In October 2012, Oak Park and River Forest High School began the process of engaging the local community in strategic planning. The planning was led by consultant Dr. Allan Alson and a Steering Committee comprising approximately 60 members, who represented OPRF stakeholder groups. (For further information on Dr. Alson and the Steering Committee, click here.) The goal was to create a five-year plan with long-term goals aimed at helping all students achieve their full potential.
Drafts of the plan were reviewed by Steering Committee and Task Force members on June 10 and 17. Revisions were made based on feedback from those meetings. The final version of the plan was presented to the Board of Education on June 27, 2013. The Board will engage in a retreat to review and discuss the plan on Tuesday, July 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Board Room. The retreat is open to the public.
In late October and early November, 1,934 parents, students, faculty, staff, and community members took the strategic planning survey. (To download and print a paper copy of the survey, click here.) Initial results were shared publicly at the December 3, 2012, steering committee meeting. In order to ensure that the greatest number of people possible could participate, the survey deadline was extended through January 6, 2013. Updated results were presented to the Steering Committee on January 12, 2013.
- Executive Summary of Results
- Community Survey Results (Parents/Non-Parents/Staff) (December 3, 2012)
- Student Survey Results (December 3, 2012)
- Community Survey Results (January 12, 2013)
- Student Survey Results (January 12, 2013)
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.
Roughly 200 parents, students, faculty and staff members, and community residents participated in focus groups, held throughout the fall. Results were shared publicly at the January 7, 2013, Steering Committee meeting.