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  • And finally, Community Links are links to other organizations in the community that are not directly affiliated with BESD53. 

Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 
Illinois Vision 20/20

District Announcements

  • You are cordially invited to attend the

    Farewell Open House


    Robert Frost School

    160 West River Street, Bourbonnais

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Light refreshments will be served



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  • Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Public Meeting Set

    Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 will hold a public meeting at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 23rd, at our Administrative Office, 281 W. John Casey Rd., Bourbonnais. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who will attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents of home-schooled students who have been or may be identified with a disability and reside within the boundaries of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 are urged to attend. For more information, call Bernadette Henriott, Director of Student Support Services, at (815) 929-5100.


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  • Standards Based Reporting

    For updated information on Standards Based Reporting/Grading, please check out the Instruction Page.


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  • Bus Drivers Wanted

    BESD53 is looking to hire additional bus drivers. If you are interested, please click here to fill out an application.


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    Tuesday, May 17th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the BESD53 Administrative Offices, 281 W. John Casey Road. 


    You must bring a county issued birth certificate and proof of residency.  In order to pre-register your child, you will need to have a valid picture I.D., your child's county-issued birth certificate, and proofs of residency. To prove residency you must have one of the following, your most recent tax bill, mortgage bill, or lease papers with proof of current payment. In addition to one of those items, you must also have two other RECENT documents showing your address. This can include utility bills, vehicle registration card, or a public aid card. 


    Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016.


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