Lots of chatter at D97

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

Residents will have many chances to chime in on a range of topics related to Oak Park Elementary Schools District 97, starting with the district's 5th Annual Legislator Discussion, which takes place this Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Julian Middle School Commons, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Park. 

The event is hosted by the district's Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention and Monitoring (CLAIM) and the D97 Board of Education. Lawmakers scheduled to participate include state senators Don Harmon (39th) and Kimberly Lightford (4th), and state representatives La Shawn Ford (8th) and Camille Lilly (78th). 

They'll be talking about a range of topics, including those related to state funding and equity. 

And on Nov. 8, Supt. Carol Kelley will host the first of three community coffees. "There will be no set agendas or presentations," a district flyer promoting the event reads. The conversation "will be an opportunity to engage in an informal conversation about what is happening" in the district's schools. 

The first coffee is Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Buzz Café, 905 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park. The other two will take place on Nov. 29 and Dec. 9. Visit the district's website for more details. 

 Michael Romain  

Email: michael@oakpark.com

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Latest Comments