Student Handbook

Dear Students and Parents of Mt. Pulaski CUD #23,

The Mt. Pulaski CUSD #23 is committed to providing many opportunities for growth and learning throughout our District.  It is exciting to know that our District is known for its strong academic curriculum, complete athletic and activity programs, broad support services and a talented, dedicated and highly qualified staff.

This Student Handbook provides valuable information that will assist both students and parents in understanding the policies, rules and requirements of the District.  Please take the time to read this document as it can be used for a variety of resources for all students to be successful.

Finally, please remember that you are completely responsible for adhering to the rules, procedures and expectations identified in this Handbook.  This information will be reviewed with the students at the beginning of each school year.  Thank you to the members of our Handbook Committee for making updates each year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your building Principal or the office of the Superintendent.

District Website     http://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us

Interim Superintendent - Mr. Phil Shelton (217) 792-7222

Mt. Pulaski Grade School (217) 792-7220

Mt. Pulaski High School (217) 792-3209

Mt. Pulaski Bus Barn (217) 792-5687 (Voice & Texting)

Download the entire 2018-19 Student Handbook

Section 1 - Introduction to District #23 / Mission Statement

  • Board of Education - Personal Responsibilities of Students

Section 2 - General Information

  • Addresses - Phone Numbers - School Day Defined - Daily Schedules - Visitors - Lost and Found - Emergency Procedures - Mandated Reporters - School Closing - Accidents - Registration Materials - Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination - Fees and Costs - Student Personal Property - Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - Telephone - Search and Seizures - Police and DCFS Requests - The Steven's Amendment - Student Handbook - Expectations of Visitors

Section 3 - Attendance and Truancy

  • Attendance Requirements - Excused and Unexcused Absences - Truancy - Tardiness - Attendance for Extracurricular Participants

Section 4 - Discipline

  • Disciplinary Policies and Actions - Expulsion - Library Rules - Discipline/Consequences - Disciplinary Measures - Detentions - Suspensions

Section 5 - Academics

  • Registration - Elementary Promotion - Grading System - Semester  Grades - Graduation Requirements at the High School - Correspondence Courses - Class Schedules and Scheduling - Homebound Tutoring - Progress Reports - High School Academic Honors - Honor and Honor Roll - Student Transfers - Working Students Guidelines - Examinations, Homework and Prearranged Absence Forms - Honor Code - Special Education - Evaluating Student Performance

Section 6 - Transportation

  • Bus Service and Procedures - Driving to and from School Activities - Motor Vehicles - Guidelines for Students Driving to School - Bicycles
  • Emergency Bus Routes

Section 7 - Student Services

  • K-12 Student Accident Insurance - Immunizations - Physical Exams - Dental Exams - Vision Exams - Medications - Illness and Transportation Home Due to Illness - Speech and Language Therapy - Work Permits - Locks and Lockers - National Honor Society - Title I and Parental Involvement - Parents Right to Know - Elevator Usage - School Counselors - School Psychologists and Social Workers

Section 8 - Additional Student Information

  • Harassment - Sexual Harassment - Non-Curricular Publications - College Visit Procedures - Noon Hours - No Nit Policy - Entering and Leaving School Grounds - Junior High through High School Passes (6-12) - Textbooks - Parties and Dances - Dress Code - Behavioral Interventions with Students Having Disabilities - Lab and Shop Safety - Physical Education Dress Policy - Asbestos - Grievance Procedure - Fire, Storm and Emergency Drills

Section 9 - Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Athletic Eligibility - Activity Guidelines - Athletic Code and Extra Curricular Guidelines - Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
  • Expectations of Visitors

Section 10 - Technology

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