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Revised august 2016

Website Posting Requirements

Applicants for ALL waivers must post information on their websites at least 14 days prior to the date of the public hearing.

Reminder - waivers for daily physical education

Applicants requesting waivers of daily physical education must schedule a special board meeting to hear testimony. This meeting cannot be held on the day of a regularly scheduled board meeting.

Waivers for driver's education fees

Applicants for waivers of the fee to be charged for driver’s education must include the proposed amount of the fee in all public notices.

Additional requirements are in effect for districts seeking to contract out portions of driver’s education.

Click here for a detailed description of Public Act 97-1025 and the changes it created in the waiver process.

Application Deadlines for requests to be submitted to the General Assembly:*

  • The postmark deadline for the Spring 2017 Waiver Report is Friday, January 13, 2017.

  • Applications for modifications of the School Code, or for waivers or modifications of the State Board’s administrative rules are not subject to the postmark deadlines for waivers of the School Code. However, in all cases approvals for any of these requests must be granted before the request can be implemented.

    Please Note: The process for applying for a modification of the School Code, a waiver of State Board rules, or a modification of State Board rules is exactly the same process as the one used in applying for a waiver of a School Code mandate.

If you have any questions about the type of request you will be submitting, please call the Division of Regulatory Support at (217) 782-5270, or email them at waivers@isbe.net.

Getting Started

Before starting the waiver process, each applicant should carefully review requirements outlined in the “Overview for Waiver Process”.

Any application not meeting all of the requirements of the law will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant as ineligible.

Use the documents below to understand the waiver process and prepare a complete application. Simply click on the hyperlink below to go to the desired web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Regulatory Support at (217) 782-5270 or by email at waivers@isbe.net.

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