Public Notices

Destruction of Records Notice: On May 28, 2024, in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education’s rules and regulations governing school records and with the Illinois School Student Act of 1975, South Macoupin Association for Special Education will destroy the Special Education Records of students who transferred, graduated, or withdrew from the school in 2019 or earlier. Student records affected are Mt. Olive CUSD 5, Staunton CUSD 6, and Gillespie CUSD 7. To obtain copies of records before the originals are destroyed, former students or their legal guardians may contact the SMASE Office at 618-635-8230, or visit the SMASE office at 801 North Deneen, Staunton, IL (located in the Staunton Schools Library) during school hours before May 18, 2024.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING          On April 30, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., a meeting will be conducted by the South Macoupin Association for Special Education (SMASE) on behalf of Staunton CUSD 6, Mt. Olive CUSD 5, and Gillespie CUSD 7. The meeting will be held in the SMASE office, located in the Staunton CUSD 6 library, 801 North Deneen St, Staunton, IL 62088.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the districts’ plan for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private and home schools within the districts for the 2024-25 school year. If you are the parent of a home-schooled student with a disability and reside within the boundaries of one of the three SMASE districts, or are a representative of a private school within district boundaries, you are urged to attend. Please contact the Director of Special Education for SMASE, Alison Storm, at (618)635-8230 for more information.

Public Notice of Budget Display

The Governing Board of the South Macoupin Association for Special Education has prepared a tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2025. The tentative budget is on display for public inspection at and in the SMASE director’s office at 801 North Deneen Street, Staunton IL 62088 for 30 days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. The budget hearing is scheduled for August 7th,2024 at 6:00 p.m.

  Absence and Truancy Policy

Open Meetings Act Notice