OPRF approves construction projects

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The Board of Education of Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) has approved moving forward with designing the first construction project to result from the Imagine OPRF facilities master-planning process.

The Facilities Master Plan Project 1 includes renovation/construction of: 76 general education classrooms; classrooms, kitchen, laundry area, sensory room, and ADA-compliant restroom for the Special Education TEAM (Transitional Education with Access to the Mainstream) program; First phase of student commons (east first, second, and third floors); student resource center (library and tutoring center); South Cafeteria; main entrance; all-gender restrooms; Three science labs; Daycare facilities (infant room); and ADA-compliant elevator in the north end of the building.

The project will cost around $32.63 million.

The board also directed the administration to propose a funding plan by May 2020 for addressing additional urgent building needs. Those include: Pool replacement; Locker rooms (boys and all-gender; girls locker rooms were renovated a few years ago); and ADA-compliant elevator in the south end of the building.

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