A standing ovation at a school board meeting is a rare sight. So rare that Amy McCormack, a District 200 board member, couldn't help but point it out at the Feb. 28 meeting following the board's unanimous vote to support the Collaboration for Early Childhood.
It'll be another month before the Collaboration for Early Childhood finds out if Oak Park and River Forest High School is on board with partially funding its proposed supportive care system for at-risk kids.
The creation of an early childhood care support system that stretches across River Forest and Oak Park is a vision being led by Oak Park's Collaboration for Early Childhood. Members and supporters of the nonprofit group have been meeting since early spring to map out the new system and what it will look like.