ISBE Issues Report on Truancy Programs in Illinois
A report just issued by the Illinois State Board of Education reviews data collected from the Student Information System (SIS) on IWAS from the FY14 (school year 2013-14, the most recent for which data is available) Truant Alternative/Optional Education (TAOEP) programs across the state of Illinois. Some of the findings reflect very positively on ROEs in general, and on the ROE 12 ASSIST Program at Willow Hill specifically.
+ROEs served 73.7% of the total number of students enrolled as truants.
+Truant populations consisted of Truants (39.6%) and Chronic Truants (31.3%)
+ROEs served 60.8% of the total student population of the TAOEP Program
+ROE TAOEP programs operated at the lowest cost per student ($327/student)
+52.2% of program students were male. 47.8% were female.
+ROE 12's ASSIST Program in Willow Hill served 2.4% of the state's total TAOEP population (8th most in the state).
+ROE 12's ASSIST Program in Willow Hill witnessed a 73.4% success rate with that percentage of students improving their attendance.
Learn more about ASSIST by visiting their page under the Regional Services tab here on our website.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Rescheduled with Reduced Price
This essential training for all who work with youth, whether in a school setting, social service venue, or through law enforcement, has been rescheduled and the registration fee reduced by over 45%! Details are available here.
ELA Writing to Read Training Coming
Another free Foundational Services Training in English Language Arts will be conducted on Friday, February 5th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Richland County High School. Get more information here.
School Survey Highlights Teacher Shortage
School officials from across the state of Illinois were surveyed at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools. The results indicate that more and more school districts around Illinois are finding it harder to fill teaching positions and find qualified candidates. Read more here. For a take on this issue from our local perspective click here.
ROE 12 Richland County Office Has Moved
Renovations to the Richland County Courthouse are well underway! As a result, the Richland County ROE 12 Offices have relocated to the First Floor of the Courthouse in the vacated office of the Richland County Treasurer. When renovations are completed, we will move back into our Third Floor space in mid-March (anticipated timeline). We thank you for your patience during this time.
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Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland Counties, Illinois