Community, Local, Park Forest, Politics, Schools

District 227 Considering Closure of Rich East, Other Options to Address Deterioration, Student Body Numbers

Rich East High School. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Park Forest’s Rich East High School could be closing.

Tuesday evening, District 227 board members considered options for remedying the district’s deteriorating buildings and a student body district officials say no longer warrants three high schools.

District 227 plans to hold community forums over the next month to hear from residents on how to best address the issues. Options considered include school closings, mergers, repairs to all three buildings, or the purchase of a new facility to house all district students.

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