Welcome to the Human Resources Department at District 300. Our Human Resources Department is committed to providing the highest level of customer service through fair treatment of employees, open communication and personal accountability. Our goal is to provide, encourage and support a talented workforce that represents our diverse student population. You are an integral part of building a bright future for the nearly 21,000 students in District 300.
District 300 recognizes that the talented and dedicated people who work here are by far this District's most valuable asset. District 300 offers a wide variety of competitive, comprehensive benefit options and work/life benefits that provide our employees with choices to meet their individual or family needs. To review the benefit options click here.
If you still have questions, please contact Katie Lind, Benefits Coordinator by email at Katie.Lind@d300.org.
Employee Compensation Mandated Reports
Employment Request Verifications
All verifications of employment are completed by the Human Resources department. Please note, the Human Resources department does require the employee’s signature authorizing the release of the information. Please send your request via fax to 847-551-8493. Standard response time is 24 to 48 hours, however during peak hiring seasons this could be delayed by an additional 24 to 48 hours. To follow up on the status of a verification, contact the Human Resources department at 847-551-8490.
Student Teaching Information
Student teaching placements must be coordinated through District 300 Central Office, not through schools. Please do not, under any circumstances, reach out directly to teachers or building administration to coordinate a placement as this both circumvents and complicates our established process; we appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please be aware that we will not confirm any placements that have been independently arranged-we will instead place the student teacher with an alternate cooperating teacher.
Student teaching placement requests and related placement materials should be directed to Student Teaching by clicking here. After submitting a request to this e-mail address, you will receive a response confirming receipt of the request. Please allow at least two weeks before reaching out for a status update on your placement request.
Please note the following deadlines for submission of placement requests:
- Fall Semester: April 15th
- Spring Semester: October 15th
If you are seeking to coordinate observation and/or practicum hours, please reach out directly to administration at one of our 26 schools. The volume of requests received at the district-level for observation and/or practicum requests is too great to handle and school administration is also better suited to coordinate observation hours. If you have a request for a linked practicum/student teaching placement (where the student teacher must be placed with the same cooperating teacher for both the practicum and student teaching placement), please reach out to Student Teaching by clicking here.
Main Line: 847-551-8490