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Welcome to the Regional Office of Education #3

Julie Wollerman - Regional Superintendent of Schools
Annette Hartlieb - Assistant Regional Superintendent

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

Serving Schools - Protecting Students - Leading for Excellence


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ISBE Updated Public Health School Guidance ~ January 11, 2022
IDPH: Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
IDPH: CDC Update ~ January 7, 2022
CDC: Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools
CDC: What You Should Know About Testing In Schools (January 2022)
IHSA COVID-19 Resource Center


  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Regency Center, O'Fallon, IL
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Lunch on your own
  • PD Hours & Admin Academy available
  • Free thanks to the ISBE Area 5 SEL Hub Grant




County Resource Directory For Regional Offices of Education #3 and #40

The Regional Office of Education #3 and #40 McKinney-Vento program County Resource Directory provides a listing of up-to-date available food pantries, medical services, housing and community resources to help with referrals for your homeless students and/or families.

For additional information about community resources, please contact Angela Reeter at or by calling 618-283-1763.

County Resource Directory For Regional Offices of Education #3 and #40 (PDF ~ 44 pages)



Planning Work Group Video (YouTube)

Youth Education Services Year In Review 2020-2021

Regional Office of Education #3

Video courtesy of ROE #3 Youth Educational Services Programs.


HiSET Testing HiSET Testing Information (PDF)

The Regional Office of Education offers High School Equivalency testing called HiSET. HiSET testing is a paper-pencil based test currently offered on the first and third Fridays of each month in our Hillsboro office and the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at our Taylorville site.

The cost of the HiSET test is $115 ($23 per subject).

Visit to learn more about the HiSET test, to see practice materials, and to schedule the test(s). An email address and credit/debit card are required to schedule test(s).

For more information regarding HiSET, please contact Sarah Huckstead at 217-824-4730.

The Regional Office of Education can still fulfill the Constitution Test requirement at no charge. Contact your local ROE office to arrange a time to test.




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


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 "" 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 ISBE will provide further guidance on how districts can proceed with instructional day flexibility:


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:

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.






Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent
Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent


Taylorville Office

210 South Webster

Taylorville, IL 62568


FAX: 217-824-2464


Effingham Office

101 N. 4th St. Room 204

Effingham, IL 62401


FAX: 217-342-3577



- Vandalia Office -

1500 West Jefferson

Vandalia, IL 62471

PHONE: 618-283-5011

FAX: 618-283-5013


Hillsboro Office

203 South Main St

Hillsboro, IL 62049

PHONE: 217-532-9591

FAX: 217-532-5756

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