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OPRF holds special School Board Meeting

Oak Park and River Forest High School made headlines in late February after a "Black Lives Matter" event limited its attendance to black students only. The Black History Month themed assembly, held Feb. 27, was organized by OPRF Principal Nate Rouse, with the intent to gather the school's black community to discuss racial equity, black culture in the OPRF community and to touch on the August shooting of Ferguson Missouri’s Michael Brown. The assembly - the first in a series of “affinity group” gatherings - has stirred controversy among students and community members who feel that it was unfair not to allow students of other races to attend. Monday night, School District 200 held its first board meeting since the event and allowed time for an open dialogue on the matter. Wednesday Journal D200 reporter Michael Romaine has been covering the Board and attended last night's meeting. He joins us with more. (Flickr/Oak Park Public Library)

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