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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.

Click here for a 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 (postmark date) for the Spring 2021​ Waiver Report is Friday, January 15, 2021.
  • The application deadline (postmark date) for the Fall 2021 Waiver Report is Sunday, August 15, 2021.


  • Applications for modifications of the School Code, or for waivers or modifications of the State Board’s administrative rules are not subject to the August 15 and January 15 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 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 Department of ​Legislative Affairs at (217) 782-6510​ or by email at waivers@isbe.net.

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