District Newsletter



School Board Vacancy

The Jacksonville School District #117 Board of Education is announcing a vacancy on the Board effective October 5, 2016.

The Board is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving the unexpired term which will end in April, 2017.  To be eligible to serve, a school board member must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a registered voter
  • Be a resident of the State of Illinois and District #117 for at least one year
  • Not be a child sex offender
  • Not hold another incompatible public office
  • Not have a prohibited interest in any contract with the District
  • Not be a school trustee
  • Not hold certain types of prohibited State or federal employment
  • Not convicted of a crime that would prevent the candidate of holding a municipal or local office.

The Board of Education will begin accepting letters of interest and resumés immediately.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest with a resumé no later than 4:00pm, October 25, 2016 to:

The Board of Education

Jacksonville School District #117

516 Jordan Street

Jacksonville, IL  62650

Season Sports Tickets

All sports season tickets can be purchased in the JHS Athletic Office during school hours from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Season tickets can be mailed to your home address by sending in the order form and payment. Please click here to download the order form.

Season Tickets will be good for home games, including our home tournaments and shoot-outs.

Please note, anyone 65 years-old or older may receive a Golden Key ticket. The Golden Key tickets can only be picked up at Central Office, located at 516 Jordan Street. 

School Improvement Day Dismissal Times

Students will only attend half day on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The following are the dismissal times for each school. Central Office 12:15 p.m.; Crossroads Learning Center 12:50 p.m.; Eisenhower, Lincoln, North, South, and Washington 12:30 p.m.; Murrayville-Woodson 12:00 p.m.; Turner Junior High 12:50 p.m.; Jacksonville High School 12:53 p.m.; Early Years, Full Day Classes 12:00 p.m., No Half Day Classes


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