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December

December 14, 2009 -- School Level Expenditure Report Requirement; ARRA Enhancing Education Through Technology Competitive Grant: Illinois School Reform Through Technology Initiative; Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance IWAS Application; New Census Estimates Released for FY11 Title I Low Income; Illinois Longitudinal Data System Data Advisory Committee; Ordering ISAT Special Format Test Materials; Pre-ID Files; Important Dates for 2010 State Assessment Materials Orders; Illinois Association for Gifted Children Convention Scheduled for Feb. 7-9; School Year 2011 Annual Commodity Order Period Jan. 4 Through Feb. 1; Helping Unaccompanied Youth Access College Financial Aid; 2009-10 Teacher Service Record – Fall Data Collection Reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement), Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); Warning Issued on H1N1 E-mail Scam; Survey Under Way on Illinois Green Cleaning Schools Act; Toolkit Aims to Help School Leaders Support Military Children; College Financial Aid Handbook Available from the American Legion; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; Art Contest Seeks Submissions

December 7, 2009 -- Warning Issued on H1N1 E-mail Scam; ARRA Enhancing Education Through Technology Competitive Grant: Illinois School Reform Through Technology Initiative; Applications Available for 2010 National Youth Science Camp; 2009-10 Teacher Service Record – Fall Data Collection Reminder; Survey Under Way on Illinois Green Cleaning Schools Act; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; PA 96-0640 – Changes for Coding the Public School Calendar; School Breakfast Program Mandate; School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children; Culinary Courses Help Schools Meet School Meal Recommendations; National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Deadline; Center Supports Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Behavioral Needs; Toolkit Aims to Help School Leaders Support Military Children; Conference on Financial Literacy Slated; Econ Illinois Offers Contests for High School Students; Art Contest Seeks Submissions.

November

November 30, 2009 -- PA 96-0640 – Changes for Coding the Public School Calendar; Improvement and Restructuring Plans; Applications Available for 2010 National Youth Science Camp; NextSteps Evolves Into the Illinois Data Portal; ISAT Science and Math Item Presentation Pilot Coming Up; School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children; School Breakfast Program Mandate; Culinary Courses Help Schools Meet School Meal Recommendations; National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Deadline; Nominations Sought for Annual National School Change Awards; Teaching the Science and History of Global Warming Workshop Set.

November 24, 2009 -- Improvement and Restructuring Plans; NextSteps Evolves Into the Illinois Data Portal; Nominations Sought for Arts Education Awards; Clarification on the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act; ISAT Science and Math Item Presentation Pilot Coming Up; Immigrant Education Program Student Report Due Jan. 15; Early Intervention to Early Childhood Tracking Forms Change; Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision), Part 65 (New Teacher Induction and Mentoring), Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools), Part 252 (Driver Education), Part 401 (Special Education Facilities Under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code), Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services); National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Deadline; Nominations Sought for Annual National School Change Awards; Teaching the Science and History of Global Warming Workshop Set.

November 17, 2009 -- Clarification on the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act; ISAT Science and Math Item Presentation Pilot Coming Up; Immigrant Education Program Student Report Due Jan. 15; Early Intervention to Early Childhood Tracking Forms Change; ARRA IDEA Construction and Renovation Projects Approval Process Webinar; Notice of Completed Rulemaking:  Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision), Part 65 (New Teacher Induction and Mentoring), Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools), Part 252 (Driver Education), Part 401 (Special Education Facilities Under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code), Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services); National School Lunch Program Verification Summary Report Deadline; Illinois School Breakfast Week/American Education Week Under Way; Nominations Sought for Arts Education Awards; Congressional Medal of Honor Film; Entries Sought for John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest; Early Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference Scheduled.

November 9, 2009 -- FY 2010 School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant; Advisory on Illinois Student Records; Guidance to the Field; Moment of Silence for Veterans Day; 2010 Illinois Alternate Assessment; Assessment Network Training – 2010 ISAT and IAA; Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 1 (Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision), Part 151 (School Construction Program), Part 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education), Part 235 (Early Childhood Block Grant), Part 252 (Driver Education); Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline Coming Up; Congressional Medal of Honor Film; National Honor for Physical Education Program; Fine Arts Conference Coming Up; Nutrition Education Curriculum Available; Illinois School Breakfast Week/American Education Week- November 16-20; Entries sought for John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest; Illinois Brings Home Awards From National FFA Convention; Radon Poster Contest Under Way; Raising Student Achievement Conference Coming Up in St. Charles; Early Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference Scheduled

November 3, 2009 -- Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch; Upcoming Dates and Deadlines; FY 2010 School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant; Advisory on Illinois Student Records; Guidance to the Field; Moment of Silence for Veterans Day; 2010 Illinois Alternate Assessment; Assessment Network Training – 2010 ISAT and IAA; Invitation to Comment on Rules; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline Coming Up; Health and Immunization Data Collection; Elementary School Earns National Honor for Physical Education Program; Fine Arts Conference Coming Up; Illinois Young Authors’ Conference Set; Nutrition Education Curriculum Available; ISBE Teams Up With Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership on SEL; Illinois Brings Home Awards From National FFA Convention; Radon Poster Contest Under Way; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; Video Contest Under Way for Students; Green Thumb Challenge Slated for Spring; Raising Student Achievement Conference Coming Up in St. Charles.

October

October 26, 2009 -- Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch; Upcoming Dates and Deadlines; NCLB Monitoring Instrument and NCLB Title I Comparability; Moment of Silence for Veterans Day; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet Deadline Coming Up; School Budgets Due Oct. 30; Special Education Summer Claims Are Due by Nov. 2; Improvement and Restructuring Plans; Join the Illinois Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children; Health and Immunization Data Collection; Eye Examination Data Collection; Illinois Young Authors’ Conference Set; ISBE Joins Forces on Thinkfinity Site; Summer Breakfast and/or Lunch Program Mandate; America Recycles Day Coming Up; ISBE Teams Up With Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership on SEL; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; Video Contest Under Way for Students; Illinois Arts Council Promotes 2009 Poetry Out Loud Contest; Green Thumb Challenge Slated for Spring.

October 19, 2009 -- School Budgets Due Oct. 30; Special Education Summer Claims Are Due by Nov. 2; Final FY10 Allocations Available for NCLB Consolidated Application; Improvement and Restructuring Plans; Join the Illinois Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children; Virtual Town Hall for Teachers Oct. 20; Dropout Prevention Summit Coming Up; Update on 50 percent Reduction of MOE; Health and Immunization Data Collection; Eye Examination Data Collection; 2009-10 Teacher Service Record to Open in IWAS; 2009-10 Unfilled Positions Survey Available in IWAS; Supplemental General State Aid Expenditure Plans Due Oct. 30 for School Districts Maintaining Over 1,000 Student Average Daily Attendance; ISBE Joins Forces on Thinkfinity Site; Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest Under Way; Summer Breakfast and/or Lunch Program Mandate; America Recycles Day Coming Up; National School Lunch Program Required Verification Process; Video Contest Under Way for Students; Illinois Arts Council Promotes 2009 Poetry Out Loud Contest; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; Financial Literacy Challenge Available for High School Students; Illinois Principals Association Offers Ideas to Mark the Occasion.

October 13, 2009 -- Final FY10 Allocations Available for NCLB Consolidated Application; Final FY 2010 General State Aid and Hold Harmless Calculations; PA 96-0689 – Individual School Building Closure Due to Public Health Emergency; Update on 50 percent Reduction of MOE; Health and Immunization Data Collection; Eye Examination Data Collection; 2009-10 Teacher Service Record to Open in IWAS; 2009-10 Unfilled Positions Survey Available in IWAS; Teacher Salary Study Form Available; Supplemental General State Aid Expenditure Plans Due Oct. 30 for School Districts Maintaining Over 1,000 Student Average Daily Attendance; H1N1 Influenza Booklet Aims to Educate Schoolchildren; CDC Releases Guidance Materials for School-Located Vaccination Clinics; Assessment Survey; Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest Under Way; National School Lunch Program Required Verification Process; National School Lunch Week Coming Up; Dropout Prevention Summit Coming Up; Web Design Contest Offered for High School Students; Financial Literacy Challenge Available for High School Students; Awards Honor Health Education Programs.

October 6, 2009 -- Final FY 2010 General State Aid and Hold Harmless Calculations; The U.S. Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act; Booklet Aims to Educate Schoolchildren; CDC Releases Guidance Materials for School-Located Vaccination Clinics; Assessment Survey; Common Core Meetings Slated to Gather Feedback; Education Funding Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7; ARRA Applications Announcement; Deadline for NCLB and ARRA Applications; NCLB Performance Report for FY09; Teacher Salary Study Form Available; 2009-10 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report; 2009-10 Non-Certified Staff Salary Study; Reorganization Feasibility Studies; National School Lunch Week Coming Up; Microsoft Select Licensing Program Fall 2009 Update; James Madison Fellowship Available; Poster Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month; Real World Design Challenge Returns; Awards Honor Health Education Programs

September

September 28, 2009 -- Common Core Meetings Slated to Gather Feedback; Education Funding Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7; The U.S. Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act; CDC Releases Guidance Materials for School-Located Vaccination Clinics; H1N1 Influenza - Districts Needed to Report Information; Public Health Promotes Resources; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; ARRA Applications Announcement; Deadline for NCLB and ARRA Applications; ARRA FY 2009 and FY 2010 Expenditure Reports Due Oct. 5; NCLB Performance Report for FY09; 2009-10 Nonpublic Registration, Enrollment and Staff Report; 2009-10 Non-Certified Staff Salary Study; Reorganization Feasibility Studies; ISAT Writing Pilot; Microsoft Select Licensing Program Fall 2009 Update; FY09 Expenditure Reports and First Quarter FY10 Expenditure Reports for Title I (4300) and Their Impact on Carryover; Product Alert Issued on Light Poles; IAEOP Fall Conference Coming Up; James Madison Fellowship Available; Poster Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month; Contest Honors Top Volunteers; C-SPAN Offers Documentary Contest; U.S. Justice Department Organizes Poster Contest for Fifth-Graders; Real World Design Challenge Returns; Library Grant Application Available.

September 22, 2009 -- ARRA FY 2009 and FY 2010 Expenditure Reports Due Oct. 5; ARRA Reporting Webinar Friday; H1N1 Influenza Districts Needed to Report Information; Public Health Promotes Resources; ISBE Schedules FY 2011 Budget Hearings; 009 Annual Notice of FERPA and PPRA; New Law Requires Administrators Salary Compensation Report; Product Alert Issued on Light Poles; FY09 Expenditure Reports and First Quarter FY10 Expenditure Reports for Title I (4300) and Their Impact on Carryover; Excess Cash on Hand for Federal Programs and Imputed Interest; Timely and Meaningful Consultation With Private Schools; Third Annual Nonpublic Special Education Conference and Programs Showcase; IAEOP Fall Conference Coming Up; Contest Honors Top Volunteers; C-SPAN Offers Documentary Contest; Students Urged to Compete in Annual Illinois History Expo; U.S. Justice Department Organizes Poster Contest for Fifth-Graders; Library Grant Application Available.

September 15, 2009 -- ISBE Schedules FY 2011 Budget Hearings; New Law Requires Administrators Salary Compensation Report; FY09 Expenditure Reports and First Quarter FY10 Expenditure Reports for Title I (4300) and Their Impact on Carryover; Excess Cash on Hand for Federal Programs and Imputed Interest; Timely and Meaningful Consultation With Private Schools; Third Annual Nonpublic Special Education Conference and Programs Showcase; Special Educator Work Load Plans; New Guidance Available Online; LEAs Reminded to Return Survey; Presenters sought for Superintendent's Conference; 2009 Reduction in Force Survey; School Breakfast Incentives; School-based Child Nutrition Sponsor Applications Due Sept. 15; Free, Online School Bomb Threat Training Available; Students Urged to Compete in Annual Illinois History Expo.

September 8, 2009 -- New Guidance Available Online; LEAs Reminded to Return Survey; Presenters sought for Superintendent's Conference; Special Educator Work Load Plans; 2009 Reduction in Force Survey; School Fee Waivers and Verification Process (P.A. 96-360); Waivers/Modifications No Longer Needed for Legal School Holiday Requests, Most Parent-Teacher Conference Schedules; Waiver Notifications; H1N1 Continuity of Learning Guidance; Notice of Completed Rulemaking Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting and Auditing); Invitation to Comment on Rules; Illinois History Teacher of the Year Named; School Breakfast Incentives; School-based Child Nutrition Sponsor Applications Due Sept. 15; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; Recognizing Achievement; 48th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program Hearst Scholarship; Conference on Illinois History Features Workshops to Earn CPDUs; Free, Online School Bomb Threat Training Available; Teachers and Students Invited to Participate in Letters About Literature.

August

August 31, 2009 -- School Fee Waivers and Verification Process (P.A. 96-360); Waivers/Modifications No Longer Needed for Legal School Holiday Requests, Most Parent-Teacher Conference Schedules; Waiver Notifications; H1N1 Continuity of Learning Guidance; Invitation to Comment on Rules Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); Illinois History Teacher of the Year Named; Technology Integration Plan Information; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; Recognizing Achievement; Correction Made to Guidance for Securing DUNS Number and CCR Registration; Annual English Language Proficiency Assessment; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; New Workshops on Purchasing in the National School Lunch Program; 48th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program Hearst Scholarship; Conference on Illinois History features workshops to earn CPDUs; Teachers and Students Invited to Participate in Letters About Literature.

August 25, 2009 -- Correction Made to Guidance for Securing DUNS Number and CCR Registration; Annual English Language Proficiency Assessment; Technology Integration Plan Information; AGED500 Introduction to Natural Resources for Teachers; School District Annual Budget – Dates to Remembe; The FY 2008-09 School District/ Joint Agreement Annual Audit; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; DRAFT Waiver Notifications; ISAT Writing Pilot; New Workshops on Purchasing in the National School Lunch Program; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Funds; Grants available for field trips to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

August 18, 2009 -- School District Annual Budget – Dates to Remember; The FY 2008-09 School District/Joint Agreement Annual Audit; School Treasurer Bonds; DRAFT Waiver Notifications; Moment of silence required in schools for Veterans Day; Registration Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and School Fees and Waivers; Important Revenue Code Information for Aug. 10 GSA Payment; Interrupted School Days/Heat; Updated ARRA Guidance for Securing DUNS Number and CCR Registration; Recovery Act FAQs Available Online; ISAT Writing Pilot; PSAE Fall Retake and Exemptions From the Diploma Requirement; AGED500 Introduction to Natural Resources for Teachers; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Funds; It Has Been a Busy Summer for Nutrition Programs' Staff; Groups Form Engineering Alliance With Students in Mind; Grants available for field trips to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

August 11, 2009 -- Important Revenue Code Information for Aug. 10 GSA Payment; Interrupted School Days/Heat; Updated ARRA Guidance for Securing DUNS Number and CCR Registration; Recovery Act FAQs Available Online; Registration Guidance: Residency, Immigrant Pupils, Homeless Pupils and School Fees and Waivers; ISAT Writing Pilot; PSAE Fall Retake and Exemptions From the Diploma Requirement; U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Title I, Part A Waivers; School Treasurer Bonds; Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program; 2008-09 Teacher Service Record – Reminder Regarding Due Date; Annual Statewide Transition Conference Slated Nov. 8-10; It Has Been a Busy Summer for Nutrition Programs' Staff; HealthierUS School Challenge Application Available Online; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Stop Bullying Now! Campaign Under Way; Service-Learning Grants Available From State Farm Youth Advisory Board; Walk Across Illinois Mileage Challenge Kicks Off This Fall; Groups Form Engineering Alliance With Students in Mind.

August 4, 2009 -- Information Sought on School District Procurements of ‘Assessments for Learning’; Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program; 2008-09 Teacher Service Record – Reminder Regarding Due Date; Public School Choice; ROE ELL Professional Development Initiative Grant; Annual Statewide Transition Conference Slated Nov. 8-10; Indicator 13 Data Verification Process; School Treasurer Bonds; National Public Lands Day; Firefly Watch; Hooked on Hydroponics; Bright Green Dream Challenge; Illinois Virtual School expands; Walk Across Illinois Mileage Challenge Kicks Off This Fall; The Outlook Newsletter Online Only as Part of Going Green Initiative; HealthierUS School Challenge Application Available Online; 48th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program Hearst Scholarship; Stop Bullying Now! Campaign Under Way; Service-Learning Grants Available From State Farm Youth Advisory Board; Notice of Completed Rulemaking.

July

July 28, 2009 -- Information Sought on School District Procurements of ‘Assessments for Learning’; Public School Choice; ROE ELL Professional Development Initiative Grant; 48th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program Hearst Scholarship; Indicator 13 Data Verification Process; Guidance for Reports on Use of ARRA Funds; Illinois Virtual School expands; National Public Lands Day; Firefly Watch; Hooked on Hydroponics; Bright Green Dream Challenge; The Outlook newsletter online only as part of going green initiative; U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Program and Illinois Commodity System Workshops.

July 20, 2009 -- Guidance for Reports on Use of ARRA Funds; Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program; FY 2009 Transition Assistance; 2008-09 Teacher Service Record – Revised Due Date; U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Program and Illinois Commodity System Workshops; Edgenics-Digital Journalism Program.

July 14, 2009 -- Posting of 2009 PSAE Scores; FY 2009 Transition Assistance; Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program; 2008-09 Teacher Service Record – Revised Due Date ; FY2010 NCLB Consolidated Application; Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost Under Section 18-3 of the School Code), Part 240 (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program); Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement), Part 180 (Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools), Part 252 Part 252 (Driver Education), Part 401 (Special Education Facilities Under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code), Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services); United States Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Program and Illinois Commodity System Workshops.

July 7, 2009 -- State-funded grant programs; Accounting Webinar July 10; Posting of 2009 PSAE Scores; Reading Improvement Block Grant Performance Reports; FY 2010 NCLB Consolidated Application; SBE Announces FY 2010 NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost Under Section 18-3 of the School Code), Part 240 (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program); Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 120 (Pupil Transportation Reimbursement), Part 180 (Part 180 (Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools), Part 252 Part 252 (Driver Education), Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services); United States Department of Agriculture Food Distribution Program and Illinois Commodity System Workshops; School Year 2009-10 Household Eligibility Application Online.

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June

June 29, 2009 -- FY09 Reading Improvement Block Grant Performance Reports; ISBE Announces FY 2010 NCLB Technical Assistance Workshops; Special Education Rights Guide Update; 2009 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR); Illinois Direct Certification Program Going Electronic; School Year 2009-10 Household Eligibility Application Online; 2009 Breakfast Start-Up Grant Recipients Final Documentation Available.

June 22, 2009 -- Accounting Webinar July 10;Assessment Corrections Due; Special Education Rights Guide Update; LEA Determinations; Special Education Focused Monitoring; 2009 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report (PDR); Strengthening No Child Left Behind: Supplemental Regulations for Public School Choice; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; FY 2010 NCLB Consolidated application Available Soon; Estimated FY 10 Funding for Children Requiring Special Education Services Distribution; 2009-2010 Proposed Public School Calendars; 2008-09 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; Free Evidence-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum; Helen-Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.

June 16, 2009 -- Assessment Data; AYP Appeals process; LEA Determinations; Special Education Focused Monitoring; Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program; Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Program; Maintenance of Buildings; FY 2010 NCLB Consolidated application Available Soon; Estimated FY 10 Funding for Children Requiring Special Education Services Distribution; 2009-2010 Proposed Public School Calendars; 2008-09 General State Aid Claim Deadlines; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms Now Available; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Background check reports for contractors; Differentiated Accountability; Strengthening NCLB: Early Notification to Parents Regarding Public School Choice; Learn and Serve America Grants; Reading Recovery RFP for Training and Ongoing Professional Development Site Grants; Early Notification of Public School Choice; Block Grants Available; Illinois Nutrition Education and Training, Free E-Newsletter; Free Evidence-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum.

June 9, 2009 -- Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program; Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Program; Maintenance of Buildings; AYP Appeals process; Differentiated Accountability Flexibility; Strengthening No Child Left Behind: Early Notification to Parents Regarding Public School Choice; School District/Joint Agreement Budget Forms are Now Available; Registration for Illinois Virtual High School Open; Illinois Virtual School: Requested Feedback; FY10 Reading Improvement Block Grant Applications; Learn and Serve America Grants; Reading Recovery RFP for Training and Ongoing Professional Development Site Grants; Early Notification of Public School Choice; Background check reports for contractors; Block Grants Available; 2009–2010 Special Observances Dates/Themes Announced; Illinois Nutrition Education and Training Illinois Schools Can! Free E-Newsletter; Annual Superintendents’ Conference Announcement; Special Education Directors’ Conference 2009; Gifted Education Seminar Training Opportunities; 2010 OAH Tachau Teacher of The Year Award; Illinois Youth Summit; Gallup Student Poll.

June 2, 2009 -- 2009 Annual Training for School Bus Drivers Instructors; Proper Treatment of Retirement Incentive Payments on Federal Grants; Registration for Illinois Virtual High School Open; Illinois Virtual School – Your Input is Requested; FY10 Reading Improvement Block Grant Applications; Special Education Directors’ Conference 2009; Updated Information Regarding FY10 Screening for Pre-K/K Students; New IWAS-based system (Entity Profile System) available; IWAS Open For 2008-2009 Data Submission on High School Students Taking Community College Courses; 2009–2010 Special Observances Dates/Themes Announced; Annual Superintendents’ Conference Announcement; Gifted Education Seminar Training Opportunities; 2010 OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year Award; Illinois Youth Summit; Gallup Student Poll.

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May

May 27, 2009 -- Additional Information Regarding Funds for Part B of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and LEA Determination; 50 Percent Rule and IDEA; WIA Youth Services; 2009 Annual Training for School Bus Drivers Instructors; Proper Treatment of Retirement Incentive Payments on Federal Grants; E-Report Card Available; Director of Special Education Testified before Congress about Illinois Rules on Seclusion, Physical Restraint and the Implementation of PBIS; Updated Information Regarding FY10 Screening for Pre-K/K Students; Migrant Education Program Application; FY10 Consolidated Application to Serve English Language Learners; New IWAS-based system (Entity Profile System) available; 2008-2009 Dental Data Collection; IWAS OPEN FOR 2008-2009 Data Submission on High School Students Taking Community College Courses; 2008-2009 End of Year Report Available on IWAS; Food Allergy Webinar Series Continues; Essay Contest on religious freedom; Children and Youth Funding Grants; Recycle Offer from Apple

May 19, 2009 -- Additional Information Regarding Funds for Part B of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and LEA Determination; 50 Percent Rule and IDEA; WIA Youth Services; National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Deadline Extended; 2009 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions are due June 1; E-Report Card Available; Migrant Education Program Application; FY10 Consolidated Bilingual Program Application; FY10 Consolidated Application to Serve English Language Learners; FY 2009 State and Federal Grant Amendments and Project Extension Requests; FY 2010 Beginning Dates of Obligations or Expenditures; 2008-2009 Dental Data Collection; 2008-2009 End of Year Report Available on IWAS; Basic Skills Test Needed for Certification Now Online; Illinois State Museum Seeks Grades 6-12 Teachers for Pilot Workshop; Electronic Direct Certification System Webinar; Food Allergy Webinar Series Continues; Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Tips; Essay Contest on religious freedom; Latino Art Beat Contest; Children and Youth Funding Grants; Recycle Offer from Apple.

May 12, 2009 -- Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 65 (New Teacher Induction and Mentoring); Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); 2009 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions are due June 1; Electronic Transcript Exchange Records; School Mental Health Support Request for Proposals (RFP); FY10 Consolidated Bilingual Program Application; FY 2009 State and Federal Grant Amendments and Project Extension Requests; FY 2010 Beginning Dates of Obligations or Expenditures; Basic Skills Test Needed for Certification Now Online; Illinois State Museum Seeks Grades 6-12 Teachers for Pilot Workshop; Food Allergy Webinar Series Continues; Latino Art Beat Contest.

May 5, 2009 -- ARRA funds may lead to additional A-133 federal audits being required; Funds for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 100 (Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); Invitation to Comment on Rules: (Part 65 - New Teacher Induction and Mentoring and Part 100 - Requirements for Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing); New Principal Mentoring Program; School Mental Health Support Request for Proposals (RFP); Changes to the LEA Determinations Process; Public School Calendar System Enhancements; Summer Institute for School Improvement Teams: A Response to Intervention (RtI) Approach; Second Institute: Comprehensive Literacy Interventions, A Response to Intervention (RtI) Approach; Illinois State Museum Seeks Grades 6-12 Teachers for Pilot Workshop; June High School Conference; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week: May 4-8; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time; Electronic Transcript Exchange Records.

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April

April 28, 2009 -- ARRA funds may lead to additional A-133 federal audits being required; Funds for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); Grant Programs Not Recommended for FY10 Funding; FY 2010 School Improvement Grant – Section 1003(g); New Principal Mentoring Program; Important Notice: Return of PSAE Testing Materials; Teacher Service Record; Public School Calendar System Enhancements; 2008-2009 Final Public School Calendars; Summer Institute for School Improvement Teams: A Response to Intervention (RtI) Approach; Second Institute: Comprehensive Literacy Interventions, A Response to Intervention (RtI) Approach; High School Conference in June; National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Available; Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week: May 4-8; Art on a Rain Barrel Contest; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time.

April 20, 2009 -- Grant Programs Not Recommended for FY10 Funding; FY 2010 School Improvement Grant – Section 1003(g); 21st Century Grant Readers Sought; Best Practices for ``Interim” District Superintendents; Important Notice: Return of PSAE Testing Materials; Teacher Service Record; 2008-2009 Final Public School Calendars; Fourth Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents; Microsoft Select Licensing Program; Charter School Informational Workshop Schedule for South Cook County Area; Save the Date: January 20-22, 2010 for Annual Early Literacy & Illinois Reading Recovery® Conference in Chicago; National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Available; Order the Free Fuel-Up to Play School Wellness Activation Kit; Art on a Rain Barrel Contest; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time; Essay Contest: Why is Abraham Lincoln Still Important Today?; First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest.

April 14, 2009 -- Best Practices for "Interim” District Superintendents; 21st Century Grant Readers Sought; State Performance Plan Changes; New Process to Request ISBE Training, Technical Assistance or Conference Presentations; Bilingual/Foreign Language Job Fair Announcement; Fourth Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents; Electronic Direct Certification for free and reduced lunch now available statewide; April 15 Webinar “Equipment Solutions: Plug into Profitability”; Illinois Math Science Partnership; Microsoft Select Licensing Program; Remember a Military Child in April; 2009 Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest Winner Announced; Charter School Informational Workshop Schedule for South Cook County Area; History Teacher of the Year Award Finalists; Save the Date: January 20-22, 2010 for Annual Early Literacy & Illinois Reading Recovery Conference in Chicago; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time; Essay Contest: Why is Abraham Lincoln Still Important Today?; First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest; International Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest; Applications Open for Operation Purple Summer Camps.

April 7, 2009 -- Bilingual/Foreign Language Job Fair Announcement; Title I Status Survey on IWAS; State Performance Plan Changes; New Process to Request ISBE Training, Technical Assistance or Conference Presentations; Regional Safe Schools Programs; Notice of Effectiveness of Rulemaking Part 1 Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision and Part 25 (Certification); Invitation to Comment on Rules Part 575 School Technology Programs; Electronic Direct Certification for free and reduced lunch now available statewide; April 15 Webinar “Equipment Solutions: Plug into Profitability"; Storage of Commodities Over Summer Break; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Unused Funds; Illinois School Wellness Conference; Illinois Math Science Partnership; Remember a Military Child in April; IT Faculty Development; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time; International Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest; Applications Open for Operation Purple Summer Camps

April 3, 2009 -- Special Message

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March

March 31, 2009 -- Title I Status Survey on IWAS; New U.S. Department of Education Race and Ethnicity Data Standards; Regional Safe Schools Programs; Illinois Math Science Partnership; Invitation to Comment on Rules; New Process to Request ISBE Training, Technical Assistance or Conference Presentations; Storage of Commodities Over Summer Break; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Opportunity for 2009-2010; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Unused Funds; Illinois School Wellness Conference; Summer Opportunities for Staff Development on GPS with a Historical & Geographic Focus; IT Faculty Development; Student Advisory Council (SAC) Application Time; Tap Into Tap Water; Hand Washing Posters.

March 24, 2009 -- New U.S. Department of Education Race and Ethnicity Data Standards; 2009 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; Professional Development Modules to Support Improved Student Performance RFSP Released; New Screener Required for ELL Pre-K-Kindergarten Students; 2009 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions; New Process to Request ISBE Training, Technical Assistance or Conference Presentations; State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2009 IDEA Part B Application; 2007-2008 District Special Education Profiles now available for District Administrative Review; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Opportunity for 2009-2010; Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Unused Funds; Illinois School Wellness Conference; School Food Service Equipment Grant Application; 21st Century Grant Readers Sought; New Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program Resources; Summer Opportunities for Staff Development on GPS with a Historical & Geographic Focus; IT Faculty Development; Tap Into Tap Water; Sticker Shock Day Announced; Hand Washing Posters; Increased Eye Infections among Students; Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Cyberbullying Prevention Materials Offered; Afterschool Resources Web Site Available; National Environmental Education Week; Climate Ambassadors; The Roof is Growing.

March 17, 2009 -- Professional Development Modules to Support Improved Student Performance RFSP Released; 2009 Bilingual Education Program Delivery Report Available on IWAS; New Screener Required for ELL Pre-K-Kindergarten Students; 2009 Applications for 1% Cap Exceptions; State Board Seeks Public Comment on FFY 2009 IDEA Part B Application; 2007-2008 District Special Education Profiles now available for District Administrative Review; Invitation to Comment on Rules (Part 140, Part 240, New Part 405); School Food Service Equipment Grant Application; 21st Century Grant Readers Sought; New Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program Resources; Sticker Shock Day Announced; Increased Eye Infections among Students; Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Cyberbulling Prevention Materials Offered; Afterschool Resources Website Available; National Environmental Education Week; Climate Ambassadors; The Roof is Growing.

March 9, 2009 -- 2007-2008 District Special Education Profiles now available for District Administrative Review; 2009 ISAT Grade 6 Mathematics Reader Scripts; Important Information on Rulers for ISAT Mathematics Tests at Grades 4 – 8; Academic Transcripts; Preventing Diarrheal Illnesses in Schools; Preschool for All Children Ages 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; G.I.S. Venture et al. v. Novak; Homeless Education Grant Awards; Understanding & Addressing Cyberbullying; The High School Challenge: A Push & Pull Journey.

March 3, 2009 -- 2009 ISAT Grade 6 Mathematics Reader Scripts; Important Information on Rulers for ISAT Mathematics Tests at Grades 4 – 8; Academic Transcripts; Preventing Diarrheal Illnesses in Schools; Preschool for All Children Ages 3 to 5 Years RFP Released; Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 Years RFP Released; G.I.S. Venture et al. v. Novak; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Waiver Process Update; Homeless Education Grant Awards; Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP Released; Understanding & Addressing Cyberbullying; The High School Challenge: A Push & Pull Journey; WWF 2009 Earth Hour.

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February

February 24, 2009 -- Special Education Class Size for 2009-2010 and Beyond; Important Information on Rulers for ISAT Mathematics Tests at Grades 4 – 8; IAA 2009 Training Resources; IAA 2009 Training Resources; Waiver Process Update; Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program RFP Released; Home Language Survey Updated; Illinois Schools Reminder; Summer Food Service Program Workshops; Two Illinois Schools Achieve HealthierUS School Challenge Award Silver Level Status; Wellness Policy Monitoring Tool; Illinois Rain Garden Initiative; Teachers Can Now Apply for 2009 Earth Day in the Parks Program; Book Grants Available; Designing a High-Quality Charter School; WWF 2009 Earth Hour

February 19, 2009 -- Special Message

February 18, 2009 -- Home Language Survey Updated; IAA 2009 Training Resources; Illinois Schools Reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 245 (Education of Homeless Children and Youth State Grant Program), Part 525 (Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Services); Summer Food Service Program Workshops; Two Illinois Schools Achieve HealthierUS School Challenge Award Silver Level Status; Wellness Policy Monitoring Tool; Illinois Rain Garden Initiative; Teachers Can Now Apply for 2009 Earth Day in the Parks Program; Book Grants Available; School District Annual Financial Report Verification Process; Technology Integration Plans Deadlines; CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool Available; GlobalFest International Celebration; Even Start Family Literacy RFP Released.

February 9, 2009 -- Gettysburg Address; Updating Dates & Deadlines; School District Annual Financial Report Verification Process; Technology Integration Plans Deadlines; CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool Available; GlobalFest International Celebration; Invitation to Comment on Rules: Part 145 (Temporary Relocation Expenses); Part 151 (School Construction Program), Part 675 (Providers of Supplemental Educational Services); Notice of Completed Rulemaking: Part 110 (Program Accounting Manual); Part 125 (Student Activity Funds and Convenience Accounts); Part 130 (Determining Special Education Per Capita Tuition Charge); Part 500 (Replacement of Required Rules); Driver Education – Social Security Numbers; ISBE Guidance on Court and Agency Placements; Even Start Family Literacy RFP Released; Criminal History Record Check Training; Designing a High-Quality Charter School; ISBE Guidance on Court and Agency Placements; Illinois Personal Finance Challenge.

February 3, 2009 -- Driver Education – Social Security Numbers; ISBE Guidance on Court and Agency Placements; National Teach-In on Lincoln; Give a Lincoln for Lincoln; Even Start Family Literacy RFP Released; Criminal History Record Check Training; Designing a High-Quality Charter School; National Endowment Fellowship; Teaching Ambassador Fellowship; Ignite Learning - Technology and Standards-Based Instruction; 2009 No Child Left Behind Conference Held This Week; Illinois School Wellness from A to Z; Kudos to Ridgeview Elementary—First Silver Level HealthierUS Challenge School; Equitable Participation of Private School Students; Providing Services to Eligible Private School Children; Set-Aside Amounts Designed for Specific Purposes Do You Know Any Truly Exceptional Elementary School History Teachers; PEP Grants; ISBE Guidance on Court and Agency Placements; Scholarship for Youth; IFI White Sox Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest; Healthy Schools, Healthy People – It's a SNAP Award; Economics Challenge; Illinois Personal Finance Challenges.

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January

January 27, 2009 -- Equitable Participation of Private School Students; Providing Services to Eligible Private School Children; Set-Aside Amounts Designed for Specific Purposes; 2009 No Child Left Behind Conference Held Next Week; Do You Know Any Truly Exceptional Elementary School History Teachers?; Illinois Young Authors Program; PEP Grants; Sustainable Schools Compact; Public School Calendar issues regarding District-wide Emergency, Act of God, Interrupted and Delayed Start days; Upcoming PSAE Deadlines; Recruiting a Chinese Teacher from Taiwan; Funding Available for Districts Serving Migratory Children; School Wellness Policies: Striving For Excellence - March 2009 Conferences; Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Call for Proposals; Illinois Students Selected as U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates; IFI White Sox Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest; Healthy Schools, Healthy People – It's a SNAP Award; Green Youth Awards; 2009 Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award; National Endowment Fellowship; Teaching Ambassador Fellowship; Ignite Learning - Technology and Standards-Based Instruction; AeA 21st Century Learning Environment Symposium; FCC’s Student Volunteer Program.

January 21, 2009 -- Public School Calendar issues regarding District-wide Emergency, Act of God, Interrupted and Delayed Start days; New Census Estimates Released for FY10 Title I Low Income; Upcoming PSAE Deadlines; 2009 IAA Regional Training Registration; Recruiting a Chinese Teacher from Taiwan; Funding Available for Districts Serving Migratory Children; MRSA Information; Illinois Young Authors Program; Title VI and Public School Choice; 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan Program; Set-Aside Requirements for Students who are Homeless; Supplement vs. Supplant Provisions; School Wellness Policies: Striving For Excellence - March 2009 Conferences; Illinois Students Selected as U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates; FY 2010 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFP; Homeless Education Disaster Assistance Grant; Green Youth Awards; 2009 Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award; Apply for Earth Day in the Parks; AeA 21st Century Learning Environment Symposium; FCC’s Student Volunteer Program

January 13, 2009 -- MRSA Information; Whooping Cough Cases on Increase; Title VI and Public School Choice; New Census Estimates Released for FY10 Title I Low Income; Final FY 2009 Mandated Categorical Prorations; State and Federal Grant Administration Policy and Fiscal Requirements and Procedures Update; Immigrant Education Program Student Report Due January 15; Set-Aside Requirements for Students who are Homeless; Supplement vs. Supplant Provisions; FY 2010 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFP; Homeless Education Disaster Assistance Grant; NEA Grant Programs; Those Who Excel Nominations Available; Illinois Teacher of the Year Available to Speak; Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Call for Proposals; Verification Summary Report Due January 16; 2009 National School Lunch Program Workshops Available; Phase 1 School Meals Report Released; SAT Video Contest.

January 6, 2009 -- Whooping Cough Cases on Increase; 2009 IAA Regional Training Registration; Final FY 2009 Mandated Categorical Prorations; State and Federal Grant Administration Policy and Fiscal Requirements and Procedures Update; Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance Due; 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan Program; Sustainable Schools Compact; Green Cleaning Schools Act; Verification Summary Report Due January 16; 2009 National School Lunch Program Workshops Available; Phase 1 School Meals Report Released; 2010 Annual Commodity Order Period; Excess USDA Commodity Inventory at Further Processors; Apply for Earth Day in the Parks; Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship.

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