Oak Park School District 97 News

District 97 will be administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey again this year to certified staff and parents/guardians from all 10 of our schools, as well as students in gra...

During its meeting on Oct. 23, the District 97 Board of Education unanimously approved an increase in the daily rate of pay for people who hold credentials to substitute teach i...

Staff Profile: Paul Duda

October 4, 2018

"We Are D97" is a monthly profile series that will highlight the tremendous work being done across the district to advance our vision, achieve our goals, and creat...

District 97 is committed to creating a learning environment that preserves, protects and supports the health and safety of all our students. It is with this important goal in mi...

In April, the District 97 Board of Education began working with its Committee for Community Engagement to collect feedback on the draft of the district's equity policy....

The District 97 Teaching and Learning Department is looking for dedicated individuals from the community who are interested in serving in a voluntary capacity on the distri...

District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community with backgrounds in finance, banking or accounting who are interested in applying to serve in a voluntary capacit...

This year, District 97 is launching a campaign titled "We are D97." As part of this campaign, we plan to profile one student or staff member each month to help highlig...

Julian Middle School has been named a Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and w...

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...

Monica Collins and Dawn Deaton from District 97 have earned awards in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education’s "Those Who Excel" educator re...

Each year, the student fee structure is reviewed to determine whether the charges are aligned with the associated expense. Given the economic times and consideration for our par...

On Monday, August 6, the District 97 Board of Education approved the appointment of Theresa Silva to the position of interim principal for Lincoln Elementary School fo...

During its meeting on July 17, 2018, the District 97 Board of Education authorized the development of bid documents for the expansion projects that are scheduled to take place a...

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...