ELL students in class.

District 401 English Learners (EL)


District 401 is committed to supporting the English language development of all English-learning students so they can achieve English language proficiency, grow linguistically and socially, and meet the rigorous academic demands expected of all District 401 students.


Contact information


Questions or concerns? Please contact Dr. Kari Smith, Director for Students Services, at 708-583-5836 or smithk@epcusd401.org.


District 401’s Policy on English Learners


EL instruction in District 401 is governed by the Board of Education's policy on English Learners, which can be found in Section 6:160 of the District Policy Manual.

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


For More Information


To learn more about District 401's EL services and programs, please visit the pages listed below, or click the links located on the left side of this page.


ACCESS Testing


Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)


Continuum of EL Services


A John Mills Elementary student reads a book in his English Learners class.