J.L. Buford

Intermediate Education Center

623 South 34th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8064 Fax 618-244-8103

Contact Form


2022-2023 School Supply List

2022-2023 J.L. Bluford Student Supply List.pdf
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We are “Committed to Excellence”, and work hard to make this site a primary source for timely information and a gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.

Portrait of Ms. Baxter

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments throughout the year.

J.L. Buford Principal, Ms. Baxter

JL Buford Staff Pink Out in support of cancer patients.

JL Buford Staff Photo. Staff members are wearing pink shirts in support of cancer patients.

Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention

  • Help is available to speak with someone today by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number or texting the Crisis Text Line. Help and support is available to you or someone you care about 24/7 by contacting either number below. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number is 1.800.273.8255 and the Crisis Text Line - text HOME to 741741


  • The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a suicide prevention network that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline. Just dial 9-8-8.


  • Safe2Help helps to prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats. There are a number of ways to contact help:

    • Phone: 844-4SAFEIL

    • Text: 72332

    • Website: SAFE2HELPIL.com

    • Email: HELP@SAFE2HELPIL.com

    • App: Apple App Store or Google Play


Policy for Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.pdf

Prevention and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

Policy 7180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment.pdf