State Board of Education
Superintendent's Archived Messages
December 20, 2004--Eligible districts may still apply for Title IID (Ed Tech) funds; Defibrillators in public schools; Free resource for administrators, teachers, health service providers; New National Board Certified Teachers; Weekly news clips.
10, 2004--Extending the Textbook Loan Program deadline;
New census estimates affecting Title I released for 2001 and
2002 income year; Testing schedule; Increase in Employer TRS
percentage for federal grants effective July 1, 2005; Reading
Flip Charts grades 4-8; Defibrillators in public schools;
TECH 2005; ISBE employment opportunities; Weekly newsclips.
December 3 , 2004--New IWAS System - Estimated Best Three Months Average Daily Attendance; Invitation to comment on rules; Notice of completed rulemaking; Researcher Seeking Mistakes; Nature in Legend and Story Conference; Weekly newsclips.
November 19, 2004--2004 report cards now available online; Agency streamlining press release; Reading First district meeting; Invitation to comment on rules; ISBE employment opportunities; Young Authors Conference; Center for African Studies; grant opportunities for K-12 and community college faculty; Meeting the Challenge XV; Weekly newsclips.
November 12, 2004--Employer contribution rate to increase on salaries paid from federal funds; Charter school RFP released; Reminder: 2003-04 performance report for districts receiving Title funds due November 19; Reminder: Invitation to meet board members; New online teacher resource available through U.S. Geological Survey; Weekly Newsclips.
November 5, 2004--Meet State Board members and Interim State Superintendent Dunn; Preventing gasoline burns; Fall housing reports (schools) and unfilled positions reports (districts); Immunization reports due November 15; Employment opportunities; “Raising Student Achievement” Conference; First Amendment Campaign-free curriculum guide; Teachers and students invited on virtual expedition; Audio Journal Available; Newsclips.
October 29, 2004--2003-2004 NCLB Performance Report Available in IWAS; 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs; Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards; Teacher and Administrator Salary Information; Winter Weather Preparedness Week; Teacher and Administrator Fulbright Exchange Program Winners; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; Those Who Excel Nominations; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Information for Students; Weekly Newsclips.
October 22, 2004--FY 2005 State & Federal Expenditure Reports/Claims Due List; New Public School Calendar Inquiry System; NAEP; Flu Vaccine Health Department Advisory; Learn And Serve RFP Released; Science Supplies Warning; Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey - Reminder; Mental Health Policy Reminder; PSAE/Graduation - Reminder; Spring Testing Dates for 2005 - Reminder; Physicians and Health Experts Available for Career Fairs. Newsclips.
October 15, 2004--Annual Claim for Pupil Transportation Reimbursement Revisions; New Interim Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning; PSAE/Graduation; Spring Testing Dates for 2005; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; National Mock Election; Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nominations; Those Who Excel Nominations; Middle School Symposium; Beyond Field Trips Childrens Museum Event; Newsclips.
October 8, 2004--Tax Anticipation Warrant Program; Automated External Defibrillator·HB 4232; IMAGE Testing Grades and Dates · Reminder; Breakfast Start-Up Incentive Grants; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Satellite Broadcast - "Measuring the Effectiveness of the Nation's Food Service and Retail Food Protection System"; iVote 2004; Newsclips.
October 1, 2004--Notice to Superintendents of districts that made changes in their list of schools receiving Title I funds for FY 04-05 compared to FY03-04 or that are declining Title I funds for FY 2004-2005; 203-2004 Driver Education Claim Report due October 1; Safe and Healthy Schools Grants; Prairie State Achievement Examination as a Condition of Graduation Public Act 93-857 Reminder; IMAGE Testing Grades and Dates Reminder; Illinois Assessment Frameworks - Reminder; Homework Assistance Information; Educating Students on the Electoral Process; News Clips.
September 29, 2004 (Special)--School Report Card information.
September 24, 2004--Notice to Superintendents of districts that made changes in their list of schools receiving Title I funds for FY 04-05 compared to FY03-04 or that are declining Title I funds for FY 2004-2005; 2003-2004 Driver Education Claim Report due October 1; Safe and Healthy Schools Grants; Prairie State Achievement Examination as a Condition of Graduation Public Act 93-857 Reminder; IMAGE Testing Grades and Dates Reminder; Illinois Assessment Frameworks - Reminder; Homework Assistance Information; Educating Students on the Electoral Process; News Clips.
September 17, 2004--NIUs Illinois Interactive Report Card; 2003-2004 Driver Education Cost Claim Due October 1; Tax Anticipation Warrant Program; A Program for Rural Middle and High School Teachers; FY2005 Title II-D Allotments Available; Metlife Essay Contest; National Book Scholarship Fund Offers Literacy Materials; English Language Learner Students in US Public Schools: 1994 and 2000; Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; Teacher Technology Survey; Hearst Scholarship Applications Due 9/28/04; Harriet Fulbright to Speak; Principals Flip Chart; Assessment Data Update - Reminder; Prairie State Achievement Examination as a Condition of Graduation - Reminder; Illinois Assessment Frameworks Update - Reminder; Weekly News Clips.
September 10, 2004--Prairie State Achievement; Examination as a Condition of Graduation; General State Aid Hold Harmless; Limitation of Administrative Costs Worksheet; Student Information System Survey; Assessment Data Update; Fall Data Collection Update; Teacher Service Record; 2004 Legislation and the Schools; Extended Deadline For LPDC Notification; Department of Special Education Parent/Guardian; Survey to be Extended Through End of Year; Illinois Assessment Frameworks; New Resources for Curriculum Standards; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Clarification; 2004-05 End of the Year Report; Supplemental Data for FY 03/04 Federal Performance Report; Immunization School Survey; Student Transfer Forms; Teacher Needs Assessment Survey; Reading Improvement Block Grant Reports; Rabid Bats Reports; Those Who Excel Nominations; Last Weekly Message Using Old Listserv; Challenges and Opportunities in Educating Refugee Children Conference; National Conference on Interactive Videoconferencing in Education; News Clips.
August 27, 2004--Final FY05 Title I Allocations Complete; End of the Year Report Form is Past Due; SES Approval Update; SchoolHouse Data Update; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Important Information for Reading First Programs; School Treasurer Bonds Deadline; Safe School Activities for School Year 2004-2005; Current ISBE Vacancies; News Clips.
August 20, 2004--Deadline August 21 for 2004 Assessment Data Corrections on SchoolHouse; Your Immediate Attention is Needed: School Report Card Data Collection; Criminal Background Check Notice; Select ISBE Programs Impact on Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Technology Survey Deadline Extended; 2003-2004 Driver Education Cost Claim Open; Homeless Program Grant; News Clips.
August 13, 2004--IMPORTANT SCHOOL STATUS INFORMATION; 2002-2003 NCLB Performance Report Reminder; SchoolHouse Update (2004 Assessment Data Corrections) Reminder; Report Card Data Due by August 16, 2004; Preliminary GSA; Education Funding Hearing Set for Bloomington; Annual Measurable Achievement; Objectives for Title III (AMAO) Performance Report; Newsclips.
August 6, 2004--SB 2349-Impact on General State Aid; HB 4255 Status-Special Education Extraordinary; AYP Calculations; Reminder: Report Card Data Due by August 16; SchoolHouse Update (2004 Assessment Data Corrections); Changes in Local Professional Development Committees; Student Information System Survey; Reading Improvement Block Grant Allocations; Canine Associates International; Newsclips.
July 26, 2004--2004 Assessment Data Corrections; Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program Funds; Title Program Performance Reports Deadline Extended; Posting/Converting Microsoft Excel FY05 Budget Form to Adobe PDF; ISBE at 2004 State Fair; Superintendents Conference; Proposals for Smaller Learning Communities; Illinois Recognized at High Schools That Work; Newsclips.
July 16, 2004--2004 Assessment Data Corrections; Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program Funds; Title Program Performance Reports Deadline Extended; Posting/Converting Microsoft Excel FY05 Budget Form to Adobe PDF; ISBE at 2004 State Fair; Superintendents Conference; Proposals for Smaller Learning Communities; Illinois Recognized at High Schools That Work; Newsclips.
July 1, 2004--Student Assessment Data Verification; Assessment Frameworks Update; 2004 Report Card 986-43 Data Collection Now Available; NCLB Title Programs Performance Reports; Prekindergarten At-Risk Program Evaluation Report for FY03; Nonpublic Facility Placement Contract Form 19-83; NCLB newsclips from other states; Newsclips.
June 25, 2004--Extension of RFPs and Parent/Guardian Survey Deadlines; Due Dates for Filling General State Aid Claims; Missing Enrollment Data Reminder; English Language Proficiency Standards for Administrators; School Bus Safety; Reading Improvement Block Grants Reallocation; Newsclips
June 18, 2004--GSA Payments to be Advanced; Chicago Regional Certification Office Re-Opens; Certification Updates; College Program Approvals and Accreditations; Certification Board Appointments; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living (TOTAL) Multimedia Training Package; Schools Selected to Implement High Schools That Work; USDE Approves Amendments to the Illinois Accountability Plan; Censorship in Schools in Libraries exhibit available for display; Lightning Safety Awareness Week will be observed June 20- 26, 2004; Missing Enrollment Data Reminder; News Clips.
June 11, 2004--100 schools recognized for Academic Improvement (list); Missing Enrollment Data; Deadline for Annual Student Report; School Violence Preparedness and Response; Child Abduction Prevention Education; Newsclips.
June 4, 2004 (Special)--Teacher Certification Update.
June 4, 2004--Legislative Update; Update on Key Steps in the 2004 State Assessment Data Verification Process; Even Start Family Literacy Program Update; Newsclips.
May 28, 2004--Legislative Update; Annual Financial Reports Information; News Clips.
May 21, 2004--Legislative Update; Early Review and Correction Period for Participation Data-June 10-28; Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS) Update and Training CD; 2004 Summer School Approval & Reimbursement for Special Needs Children; Deadline for Consolidated Application for English Language Learning Programs; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Academic Improvement Awards; Environmental Improvement Grant; News Clips.
May 14, 2004--New Expenditure Threshold for OMB Circular A-133 Audits; FY 2004 State & Federal Grant Amendments and Project Extension Requests; Reading Improvement Block Grants sent Legislative Update; Do you know an outstanding educator?; State Police Request for School Site Information; News Clips.
May 7, 2004--Certification; Funds Restored; Budget/Joint Agreement Budget Forms; Legislative Update; Sepcial Ed Parent/Guardian Survey; E-Grants Approval Groups Setup; Bridges Extended Learning Opportunities; FOCUS 2004 Fall Conference; Newsclips.
April 30, 2004--PRIORITY Processing of Applications for Certificates and Endorsements; New Guidelines on Alternate Assessments; Legislative Update; Guidelines for Participation in State-Developed Alternate Assessment; Dont Forget to Submit Your Enrollment Data!; English Language Learning Updates; Report Card Data Collection; News Clips.
April 23, 2004--Legislative Update; Illinois Receives Top Grade for High Quality Teacher Standards; 2004 Illinois Teacher of the Year Named; Nearly 100 Illinois Schools to Receive Academic Improvement Award; New Public School Calendar System Available in IWAS; Deadline Approaching for Fordham; National Childhood Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week; Summer Food Service Program Week; News Clips.
April 16, 2004--Legislative Update; E-Grant Workshops Begin Next Week; FY05 Projected Allocations; Certification Rules; ADD/ADHD Presentations; News Clips.
April 9, 2004--Legislative update; Consolidated Grant Training; Bilingual/ESL Job Fair; Newsclips.
April 2, 2004--Legislative update; NCLB Performance Reports Due; Notification of Services from Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired; NCLB Participation Rate Change; Application for Approval of Private Residential Placement Room and Board Reimbursement; Training Available for Transition Planning: Aligning Characteristics and Developmental Traits with Transition Service Needs; Additional E-grant Workshop Scheduled; New OTIS Feature; National Food Service Management Institutes Coaching Employee Satellite Seminar Announced; School Breakfast Start-Up Grants Available Now; 10th Annual Character Education Conference; Newsclips.
> March 26, 2004--Legislative update; Assessment Test Dates; ISBE adds Dolton as Supplemental Educational Service Provider; NIU Survey Results; Updates to the State and Federal Grant Administration Policy Handbook; Summer Food Services Program; Help Students Avoid Bankruptcy; SchoolMatch; Newsclips.
March 19, 2004--Education Agency Sesquicentennial; Administrative Rules Work Group; Legislation Update; Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rulemaking: Special Reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Student Information System Update; Illinois Assessment Frameworks for Grade 11 Now Posted on Website; Announcement of E-Grants Training; Occupational and Physical Therapy in Illinois Schools; Enrollments on First Day of Testing to be Collected Electronically; Guidance for Districts that have Schools Identified for Corrective Action; Business Community Shows Support; National Youth Science Camp Application Announcement; Migrant Education Summer Programs; Foreign Exchange Teachers Recruitment; Newsclips.
March 12, 2004--Education Agency Sesquicentennial; Administrative Rules Work Group; Legislation Update; Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rulemaking: Special Reminder; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; Student Information System Update; Illinois Assessment Frameworks for Grade 11 Now Posted on Website; Announcement of E-Grants Training; Occupational and Physical Therapy in Illinois Schools; Enrollments on First Day of Testing to be Collected Electronically; Guidance for Districts that have Schools Identified for Corrective Action; Business Community Shows Support; National Youth Science Camp Application Announcement; Migrant Education Summer Programs; Foreign Exchange Teachers Recruitment; Newsclips.
March 5, 2004--Legislative Update; Updated Information Regarding the 2004 Assessment of English Language Learners; New Pupil Transportation Inquiry System'; Elimination of Some State Expenditure Reports; Certification Updates; Math and Science Partnership grants released; 2004-2005 Official Public School Calendars; Drivers Education Work Zone Awareness Program; Illinois Arts Education Week; Newsclips.
February 27, 2004--Legislative Update; Financial Profiles; PSAE, ISAT, and IMAGE Security Measures; Futuristic Presentation; RFPs Released; National School Breakfast Week; Nontraditional Breakfast Service Options (book); Remembering Victims of the Holocaust; Newsclips.
February 20, 2004--New English Language Proficiency Standards approved; Students New to the U.S.; Financial Profiles Coming Out; Proposed Rule Making; New Uses for OTIS; NCLB & eGrant Management System Training; Data Verification Deadline Reminder; United States Department of Agriculture Commodity Alert A672 Pork Roast; GIS in K-12 Education: Opening Your Student's Eyes with GIS & GPS; Week of the Classroom Teacher; Illinois Teacher of the Year Available to Speak; National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; Severe Weather Preparedness Week; Essay Contest; Young Authors Conference; Newsclips.
February 6, 2004--Charter School RFP Released, Announcements, Newsclips.
January 30, 2004--2003 Report Cards Available Online; Assessment Update; Four Illinois Schools Selected to Implement High Schools That Work; Invitation to Comment on Rules; USDA Letter Regarding Mad Cow Disease; Funds Available to Support Artists Residence in Illinois Schools; News Clips.
January 23, 2004--Board meeting, New census data available Immediate attention suggested, Illinois garners top marks in Teacher Aide support and development, Important assessment information, Opportunities web page, Century Program announced, Middle Grade Conference, Newsclips.
January 16, 2004--Proposed FY05 Budget; Student Identification as Multiracial on Assessment Forms;Complete FY 2005 RFP Schedule; Newsclips.
January 9, 2004--FY05 Budget Approved; 2003 Test Verification; Looking Ahead to 2004 Testing An Ounce of Prevention; Advance Notice of 2004-05 Test Dates; Spaces Available on Due Process Screening Committee; Invitation to Comment on Rules; Notice of Completed Rulemaking; FY04 Final Mandated Categorical Prorations; Announcements; Newsclips.