Today, the district's educators and administrators are largely responsible for the education of more than 1,300 students in three local schools. School officials say District 90's students are high performers who score well on tests and are taught by quality faculty.
The district is governed by a seven-member Board of Education, who are responsible for creating, adopting and enforcing policies for the district's three schools.
The board meets twice monthly inside the Library Learning Center at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave.
The board's education, personnel and finance committee meetings, as well as Committee of the Whole Meetings, take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. District business meetings take place the third Monday of the month and start at 7:30pm.
The faculty and administrators of Oak Park Elementary School District 97 are primarily responsible for the education…More of the more than 5,500 local students attending the village's two middle schools and eight elementary schools.
The mission of the district is to turn students into "knowledgeable people, socially responsible citizens, quality producers, effective communicators, collaborative workers and critical thinkers."
The curriculum includes classes in art, mathematics, music, physical education, health, reading, science, social studies, technology, world language and writing.
District 97 is led by Supt. Albert G. Roberts, named to the post in the summer of 2010. He's aided by two assistant superintendents and various administrators and directors.
The school board consists of a president and vice president, as well as five board members. They're tasked with setting the district's educational and financial policies. Generally, the board meets twice monthly, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.