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How May We Serve You?
Who Is the Regional Office of Education #40?
·Respond to legal questions from educators, boards of education and other citizens. Issue, register, and renew teacher certificates.
·Supervise and assist in transportation programs, scientific literacy programs and other staff development programs.
·Administer the G.E.D. testing programs, issue diplomas, and maintain records for 60 years.
·Disseminate information on scholarships and teacher vacancies.
·Conduct professional growth opportunities.
·Approve school calendars, in-service days, workshops and institutes.
·Conduct hearing for School Districts reorganization.
·Administer Truancy Intervention programs and Safe School Alternative Education programs.
·Assist the Illinois State Board of Education in the evaluation and recognition of public schools, and private schools who ask to be recognized.
·Maintain maps of all school districts.
·Administer cooperative programs.
·Monitor public schools during strikes.
·Remove any member of a school board for failure to perform official duties.
·Assist with cooperatives, special education programs and vocational programs.
·Serve as Ex-Officio secretary of the Regional Board of School Trustees.