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 D401 students.


Contact Information


Questions or concerns? Please contact Dr. Leah Gauthier, Director for Curriculum & Instruction, at 708-583-5835 or gauthierl@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 and documents 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


EL Attributes and Definitions


EL Program Models and Goals


State Requirements for ELs as Implemented in District 401


TBE Full-Time and Part-Time Program Description and Placement Criteria