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.

Please note that the use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses. The District reserves the right to cancel previously scheduled use of facilities by any and all groups. The use of school facilities requires the prior approval of the Superintendent or designee and is subject to applicable procedures.


Steps for Requesting Use


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. 

To request use of District facilities, please follow the steps listed below.

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

► Step Two — Submit the form to the site coordinator as listed below:

  • Early Childhood Center 
    Mr. Kevin Seibel | Principal
    4 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-583-5860
  • Elmwood Elementary School
    Mr. Matthew Lerner | Principal
    2319 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-3558
  • John Mills Elementary School
    Mr. Frank Kuzniewski | Principal
    2824 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-3560
  • Elm Middle School 
    Ms. Rebecca Siegel | Principal
    7607 W. Cortland St., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-3550
  • Elmwood Park High School
    Mr. Douglas Noyes | Athletic Director and Mr. Joseph Sierra | B&G Director
    8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-7272

Requests for facility use may not be earlier than three months from the first date of use.


Stipulations on Use


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

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

District 401 reserves the right to cancel previously scheduled use of facilities by any and all groups.


Fees, Costs and Rules of Conduct


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

Fees and costs shall apply during non-school hours and to other organizations granted use of facilities at any time. A fee schedule and other terms of use are contained in this 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 the administrative regulations linked to above.


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.