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  • Why have I seen the AC running at schools outside of normal hours?

    Ensuring clean and healthy indoor air quality for our staff and students is a major goal of Oak Park USD. Most of our classrooms are not being used daily, and in order to keep the indoor air clean, it is necessary to run the AC and ventilation periodically. You may see AC units running for a one-hour “purge” outside of normal working hours. According to the State's Indoor Air Quality Guidelines, "Purging-type ventilation procedures should be used for at least one to two hours to flush the building of accumulated contaminants after a period of vacancy, e.g., weekends, evenings, and holidays." Running the AC units outside of normal hours minimizes energy consumption and enables the room to be suitable for use the following day should a teacher need to access the room to conduct distance learning instruction. Additionally, AC units above campus kitchens that support walk-in refrigerators and freezers must run constantly for safety reasons.  

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  • Tech Help 4 Parents Resources

    Parent in need of Tech Assistance? Check out the Tech Help 4 Parents website for office hours, quick guides, videos, and tech resources. www.opusd.org/techhelp4parents

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  • Current and Archived Board of Education Agendas & Minutes

    The Board of Education holds regular meetings the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and Pursuant to executive order N-29-20, the board of education meetings are being held via teleconference or videoconference. The upcoming meeting agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to a regular Board meeting and at least 24 hours prior to a Special Meeting at the District website. The Agendas can be accessed by clicking here.

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  • Reopening of schools

    On July 14, 2020 OPUSD Board of Education voted at the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Tony Knight to open our schools on August 10 with a Distance Learning model only. You are invited to explore the Return to School website to learn more about the specifics of our Distance Learning program, including FAQs. We will keep this page continually updated with new information and resources.

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  • OPUSD 2020-21 Re-enrollment

    OPUSD Re-enrollment opens in Q Parent Connect on July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm. All students need to re-enroll for the 2020-21 school year. Site specific back to school information will be sent by the principal via ParentSquare. If you have questions regarding the re-enrollment process, please contact your school’s Office Manager or Administrator.

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  • OPUSD Enrichment Library

    OPUSD has created a curated list of online educational resources that parents and students can access during the current school closures when they are away from campus. CLICK HERE to access the repository.

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  • #OakParkConnects

    Our #OakParkConnects website allows parents and students to access community mental health resources, scheduled counseling programs and support for dealing with traumatic events including the Corona Virus Epidemic. CLICK HERE to visit…

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  • California School Dashboard

    The 2019 California School Dashboard results were recently published. As expected, OPUSD’s Dashboard exemplifies the high expectations we all hold for our schools. Overall, the Dashboard for OPUSD could not be better, as our District received the highest rating, BLUE, in all areas. Click here to view the Dashboard for our District.

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  • District of Choice Information Center

    The DOC application for 2020-2021 is now closed. Click here for more information about the lottery procedures and the program.

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  • Interdistrict Permit Applications

    All inter-district permits between Oak Park and school districts outside of Ventura County (e.g., Las Virgenes, LAUSD, etc.) are handled on an individual basis. Each of the resident districts have their own policies for how the inter-district permits are processed and rules about annual renewals. Click here for more information.

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  • Oak Park Citizen's Oversight Committee

    Bond Oversight Committee is charged by statute with the following purposes: to alert the public of any waste or improper expenditure of school construction bond money; to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues; ensure that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes described in the Constitution

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  • 1-to-1 Chromebook Program (Gr. 5-12)

    Emerging next generation curriculum is different from traditional textbook based curriculum by emphasizing collaborative learning experiences,

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  • Organizations Supporting Oak Park USD

    The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) is an organization with the purpose of providing additional private funding in support of Oak Park Schools. It raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our schools. Additionally, each school has a Parent Teacher Organization and Oak Park High School has several booster clubs that support athletic teams, music, and the performing arts. Click here to learn more about these organizations.

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  •  Dr. Tony Knight

    Anthony W. Knight, Ed.D.   Superintendent

     

     

    Welcome to Oak Park! I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our amazing schools. I am often asked, “Why are the Oak Park Schools so special?” I think the answer is quite simple, the dedicated teachers, support staff, caring counselors and administrators, the Board of Education who sets the positive direction for the District and sustains the vision, the parents and community that support the schools, the students who bring their diverse interests and needs, all working together with a sense of common purpose. In Oak Park, our students are not data points, they are unique individuals, and valued by all. We appreciate that parents place their children in our trust knowing they will all have meaningful learning experiences each day that will lead to their development as capable, responsible, and caring adults.                                  


     

     
        
     
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