Important Upcoming Dates:

January 27th:  Midterms

January 30th:  Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.


Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 23, 2017

The Board of Education of Jonesboro Elementary School, CCSD#43, Union County, Illinois

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of Jonesboro Elementary School District #43, Jonesboro, Illinois ("the School Board") has cancelled the Regular Scheduled Board Meeting of Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., and has re-scheduled the meeting for Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Meeting Room, 309 Cook Avenue, Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952.


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Important Numbers:  

Main Office: 833-5148

Absentee Line: 833-3430

Nurse: 833-3203





JGS participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11).  All students in grades K-8 participated in activities involving computer coding.  3rd through 8th graders created their own Minecraft games, and K through 2nd graders helped Pixel the puppy follow some clues.  Both activities required students to use problem-solving skills, sequence and pattern identification, and creative thinking in order to get the programs to run correctly.  The students had a great time while learning valuable 21st-century skills.  

We set a goal for our students to write 20,000 lines of code.  Our students SURPASSED this goal by writing 25,274 lines of code!  Way to go Bulldogs!  We are proud of you!

Your student can continue their coding experience by going to and working on the many FREE coding activities.


Jonesboro School District #43 is accepting applications for the following positions:

 District Superintendent - click here for vacancy notice