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Notes from the Regional Superintendent
ELIS is LIVE!! http://www.isbe.net/ELIS/
(Please call or email our offices with any questions you may have. The ROE is working hard to keep you updated and to help you with the new licensing requirements)
NEW! Visual Guide to Paraprofessional Registration on ELIS:
NOTICE! Due to a glitch in ELIS, Paraprofessionals should wait to register until the program is fixed so that they won't be charged.
Fact Sheet: Educator Licensure Information System
Letter from State Superintendent - Professional Development Requirements for FY14
Substitute certificates expiring this year will have to apply for license ($75) and register ($50 plus user fee). Those with ROE 3 authorizations will need to renew them (no new physical/TB/Background needed if originals are on file with us).
Legislation for changing the professional development requirements failed (HB 496). Professional Development Requirements for teachers remain the same. As of July 1, Administrators and School Service Personnel license holders do not have any requirements until further action by ISBE is taken. Be assured that action by ISBE will be taken.
Stay current by reading the State Superintendent's Weekly Updates.
Tell Your Friends: New GED® Tests are coming!
NEW! Kaskaskia College will begin offering computer-based GED® testing at the Kaskaskia College campus in Centralia starting July 10, 2013. Computer-based GED® testing will be every Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm and every Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Individuals who began taking the GED® Test since January 1, 2002, and have not yet passed all the tests, must complete testing before December 31, 2013 or current scores will be lost.
If you know someone who needs to complete the test, have them call the Regional Office of Education at 618-283-5011 (Vandalia), 217-342-4363 (Effingham) or 618-664-0121 (Greenville).
You should also be aware that the cost to take GED tests is increasing in 2014 and test requirements are changing. Effective January 2014, the GED testing cost is going up from $50.00 to $120.00. The test will consist of four sub tests instead of five and test takers will be required to type rather than handwrite an essay.
For more information, call the Regional Office of Education at one of the three numbers shown above.
Teachers’ Retirement System is dedicated to providing its 366,000 members with the latest information from Springfield on potential legislative changes to their pensions.
The quickest methods for TRS to keep you and your colleagues up-to-date are direct TRS Email Alerts to members and information updates on their website: trs.illinois.gov.
The legislature is poised to take final action on a bill that would require all TRS members to make choices about the future of the cost-of-living adjustment for their pensions as well as their eligibility for state-subsidized health insurance in retirement. Full details about this legislation are available on the TRS website by accessing the “Issues & Answers” page.
TRS wants to make sure that all members have access to the TRS Email Alerts and are urging friends and colleagues to sign up now. According to TRS, only about one-third of TRS members are registered for the System’s email alerts.
To sign up for TRS Email Alerts, all you and your colleagues have to do is send an email with your name and an electronic address to TRS at email@example.com. They will add you to the System and you will automatically receive the next Email Alert and all subsequent alerts. If you need to update your email address with TRS, just send them an email to the same TRS address with
your updated information.
Job Openings in Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Districts
207 N 2nd St
Greenville, IL 62246
300 S 7th St
Vandalia, IL 62471
101 N. 4th, Room 204
Effingham, IL 62401