Oak Park and River Forest High School has hired John Carlson as its interim director of human resources for the 2013-2014 school year. Carlson has been an administrator at Elgin High School, Niles North High School and Niles Township High School.
Posha Carter remembers some of the family stories shared with him by gay teens from Oak Park and surrounding suburbs when he was youth leader with OPALGA, the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association.
School PTOs or outside groups such as the Girl Scouts will not have to pay to use District 97 facilities, said Supt. Albert Roberts, responding to a misconception that the elementary school district was planning to charge parent groups.
After just a year on the job, Joanne Schochat, who oversaw Oak Park Elementary School District 97's human resources department, resigned June 11. Supt. Albert Roberts would not discuss details about her resignation, because it was a "personnel matter," but said the district has accepted her resignation.