Though several to-be-expected glitches were encountered, school administrators were happy with the first-ever online registration in the Geneseo district.


Though several to-be-expected glitches were encountered, school administrators were happy with the first-ever online registration in the Geneseo district.

“We had a couple of snags with one of the screens where people had to indicate if their child was eligible for busing or if they’d changed their address, but that was corrected,” said Geneseo superintendent Scott Kuffel. “Overall, we’re pleased beyond exception.”

More than 1,700 students were registered during a two-day registration period where computer help was offered at the schools. Others have enrolled during the district’s ongoing online campaign.

As of press time, 2,550 students had registered for the 2009-10 school year. Another 100 students are expected to register before the start of the year.

“We’ve heard very positive comments about the online experience,” said Kuffel. “The only negatives we heard were from people who’d forgotten their password or login. We did have a few people who’d tried to register their students from work only to have access blocked because of their company’s filters.”

The district plans to e-mail survey questions to parents to receive their opinions on the registration process.

“There were concerns that PTA registration hasn’t been as high (as in the past) and that the junior class didn’t sell as many T-shirts, but those are things we plan to add to the Web store in the future.”

Parents can also join PTA or purchase T-shirts at back-to-school nights planned in the district.
Back-to-school night will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Millikin, Northside and Southwest elementary schools.

Opening night at Geneseo Middle School will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, and open house at Geneseo High School will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

The first day of school for students will be Aug. 25.