• Event Time 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Event Date April 23, 2016
  • Event Location 225 Augusta Street

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is seeking the community’s assistance with the development of a collective vision that will shape the future of our schools and contribute to the success of our students. Will you be part of this important endeavor?

During the last several months, District 97 Superintendent Carol Kelley has met with a number of stakeholders (e.g., educators, students, families, Oak Park residents, etc.) in an effort to better understand their perspectives on the needs and interests of the district. She heard loud and clear that District 97 needs a strong vision for where it is going and a plan for getting there. Having the community engaged and invested in this process is imperative for achieving the district’s goals.

With this in mind, District 97 will be hosting a series of community conversations this month. During these conversations, citizens will actively participate in the creation of a shared vision for the district. They will also help identify what it will take to reach that vision from where the district is now.

The sessions with District 97 students, faculty and staff will take place during the week after school has dismissed for the day. The dates, times, and locations for the sessions with District 97 families and community members are below:

Saturday, April 16: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Oak Park Public Library (OPPL) Main Branch, Veteran’s Room
Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. to noon – OPPL Dole Branch, Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 27: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – OPPL Dole Branch, Meeting Room
Saturday, April 30: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – OPPL Main Branch, 2nd Floor Small Meeting Room
Saturday, April 30: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – OPPL Maze Branch, Meeting Room

Light refreshments will be served. Please check the District 97 website (www.op97.org) for information about the sessions during which childcare will be provided.

Our community always has and always will play a vital and valuable role in setting the course for educating our children. By attending one of these conversations, you can help ensure that this course leads to a better and brighter future for all of us.