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Serving Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties  

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES!

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

 

A TIP FOR THOSE RENEWING LICENSES
 
Many license-holders haven't been in their ELIS accounts since they got their licenses [up to 5 years ago]. Thus, logins and passwords are mysterious combinations that few wrote down. 
 
This isn't a big deal as...
  1. The ROE can give them their login.
  2. They can choose "forgot password" when logging in.
After providing a login (and possibly answer a secret question . . . we've seen this step come and go) . . . Voila! The password is emailed to the license-holder.
 
Herein lies a problem . . . some districts changed their domain name since 2013. They went from the old "k12.il.us" format to an "org" format. So, if the paraprofessional or teacher registered with an email address that no longer exists, they cannot get their password emailed to them. That means they will have to call the ISBE Helpline.
 
Here are the steps for those needing to call the help line (an automated system with options):
  1. Call - (217)557-6763
  2. Choose option #2
  3. You will need to enter your IEIN followed by the pound symbol (#) -OR- your social security number (with no dashes) followed by the pound symbol (#) [that's a hash tag for our more tech-savvy associates]
  4. You will need to enter your date of birth followed by the pound symbol (#). When doing so, you must enter using 2 digits, 2 digits, 4 digits (MMDDYYYY). . . i.e., 04211984 . . . followed by the pound symbol (#).
If the stars are aligned and all goes according to plan, the recording will say they have your account pulled up and now you get to wait for a live person. 
 
As always, the ROE Staff is happy to help those needing assistance with renewal and registration! Just give us a call at one of our office locations (see the bottom of this page).
 

  

P.A.101-0012: Reinstates the Minimum of Five Hours of Instructional Time

A new law that takes effect July 1, 2019, reinstates the requirement that a school day consist of a minimum of five hours of instructional time, a provision that previously sunset in 2017. Public Act 101-0012 also allows school districts statewide to utilize e-learning days in lieu of emergency days and maintains flexibility for students to engage in career-connected learning outside of the classroom.

ISBE's 2019-20 school year calendar application is now open for submissions in IWAS. Calendars should be submitted prior to the first day of the school year. If additional time is needed, please contact schoolcalendars@isbe.net. ISBE will provide further guidance on how districts can proceed with instructional day flexibility:

 

SUBSTITUTE LICENSE FEE REFUND
If you have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017, you are eligible to receive a refund of your fees.

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.

To Qualify:
  • Your Sub issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
  • You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
  • You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date
If you meet these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request:

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/73-02-Substitute-License-Fee-Refund-Request.pdf

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.

 

TASC ~ The New National High School Equivalency Exam 

* * * As of Dec 31, 2020 TASC will be discontinued in the State of Illinois * * * 

 

The Regional Office of Education #3 serving Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Montgomery Counties is currently offered on the first and third Fridays of the month in our Hillsboro office as well as on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in our Taylorville 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.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATOR LICENSURE

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent juliewollerman@roe3.org
Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent ahartlieb@roe3.org
 

BOND COUNTY

Greenville Office

207 N 2nd St

Greenville, IL 62246

618-664-0121

CHRISTIAN COUNTY

Taylorville Office

101 South Main St

Taylorville, IL 62568

217-824-4730

FAX: 217-824-2464

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Effingham Office

101 N. 4th St. Room 204

Effingham, IL 62401

217-342-4363

FAX: 217-342-3577

 

FAYETTE COUNTY

- Vandalia Office -

1500 West Jefferson

Vandalia, IL 62471

PHONE: 618-283-5011

FAX: 618-283-5013

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Hillsboro Office

203 South Main St

Hillsboro, IL 62049

PHONE: 217-532-9591

FAX: 217-532-5756

 

 



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