Oak Park School District 97 News

Dear District 97 Staff and Families, Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is continuing to plan for the 2020-21 school year and is prioritizing the social-emotional an...

The District 97 Board of Education will hold its Aug. 11 meeting virtually, using Zoom. The public may join this meeting using the following link and dial-in information: ...

District 97's prekindergarten program (PKP) has earned the Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois, which is the state’s quality recognition and improv...

Registration for the Virtual Parent University on Aug. 13 has reached its maximum (1,000 Zoom participants). Sessions will be recorded and shared with those who are unable to at...

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the District 97 Board of Education will consider a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year. If approved, the...

District 97 has been working with our food service provider, Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, to ensure that all District 97 students have access to...

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT to provide nutritional resources to families who have lost access to free or reduced-pr...

Registration for the Virtual Parent University on Aug. 13 has reached its maximum (1,000 Zoom participants). Sessions will be recorded and shared with those who are unable to at...

Dear District 97 Community, On Monday night, District 97 hosted a virtual town hall to provide a brief overview of our remote learning plan for the 2020-21 school year and an...

District 97 will host a virtual information session on remote learning on Monday, July 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend live...

Earlier this week, the District 97 Board of Education scheduled a special board meeting for July 22 to provide further transparency around our planning for the 2020-21 school ye...

As we continue to see the number of COVID-19 cases rise locally and around the country, our board, administration and staff have been working through the logistics and challenge...

The District 97 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 20. The board will hold a retreat in executive session for three hours, but will en...

The following statement was read by the District 97 Board of Education during a meeting held July 14, 2020. In 1999 the District 97 School Board entered into an Intergovernme...

The following message was sent on Monday, July 13, to all families who receive Special Education services from District 97. Good Morning Families, I am sure you have heard...

The District 97 Board of Education will hold its July 14 meeting virtually, using Zoom. The public may join this meeting using the following link and dial-in info...

Dear District 97 Community, During a special board meeting Thursday morning, our district’s administrative team and I had the opportunity to share a draft of our reopen...

Now that the state of Illinois is in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, District 97 is reopening all school playgrounds. Please note, the district is unable to sanitize or cl...

The District 97 Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday, July 9, to discuss the district’s plans for reopening schools in the fall. The meeting will be hel...

Dear District 97 Community, We hope this message finds you well. As you know, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its guidance for the 2020-21 school year l...

During a special meeting on Monday, June 29, the District 97 Board of Education approved the appointment of Jeremy Christian as the new principal for Julian Middle School. Chris...

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will host a public hearing to discuss PE Waivers on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

The District 97 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting Monday, June 29, at 12:30 p.m. In order to protect the health and safety of our board of education, staff, a...

A Brooks Middle School team is a finalist for EarthEcho International’s "OurEcho Challenge" and will have a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000! The &ldq...

District 97 provides a variety of summer programming that reflects our district’s vision to create a positive learning environment for all students that is equitable, incl...