OPEF’s Board Chairman Welcomes OPUSD Back to School!

Dear OPUSD Community,

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful summer break and are excited as we embark on another fantastic school year at OPUSD!

The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) remained active during the break, administering a successful Summer School program at OPHS and MCMS. We are very happy to be able to support our students who are looking for advancement, enrichment, and remediation during the summer vacation.

OPEF made a significant financial commitment to all schools last year, and I am thrilled to announce to you that our Board of Directors recently voted to approve the required funding to continue to support existing staff and programs for this year. However, we will only be able to sustain and aspire to do more if we achieve our fundraising goals together this year.

Many families have heard our appeal and understand the need for financial support. They have given generously as we return back to school. Thank you for your support! If you have not yet made your OPEF donation, we implore you to support your children’s education at a level that is meaningful for your family. We will continue to work with district and school administration, as well as each school’s individual PTA or PFA, in order to effectively invest your gift. Here is currently where your money is invested for 2019-2020 school year:

  • Elementary Schools’ K-3 Instructional Aides
  • Medea Creek Middle School’s additional Counselor
  • Oak Park High School’s Assistant College Counselor
  • Funding support for Odyssey of the Mind, Rocket Club, Choir, Debate, & Cheer
  • 2020 Summer School Program at OPHS & MCMS

Gratefully,

Brandon McFadden
OPEF Board Chairman