The Sangamon-Menard Regional Office of Education would like to wish teachers, administrators, students, and staff a very Happy Holiday Season!
As we approach the 2017 Holiday Season we hope that everyone has a safe and festive break and a Happy New Year. Our office looks forward to our continued role of supporting and assisting our districts and county residents with certification, truancy issues, professional development, school improvement, GED, and anything else that may be necessary to ensure the success of all of our students. The following items are updates from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE):
Illinois Bicentennial Celebration
Substitute Teacher Application and Registration Fee Reimbursement:
A new law is in effect that allows individuals who have worked at least 10 full school days on the license to receive a refund from our office for their sub application fee. The law also allows educators to receive reimbursement for their registration fees at the beginning of their renewal cycle upon providing this proof to ISBE. Please take a few minutes to read the full text of the public act here. The underlined portions are the new language. The law is applicable to any educator
who had a sub license issued on or after July 1, 2017.
Following are the steps educators must take to request a refund. Feel free to share this process with educators.
1. Educator must complete form 73-02 “Substitute License Fee Refund Request” and have a district complete Part II: Substitute-License-Fee-Refund-Request.pdf.
*An educator may submit multiple forms to provide evidence of the total 10 days if experience was earned at multiple districts.
On June 3, 2016, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) approved the request of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS), in collaboration with the Illinois Community College Board staff, to increase the Illinois High School Equivalency (ILHSE) Official Transcript fee.
The board approved transcript fee increases over the following three fiscal years. Effective July 1, 2016, the ILHSE Official Transcript fee increased to $6.00 per transcript through June 30, 2017; on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 the fee will increase to $8.00 per transcript; and the final increase will be on July 1, 2018 and will increase to $10.00 per ILHSE Official Transcript fee. The ICCB sets the fee structure for High School Equivalency for the State of Illinois.
Visit http://www.onlinecolleges.net/illinois/#scholarships for scholarship and financial aid available for students and potential students as well as summaries of available online programs offered by Illinois Colleges.