April 7, 2011

ISBE DELL E-Broadcast 2011.204 – Program Delivery Report and IACBE Positions

Program Delivery Report Due June 30, 2011

The 2011 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR) is now available on IWAS. Every school district or educational agency that has limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled this school year (2010-2011) is required to submit this report to ISBE, per 23 Illinois Administrative Code 228.40(c)(2).

The deadline for submitting the completed report is Thursday, June 30, 2011.

The guide for reporting the PDR on IWAS is available at ftp://help.isbe.net/webapps/BilEdPgmDelRpt/pdf/PDRUserGuide.pdf User Guide.pdf.

For questions about using the PDR IWAS application, contact the ISBE Help Desk at 217-558-3600. For questions about completing the PDR, contact Lilibeth Q. Gumia at 217-782-3950 or lgumia@isbe.net.

State Superintendent Seeks Individuals to Serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education

State Superintendent Christopher Koch is seeking individuals to serve on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education (ILCS 5/14C-13). Members of the advisory council would serve a three year term of office and be expected to attend four meetings per year in the Chicago area between September 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014. Information about the advisory council can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/htmls/iacbe.htm.

Individuals interested in serving on the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, should email a cover letter and resume to Robin M. Lisboa (rlisboa@isbe.net), Division Administrator, English Language Learning, before the close of business on Monday, May 9, 2011. All applicants will be interviewed by the State Superintendent and the selected candidates will be notified on, or before, June 30, 2011.