Consolidating district illinois in school

That led the Jamaica and Catlin school boards explore the possibility of merging into one district.

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And Jamaica district parent Brian Lane of Fairmount said they have had to make cuts every year. And also in high school, the same way --- we were cutting out some of the educational programs I think were needed.” The cuts have left bare-bones educational programs at both Jamaica High School, and the slightly larger high school in the neighboring Catlin district.

Catlin High doesn’t have agriculture or art programs.

Jamaica school board member Jeff Carder co-chairs the Committee of Ten.

He said the panel considered other proposals for improving school finances as well, such as a jointly operated cooperative high school.

Another item on the table was deactivation --- which means closing a school in one district and sending students to the other district.

“Of course, nobody liked that idea”, said Carder of deactivation.So, now you’re going to start getting into your junior high and grade school. Or do you want your child to travel twelve miles to not experience those cuts?” But if approved, the Jamaica-Catlin consolidation is expected to only slow down financial decline, not put an end to it.Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade students have been working hard to earn Character Counts tickets.The students needed to earn a specific amount of tickets in each of the Six Pillars of Character in order to go on the field trip to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.Think “true blue“ • Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes • Set a good example for others Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer Tickets will be available in the school office and at all home basketball games (available in the concession stand).

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