District Newsletter



Community Presentations - Elementary School Boundaries 

Community members are invited to attend a presentation by Superintendent Steve Ptacek about creating a neighborhood school boundary for the former Franklin Elementary School neighborhood. Creating new boundaries in one area will have an impact on other district boundaries, so all community members are encouraged to attend. Click here to read the full article.   UPDATE:  Murrayville-Woodson has been added to this schedule at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 15 and Monday, December 19 at noon at the Senior/Community Park Center.

Public Hearing

The Board of Education of Jacksonville School District 117 will conduct a Public Hearing to receive public comment on a proposed waiver application of School Code 105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g.  If approved, the waiver would allow the District to exceed the 5% Limitation in the Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet for FY17. This increase in administrative costs is due to the addition of a new Administrative Position, an Assistant Special Education Director.  Said waiver would allow the District to provide additional supervisory and technical support for Special Education Services in Jacksonville School District #117.

The public hearing will be held in the Jacksonville High School Media Center on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 6:45 pm. 

This notification fulfills requirements of the ISBE process for waiver approval.

Winter Break

Students will be dismissed one hour early on Thursday, December 22, 2016 for winter break. All schools and offices will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of winter break. 

Teacher Institute Day

No student attendance on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 due to teacher institute. School will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Distinguished Alumni Nomination

The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni and is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. Please click here for complete details and to fill out the nomination form. 

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