D103 board gives Lyons insider’s firm $75K contract

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Without any comment or discussion, the Lyons School District 103 Board of Education voted 6-0 at a special meeting on Aug. 13 to award a contract worth $75,000 annually to a company owned by an employee of the village of Lyons who also is the brother-in-law of Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty. 

District 103 hired City Social Marketing Solutions, which is owned by Kevin Thomas, to handle the district’s communications strategy, develop social media pages for each of the district’s schools, produce the district newsletter, distribute the superintendent’s monthly reports and handle other communications and marketing endeavors for the district.

The contract calls for City Social Marketing Solutions to be paid $7,500 a month with the exception of June and December. City Social will take over and expand on the work that City Media had been doing for $2,000 a month since April of 2020. District 103 Superintendent Kristopher Rivera said that it is his understanding that City Media has merged with City Social.

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