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
If your license renews this summer, here's a short step-by-step tutorial for renewing on ELIS. Thanks to our colleagues at the South Cook ISC for making it available.
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!