During the next several months, OPRF is engaging the local community in a strategic-planning process. The result will be a five-year plan with long-term goals aimed at helping all students achieve their full potential. The process kicked off on October 1, with the first meeting of the Steering Committee. The committee comprises approximately 60 members of the Oak Park and River Forest community, representing a diverse array of stakeholder groups.
Steering Committee meetings are led by consultant Dr. Allan Alson. A former high-school teacher and principal, Dr. Alson served as superintendent of Evanston Township High School from 1992 to 2006. He founded the Minority Student Achievement Network, of which OPRF is a founding member. Currently, he is a consultant for the Panasonic Foundation, where he works with school districts on strategic reform. He has worked as a consultant with District 200 for the past two years, facilitating Board of Education retreats.
Later this month, a community-wide mailing will let all residents of Oak Park and River Forest know how to participate in a survey and focus groups. For Strategic Planning information, including Steering Committee agendas and minutes, click here to go to the Strategic Planning page.