Percy Julian Middle School hosts a legislative forum Wednesday Oct. 9, featuring state representatives LaShawn Ford and Camille Lilly, and state senators Don Harmon and Kimberly Lightford. The event is scheduled for 7:30-9 p.m. at Julian, 416 S. Ridgeland. The forum is sponsored by Oak Park elementary school District 97.
During Tuesday's D97 board meeting and the public comments section, several parents spoke, upset about the hot classes at the elementary schools. One parent quoted Bob Spatz, the board's president, talking about the central office building in one of my old stories.
District 97 is feeling the heat from a few Oak Park parents upset about their kids sitting in what they describe as boiling hot classrooms in the last few days. Today's (Sept. 10) heat topped nearly 100 degrees.
In a recent talk withOak Parkand River Forest High School Principal Nate Rouse about security matters at the campus, he explained the portal-to-portal, or nexus, concept schools utilize—that is, what a student does from the time he or she lives home to the school and back.
Davis suggested — very cautiously as it was just an idea —about whether a top structure could be built on the school's parking garage that could house both D97 and Park District administrative offices.
Public taxing bodies normally don't ever hold their meetings at the home of a sitting member of that body. But what about an unelected, quasi public body like District 97's volunteer Facilities Advisory Committee?