Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to District 128's Community Education Program. Our goal is to provide you with a learning environment that offers quality instruction in a relaxed atmosphere to meet your needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Where are classes held?
The majority of our classes are held at either Libertyville High School or Vernon Hills High School. However, many of our classes are also held in businesses, studios, and restaurants within our communities. Please see specific course information for the location of the class.
Will I receive confirmation once I sign up for a class?
Yes. You will be notified by email if you supply us with your address. If you do not receive an email, please log back in and check your email address after you complete your registration.
Do "senior and military discounts" apply to all classes offered?
No. The Gold Card and military discounts apply to many of our classes, but not all of them. Those classes that do not qualify for the discount are pointed out in the course description. Please note that only residents, 62 and older living within the district's bondaries qualify for the discount.
Can I get a refund once a class has started?
Decisions on enrollment and staffing are made based on registration numbers well in advance of the class actually starting. You are eligible for a refund for a Community Education class if you make the request at least five business days before class begins. A $5 cancellation fee may be charged. If your class is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Refunds are not available once the class has started.
If I know I won't make all the classes, can I get a pro-rated tuition?
No. We do not pro-rate tuition for any of our classes.
How do I register for classes starting later in the term?
Once registration opens, you can register on-line, by mail, or at our office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. right up to the day the class starts if space is still available and the class has not been cancelled. It is best to register at least one week before a class starts. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled five business days prior to the start of class.
Will I be notified if a class session is cancelled due to bad weather?
Yes. Night classes will not be held if bad weather conditions force the day school to be cancelled. Emergency closing information will be annnounced over radio stations WMAQ (670AM), WGN (720AM), WBBM (780AM); and television stations Fox 32, WGN, WMAQ and CLTV news. You may also check online at www.d128.org. If inclement weather approaches during the course of the school day, please call our office at 847-247-4575 before 4:00 p.m. to find out if your class will meet. Our voice mail will be updated with any closing information. You can also check the website at www.comed128.org for updates.
Do you ever need new instructors to teach in your program?
Yes. Go to the Teach a Class link on our website at www.comed128.org to submit a course proposal online; or give us a call at 847-247-4575, and let us know what you are interested in teaching and your qualifications for teaching the subject.
Can I request that a specific class be taught through the Community Education Program?
Yes. Please give us a call at 847-247-4575 to share your ideas with us.
I saw a class offered earlier in the term on the web site, and now it is no longer there. Where has it gone?
If a class is cancelled due to a lack of enrollment, it no longer shows up on the web site.
Do you still have a question?
Please call Teresa Palaggi at 847-247-4575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to help you.