Welcome to Jamaica CUSD #12
Jamaica School District is located at 7087 N. 600 E. Rd, Sidell, Illinois, 61876. It serves nearly 500 students in southern Vermilion County from four nearby towns (Fairmount, Sidell, Indianola, and Jamaica) and the surrounding area.
Latest NewsWinter Storm Changes
The approaching winter storm has made several schedule changes.
- Friday, December 13th- The boys basketball game at 6:00pm will be VARSITY only.
- Saturday, December 14th- The Junior High boys basketball game has CANCELLED.
- Saturday, December 14th- The Committee of Ten meeting has been POSTPONED until Wedneday, December 18th at 6:00pm in the Library.
Edit:The meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00pm due to the weather. Click here to download the updated agenda.
The Committee of Ten will hold a public meeting on Saturday, December 14th.
Click here to download the agenda.
On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the Jamaica Board of Education met to review the twenty applications for the Committee of Ten. The following individuals submitted applications: Terry Bates, Jennifer Carleton, B. J. DeAth, Dawn Eakle, Barry Eakle, Chris Filicsky, Jeff Ford, Stephen Fourez, Jared Fritz, Ryan High, Brian Lane, Matthew Myrick, Elaine O’Shaughnessy, R. H. Pierce, Rosemary Powell, Amy Russian-Crist, Wayne Scarlett, Broc Summers, Carolyn Surowka, and Craig Witte.
All of the applicants were of the highest quality, which made the selection process difficult. The following individuals were appointed to represent the Jamaica District on the Committee of Ten:
Jeff Carder, Ron Taylor, Dawn Eakle, Jeff Ford, Brian Lane
The Committee of Ten will guide much of the work related to our consolidation efforts with Catlin; however, subcommittees may form to help inform the work of the committee. Those applicants not selected for the Committee of Ten may be called upon to assist with subcommittee work.
During the next few weeks the work of the Committee of Ten will begin. I will do my best to keep you informed of the happenings of this group.
Thank you for your continued support of quality education for all of our students.
Dr. Philip T. Harrison
School newsletters are being mailed out now. You can download a digital copy (without forms) HERE.
Across the state and nation school districts are wrestling with financial concerns caused by decreasing revenues and increasing costs. The Jamaica Board of Education has established a goal of fiscal responsibility and is finding it more difficult to make ends meet.The state of Illinois is providing less money for student support each year. (more…)
The Board of Education has recently approved a set of goals for the Jamaica School District. While the goals are lofty, they do provide us with a target at which to aim. Over the next few months, the administration and staff will develop a strategic plan for meeting the established goals. Click here to download the new goals.