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

District Announcements

  • PARCC Parent Information

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

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  • 8th Grade Promotion - New Date 
    The BUGC 8th Grade Promotion will take place on Wednesday, June 3 2015, at the Olivet Nazarene University Centennial Chapel beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Specific information regarding this event will be sent home in March and posted on the BUGC website.
    If you have any questions, please email me at chamernikd@besd53.org or call me at (815) 929-5291.
    Yours in Education,
    Daniel Chamernik

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  • Public Hearing - Holiday Waiver 

    Please Take Notice that the Board of Education of Bourbonnais Elementary School District No. 53 will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Administrative Offices, 281 W John Casey Road, Bourbonnais IL 60914 for the purpose taking testimony from educators and parents regarding the proposal to hold school, schedule teachers' institutes, conduct parent-teacher conferences, or conduct staff development (inservice) activities on the first Monday in March (known as Casimir Pulaski Day). The person honored by this holiday shall be recognized through instructional activities conducted on that day or, if the day is not used for student attendance, on the first school day preceding or following that day.

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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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