Other Helpful Information and Links
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
Student Work Permits:
Download this PDF for details regarding work permits for students under 16. Bring the required items to the Carlinville or Jerseyville ROE office with your child, and we will provide the child his/her permit.
Duplicate GED Transcripts/Certificates
The ROE can provide you with a duplicate of your transcript and/or certificate. If you are making this request to ROE #40, to have one or both of these sent to you, please print this form, complete the required information and send it along with your payment to the address on the form.
Illinois GED records are located at (Verifications, Transcripts and Certificates are issued by) the Regional Offices of Education* (ROE), where you resided at the time you took your test, so you must first determine the CORRECT ROE TO CONTACT.
If the test was completed prior to January 1, 2014 (and was not taken on computer), contact the ROE* for the county where the test was taken.
If the test was completed after December 31, 2013 (or was taken on computer in 2012/2013), contact the ROE* for the county where you lived at the time of test completion.
Click here for list of Illinois ROEs and their contact info.
High School CPR Toolkits Available to our Schools
Lauren's Law, enacted in July 2014, requires that all secondary schools provide training in Bystander CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) education as part of the health education curriculum. The Illinois State Board of Education provides a guidance document on this law, available at www.isbe.net/pdf/ school_health/guidance-15-06-CPR-AED-secondary-schools150801.pdf .
To help schools with the cost and materials necessary to meet this requirement, Illinois Heart Rescue has created High School CPR Toolkits for schools' use. Each toolkit will include 16 stackable and durable mannequins, two AED trainers, educational support materials including key messaging highlights, and reference materials. Each kit also contains a CPR training DVD that is available in five languages.
Regional Offices of Education (ROEs) via the Illinois State Board of Education will house the CPR toolkits. Individual schools will be able to "check out" the CPR High School Toolkits as needed through the ROEs.
The Carlinville ROE now has the kits available for check out to all of the schools within our district. Please contact the Carlinville ROE office at 217-854-4016 if you would like to schedule training for your high school students.
Special Educations Co-Ops:
STARLAB is a portable classroom and unique teaching tool for presenting astronomy and other topics. All ages can engage in the informal activity-oriented format within the familiar environment of a school or community space.
STARLAB’s inflated size of 25' x 25' and 12' high can comfortably accommodate 25 adults or 30 children. The inflated dome provides a surface on which projection cylinders display a wide variety of topics and information including: Greek sky mythology, Native American sky mythology, constellation patterns, deep sky object, plate tectonics, biological cell, Earth, Chinese mythology, African skies, and starfield with planets. The STARLAB is owned and provided for school use by the Regional Office of Education #40. To schedule an opportunity to present this program at your schools please contact the Carlinville ROE at 217-854-4016.
Signed into law on August 31, 2018, Public Act 100-0465, also known as the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act, made sweeping changes to education funding in Illinois. In making changes to state financial support to schools, the Act also repealed Section 18-8.05 of the School Code, which required an instructional day to be a minimum of five hours. As such, there is no current statutory minimum number of hours or minutes that constitutes an instructional day. This change provides districts with maximum flexibility to ensure that student needs determine the method and timelines of instructional days rather than the needs of regulatory and compliance systems.
The definition of an Instructional Day is explained in this memo from ISBE: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Instructional-Day-Memorandum.pdf
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) creates, supports, and delivers professional development for career and technical education professionals across Illinois. ICSPS provides technical assistance, develops publications, and facilitates program improvement strategies for our partners as they relate to college transition, recruitment, retention, and completion−encouraging achievement of special populations learners. ICSPS was founded in 1977 at Illinois State University, and is currently housed in the Educational Administration and Foundations department in the College of Education. https://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/
Illinois State Board of Education – ISBE
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
The Illinois State Board of Education will provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and share accountability for doing so with districts and schools.
Goals of the ISBE
GOAL 1: Every student will demonstrate academic achievement and be prepared for success after high school.
GOAL 2: Every student will be supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders.
GOAL 3: Every school will offer a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
Addiction Resource - understanding addiction, treatment information, etc.
American Society of Addiction Medicine - drug abuse prevention and treatment
Drug Rehab - information on the types, causes, and signs of addiction, as well as different kinds of recovery options
Drug Dangers.com - informing public about defective drugs and medical devices
Recall Report - recall aggregator with emphasis on mental health and prescription drugs
AddictionCenter - understanding, recovery, treatment, etc.
National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab: https://rehabnet.com
Drug Rehab Connections - information on addictions, rehab and recovery
AddictionGroup.org - Drug and alcohol addictions, rehab and treatents
Alcohol Rehab Help - Free resources
Cyber Bullying: The Definitive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Family Members
Culture & Climate
- Free Birth Records for People Experiencing Homelessness – IDPH Form Now Available
A new state law, Public Act 100-0506, requiring that free birth certificates be provided for people experiencing homelessness took effect January 1, 2018. “Homeless person” means an individual who meets the McKinney-Vento definition of “homeless” (42 U.S.C. 11302) or an individual residing in any of the following living situations: individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing; economic hardship or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings; and migratory children who meet the previous living situations. Children and youths who have been displaced from their homes because of a natural disaster would also meet the definition.
The new law requires that a service provider sign a statement verifying the applicant’s homeless status. Public school homeless liaisons or school social workers are among the service providers who may sign a statement. Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this verification. The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to enroll students experiencing homelessness immediately, even if the student is unable to provide documents that are typically required for enrollment (such as previous academic records, records of immunizations and other required health records, proof of residency, proof of guardianship, birth certificates, or other documentation); has missed application or enrollment deadlines during a period of homelessness; or has outstanding fees. (Section 722(g)(3)(C)(i); see also 722(g)(1)(H))
The IDPH form is now available on the Homeless Education website. The provider (school, McKinney-Vento liaison, homeless shelter, homeless service provider) is required to print the form on organizational/school district letterhead. The school district will only be required to add the school district name, not the agency tax ID.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact State Homeless Coordinator Vicki Hodges at email@example.com.
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