Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR FALL 2021 SEMESTER
Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation has announced that its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will award scholarshps of up to $1000 to anyone in their service areas that income eligible residents of Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun Counties.
The CSBG scholarships are open to income eligible residents, who desire to further their education at an Illinois accredited two-year community college, or four-year college or university. All applicants must be enrolled, or intend to enroll, as a full-time student taking 12 hours or more for the fall 2021 semester. This is a competitive scholarship and is not based solely on economic need. Anyone interested in applying for the CSBG scholarships should contact IVEDC Office in their county.
Macoupin IVEDC, 223 S. Macoupin, Gillespie - 217-839-4431
Jersey IVEDC, 405 Mounds St, Jerseyville - 618-498-9521
Calhoun IVEDC, 818 S. Park St, Hardin – 618-576-2218
Greene IVEDC, 320 Fifth St, Carrollton – 217-942-6824
IDNR Offering Grant and Resource Opportunities for Educators
Historic Sites Field Trip Grant
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is offering a grant program to help prek-12 teachers in Illinois make history come alive for students. The IDNR Historic Sites Field Trip Grant provides funding for field trips to select IDNR State Historic Sites. Up to $500 is available per winning application to reimburse the school for bus transportation costs. The grant program is competitive; applications are due Sept. 30. Funding is provided through donations. The list of qualifying IDNR State Historic Sites is included in the application form.
Upcoming ENTICE Professional Development Workshops
Register soon for Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education (ENTICE) professional development workshops for educators sponsored by IDNR. ENTICE workshops provide background information, networking opportunities, hands-on lessons, supplemental resources on the topic, and the opportunity to work with resources professionals. Professional development hours are available. Correlations to relevant Illinois Learning Standards for science and/or Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards are provided. View the schedule of events.
Educator License Renewal Opened April 1st
REMINDER – educator license renewals are due by June 30th. Those due in 2021 may be renewed now! Please remember to check your ISBE ELIS account to see when YOU are due!
Check out our LICENSURE web page for videos/instructions.
Also be sure to check your Professional Development hours – if you don’t have enough you can still catch up. Visit our PD page for on-line options from ROE #40 and others!
If your original Renewal date was 6/30/20 and was extended to 6/30/21 please read : Per Public Act 101-0643 (formerly known as Senate Bill 1569), all PEL, ELS-CTE, and ELS-CSBO licenses up for renewal last year were extended by one year if educators did not renew by September 1, 2020. All eligible licenses received this automatic extension and were then required to pay a $10 registration fee for the extra year before school started last fall. For anyone who hasn’t paid the $10 yet – as the on line process works now, you will have to pay the $10 by going through the registration wizard first. Then you should receive the option to renew and complete the renewal wizard and pay the $50 for the next 5 years. You will not receive the option to renew until this separate $10 registration fee is paid first. We believe this will be a two-step-two payment process. If the educator did pay the $10 registration fee last fall as required, then the renewal process will be the usual one-step process.
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