CHSD218 Teacher/Sub
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livehereforever

Midlothian, IL

#1 Apr 11, 2013
How can the district employ a person as a teacher and sub who has been arrested 2 times in 4 months, Once for a DUI and the other for Domestic violence. This person was let go from his last school becasuse of this. He is with our kids everyday. He shouldnt be.
I am sure he has been to court but don't know the outcome. Guess he can be buddies with Holmes and have more to offer the district.
But if you know a higher up administrator guess your past doesnt matter.
Make the Call

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 11, 2013
livehereforever wrote:
How can the district employ a person as a teacher and sub who has been arrested 2 times in 4 months, Once for a DUI and the other for Domestic violence. This person was let go from his last school becasuse of this. He is with our kids everyday. He shouldnt be.
I am sure he has been to court but don't know the outcome. Guess he can be buddies with Holmes and have more to offer the district.
But if you know a higher up administrator guess your past doesnt matter.
Make a Hotline Call.
WHY DOES IT MATTER

Evergreen Park, IL

#3 Apr 11, 2013
218 has convicted felons running their maintence department for years.Just ask Randy or Roger Ford about their records!!!!!!!!!!
No one seems to care

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 11, 2013
WHY DOES IT MATTER wrote:
218 has convicted felons running their maintence department for years.Just ask Randy or Roger Ford about their records!!!!!!!!!!
No one seems to care about the kids, they voted Heuser in the city without regards to 218. I can't get over this, whats wrong with people. Soon you will see the same within the city too.
No One Cares

Alsip, IL

#5 Apr 14, 2013
Yep, you're right! NO ONE CARES - only those who are in power care enough to get buddies and family jobs.
BI VOTER

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 16, 2013
I Can not belive that Rodger Ford still has a job.With his record a simple backround check will show what 218 is hiding!!!
blucerned

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Apr 16, 2013
WHY DOES IT MATTER wrote:
218 has convicted felons running their maintence department for years.Just ask Randy or Roger Ford about their records!!!!!!!!!!
Mike Graham hired a bunch of cronies during his watch who had questionable backgrounds and Rodger Ford is one of them. Others include the Kosics, Angel, Roberto and other friends and neighbors. During Graham's reign allegations of favoritism, bid steering, harassment, and improper asbestos abatement were raised to the D218 Board. Graham recieved $250,000 settlement and an $80,000 raise 2 years ago for simply threatening to sue the school board for "duress". Graham has since been terminated and is once again threatening to sue as he attempts to negotiate an exit settlement. He is seeking cash and health insurance from D218 for losing a job that he wasn't qualifiesd to do.

With so many of Grahams cronies still employed at D218, tax payers and officials alike should be alarmed. There have been reports in these threads of Ford's personal activities during 218 business hours, his campaigning for Randy Heuser, his drawing a $20,000 annual stipend for reasons unknown, and his keeping his personal service and repair vehicle at the DDE campus. Seems like Ford has picked right up where Graham left. off! If D218 wants to make things right, there is an obvious need to purge the Mike Graham associates, particularly those in leadership positions.

Randy was just reelected as D218 Board Member. He needs to step up immediately and publicly declare that things need to change and he is willing to work to that end for the good of the taxpayers. If he doesn't he is sheepishly declaring his support for Graham, Ford, and all that is wrong at D218.
IKE TEACHER

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 17, 2013
On top of all this Randy is blaming the Teachers in 218 for all of the academic failings.Now the Teachers are getting moved all around the district.While the Administration jus keeps getting raises.So sad.
Lol 2

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 17, 2013
Oh yeah and a little bit of theft 2
Whistler

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Apr 17, 2013
Lol 2 is Mike Graham, former director of maintenance at CHSD 218 and he seems a bit edgy.
Tax Payer

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 17, 2013
IKE TEACHER wrote:
On top of all this Randy is blaming the Teachers in 218 for all of the academic failings.Now the Teachers are getting moved all around the district.While the Administration just keeps getting raises.So sad.
What do you expect? This administration and board spend over 12% on administration instead of using more money to support the teachers and actual education of the students. Teachers and support staff get measly raises that after health insurance increases they will end up with less pay than they did two years ago. Administrators are some of the highest paid in the state and get non cost health insurance as well as increasing pensions. When it is time to play the blame game they will always blame it on the teachers and not themselves for not doing right by the students. Look at these posts, look how these board members and administrators hire who ever they want and the lack of concern for the children's education or the taxpayer's money!
LOL 3

Evergreen Park, IL

#13 Apr 17, 2013
Poor little Mike once in rehab always in rehab.I bet all the nures in Palos laughed their asses of behind their best customers back.Your little HITLER SYNDROME IS GETTING OLD.
Worth Repeating

Chicago, IL

#14 Apr 17, 2013
A must read: School Corruption:
Betrayal of Children and the Public Trust
by: Armand A.Fusco

Here is book to read that explains how schools have a treasure chest in which board members and administrators are able to gorge on do to greed. Tragically tax dollars are viewed as personal treasure chests to be pillaged and abused all in the name of children. School officials make every effort to hide this corruption. As more money is deposited into this treasure chest, they simply have more to gorge on. Much of this plundering goes unrecognized and unreported. There are way too many people with education dollars that feel they, rather the children, are entitled to feast from the educational treasure chest and taxpayers don't want to believe that board members and administrators would steal from children that they are suppose to serve. There are no real boundaries and no real remorse when corruption proves more profitable than protecting and educating our children. What can be in this treasure chest: Contracts for construction, remodeling, legal, and engineering, Grants, Federal, State and Foundations, Nepotism , employing ones relatives and friends into school jobs, Purchasing, Power and influence, Personal benefits such as gifts gratuities, kick backs and vendors paying thousands of dollars for the possibility of selling to the district expenditures for allowing waste, theft, and fraud. etc... All this going hushed up and unreported while our "watch dogs" turn into "lap dogs" that are sleeping! Now, why are children under performing, Why are our taxes sky rocketing?
Popoff

Oak Lawn, IL

#15 Apr 30, 2013
blucerned wrote:
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Mike Graham hired a bunch of cronies during his watch who had questionable backgrounds and Rodger Ford is one of them. Others include the Kosics, Angel, Roberto and other friends and neighbors. During Graham's reign allegations of favoritism, bid steering, harassment, and improper asbestos abatement were raised to the D218 Board. Graham recieved $250,000 settlement and an $80,000 raise 2 years ago for simply threatening to sue the school board for "duress". Graham has since been terminated and is once again threatening to sue as he attempts to negotiate an exit settlement. He is seeking cash and health insurance from D218 for losing a job that he wasn't qualifiesd to do.
With so many of Grahams cronies still employed at D218, tax payers and officials alike should be alarmed. There have been reports in these threads of Ford's personal activities during 218 business hours, his campaigning for Randy Heuser, his drawing a $20,000 annual stipend for reasons unknown, and his keeping his personal service and repair vehicle at the DDE campus. Seems like Ford has picked right up where Graham left. off! If D218 wants to make things right, there is an obvious need to purge the Mike Graham associates, particularly those in leadership positions.
Randy was just reelected as D218 Board Member. He needs to step up immediately and publicly declare that things need to change and he is willing to work to that end for the good of the taxpayers. If he doesn't he is sheepishly declaring his support for Graham, Ford, and all that is wrong at D218.
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Popoff

Oak Lawn, IL

#16 Apr 30, 2013
I would suggest you get your facts straight before you want to spread rumors.
ConcernedVotingC itizen

Oak Lawn, IL

#18 Apr 30, 2013
It seems to mean that some employees have too much time on their hands. If they would do their job and stop harrassing innocent people maybe everyone can learn to get along. I guess so much for that happening huh!!!!!
Voter Tax Payer Too

Chicago, IL

#19 Apr 30, 2013
ConcernedVotingCitizen wrote:
It seems to mean that some employees have too much time on their hands. If they would do their job and stop harrassing innocent people maybe everyone can learn to get along. I guess so much for that happening huh!!!!!
You seem to have no concerns for the waste of your money and the abuse of power that seems to be going on in District 218. None of these administrators appear to be all that innocent and why shouldn't the Voters, Taxpayers and Parents be made aware of these issues? Maybe something will be done about all of it! Too much of the Tax Payer's Money is going out the door without explanation, this is a FACT, look it up on the publicly released Annual Statement of Affairs.
Fraud and Waste Experts

Chicago, IL

#20 Apr 30, 2013
They have been fraud and waste experts for years and years.
Mike

Midlothian, IL

#21 Jun 2, 2013
Fraud and Waste Experts wrote:
They have been fraud and waste experts for years and years.
You have made your bed brother. night, night..........
No Bids

Cape Coral, FL

#22 Jan 12, 2014
Former Director Mike Graham did allot of shady deals with the district. He should be investigated for wasting tax payer money, and put behind bars. Also he ran off allot of good people that used to work for the school district and hired Ron Prattles cronies. You used to see school District 218 have longevity in there buildings. Now its a revolving door. The Head Custodian job used to have people like Carl Tomsak, Kent Hoefling who where around for 10 plus years, with John Hickey leading the way.
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