District 97 and the Village of Oak Park will host a joint public meeting this Saturday concerning the possibility of building the school district's new headquarters behind village hall on Madison Street.
District 200's super-sized fund balance should be reduced over the next 2 to 4 years to less than 100 percent of the high school's annual expense level, with further reductions to below 40 percent of annualized expenses in the years that follow, according to the district's ad hoc finance advisory committee.
Percy Julian Middle School hosts a legislative forum Wednesday Oct. 9, featuring state representatives LaShawn Ford and Camille Lilly, and state senators Don Harmon and Kimberly Lightford. The event is scheduled for 7:30-9 p.m. at Julian, 416 S. Ridgeland. The forum is sponsored by Oak Park elementary school District 97.
During Tuesday's D97 board meeting and the public comments section, several parents spoke, upset about the hot classes at the elementary schools. One parent quoted Bob Spatz, the board's president, talking about the central office building in one of my old stories.
District 97 is feeling the heat from a few Oak Park parents upset about their kids sitting in what they describe as boiling hot classrooms in the last few days. Today's (Sept. 10) heat topped nearly 100 degrees.