WELCOME TOGOREVILLE COMMUNITY UNITSCHOOL DISTRICT#1HOME OF THE BLACKCATS!
Please take the time to see why we love our schools so much here in Goreville! It is truly a wonderful academic and athletic community with a great staff who believe in taking care of each and every child that enters our doors. By the end of your tour, you should see the pride emanate from the many clubs, teams, and organizations that represent our schools.Thank you for visiting and come back soon!!GO BLACKCATS!!!
School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools To be eligible for admission, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of that school term. Children who enter first grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 of that school year. A child with exceptional needs who qualifies for special education services is eligible for admission at 3 years of age. Parents/guardians may request early admission for a child. The Superintendent or designee shall assess the child’s readiness to attend school and make the decision accordingly. Admission Procedure All students must register for school each year on the dates and at the place designated by the Superintendent. Parents/guardians of students enrolling in the District for the first time must present: 1. A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity and age. Upon the failure of a person enrolling a student to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity and age, the Building Principal shall immediately notify the local law enforcement agency and shall also notify the person enrolling the student in writing that, unless he or she complies within 10 days, the case shall be referred to the local law enforcement authority for investigation. If compliance is not obtained within that 10-day period, the Principal shall so refer the case. The Principal shall immediately report to the local law enforcement authority any material received pursuant to this paragraph that appears inaccurate or suspicious in form or content. 2. Proof of residence, as required by Board policy 705.01, Residence. 3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board policy 705.06, Health Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students. Homeless Children Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted, even if the child or child’s parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment. Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools A student may transfer into or out of the District according to State law and procedures developed by the Superintendent. A student seeking to transfer into the District must serve the entire term of any suspension or expulsion, imposed for any reason by any public or private school, in this or any other state, before being admitted into the School District. Foreign Students The District accepts foreign exchange students with a J-1 visa and who reside within the District as participants in an exchange program sponsored by organizations screened by administration. Exchange students on a J-1 visa are not required to pay tuition. Privately sponsored exchange students on an F-1 visa may be enrolled if an adult resident of the District has temporary guardianship and the student lives in the home of that guardian. Exchange students on an F-1 visa are required to pay tuition at the established District rate. F-1 visa student admission is limited to high schools and attendance may not exceed 12 months. The School Board may limit the number of exchange students admitted in any given year. Exchange students must comply with District immunization requirements. Once admitted, exchange students become subject to all District policies and regulations governing students. Re-enrollment Re-enrollment shall be denied to any individual above the age of 19 years who has dropped out of school and who could not earn sufficient credits during the normal school year(s) to graduate before his or her 21st birthday. A person denied re-enrollment will be provided counseling and be directed to alternative educational programs, including adult education programs, that lead to graduation or receipt of a GED diploma. This section does not apply to students eligible for special education under the Individuals With Disabilities Act or accommodation plans under the Americans With Disabilities Act. LEGAL REF.: McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §11431 et seq. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232. Illegal Immigrant and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, 8 U.S.C. §1101. 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq. 42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. 105 ILCS 5/2-3.13a, 5/10-20.12, 5/10-22.5a, 5/14-1.02, 5/14-1.03a, 5/26-1, 5/26-2, 5/27-8.1, and 10/8.1. 325 ILCS 55/1 et seq. and 50/1 et seq. 23 Ill.Admin.Code §375 et seq.