound of marijuana. In addition to the regular night patrol policemen dressed in Street clothes ride around the Village on a bicycle to apprehend unsuspecting criminals. Last sunday night. Officer John Armellino nabbed three youths who were allegedly tampering with an Auto that was parked at Trinity lutheran Church Birch and Western Avenue the suspects Are Kevin c. Williams. 19, of Chicago. Alvin b Redmond. 19. And Michael Jackson. 18. Both of Robbins. Armellino noticed a suspicious car travelling South on Western and followed it to the Church parking lot. The police officer said he positioned himself in the shadows and observed the youths. The Trio emerged from their Auto approached a luxury car in the lot and started tampering with it Armellino said he peddled out of the shadows and in the direction of the suspects. When the Trio saw Armellino they reportedly jumped into their Auto and sped North on Western Avenue. The officer alerted area squad cars via the radio and the youths were stopped by officer Brent Elliot on 26th Street near Sauk Lake. All three youths were charged with tampering with an Auto. Williams also was charged with speeding and eluding a police officer police said Redmond was wanted by will county sheriff s police for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle on August 4. More than $1,000 in marijuana was recovered by a police detective on bicycle patrol in the parking lot of Arbor trails apartment Complex. Charged with Possession of cannabis was Clarence Bennett 23. Of Chicago. According to Hamby the bicycle patrol will continue indefinitely. The primary goal of the special patrol is to catch cd thieves. Hamby said the theft of cd radios has reached a crisis level nationally. A was Long As there a a Market willing to buy stolen property there will be disreputable people willing to fill that Market. A the theft problem could come to a screeching halt if people weren t so eager to buy stolen Hamby said. Inside the Star today unions and politics the final article in a series exploring the waning influence of labor unions in the political Arena is on Page 11. Two wheel racer entering Competition for the first time Carol Boyajian a 34-year-old Homewood housewife has found bicycle Road racing a demanding pastime. See Page 13. Page classified advertising business directory.29-43 dining entertainment. Magazine editorials .12 especially for women .19-23 Page King arthur.17 obituaries.6 sports. 13-16 to As commission need industries pleasure boating inside to Magazine dist. 227 budget hearing tomorrow a Public hearing on Rich High school District 227�?Ts 1976-77 budget will be held tomorrow at 8 . At Rich East in the Media Center. A committee of the whole will present to the Public a proposed $7.8 million balanced budget showing reductions totalling nearly $200,000 from the 1975-76 budget. The reduction is the result of trimming costs aimed at cutting into a deficit the District has accumulated Over the last several years. The new budget based on anticipated Revenue and expenditures for the coming school year shows an operating balance of $183,179. The budget includes incremental salary increases of about 3.25 per cent based on the terms of the current salary schedule but does not include any further increases that will result from salary and fringe Benefit negotiations now being conducted Between the teachers and the Board of education. Although the proposed budget indicates a balance Between revenues and expenditures District officials note that the financial picture could change depending on How much actual Revenue is forthcoming from the state of Illinois which has not yet firmly fixed its finding formula for local school districts. Final settlement of current salary bargaining could also change the picture. A we have worked from conservative estimates of anticipated funds said associate superintendent Gregory Sloan a and it appears from latest information from the state that our budget figures Are pretty much on the boards budget and finance committee chairman or. Thomas Beckham will answer questions and conduct discussions on budgetary items. Members of the District administrative staff will also participate. The budget organized into its four main continued on Page 4 an interested citizen or a technical expert who can Best serve the Community in which he or she resides the question was a focal Point of discussion by the Park Forest Village Board of trustees wednesday at a special meeting to Analyse commission Structure and uses with Board members taking opposite viewpoints. A advisory commissions should be made up of interested citizens a Village president Mayer Singerman said. A these citizens Are not expected to be technical experts. I would like these ideas written into the policy for advisory boards and Singerman stressed that the purpose of a commission is for a citizen input and a to reflect the feeling of the a if you want technical assistance you can go out and buy it a he added. But trustee James Marzuki disagreed saying a a commission is an advisory group. I would urge using the technical experts who live in the Marzuki continued a it is Wise for the Village to have both technical advice and other interested citizens. The experience Talent and training of those with technical expertise Are a when it comes to the plan commission human relations commission and environmental conservation commission you do want expertise a commented trustee Rudolph Lachmann. A you May be Able to get expertise Only at the expense of making them he suggested the trustees a not be rigid on Singerman suggested a possible Compromise. The Village Board could eliminate the role of the advisory member. Then the role of the advisory member could be turned into the role of technical expert. The technical expert would not be a regular member of the commission. Singerman said a a in be noticed a problem with technical experts on certain commissions. The commissioners look toward the technical expert or staff member and ask the expert a what do we do instead of carrying out what the commissioners want. There is an Assumption that the expert has the right Marzuki said he did not think the Board could a a preclude an individual who is a technical expert from serving. �?o1 would like to forget this policy on advisory boards and commissions and use our Good judgment in making appointments a Marzuki said. The policy draft for advisory boards and commissions lists two major purposes for the commissions a the commissions should act As advocates for programs and projects in their subject matter area As related to the charges set Forth for each commission. A after appropriation study the commission is to give advice and make recommendations on proposed programs to the Board of trustees. Singerman also presented a Chart of the committees which Are under the Village Board. He made preliminary suggestions to eliminate some committees and to consolidate others. The Village Board will meet again to discuss advisory boards and commissions at a later Date. District 163 schools open on september 1 Park Forest school District 163 opens its doors for the 28th year on september 1. Students will receive their assignment cards on thursday superintendent Ivan Baker who begins his 25th year in the District will be assisted by Jean Bernstein in the area of curriculum and Donald e. Keeling in the areas of personnel and business. Principals and their assignments Are Algonquin school. Marilyn Tannebaum Beacon Hill Fred Segner Blackhawk elementary. Bob Hulka Blackhawk Junior High. Fred Tandy Dogwood. Tina Schwartz Lakewood. Don Austin Mohawk Esther Lamb Sauk Trail. Turner Rouse Westwood elementary. Robert Washington and we Estwood Junior High. Bernard Charland. Shirley Parker is the director of title Vii. And Ardath Meeden is the director to the Illinois Law requiring students entering kindergarten and fifth Grade to have a medical and dental examination before entering school. Remodelling has taken place in five of the 10 District buildings this summer new open space team programs will be at Blackhawk elementary with mrs. Ruth coffer and mrs. Marilyn Carey Westwood elementary with mrs. Linda Atherton and mrs. Lois Vasey Mohawk school with miss Jacqueline Prater and mrs. Zola Odell and Sauk Trail school with mrs. Carol Parker and mrs Dorothy Eveland. New co operative teaching groups Are at Beacon Hill school with mrs. Sally Freedman. Mrs. Theresa Matthies and mrs. Nancy Vanderwall. Facilities for the seventh and eighth Grade teams at Blackhawk Junior High have been enlarged. In the area of social studies. Mrs. Bernstein announced that the revised curriculum will include units on Early Man. Western Europe Russia and Africa in addition Many other new books and materials Are in the process of being delivered to the schools now. Teachers from Wildwood were transferred As follows Mohawk Robert Thomas and miss Prater Lakewood. Basil Kakavas mrs. Louise Wing. Fred Evans and mrs. Helen fish Algonquin mrs. Kenda Heckman and mrs. Cynthia Blackman and Blackhawk Junior High Nello Vignocchi. All but two of the honorable dismissed teachers have been rehired according to Keeling. New staff members this year Are Alice Hanes pod Beacon Hill Alva Batiste. P-3-Beacon Hill Jacqueline Thomas. Title Vii Dogwood David Strong Counselor at Blackhawk Junior High Magga Holda Home arts at Westwood Junior High Barbara Burnett title Vil Blackhawk Junior High Terry Nemchock Art Mohawk. And Alice Adelman career education coordinator. Jubilation reigns As George Townsend cent Errich township Republican committeeman flanked by Richard b. Port and Ruth Hooper delegates from Lagrange hear that president Ford has the nomination. Townsend of Park Forest was a Delegate to the Republican National convention in Kansas City. He May look like an Ordinary citizen out for an evening ride but beware. He a a Park Forest policeman on the night bicycle patrol peddling around the Community to Nab Auto thieves cd thieves and any other criminal who May Cross his path. Composite photo by Ron Caise

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