Superintendent's Holiday Message and Notice - December 22, 2023

Superintendent's Holiday Message and Notice - December 22, 2023

Dear D53 Families and Staff:

Reflecting on the first half of the school year, I am pleased about the completion of our second phase of the Capital Improvement Vision projects at both buildings, the continued roll out of Otus personalized learning platform, U.S. News Best Schools in Illinois honor, and the many traditions within both buildings that make our school district an exceptional place.

With the support of our parents, alumni, and local businesses, the District 53 Parent Teacher Organization is able to provide Brook Forest Elementary and Butler Junior High with opportunities to enrich our schools' curriculum.   The PTO invites our local families and businesses to join them as a sponsor that will directly impact our schools’ safety programs, educational field trips, technology upgrades, school assemblies, in-school and after-school activities, and more. Please see the Sponsorship Level Flier for additional information.  The Butler District 53 PTO is also a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation; and as such, your donation may be tax deductible. Contact the Butler District 53 PTO at to make your donation by the end of the year!

On behalf of all of us at Butler School District 53, I wish you and your families a happy and wondrous holiday season and a terrific new year! The first day of winter break is Monday, December 25. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday, January 8, 2024.

NOTICE: The January 8, 2024 Regular Board of Education Meeting has been canceled. The next Regular Board of Education Meeting will be held on February 12, 2024 at 6:30PM in the administration building boardroom. 

Stay well, be safe!

Dr. Paul O'Malley
Superintendent of Schools