News from D97

Proposed Sharing of Administrative Facilities 
On September 10, 2012, District 97 and the Park District of Oak Park presented a proposal to the Village of Oak Park regarding the possibility of the three governing bodies sharing administrative facilities. Please click here for a pdf of the presentation and click here for the video of the presentation. Following the presentation, the Village Board gave its consensus for District 97 and the Park District to continue exploring the concept of sharing facilities and to engage the Village in discussions about the possibility of constructing a new building on the parking lot south of Village Hall.

In the meantime, there has been a Web site created so community members can stay informed about the project, get updates about its status and offer their feedback regarding the proposal. Please click here to access the site. There will also be a community forum about the proposed sharing of administrative facilities that will be held on September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall. Please click here for a flyer about this event.

Forum about Changes at the Middle Schools
District 97 and the PTO Council are inviting parents/guardians and staff members to join us on October 10 for our ongoing dialogue about what is being done and how we can work together to help Brooks and Julian further develop into world-class middle schools. Learn More >>

Board of Education Approves Purchase of New Musical Instruments
In keeping with the promises made during the referendum, the Board of Education approved the purchase of new instruments for the district’s music program during its meeting last night. Please click here for the motion to approve the purchase and click here for the memo about the bid process that was presented to the board on August 24, 2012.

Middle School Fun Run
The Oak Park Middle Schools’ Magnificent Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, October 14. Learn More >>

Community Flyers from the Digital Backpack
Below are links to the information from the community that is featured in this week’s edition of the digital backpack.


New Flyers



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