Oak Park Elementary School District 97 will continue receiving lunch and breakfast meals prepared by Oak Park and River Forest High School for the upcoming school year. The five-year agreement between D97 and the high school ends this June. Since 2006, OPRF has provided meals for the district's elementary and middle school kids.
A hearing has been set for Tuesday, May 24, in the lawsuit targeting the recent District 97 referendum. Cook County Judge Mary Mikva will hear the case and decide if a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction should be placed on the April 5 tax increase improved by voters.
Oak Park's Alcuin Montessori School became the second chartered Montessori school in the nation in 1961. Last Friday, a few of its remaining founders were honored by the school during a ceremony recognizing Alcuin's 50th anniversary.
Last year, Irving Elementary School's PTO raised about $10,000 from its first annual spring yard sale at the school, 1125 S. Cuyler. Judging from the hundreds of items that were available for the second annual sale last Saturday, May 14, the PTO may reach, or even top, that mark.
Every family with children attending District 97 schools will have to prove their residency to re-enroll for the upcoming school year. Until now, only new families had to provide documentation to show they're residents of Oak Park.