VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Criteria for Approval

  • Organizations must be not-for-profit. Organizations may be asked to provide a copy of their 501(c)(3) or IL- 492-3456 letters.

  • Organizations must be located within District 161 boundaries or in neighboring towns.

  • The activity or event to be publicized must be a fun or educational or otherwise beneficial for children and families.

  • Distribution of information and materials for commercial organizations/enterprises will not be permitted.

  • District 161 reserves the right to reject submissions that do not fit within these guidelines.

Process for Approval

  • Submit flyer as a PDF document to the Office of the Superintendent (walexander@sd161.org) at least two weeks prior to the event. The requesting email must include a contact name, phone number and email address. Faxes will not be accepted.

  • Organizations may be asked to provide a copy of their 501(c)(3) or IL-492-3456.

  • Organizations will be notified by email of flyer approval or denial.

Additional Information:

  • Approved PDF flyers will be posted to the webpage in the document folders to the left.

  • PDF flyers will be removed after one month or after the event date has passed.

  • District 161’s Virtual Backpack will link only to PDF files. Do not ask for permission to link to your organization’s website.