999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

School Board & Administration



CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.



School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.

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Beginning in Fall 2017, Community Consolidated School District 21 initiated a formal community engagement process to gather feedback from the community about its priorities for our students and schools. Feedback was gathered through phone and online surveys, one-on-one and small group interviews, focus groups, and community conversations. As a result, the Design21 Action Plan was developed.

One element of the Design21 Action Plan outlined the need to consider future funding options for capital projects. Ultimately, the Board of Education placed a referendum question on the November 6, 2018, ballot. With 73% in support, the community approved the Board’s plan to issue bonds to enhance security and facilities at all sites.

Updates on work done under the bond issue, and related to all areas of the Design21 Action Plan, will be reported here.


Referendum-Related Updates

CCSD21 sought voter approval for a $69 million bond issue to fund critical facility improvements throughout the district. Projects include securing all schools through reconstructed visitor entrances and the improvement of security cameras and lighting, improving the school environment with the installation of districtwide air conditioning, preparing physical spaces for full-day kindergarten programming, and completing large-scale maintenance projects to ensure future-ready schools. The referendum was approved with 73% of voters casting ballots in support.

Construction Management

At its October 18, 2018, meeting, the Board of Education conditionally awarded (subject to voter approval of the $69 million bond referendum question) the contract for construction management services to Gilbane Building Company. Following a Request for Qualification (RFQ) and interview process, and reference check, Gilbane was deemed best qualified to provide construction management services of the eight firms that submitted RFQs.

Gilbane Monthly Construction Reports

Bids and Requests for Proposal

Bids and Requests for Proposal will be generated by Gilbane, Co., School District 21’s construction manager, in conjunction with the District’s architect, Arcon Associates, Inc. Gilbane will publish all bids and associated materials on its website.