Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97 officials announced on July 11 that they will replace Lisa Carlos, the former principal at Lincoln Elementary School, 1111 Grove Ave. in Oak Park, with an interim principal until they can find a permanent replacement. 

Carlos resigned as principal in June after roughly a year at the helm. District officials said that they decided to fill the position on an interim basis during the 2018-19 school year. 

The position was posted both internally and externally last week. District officials said they hope to present a candidate to the school board during the Aug. 14 regular meeting. 

According to a statement issued by District 97, the search for a permanent principal for Lincoln School will begin after Jan. 1, 2019 and will involve input from “the school community.”

“We will provide additional details about this search in the months ahead, including information about how Lincoln students, staff and families can participate in the process,” the statement reads. 

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