Oak Park and River Forest High School is expected to transition to a full-time automated phone system by early 2006, no longer relying on a live person to answer in-coming calls, school officials said.
An average of 300 calls per day have been made to the homes of absent and tardy OPRF students since the school's new automated attendance phone system was installed this school year. At a cost of $20,000, the system places automatic calls to parents' homes if their kids have an unexcused absence or show up late to class.
Well, OPRF may be going to an automated phone answering service in February, but District 97 Oak Park elementary schools still have a live operator, as we deduced, when we called to ask the question and a person answered. Now they declined to answer our question as to whether Dist. 97 had an automated system, but we're still marking them down as "live."
It's been a rough ride this season for the Fenwick football team and Saturday's showdown with Loyola wasn't much different. The Friars fell 31-7 to the Ramblers in Wilmette, conceding any chance of competing in the IHSA State playoffs.
From the Editor The past is what it is: In the past. But I can't help thinking?#34;more like daydreaming?#34;about sitting in a luxury box suite sipping on a free beverage and eating a free hotdog at U.S. Cellular Field while the White Sox play whomever in the 2005 World Series.
Cross-country Conference Results Injuries have given the OPRF girls' cross-country team fits this season, and the bad karma carried over to the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet at Schiller Park on Saturday.
The OPRF soccer team was in much need of some rest after two intense games last week leading up to the regional playoffs. Somewhat recovered from an injury-plagued year, the Huskies closed out the regular season with a 1-1 tie to Morton on Oct. 12th.