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The power to make decision regarding school district reorganization by accepting or rejecting proposals for school district boundary changes, consolidations, divisions, and dissolution is held by the Regional Board. They are granted this duty in Article 7 of the Illinois School Code, a part of state law that deals with public education issues. ..MORE

The following steps must be taken to facilitate transfer of territory from one school district to another district. If you are represented by an attorney, please share this information with your attorney. ..MORE

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The GED Testing Service provides persons who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earth a high school equivalency certificate through the test of General Education Development (GED) ..MORE

Please have the Requesting Agency name (who is requesting the background check) in order for us to provide you with faster service. For contact information click here.

The Regional Office of Education is responsible for providing the initial training for all new school bus drivers prior to receiving a bus permit (8 hours), as well as the annual refresher course (2 hours). The annual refresher course must be completed within the 12-month period prior to renewing your permit. This mandate is prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education, and is administered by the ROE. Upcoming initial/refresher trainings are shown below. ..MORE

ROE 21’s McKinney-Vento program is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education through the Illinois State Board of Education and serves the school districts in the lower 27 counties of Illinois. The program provides training and support to local school district liaisons to assist in the identification of McKinney-Vento eligible students. Program staff also network with community agencies to find resources for school supplies, clothing, transportation, and other items necessary for students to regularly attend school. ..MORE

Community Prevention Resources (CPR) is a comprehensive grant program funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide substance abuse prevention services to communities in Franklin, Williamson, Jackson, Saline, and Johnson counties. The Franklin-Williamson Regional Office of Education serves as the administrative agent for the program. ..MORE

K.I.D.S. (Kids In Difficult Situations) Foundation was created in January 2002 to help at-risk children in Franklin and Williamson Counties. Each year we have more requests for help than we have resources to provide assistance to the students in our schools. ..MORE

The Truant Alternative Programs of the ROE assist local school districts in understanding, preventing and resolving truancy cases in an effort to bring about regular school attendance. ..MORE