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Signed into law on August 31, 2017, Public Act 100-0465, also known as the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act, made sweeping changes to education funding in Illinois. In making changes to state financial support to schools, the Act also repealed Section 18-8.05 of the School Code, which required an instructional day to be a minimum of five hours. As such, there is no current statutory minimum number of hours or minutes that constitutes an instructional day. This change provides districts with maximum flexibility to ensure that student needs determine the method and timelines of instructional days rather than the needs of regulatory and compliance systems.
The definition of an Instructional Day is explained in this memo from ISBE: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Instructional-Day-Memorandum.pdf
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Professional Development Institute a success!
We received a nice follow-up note from Keynote Speaker Craig Zablocki that we'd like to share with everyone:
The Institute Book and Book Additions are still available.
The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) recently shared the impact of the Foundational Services funding that was distributed via Regional Offices of Education throughout the State in a variety of professional development programs. A presentation that shows the progress measured in districts participating in those programs can be viewed at https://lists.roe3.org/pd/IARSS_Presentation_2018-07-11.pdf
PEL and ELS-CTE licenses may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
ELS-PARA licenses may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
SUB licenses may renew beginning May 1, 2018.
The cost of renewal is $50 plus card user fee.
In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, the Illinois State Board of Education is now offering a reimbursement of application and registration fees to qualifying applicants.
This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.
For additional questions, contact your nearest Regional Office of Education.
The ROEs of Area 5 have joined together to bring you the necessary academies for renewing your evaluation approval. We have quality presenters who understand your need for material you can USE and not just talk about. See our list of offered academies here.
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TeachIllinois is a brand new, 100% online, center for educator professional development. Educators can either self-register, or districts can bulk register their staffs. Upon completion of the material, learners will complete the ISBE Seminar Evaluation Form, after which, the official ISBE Evidence of Completion form will be made available. All e-learning courses are currently free, although in the near future TeachIllinois will start charging a nominal, per-PD-hour fee. New content is added every month, and we welcome suggestions for future courses. Our e-learning platform is robust enough that a PD provider (such as a District) could subscribe and create their own 'channel'.
The Regional Office of Education #3 serving Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Montgomery Counties is now offering the TASC Test at its Hillsboro Office.
The TASC test is a high school equivalency test recognized by the State of Illinois and will assess five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as measure examinees’ readiness for college and the workforce. Passage of the TASC test will provide the same result as passing the GED test - a high school equivalency diploma from the State of Illinois.
A list of the TASC test study materials can be found on TASCTest.com. Questions can be directed to Sarah Huckstead at the ROE #3 Office in Taylorville at (217) 824-4730.
For residents who are interested in a computer-based test, the GED can be taken at various locations. For the ROE #3 area, testing centers are located in Springfield, Centralia and Mattoon. Other testing locations can be found at the website www.GED.com. Interested test-takers are encouraged to work with their local adult education provider at the community college to help prepare for whichever test they choose to take.
Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts
207 N 2nd St
Greenville, IL 62246
This office is currently closed.
101 South Main St
Taylorville, IL 62568
101 N. 4th St. Room 204
Effingham, IL 62401
- Vandalia Office -
1500 West Jefferson
Vandalia, IL 62471
203 South Main St
Hillsboro, IL 62049