An Oak Park advocacy group charges that the recent state-run audit looking into discipline at Oak Park and River Forest High School only looked at a fraction of complaints leveled at the school and failed to thoroughly examine whether discipline is imposed and assessed fairly among students.

The Citizens Code of Conduct Committee submitted a letter to Robert Ingraffia, suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education superintendent, voicing a number of the group’s complaints. The 7-page letter, which includes a two-page letter sent to state Sen. Don Harmon, one of the legislators who called for the audit, criticizes both the findings and process under which the audit was conducted.

The 16-month audit conducted by the regional office of education resulted in a three-page summary that even some of those who called for the audit found puzzling.

“In light of what we see as a flawed, incomplete, and inconsistent audit effort, it will be interesting to see the response of the school board and those legislators who have sought the audit,” said the statement.

Citizen’s Code of Conduct Committee member Clifford Meacham was unavailable for comment. The committee, formed prior to the request by state legislators to investigate OPRF’s discipline practices, has charged that discipline administered by the school is unfair to white students. The group joined forces with APPLE (African-American Parents for Purposeful Education, which charged that black students were treated unfairly. APPLE has no made any public comments concerning the audit or its findings. Ingraffia is scheduled to appear Thursday, Dec. 8 at a special meeting with the District 200 Board of Education to discuss the audit. Members of the Code of Conduct Committee and APPLE are scheduled to appear.

?#34;Terry Dean

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