St. Libory Elementary School proudly serves the residents of St. Libory, Illinois, and its surrounding area. Students attend here Kindergarten through 8th Grade years, then attend Freeburg High School for Grades 9 thru 12. We believe our students have large school opportunities in a small school atmosphere. All our teachers know every student by first name, most classrooms have 8-14 students per class, and classroom web sites for checking current assignments.
St. Libory School works in cooperation with Head Start and a Preschool Screening process to identify eligible students who are not currently receiving services. Once located, these students are placed in an appropriate program which meets their individual needs.
The Board of Education meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the school and begin at 7:00pm. The administrative compensation report is available in the office for review.
A Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is required for all children with disabilities who are between the ages of 3 and 21 and who have not yet graduated from high school. Special education services are coordinated with the Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASSC) and provided for students with disabilities ages 3-15. If a student is found eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed and implemented to designate services that are required and to assure that the placement of the student eligible for services takes place in the least restrictive environment. Programs are available for all handicapping conditions; learning disability, behavioral disorders, speech therapy, early childhood education, hearing impaired, vision impaired, and mentally retarded. Whenever possible, itinerant services shall be provided to the student so that he/she will be able to participate in as much of the regular school program as possible. If such an arrangement does not sufficiently meet the studentís needs, he/she may be placed in a special education class on a full-time basis.
St. Libory CSD #30 shall maintain membership in BASSC, a cooperative association of school districts which offers special class placement and other services for various types of handicaps. Operated under the provisions of the Illinois School Code (Section 14) and the regulations of the Illinois State Board of Education, program costs are shared by the local districts and the state. The programs, including transportation, are provided without charge to the parents, and parent consent is a requirement for placement. Identification, evaluation, placement, and delivery of services to students eligible for services under IDEA, the District shall follow procedures provided in the Illinois State Board of Educationís Rules and Regulations to Govern the Administration of Special Education. Policies and procedures as established by BASSC shall be considered a part of the Boardís policies and procedures. If necessary, students may also be placed in private school education facilities. The District may receive reimbursement from the State for the student's expenses.
Homeless children shall be enrolled as per Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Such enrollment will take place without delay due to scheduling issues, residency document requirements, lack of legal guardianship or student records, or tuition payment.
St. Libory School provides a school wide Title plan and offers services for all children. Students are not secluded from utilizing Title services based upon race, gender, economical status, academic status or disability factors. Title I is a federal program that provides financial assistance to schools to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Our Title teacher works with students in each grade to ensure they have a positive understanding and comprehension of the subject content.
As per Illinois Public Act 95-0707 St. Libory CSD30 has three contracts over $25,000; Southwestern Illinois Bus Company for pupil transportation, St. Libory Federation of Teachers Local 6600 for teachers, , and Thomas Rude for Superintendent.