Complete, Up To Date State Standards Now Available
Downloadable PDF books for individual grade levels that have all Illinois Learning Standards (Including the New Fine Arts standards recently approved 6/16/2016 and effective 2018/2019 school year.) are now available online.
Digital ebooks will be available for each grade level by the end of July that can be accessed using iBooks on Apple devices or other ebook readers for Android/Kindle.
SAT Replaces PARCC for High Schoolers in 2016-2017
The Illinois State Board of Education announced on July 11th, that the SAT will replace the PARCC assessments for Illinois high school students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Read the entire press release here.
Illinois Schools Will Open on Time (and Stay Open)!
The Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner came to an agreement at the eleventh-hour on June 30th on a budget that funds FY16. The same legislation (SB 2047) also funds public education for the entire FY17 and all other state services through December 31st.
Schools were in danger of not opening on time or having to close midyear without a spending authorization by the state. That pending crisis has been averted.
Happy Retirement, Peg Cain!
Wishing our Pre-K Director Peg Cain, a Happy Retirement! Through her many years of working with youngsters, she's made such a difference in the lives of kids (many of whom are now adults)! We here at ROE 12 wish her the best in her next adventure! We had a nice afternoon celebrating the career of our friend on June 24th in Olney. Be sure to check out the pics!
Regional Superintendent Discusses State Budget, Teacher Shortage Issues
A Message to Illinois Educators From the State Superintendent
State Superintendent Smith recently released a letter to all Illinois Educators thanking them for their hard work and dedication. Read the text of Tony Smith's letter HERE.
Reauthorization of ESEA: ESSA Replaces NCLB
Congress recently re-authorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The latest iteration of ESEA is the Every Child Succeeds Act. ESSA replaces NCLB and promises a significant change to education policy and funding throughout the nation, with specific implications for Illinois. Learn more here.
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Congrats to All New Retirees in ROE 12!
Congratulations to all our teachers, administrators, and support staff who just finished their last school year! For TRS members, after your retirement paperwork is complete, TRS will notify you about your first payment, which you will receive 60-90 days after the steps outlined in the Retirement Countdown list are finished. If you plan to keep your license current, be sure to login to your ELIS account and change your Educator Employment Profile status to "Retired." Call your local ROE 12 office if you need assistance. Also, be sure to consider subbing! You can work as much or as little as you choose. It's good to be retired! Enjoy!