Save the Forensics and Theater Programs at Oak Lawn Community High School sign now

Due to the recent funding crisis at Oak Lawn Community High School, the Board of Education has had to make decisions in regards to budget cuts for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. One of the recent decisions made by the Board was to cut one coach/sponsor from each sport/activity with multiple coaches/sponsors. This would have severe negative implications for each activity involved. The creation of this petition, although garnering attention for all extra-curricular activities, is focused on the future state of the Forensics and Theater programs at Oak Lawn Community High School. In these programs two coaches split one stipend. Therefore cutting one position will in fact cut two coaches. If this were not problematic enough, the head coach of the Forensics team and assistant Drama coach Mr. Kahriman is threatened to lose his job due to the restructuring of the administration that would put many tenured department chairs back into the classroom. Losing Mr. Kahriman, the coach with more state champions than any other coach in Oak Lawn Community High Schools history, would severely hamper the growth and development of what are undoubtedly two of the most successful and largest activities at the school. With this potential cut and the potential loss of Mr. Kahriman, these successful and meaningful activities would not be able to function optimally. This would mean a weaker team in competition, as our teams have only gotten as far as they have recently with the significant help of Mr. Kahriman. Yet more importantly it would hurt the students involved. As two programs that are designed to teach responsibility, commitment, and teamwork, these programs have been influential in producing hard-working students who take what they learn and apply it to all walks of life. In short, the recent and potential decisions of the Board of Education at Oak Lawn Community High School threaten to destroy the progress and beneficial affects of the Theater and Forensics programs at Oak Lawn Community High School, and in the scheme of things many other activities as well. The sake of these programs and the many students involved depend heavily on Mr. Kahrimans role as a teacher, coach, and mentor.

Anyone who supports these programs, Mr. Kahriman, or the fate of extra-curricular activities at Oak Lawn Community High School should sign this petition.

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  • 26 December 2015550. Nicholas W
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  • 20 December 2015548. Alexis J
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  • 18 December 2015547. Rob G
    This is one of the most stupidest things I have ever read. Why would you make these cuts? The forensics and theater programs had more success in the past four years then the whole sports program did have in the school's history. Cut out football, we never
  • 17 December 2015546. Charles P
    As a Speech Team alumn from Carl Sandburg High School, I know how much the speech coaches at OLCHS mean to their program. It's tops in the state and produces so many talented people prepared to succeed in this world as professionals. Please reconsider cut
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  • 30 November 2015541. Guinevere M
    OLCHS theater and speech students are the hardest working kids I know. I know this first hand, being in the program myself and having the pleasure of coming back to coach. The students and coaches give their heart and soul in what they do, the results sho
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    This is rediculous. Why would they want to cut the forensics and theatre program??? Do they want to make the school worst off? Those programs have always given the school prestige, and some of the schools best students have come out of it. The Board of Ed
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