Oak Park School District 97 News

During the past few weeks, we have been investigating options for replacing Dr. Lisa Carlos, who resigned as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School on June 18. After explori...

In June, the Board of Education and Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA) reached an agreement on a new teacher contract. One of the notable changes in this contract is...

Dr. Lisa Carlos has resigned as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School to accept a principal position with Community Consolidated School District 62 in Des Plaines. Her fina...

The District 97 Board of Education, administration and Oak Park Teachers’ Association (OPTA) are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on a new te...

District 97's World Language Advisory Committee (WLAC) wrapped up the 2017-18 school year on May 14 with the presentation of the Spring 2018 Quixote Awards. The award...

Lincoln Elementary School was named a second place winner in the primary school category for the 2017-18 Global Virtual Classroom contest – a free online program that brin...

Need assistance scanning and uploading your proof of residency for your returning student’s registration? The district will have designated "Residency Upload Day...

Oak Park Elementary School District 97, River Forest District 90 and Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 are pleased to introduce a new mental health resource for...

During its meeting on April 24, 2018, the District 97 Board of Education unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for regular and special education transport...

During its meeting on April 24, 2018, the District 97 Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of John Chase as the district's new coordinator of safety ...

The District 97 Board of Education is currently in the process of creating a policy that will not only formalize its steadfast commitment to equity but also guide the ...

The District 97 Board of Education is currently in the process of creating a policy that will not only formalize its steadfast commitment to equity but also guide the ...

Elementary schools in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 will host open houses this May for incoming kindergarten families. Parents and guardians who attend the even...

During its meeting on March 13, 2018, the Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of three new administrators. The board hired Paul Starck-King as the district&r...

Below is a joint statement from the Board of Education, district administration and Oak Park Teachers' Association regarding the status of negotiati...

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2018-19 Those Who Excel Awards. While everyone who was nominated has had a profound and lasting impact on our schools an...

On March 3, District 97 earned first place at the West 40 Speech and Drama Festival for the eighth straight year. The district’s team, which was composed of stud...

District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community who are interested in taking an active role in shaping the future of our schools by applying to serve i...

The District 97 Board of Education is currently in the process of creating a policy that will not only formalize its steadfast commitment to equity but also guide the work ...