District Profile

  • Overview

    Bensenville School District 2 serves approximately 2,370 students in Grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade with three school buildings and one administration center. The District's boundaries include the town of Bensenville and portions of Wood Dale and Addison. The District's annual expenditures total approximately $38 million, of which roughly $30 million are operating funds.

    District Administration

    • Dr. James Stelter, Superintendent
    • Dr. Kathleen Dugan, Assistant Superintendent for Learning
    • Paul Novack, Chief Financial Officer
    • Juliann Greene, Director of Special Education

    Education

    The District provides a strong core education program. Extra emphasis is given to reading, writing, and mathematics, but all students are provided with a comprehensive program that includes science, social science, foreign language (Grades 6-8), art, music, and physical education. District 2 offers full-day kindergarten for all students.

    Schools

    • Blackhawk Middle School
    • Tioga School
    • W. A. Johnson School

    Public Engagement/Parent Participation

    The Comprehensive School Committee (CSC) is an extension of the school improvement team at each school, and includes the school improvement team with the addition of selected parents. The group meets in order to incorporate a parent perspective and voice into important school-based initiatives revolving around the school improvement plan, and to share with parents informational items in regard to happenings at the school. A two-way, collaborative relationship helps foster positive and productive discussions that, in turn, help guide and inform the school in various decision-making situations.

    The Comprehensive District Committee (CDC) is the combination of the school improvement teams from each school (three in total), including teachers and parents. The group meets in order to incorporate a broader parent perspective and voice into important school-based initiatives revolving around the school improvement plan, and to share with parents informational items in regard to happenings at the school. This collaborative relationship helps foster positive and productive discussions that, in turn, help guide and inform the District in various decision-making situations.

    The District also encourages parent involvement in school. Parents are urged to support the work of the Parent-Teacher Association or Parent-Teacher Organization through membership and attendance at meetings. PTA/PTO programs deal with the development and education of children. In addition, PTA/PTO meetings give parents the opportunity to meet teachers and other parents, and learn more about their child’s school program. Consult your school’s PTA/PTO for meeting dates. All parents who volunteer in the school or for field trips are subject to background checks.Governance

    Governance

    Bensenville School District 2 is required to report to the DuPage Regional Office of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.

    Additional Information

    For more information, please contact us or call the Educational Administration Center at 630-766-5940.