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?
Sharon Patchak-Layman, a longtime member of both the OPRF and D97 school boards, has suggested a fix to D97's space issues at its current location. Patchak-Layman told Wednesday Journal last week that she thinks D97 should move its central office locations to OPRF.
Maggie Anderson, whose family in 2009 decided to purchase all their goods and services from black-owned businesses to support minority entrepreneurship, appeared on CSPAN Aug. 29. It was the same night GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gave his acceptance speech.
District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community who are interested in taking an active role in shaping the future of our schools by applying to serve in a voluntary capacity on our Finance Oversight and Review Committee (FORC).