A conversation between a female student and her school counselor inspired female staff at OPRF to create 800 T-shirts with the word "RESPECT" on them, in response to a recent incident of a male student ranking girls on their looks and purported sexual experience in an inappropriate list.
Merryl Brownlow was planning a quiet Christmas at home with her husband, Alec, and their 6-year-old daughter Lucy. That was until she got a call from her international adoption agency about a week before Christmas. The adoption of their 2-year-old daughter from Ethiopia had been finalized and they could bring her home to the United States.
If Dist. 97's April 5 referendum fails, officials say drastic cuts will have to be made to close its budget deficit. Wednesday Journal has been profiling some of the programs on the reduction list leading up to the vote. This week we look at the district's FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) program.
Oak Park and River Forest High School will explore how to let students use their own devices in the classroom as part of an overall 5-year technology plan the high school has put together. An upgraded phone system, rewiring of the building and projectors in every class are also part of the plan.
Bids for the construction project at Lincoln School in Oak Park, which will add classroom space and a secured entrance, went out last Monday and are expected back by early February, officials from District 97 said.
District 97 has finally settled on a roughly $48 million operating tax rate hike, which will cost property owners about $38 for every $1,000 paid in property taxes, if voters approve the ballot proposal on April 5.
If Dist. 97's April 5 referendum fails, officials say drastic cuts will have to be made to fill its budget deficit. In the upcoming weeks leading up to the vote, Wednesday Journal will look at some of the programs on the reduction list. In this issue, BRAVO and CAST.