Welcome to Pope County School District

District Mission

Pope County CUSD #1 is a county-wide pre-K-12 school district that serves the residents of the county all their public education needs.  Our mission is to provide all students with opportunities to develop to their maximum potential to become effective life-long learners and to actively participate in our democracy and society.

Flying the Jolly Roger
Flying the Jolly Roger
by Chuck Bleyer, Superintendent

Last month, the Pope County CUSD #1 School Board asked me to gather information to develop a School District policy that would encompass drug testing of students involved in extracurricular activities. I have reached out to other districts to study how they have developed and implemented drug testing programs. Right now, I would like to hear from parents, community members, students, and other stakeholders about support or concerns in relation to the policy. Therefore, I am inviting anyone interested in the policy to an informational meeting at the high school community room on Thursday, September 7th at 6 pm. At the meeting, I will share the details surrounding the policy and procedures of a drug testing program. I will entertain any ideas, support, and concerns relating to the policy. If you cannot make the meeting but still wish to have input, you may call my office at 618-683- 2301 or send a letter to Dr. Chuck Bleyer, Pope County Unit Office, 125 State Highway 146 W, Golconda, IL 62938.

Recent News

Bottle Caps
Caps and Lids for a Bench
Pope County School District will be working with Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indiana this year. Through their ABC Promise Partnership, we will be collecting plastic lids and caps to turn in towards a bench for our playground.
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Laptop Grant Awarded
Pope County CUSD #1 was awarded a grant for twenty-five laptops worth nearly $15,000. I would like to thank State Farm for awarding the District the grant.
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5 Essentials Survey
Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Students are asked to complete the 5 Essentials Survey for our District. This survey will be reflected on our School Report Card from the State Board of Education. The survey will be available until January 16, 2017. Click "Read More" for the link to the survey.
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Locate Us

125 State Hwy 146 West
Golconda, Illinois 62938
Phone: 618-683-2301
Fax: 618-683-5181