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

District Announcements

  • Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 Public Hearing

    Please take notice that the Board of Education of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Robert Frost School, 160 W River Street, Bourbonnais IL 60914 for the purpose of waiver or modification of State Board rules and/or School Code mandates regarding ILCS 5/10-20.12 a. & b & ILCS 5/2·3.25g waiving tuition for non-resident students of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 employees.


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  • Board of Education Regular Meeting Location Change

    Please take notice that the Regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM has been moved from the Administrative Office to Robert Frost School, 160 W River Street, Bourbonnais IL 60914.


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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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    Thursday, June 16th from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 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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