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Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
National School Bus Safety Week
October 19-23, 2020
and the theme is
"Red Lights Mean STOP!"
School Bus Safety Tips
Parents can play a critical role in keeping their children safe by coaching them to use good safety practices when waiting for a bus and getting on or off the bus. Buses are engineered to keep children as safe as possible, with strict structural strength standards and designs that protect children in the event of a crash or rollover. But that protection is only available inside the bus, and most accidents occur when children are entering or exiting.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education, most children are injured because they hurry to get on or off the bus, act before they think or look, have little experience with traffic, assume motorists will see them and don't always stay within the bus driver's sight.
Parents are encouraged to teach their children to get on and off the school bus safely by:
New Teacher Training
Presenter: Debbie Poffinbarger
Date: 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 (each month)
Evidence of Completion: 1 Hours per each meeting you attend
Fee: $125 or FREE if a member of the Consortium
(Do not need to register)
Join us for the opportunity to learn and share as new teachers to the profession, district, or region. Teaching strategies, best practices, observations, and great conversations about making you the best teacher out there. This group will meet monthly with a new topic each month to support your teaching.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83332066317?pwd=ajVlVjhvbGI3Mjh5SHpPdUpiQ1hLdz09
Meeting ID: 833 3206 6317 Passcode: 7f4DGw
Visit our Professional Development page for information on other upcoming trainings!
To help you decide if home schooling is right for your child please read the important information provided by the Illinois State Board of Education on this site:
Illinois State Board of Education/Home Schooling
MEDICAL CANNABIS-INFUSED PRODUCT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING/SEMINAR
Training has been made available for the 2020-21 school year related to medical cannabis-infused product administration. PA 101 370, which expanded Ashley's Law and amended School Code 105 ILCS 5/22-33, states that a school district, public school, charter school, or nonpublic school must allow a school nurse or school administrator to administer a medical cannabis-infused product to a student who is a registered qualifying patient while at school.
This training meets requirements for PEL-RN school nurses and school administrators prior to administering or assisting with self-administration of a medical cannabis- infused product. Professional development credit is available for the required training for PEL-RN school nurses and school administrators as well as for others who view the seminar. For more information, visit the ISBE School Health webpage.
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