District 47 has reformatted the elementary and middle school student handbooks into one document (covering all grades, PreK-8) for the 2017/18 school year. The Illinois Principals’ Association (IPA) model handbook was used as a template for the new framework and contents as it aligns with the Illinois Association of School Boards’ (IASB) PRESS Policy Service, which the District subscribes to for its policy review and revisions process.
Feedback is sought from both the administration and parents on items that need to be added, deleted, and/or revised. The District 47 Board of Education reviews the handbooks and approves them annually at a Board meeting in February or March.
Please use the links at below to view and/or download the new student handbook. Questions or comments can be directed to your child's school administration.