Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
Regional Office of Education Provides Local School Safety Measure
The Illinois School Code requires school districts to perform a fingerprint-based criminal history records information check (also referred to as a CHRI check or “background check”) on school personnel. Illinois Regional Offices of Education (ROE) offer livescan fingerprinting as a community service for school personnel. ROE #40 offices in Carlinville and Jerseyville also offer this for businesses and individuals requiring a background check. Fingerprint scans are sent electronically and directly to the Illinois State Police and the FBI where they are processed, and the results are sent to the appropriate agency. This is an important and a necessary step toward establishing greater student safety for all, and an essential service ROEs provide for their constituents.
ROE #40 provides CHRI services for all public school and district-related personnel, administrators, student teachers and volunteers required by statute to have an ISP and FBI criminal background check.
In addition to school and district personnel, the Carlinville and Jerseyville ROE #40 offices provide non-educational Live Scan fingerprinting and CHRI services pertaining to Concealed Carry, IDFPR Licenses, Uniform Information Conviction Act (UCIA), Physicians, Nurses, Massage Therapists, Locksmiths, Security Guards, and a number of other vocations.
We offer this public service to assist our districts, schools, and communities; providing an essential level of safety and security assurance for all. To schedule an appointment or for further information visit http://www.roe40.com/fingerprintbackground-checks.html or contact the Carlinville or Jerseyville ROE #40 office.
Education First in partnership with the NoVo Foundation seek applications for teacher-led and district-level projects that foster social and emotional skills in students in grades PK-12. They will award up to $5,000 to individual teachers or teacher teams and up to $25,000 for district-level grants to implement an innovative project in their classrooms, schools, and/or districts in the 2019-20 school year. Apply here on the Education First website.
Great P D Opportuntities
The ISBE Innovative Curriculum Resources Project is offering several upcoming PD opportunities for Illinois educators. All of our PD opportunities are free except for meals. https://conta.cc/2KhGS0Q
The Innovative Curriculum Resources Project provides PD and curriculum for CTE teachers across the state. Many of our PD opportunities are beneficial to all educators. Be sure to take a look. I am also available to speak with your administrators about the offerings of our project.
Meet Wednesday's Keynote, Lisa Dinhofer
Lisa 'Crisis Tamer' Dinhofer consults with organizations across the nation on the short- and long-term effects of trauma ON THE ADULTS in each situation.
Police, first responders, social workers, public defenders, and educators have all benefited from her message of hope and healing. Working in a helping profession is mentally and emotionally challenging, but there are steps you can take toward resiliency.
Panel of Experts - After her keynote session, Lisa will moderate a panel of 2 local superintendents, a principal, a school attorney, and a chief of police as they share their stories of loss at school. Their stories of death and its aftermath in their own educational communities serve as a reminder that crises are unexpected. They also illustrate that with a positive culture and the right processes in place, healing is possible.
More details and registration
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