• About our page:
    • 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. 
    Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
    As you can see, this summer was spent completing a $1.6 million capital improvement project funded by the sale of bonds.  Parking lots at all four sites have been upgraded or replaced and visitor parking has been added in front of each school.  LeVasseur had the most dramatic change, with a new dedicated loop for car-riders separate from the bus loop.  They also have a new parking lot with handicap and visitor parking in front of the school.  We ask for patience and cooperation as LeVasseur parents learn the new drop-off/pick-up routine. You will also find a new look to the BUGC office with open access to the lobby and a security checkpoint before entering the office.  New security cameras are in place in hallways, lunchrooms, and building entrances.  Our staff and students will be trained in ALICE safety which is endorsed by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. 
    Shedules and bus times are now available on Family Access by logging in at the top of the website.
    We welcome back students on August 23rd and are prepared for another great school year in Bourbonnais.  
    I am excited about the future of Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53.  Although the state owes us over a million dollars from last year, we have weathered the storm and balanced our budgets all five years of my tenure. We have great plans for the future growth of the district.  It is a great honor to work for all of you and to work with such a great staff.
    "Excellence in all we do!"
    Daniel R. Hollowell, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 
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District Announcements

  • New look coming to BESD53 website!


    By the end of September, BESD53 will have a new design to our district and school websites. The front page will have News, Events, and Announcements; while our Menu will give access to all of the information available. We look forward to sharing the new website!


    New Website Preview


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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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