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The Board of Education is the governing body of the Oak Park Unified School District.  It is an elected five member entity, with each individual board member serving a four year term.  The main responsibilities of the Board of Education include setting district policy, establishing district goals, ensuring that the district is compliant with Federal, State and Local requirements, creating a budget that prioritizes the established goals and maintaining contractual relationships with the Oak Park Teachers Association and the Oak Park Classified Association.  The Board is also responsible for employing the Superintendent as well as the unit to whom the Superintendent is accountable.  Together, the Board of Education and the Superintendent form the Governance Team, working collaboratively to fulfull the unique responsibilities of each entity.  The Board fulfills its responsibilities by way of action at regularly scheduled monthly Board meetings as well as special meetings when warranted.  We welcome your attendance at Board meetings and think you will find them beneficial to increase your knowledge, awareness and understanding of the district.  As elected representatives, we strive to balance the interests of all facets of the Oak Park Unified School District and the community at large in our decisions with the children at the forefront of our minds.

Mary Pallant
Current Term: 2010-2014
In November 2010, Mary was elected to her first term as Board of Education Member.   Mary has two daughters, one who attends Oak Park High and one who is attending college.


Sepideh Yeoh
Vice President
Current Term: 2012-2016
In June, 2011, Sepideh was appointed to fill an open Board position.  In November, 2012, Sepideh was elected to a four year term with the Board. She has two children who both attend Oak Park schools.

Drew Hazelton

Drew Hazelton
 Current Term: June 24, 2014-December 9, 2014
Drew was appointed to the Board as a Provisional Appointment as a result of the resignation of a former Board Member. He has lived in Oak Park for almost 8 years.  Drew earned his BS from Indiana University and an MBA from Ohio State University.  He is a WAGS and AYSO volunteer, a Triunfo YMCA volunteer with the Indian Princess Guides and works with Junior Achievement.  Drew and his wife have two daughters who attend Oak Park schools.   

Barbara Laifman
Current Term: 2012-2016
I have been an Oak Park resident for 11 years where I reside with my 3 children and husband. My children all started in the district in kindergarten and are currently in elementary, middle and high school. I attended the University of Michigan where I majored in psychology and the USC Gould School of Law where I received my J.D. After practicing law for a couple years, I had the good fortune to become a full time parent. I was appointed as a board member to fill a one-year interim term in November 2007 and was re-elected in 2012 for a second four-year term.


 Allen Rosen
Current Term: 2010-2014
In November 2010, Allen was elected to his first term as Board of Education Member. Allen has three sons who attend Oak Park Schools.



Last Modified on August 20, 2014