Oak Park School District 97 News

During our meeting on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, the District 97 Board of Education unanimously approved the estimated tax levy for 2019. A public hearing will be held Dec. 10, 201...

Please click here to access information about the tentative 2019 tax levy. District 97 is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistan...

District 97 Families, We are so excited to be working with your student(s) this year to support their Spanish language acquisition and cultural competency in our class. L...

The District 97 Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, has been canceled. The board will instead hold a brief business meeting following a previously sche...

District 97 staff members were recognized Saturday, Oct. 19, during the Illinois State Board of Education's "Those Who Excel" awards banquet in Normal, IL. The&...

Dear District 97 Families, Staff and Community, On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released our annual School Report Card, which shows how we...

An early childhood special education classroom at Whittier Elementary School hosted a "Purple Party" on Monday, Oct. 28, for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. O...

Partnering with parents is critically important to supporting our students and achieving our goals of ensuring every D97 student is…  Known, nurtured, and cele...

A Message from Our Nurses

October 28, 2019

Flu season is here. The flu is a serious illness and the best way to prevent flu for you and your child is to do the following: Encourage hand washing Keeping ...

After participating in auditions that drew more than 1,500 children from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, more than 60 students from Brooks and Julian middle schools we...

District 97 is beginning the search for the individual who will serve as the next principal of Mann Elementary School. One of the first steps in this process will be to create a profile of the ideal candidate for the position that is based on feedback from the school’s students, staff and parents/guardians.

As many of you are aware, Principal Jonathan Ellwanger will retire in June after more than 30 years of service at Beye. In preparation for his departure, District 97 is beginning the search for the school's next principal.

District 97 is administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey again this year to parents/guardians from all 10 of our schools. The parent survey is available now, and the su...

During the Oct. 15 meeting of the District 97 Board of Education, Superintendent Carol Kelley presented a report on the district's efforts to increase access to math en...

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, and DePaul University’s Community Counseling Center have partnered to deliv...

The Home Avenue bridge over the I-290 Expressway will be open to student traffic starting the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 15, according to village officials. The bridge, which h...

This is a reminder that all District 97 schools and offices will be open on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. In accordance with school code, we will recognize Indigenous Peoples&#...

Dear District 97 Families, For those of our families who celebrate Halloween, many of you are starting to discuss costumes choices with your child. Although students are not ...

The Village of Oak Park has extended the closure of the Home Avenue pedestrian bridge over the I-290 Expressway through Friday, Oct. 11. The bridge, which has been closed to ...

During its regular meeting on Sept. 24, the District 97 Board of Education heard a presentation from Superintendent Carol Kelley on the district's FY20 Goals and Equity Impl...

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 was recently recognized for its exceptional communications efforts during the 2018-19 school year. The Illinois Chapter of the National...

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 will be hosting three additional community information sessions on their plans for&nbs...

The following letter was sent to all District 97 families on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from Faith Cole, the district's director of Multi-Tiered System of Support. Dear Distr...