Anthony Calderone, mayor of Forest Park, announced Tuesday in an e-mail to the Forest Park Review, that he is backing the Proviso Together slate in next week’s election.
“Simply during my entire mayorship I have desired the best possible education for the children of Forest Park. Beginning two years ago, there is renewed interest in moving our public high school in a best direction. This is continuing this election season. I support the Proviso Together team,” wrote Calderone.
The Proviso Together effort began two years ago in Forest Park and resulted in the election of two Forest Park residents, Claudia Medina and Ned Wagner, to the District 209 school board.
In the current election, a slate of four challengers has been put forward by Proviso Together. They are opposed by three incumbent board members and a newcomer running as the Proviso First slate.