Parents from Irving School updated the District 97 Board of Education, Nov. 16, concerning their plans to transform the large blacktop space at 1125 S. Cuyler into green space featuring a play lot, athletic fields and an upgraded parking lot.
Many aspiring adult authors have yet to pen their first book. At 15, Christopher Calhoun has already published his second, and that book is now being shopped around Hollywood by his publishers as a possible feature film.
Should students who are involved in co-curricular activities at their school be prohibited from participating if they have poor grades, or be allowed to continue in hopes that their academics will improve with their involvement?
District 97 plans to ask voters to support a $75 million working cash bond sale referendum in April 2011. That will amount to an increase of $61 for every $1,000 paid in property taxes. Taxpayers, though, won't see that increase until their tax bills arrive in the fall of 2012.
See Supt. Albert Roberts' presentation from Saturday’s study session Oak Park's elementary school District 97 would be in store for drastic cuts in programs and staff for the 2011-2012 school year if its planned referendum next April fails. Administration and the board discussed that possibility in great detail at a referendum study session Saturday.
Last week, %uFEFFOak Park and River Forest High School observed "True Colors Tuesday," encouraging not only the students but also adult female staff in the building to come to school for one day without any makeup. The idea is to celebrate and accept one's inner beauty.