Welcome to the BESD53 website!  The buttons above give you access to a variety of information...
  • Check out the Our District section for our various departments and general information.
  • Board of Education has links to our board meeting agendas, policies, and more.
  • Schools will take you to each of the schools websites for their specific information.
  • Student Activities contains links to the various extracurricular and athletic activities in the district.
  • For Families includes links to the Family Access Portal, lunch menus, district newsletters and other important documents.
  • And finally, Community Links are links to other organizations in the community that are not directly affiliated with BESD53. 

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

If you have questions or comments about Standards Based Reporting, please email SBR@besd53.org . 

District Announcements

  • 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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  • Academic Eligibility for Athletics and Activities


    Please click here to read Superintendent Dan Hollowell's letter about Eligibility under the new Standards-Based Reporting System.


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  • Standards Based Grading Slide Presentation

    The presentation can be viewed on the District Curriculum web page by clicking HERE.

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  • PARCC Parent Information

    For more information regarding PARCC testing, please read the PDFs in the links below:

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  • Information on Student Accident Insurance and Sports Insurance Waiver Form for the 2014-2015 school year can be found by clicking on the Student Activities heading at the top of the district webpage.

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  • BESD53 Smartphone App 

    BESD53, in cooperation with our web host, SchoolWires, Inc., has released an app for your smartphone.  Just visit the iTunes store for your Apple devices, or the Google Play store for your Android devices and search for the Bourbonnais Mobile app.  Once you've installed the app, it will prompt you for the school district name once, and then you'll be all set to receive updated information from the district website directly on your smartphone!
    Here are the links to the SchoolWires app in both the iTunes store and the Google Play store:
     iTunes Store
     Google Play Store

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