Oak Park and River Forest High School officials are inviting all community members to submit applications for the newly formed Imagine OPRF Work Group, an advisory body responsible for recommending to the school board a long-term facilities plan at the high school.
Last December, after voters narrowly rejected a referendum to partially fund a $44.5 million five-year facilities plan, the District 200 school board approved a resolution creating a new outreach committee.
The new committee marked the district's attempts to start anew the process of reaching community consensus around a new comprehensive facilities plan that would factor in curriculum, equity and fiscal responsibility, among other issues.
To apply for the group, individuals must:
Attend ONE pre-application meeting at OPRF High School (201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park). The meetings are Monday, March 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Submit an application, which can be found at bit.ly/ImagineOPRF_Application, by noon on Friday, April 14.
Anyone with questions can contact Karin Sullivan, District 200's director of communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-434-3691.
— Michael Romain