Brief Description of District 401

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/4a, portions of which require a public body to post on its website a brief description of itself, District 401 provides the following information as specified in the statute.

This required description includes the public body's purpose, administrative organizational chart, operating budget, number and location of separate offices, workforce information and governing-board information.


Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 is organized and operates as a Unit District serving the educational needs of children in grades pre-K through 12 and others as required by the Illinois School Code.

Organizational Chart

Operating Budget

Operating funds are defined as the following funds: education, operations and maintenance, transportation and working cash.

District 401's current budget, listing expenditures and revenue for operational spending, can be found here:

Number and Location of Separate Offices

District 401 maintains a District Office and five schools. The District Office is located within the Elmwood Park High School building.

District Office

► John Mills Elementary School

► Elmwood Elementary School

► Elm Middle School

► Elmwood Park High School

*PLEASE NOTE: Assistant Principal Stephanie Dornan will serve as interim principal through June 30, 2023. The position of interim assistant principal will be filled by English Department Curriculum Leader Christina Heinen through Feb. 20, 2023, and by Dean of Students Agnes Stankiewicz from Feb. 21 to June 30, 2023.

**PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Stankiewicz's position as dean will be filled jointly by Social Studies Department Curriculum Leader Anthony Sylvester ( and ISS Supervisor Thomas Lentine ( through Feb. 20, 2023, and then full time by Mr. Lentine from Feb. 21 to June 9, 2023.


District 401 has a workforce of 393 full- and part-time employees (as of May 26, 2022).

Board of Education

District 401 is governed by a Board of Education consisting of seven elected members. The Board’s current members are:

To communicate with the entire Board, please use this email link. Individuals may also submit questions or communications for the Board's consideration to District 401 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier