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 two steps described below.
► STEP ONE
Download, fill in and familiarize yourself with the District's official request form and ALL related documents contained in the following PDF packet:
► STEP TWO
Submit the first four pages of the "Facility Use Request Form & Related Documents" packet to the site coordinator(s) as listed below:
- 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. Ashley Groeneveld, Principal
7607 W. Cortland St., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-3550
- Elmwood Park High School
Mr. Douglas Noyes, Athletic Director
Mr. Michael Scheidt, Buildings & Grounds Director
8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707 | 708-452-7272
NOTE: Forms for EPHS must be submitted to both the Athletic Director and the Buildings & Grounds Director
Facility requests cannot be approved unless both forms are completed and submitted. 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. Leah Gauthier or her designee and is subject to all applicable procedures, including those contained in the "Facility Use Request Form & Related Documents" packet listed above.
Please note that 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.
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 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.
The complete online version of the District Policy Manual can be found here.