Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
Olympiad - February 2017
Congratulations, Jade Stone!
Rebecca Bohlen, Roe #40 GED instructor, is pictured congratulating her student, Jade Stone, for successfully completing her GED preparation and passing the
Official GED Test.
GED preparation classes are offered FREE by ROE #40 in Jerseyville and Carlinville.
for enrollment information.
And visit our TESTING page for pricing
and details about the GED test.
Expanding Your Horizons in Match, Science and Technology, March 18 in Springfield
Expanding Your Horizons is an exciting "Hands-on" STEM Career Conference for girls in 6th through 8th grades. This event will be held at Land of Lincoln Community College in Springfield on March 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
At this GIRLS ONLY conference, students will participate in hands-on workshops and meet with women scientists, engineers and other professionals in the fields of science, mathematics and technology. They will spend time with other girls who are thinking about their futures.
Pre-registration is required. Download this brochure for details or contact Kristin Olson at 217-652-4676.
Attention: Retired Teachers
Horace Mann Available to Assist
with ERO Questions
Active Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) members are eligible for a refund of contributions paid into the Early Retirement Option (ERO) between 2005 and 2016. The ERO was not extended by the General Assembly and subsequently expired on July 1, 2016. TRS has begun sending notifications to members through email and mail.
Horace Mann, an Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) business partner, has representatives across the state that can help your employees with questions related to the ERO refund.
In addition, Horace Mann has extensive knowledge of teachers’ state retirement plans – expertise that helps provide teachers and school employees with a “big picture” view of not only ERO, but how all their retirement benefits could work together.
For more information regarding the ERO refund process, which may be of value click here.
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation is offering a total of $36,500 in grant money to public school educators (Pre-K - 12) for special classroom projects statewide. Please see the flyer on our Links/Resources Page. This flyer will also be in the Illinois Principals Association’s upcoming e-mail news publication.
In order to apply for the grant, public school educators must download, complete, and submit the application online from the IRTA website (www.irtaonline.org). Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Please encourage public school educators to apply for this grant money. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Klim, IRTA Member Services Coordinator, by phone at 1.800.728.4782 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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