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.
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.
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detailed description of Public Act 100-465 and the changes it created in the waiver process.
Application Deadlines for requests to be submitted to the General Assembly:*
The application deadline for the Fall 2019 Waiver Report is Thursday, August 15, 2019.
The deadline for the Spring 2020 Waiver Report is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
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 Department of Legislative Affairs at (217) 782-6510, or email them at