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Oak Lawn High To Partner With Napleton

Oak Lawn Community High School is once again partnering with Ed Napleton Honda.

During last week’s school board meeting, the board discussed establishing a working partnership whereby the dealership would offer Oak Lawn students internships in exchange for parking space. {{more}}

In exchange for three, paid internships working for the dealership, Napleton will be able to utilize up to 20 Oak Lawn parking spots to maximize their car inventory, explained Superintendent Michael Riordan.

Students will have the opportunity to work in the dealership’s business office, parts department or help with graphic design.

ÒWe’d like our kids to get jobs, but we’re also looking for our kids to get a good education as well,” stated Riordan.

Both parties will reassess their positions at the end of the one-year term agreement to decide whether to continue the program.

Also under new business, the board decided to extend the Advocate Christ Medical Center Lease agreement for one year, which will allow Christ Hospital employees to continue to park at the Spartan Athletic Complex, 93rd and Kilbourn, for $3,400 a month.

Because Oak Lawn does not carry on any school activities during the day, employees or construction workers can use the spaces until 3 p.m.

The Board of Education also adopted the ÒSpartan Compact.”

As is written on the contract, the Oak Lawn Community High School Spartan Compact was developed to reinforce the school’s Mission, Vision, and Value Statements.

The compact outlines the roles parents, students and staff members will play and the responsibilities they have agreed to undertake in order to create an effective learning environment.

Under the consent agenda, the board dealt with two annual fiscal resolutions required by the Illinois School Code.

The first named Assistant Superintendent Richard Hendricks as the person responsible for preparing the tentative budget for the 2012-13 school year.

The second established the 2012-13 fiscal year to run from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, the dates mandated by the Illinois School Code.

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