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Mulberry Grove CUSD #1
South Fork SD #14
Ramsey CUSD #204
Vandalia CUSD #203
Summer Food Service Program Opt-Out Hearing
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
ROE #3 Professional Development Center
1500 Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471
Regional Superintendent Julie Wollerman will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM for the purpose of taking testimony regarding Mulberry Grove CUSD #1, South Fork SD #14, Ramsey CUSD #204 and Vandalia CUSD #203 proposals to opt-out of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
SFSP is mandated by PA 096-0734 and requires a school district where at least 50% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals and have a summer school program to provide meals at summer school. A school district shall be allowed to opt out of the summer food service program requirement if it is determined that, due to circumstances specific to that school district, the expense reimbursement would not fully cover the costs of implementing and operating a summer food service program.
If you wish to attend and/or present testimony at the hearing, please contact Regional Superintendent Wollerman for a link to the virtual hearing.
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A new law that takes effect July 1, 2019, reinstates the requirement that a school day consist of a minimum of five hours of instructional time, a provision that previously sunset in 2017. Public Act 101-0012 also allows school districts statewide to utilize e-learning days in lieu of emergency days and maintains flexibility for students to engage in career-connected learning outside of the classroom.
ISBE's 2019-20 school year calendar application is now open for submissions in IWAS. Calendars should be submitted prior to the first day of the school year. If additional time is needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ISBE will provide further guidance on how districts can proceed with instructional day flexibility:
In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, the Illinois State Board of Education is now offering a reimbursement of application and registration fees to qualifying applicants.
This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.
For additional questions, contact your nearest Regional Office of Education.
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Greenville, IL 62246
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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Vandalia, IL 62471
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