Welcome to Eastland CUSD #308

You are cordially invited to Eastland's first "State of the Schools" dinner and program at the Eastland Jr/Sr High School in Lanark on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 PM.  

Eastland Staff will deliver a brief keynote and breakout presentations on Eastland's move from Traditional to Standards Based Learning and Grading.
A complimentary dinner will be served to everyone in attendance. Because of the nature of this event, you must RSVP to attend. This event is open to parents/guardians of Eastland students and adult community members.
Please use the form below to RSVP. We will confirm your reservation a week prior to the event.

Eastland State of the Schools RSVP Form

Illinois Principal Day

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and Board members,

Friday, October 20, 2017 has been set aside as Illinois Principals' Day - a day to recognize the building level leaders in schools around the state.  The Illinois Principals' Association has dedicated a page of their website to celebrating the critical roles that Principals play; you can access that page at

The responsibilities of school principals have never been more demanding than they are today.  Principals work with and serve teachers, paraprofessionals, building staff, the Board of Education, the superintendent, parents, students and community members through continuous development of their personal knowledge, experience, temperament, and discipline.  Their central focus is on improving outcomes for all students by supporting and improving the individual and collective effectiveness of all stakeholders. 

At the same, they are responsible for enacting processes and protocols to support the safety and security of staff and students.  They implement Board policies and district practices, participate in IEP meetings, communicate with students and parents, and connect students and families with school and community supports.  They work as liaisons with school support groups such as the Sports Boosters, the Music Boosters, the PTO and the FFA.

They advise Board committees, direct processes aligned to school improvement goals, take phone calls, encourage struggling students, and supervise events.  They work long and sometimes stressful days.

Be sure to thank our principals - Monica Burkholder and Angela Mahoney - for all that they do for our students and schools. 


Mark D. Hansen, Ed D.

Superintendent of Schools

Eastland CUSD #308  

FY 2018 Budget

Click the link below to download the FY 2018 Budget.

FY 2018 Budget

School Closings, Cancellations and Postponements

Click here to read the district's closing, cancellations and postponements procedures.   

Thomson Prison Relocation Page

The district has put together a page for families considering a move due to employment with the prison. 

Standards-based Grading

Eastland will begin the transition to standards-based grading starting this summer by holding professional development for our teachers. The transition is expected to take a couple of years, and as we move along we will share information with our students, parents and community. The article below is a brief primer explaining the research findings on standards-based grading.

What does the research say about standards-based grading?

Current Vacancies

Please click here to view current vacancies.