December 29, 2020 –
How Community Backpack Project Helps Feed DP When Schools Are Remote
Child hunger was an issue for Des Plaines before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and it continues to grow daily, according to a local charitable organization...
December 22, 2020 –
Only 2 File For 4 Open Seats On Dist. 62 School Board
Two school board races in the Des Plaines area are shaping up to be contested in the April 6, 2021 consolidated election...
December 15, 2020 –
Reopening debate fuels school board candidacies in Northwest suburbs
Amid the heated debates in recent months over school reopenings, some Northwest suburban school districts are seeing larger-than-usual fields of candidates...
December 15, 2020 –
2 Dist. 62 Incumbents File For Candidacy; Board Votes To Increase Tax Levy
As Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 Board of Education members Monday (Dec. 14) prepared to increase the district’s annual tax levy, some also prepared for the April 2021 election...
The 2019 annual report to the community takes a closer look at the first year of our five-year strategic plan. In June of 2018, the Board of Education adopted a strategic plan with the involvement and engagement of staff, students, parents, community members and business leaders.
The five strategic plan goals identify 13 priorities for the district to assess and analyze. Beginning this fall, the district action plan committees will study and define next steps.
Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students. The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.
The district prides itself on the accomplishments of its staff and students as well as the contributions of our families and residents who volunteer their time to the schools.
The Office of Community Relations shares news and updates on District 62 developments and serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries.
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