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FREE WEBINAR SERIES is hosting a free Webinar Series, "Unpacking the IL Ed Funding Bill:  What SB 1947 Means to School Districts" starting 9/19.  Each week, a new, pre-recorded webinar will be posted covering a portion of the new law.  Education attorneys from Tueth Keeney will host each webinar, providing expert explanation for Illinois school districts. 

9/19:  Introduction to the Webinar series (Merry Rhoades), Mandate Relief: Waivers (Chad Watkins), Mandate Relief: PE & Driver's Ed (Laura Hemmer)
9/26:  Tax Credit for Private Schools (D. Shane Jones)
10/3:  TIF Task Force, 110% Adequacy Referendum (Robert Jackstadt)
10/27:  Teachers' Retirement System (Kameron Murphy)
10/24:  Evidence-based Funding (Merry Rhoades)
11/6:  Live Webinar Roundtable covering questions posted within the online forum (all 6 attorneys)

In addition to each webinar being available for viewing at any time within TeachIllinois, there is an open forum for attendees to pose questions and start discussions.  The 6 attorneys will often join the online discussion, culminating in a live webinar on November 6th where they will cover topics that came up within the online forum.

This is a one-of-a-kind event in Illinois, and a great opportunity for districts around the State to learn from experts on what the new law means to them and their particular situation.  The more people who join in the conversation, the richer the experience will be for everyone. 
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TeachIllinois provides educators 100% online professional development in all areas, with new content added regularly. PD Hours toward recertification are awarded upon successful completion of courses.

TeachIllinois offers in-depth information about being and becoming an educator in Illinois. The web site is broken down into several categories. Whether you are needing professional learning experiences for your growth or licensure renewal, TeachIllinois offers every mode of adult learning through innovative deliveries. Their goal is for you to achieve your learning needs through a medium best suited to you. TeachIllinois offers graduate coursework or professional development hours completely online, face-to-face, and through blended models. TeachIllinois accomplishes this with free professional development opportunities, subscriptions that allow you to meet all your renewal professional development hours and with individual courses for sustained professional growth.




Through December 31, 2017:

If you are retired, and your professional educator license has lapsed for failure to renew, you may reinstate that license without penalty by providing proof of retirement from a state retirement system to the State Board of Education. You must submit a copy of a letter from a state retirement system (on official agency letterhead) confirming your retirement. Your name, IEIN, and date of birth must be included with the letter. Upon verification that you are not working in a position requiring a professional educator license, ISBE will reinstate your license.

The verification letter will be used in lieu of a $500 penalty fee or 9 semester hours of coursework. You will not need to enter any professional development owed or pay any license registration fees.

Letters may be emailed to or mailed to the Illinois State Board of Education at:

Educator Effectiveness Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777

Educator Effectiveness Division
Illinois State Board of Education

ISBE Educator Licensure: Retired Educators



The regular quarterly meeting of the Regional Board of School Trustees of Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties, Illinois will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Regional Office of Education’s Professional Development Center, located at 1500 West Jefferson Street, Vandalia, Illinois.

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  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Minutes
  • School District Detachment, Annexation, Division, Dissolution
  • Open Discussion
  • Adjournment


TASC ~ The New National High School Equivalency Exam 

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 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 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.





Employment Opportunities

Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts


Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent

Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent



Greenville Office

207 N 2nd St

Greenville, IL 62246


FAX: 618-664-1497


Taylorville Office

101 South Main St

Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone: 217-824-4730

FAX: 217-824-2464


Effingham Office

101 N. 4th, Room 204

Effingham, IL 62401



-Vandalia Office-

1500 W Jefferson

Vandalia, IL 62471

Phone: 618-283-5011

FAX: 618-283-5013


Hillsboro Office

203 South Main Street

Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone: 217-532-9591

FAX: 217-532-5756


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