Other Helpful Information and Links
Scholarships, Student Loans, Aid, etc :
- World War II Illinois Descendants Statewide Scholarship - $1,000 (2 scholarships available statewide)
- Rural Rental Housing Assn Statewide Barbara Carpenter Memorial Scholarship - $500
- Illinois and Federal Financial Aid Programs
- Free Application For Federal Student Aid
- Good Call - Student Loan information
- Affordable Colleges Online
Sign Up For TRS Email Alerts
Teachers' Retirement System is dedicated to providing its 366,000 members with the latest information from Springfield on potential legislative changes with their pensions.
The quickest methods for TRS to keep you up-to-date are direct TRS Email Alerts to members and information updates on their website: trs.illinois.gov.
To sign up for TRS Email Alerts, all you and your colleagues have to do is send an email with your name and an electronic address to TRS at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will add you to the system and you will automatically receive the next Email Alert and all subsequent alerts. If you need to update your email address with TRS, just send them an email to the same TRS address with your updated information.
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 out and complete this form and send it along with your payment.
IMPORTANT: 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.
Student Work Permits:
Download this PDF for details regarding work permits for students under 16.
Illinois State Board of Education/Home Schooling
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.
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.
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
Recall Report - recall aggregator with emphasis on mental health and prescription drugs
Cyber Bullying: The Definitive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Family Members
Region 40 Important Info
Click this link for info about our Board of Trustees, Annexation/Detachment procedures, Taxes and more.
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