Community Use of District 401 Facilities

District 401's school facilities are available to community organizations during non-school hours when such use meets the following criteria:

► The proposed use does not interfere with any school function or affect the safety of students or employees.

► The proposed use does not affect the property or liability of District 401.

The Board of Education recognizes the investment which the community has made in District 401 building facilities. These facilities may be temporarily used under such provisions and control as the District may see fit to impose.

Steps for Requesting Use

► Download and fill in the District's official request form:

► Return the form to Buildings & Grounds Director Mr. Joseph Sierra:

  • Address — 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Phone — 708-670-1031
  • Email — 

Stipulations on Use

In accordance with District Policy 8:20, the use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses.

District 401 reserves the right to cancel previously scheduled use of facilities by community organizations and other groups.

The use of school facilities requires the prior approval of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade or his designee and is subject to all applicable procedures, including those contained in the following document:

Administrative Regulations for Use of Facilities & Charges

Fees, Costs and Rules of Conduct

Student groups, school-related organizations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are granted the use of school facilities at no cost during regularly staffed hours.

Fees and costs shall apply during non-regularly staffed hours and to other organizations granted use of facilities at any time. Applicable charges are detailed in the following document:

Administrative Regulations for Use of Facilities & Charges

Persons on school premises must abide by District 401's conduct rules at all times.

The rules governing visitor conduct on school property are contained in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual and in Administrative Regulations for Use of Facilities & Charges.

District 401’s Policy on Community Use

Procedures for facility requests are governed by District 401's policy on community use of school facilities, which can be found in Section 8:20 of the District Policy Manual.

A searchable online version of the complete District Policy Manual can be found here.