Parent & Community Organizations

In the service of its educational mission, District 401 seeks to build collaborative relationships with parents and members of the larger Elmwood Park community.

Our Partnerships

To this end, District 401 welcomes the support it receives from each parent-teacher group at its schools as well as from Band Boosters, the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee, the EPHS Tiger Booster Club and the Elmwood Park Educational Foundation.

We invite you to learn more about these organizations by visiting the following pages:

► Band Boosters
Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee
Elmwood Park Educational Foundation
EPHS Tiger Booster Club
Parent-Teacher Groups

Please note that our parent-teacher groups consist of the following organizations:

John Mills Elementary School PTA
Elmwood Elementary School PATT
Elm Middle School PAT

District 401 Policy Guidance 

For the District policies that guide our relations with parent and community organizations, see the following sections of the Board of Education’s Policy Manual:

► 8:90 | Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs 
► 8:95 | Parental Involvement    

Please note that District 401 is not, and will not be, responsible for a parent or community organization’s business or the conduct of its members.    

In addition, money that a parent or community organization gives to a District 401 school cannot be earmarked for any particular expense. 

Organizations may make recommendations, but cash or other valuable consideration must be given to the district to use at its discretion.