Mark Mitchell 19-20.jpgWelcome to Reed-Custer CUSD 255, a proactive PreK-12 school district with boundaries in both Will and Kankakee counties. We have chosen our yearly theme to be Take the Train.  I have heard it said that you cannot have one foot on the platform and the other foot on the train. What does this mean? I view the train as the means for forward advancements and improvements. A​ person is either on it, or they are not. The train offers all of us chances to gain academic knowledge and live experiences that often reach both our minds and hearts, promoting positive change.

Socrates once said, “The only thing that I know is that I know nothing.” He did not mean that he knew nothing, but he did want to tell all of us that each day offers opportunities to gain new knowledge and live new experiences that promote growth as a human being. To take the train simply means that a person commits to a life-long learning adventure. Those on the platform get left behind. Those choosing to straddle the platform and the train are often forced to make quick decisions that are not always well thought out. We want our students to Take the Train and become well educated, live experiences that are needed to grow as people, and take positive action that will help them lead successful lives.


We are very proud of our students, our staff, our schools, and our community.   On behalf of the Reed-Custer Board of Education, I thank you for visiting us. 2019-2020 is going to be another amazing year for the Black and Gold.​

Mark Mitchell​