Ottawa Elementary District Office
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Board Meeting

September Board Meeting

District News


Dear Ottawa Elementary Families,
On behalf of the Ottawa Elementary Board of Education, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. It is my pleasure to serve as superintendent of Ottawa Elementary District #141. Our district has a long tradition of academic excellence and we hope your educational experience with us is an enriching one. Each school year is a new journey and educational opportunity for all of our students. 
We encourage our families to be active participants in our schools and appreciate the support we receive from home. It’s our goal to provide our students with a cutting edge, modern approach to instructional practice that engages students in the learning environment. Working together, we can maximize achievement for all of our students. 
We are proud of all of our schools, traditions, and dedication to our students and families. Ottawa Elementary has a rich history of academic excellence, keeping an eye to the future with the welfare of students as our primary goal. We hope you enjoy the 2021-2022 school year. 

Cleve Threadgill




Dear Ottawa Elementary Families,


Governor Pritzker has directed all PreK – 12 schools in Illinois to require masks indoors. This is required of everyone, including those who are vaccinated. The requirement is effective immediately and must be adhered to by all districts in the state.


The Board of Education was planning to hold a special meeting to discuss masks. Due to this mandate, there will not be a special meeting.  


We will keep our families informed as more information is provided. We anticipate that there could be more updates in the weeks to come and encourage everyone to check our website and Facebook page.




Cleve Threadgill


Ottawa Elementary School District 141 Return to In-Person Plan (ESSER III/ARP)
As we plan for the return to full in-person learning for the upcoming school year, below is our plan that highlights areas to ensure the safety of our students and staff, and address unfinished learning that may have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please click the link below to access our plan:

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III)/ American Rescue Plan (ARP) Fund
As Ottawa Elementary School District 141 plans for the return to full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, we will address the unfinished learning that may have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plan will focus on four areas; Academic and Digital Learning Supports, Social/Emotional Supports, Health/Safety Resources, and Capital Improvements. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below by July 9, 2021. Your opinions are appreciated as we work towards returning to school.

ESSER III-American Rescue Plan

Use of Funds Plan

Administrators are planning for the upcoming school year. We’re following both state and local guidance to
prepare in-person instruction for all students in the upcoming school year. In-person instruction and having a face-to-face, direct connection with our students is what’s preferred for academic progress and social emotional support. All families, from Early Childhood through eighth grade should plan for in-person instruction when school starts in August.

We will continue to share information about health and safety guidelines for the 2021-22 school year in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:
"Our community is committed to quality education provided by the Ottawa Elementary School District for all children in a positive and inviting environment that empowers students to become diverse and global lifelong learners."

COVID-19 Updates