For the last 11 years, the program has sent more than 400 OPRF students overseas and across the United States, kids who typically don't get such experiences. These trips are educational as much as fun. The students learn about the places they visit and specific fields of study, like science, conservation and biology.
While the school board election for the high school has yielded more than a dozen candidates running to serve on the District 200 board, Oak Park's elementary school District 97 is again an uncontested race. That surprised Graham Brisben, a candidate for the D97 board who'll be elected to one of three open seats on Tuesday, April 9.