BESD#53 Board of Education

Dear Parents/Guardians and Bourbonnais Community:

The most recent offer of the Board is posted on our website at 

Both the Board and BEA offers are posted on the IELRB website at

As you will see, the Board’s offer is fair and reflects its commitment to its teachers. The Board’s offer addresses all of the BEA’s stated contract goals: fair and competitive salary raises for teachers; step and lane structure; common plan time for teachers at all grade levels; maintaining current retirement incentives; and maintaining insurance benefits for current teachers and providing competitive benefits for new teachers.

The Board’s offer also reflects its responsibility to be prudent with taxpayer money and acknowledges the financial realities of this pandemic. 

Another bargaining session is scheduled with the federal mediator on February 11. 

BESD #53 Board of Education