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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the eligibility guidelines for students to receive free and reduced-price lunch, breakfast, a...

More than $500,000 in grant funding will help reduce testing fees by more than 60% for thousands of Illinois residents

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to routine medical care, causing many children to fall behind on scheduled immunizations. In order to protect individuals and...

Increases in readiness follow historic investments in early childhood

ROE26 is proud to announce we will be a cohort host for teachers and counselors pursuing National Board Certification during the 2020-2021 school year. Click the title to learn more

Regional Offices of Education #26 and #33 has hired a local educator to serve as Consortium Coordinator to continue its mission of ensuring children living in west-central Illinois receive the best quality education. Click the title to read more.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 8, 2020, a petition containing two signatures was properly filed with the ex-officio Secretary of the Regional Board of School Trustees of Fulton-Hancock-McDonough-Schuyler Counties, Illinois, requesting that the following described territory, to wit: Click the title to read more

"The health and well-being of our children, their parents, our teachers, administrators and all school district employees are our Number 1 priority," says John Meixner, Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE26. Click the title to read more.

Program addresses increased nutrition needs of children and families during COVID-19 pandemic

400,000 Illinois residents set to return to work as state moves into Phase 4 on June 26; New guidelines will allow key leisure, recreation and business sectors to safely reopen

Legislation Expands Emergency Use of Remote Learning, Makes Changes to School Code in Response to COVID-19

The Illinois State Board of Education has updated the teacher licensure requirements to allow teacher licenses to be issued, transferred or renewed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents state high school associations with a myriad of challenges. The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) offers a document as guidance on how state associations can consider approaching the many components of “opening up” high school athletics and activities across the United States.

Families can find sites by texting “FoodIL” to 877-877 or visiting

Dear ROE26 Community, Now that we are entering Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, ROE26 will be resuming most face-to-face services on Monday, June 1, 2020, including: ...

The PAS Community Arts Grant will "support community and audience development" and "increase the public awareness of the need and value of the performing arts" through its support of the arts in the community.

Western Illinois University's Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC) program is meeting the need for more rural teachers by offering education student scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.

Restore Illinois is a Five-Phase, Regional Plan for Saving Lives, Livelihoods, and Safely Reopening Illinois

The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent school building closures for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year have created questions related to graduation ceremonies.

Executive Order 2020-31 and ISBE’s corresponding Emergency Rules suspended certain statutory graduation requirement minimums to allow local districts to modify or reduce their local graduation requirements such that students scheduled to graduate in 2020, who through no fault of their own, were unable to complete certain graduation requirements due to the suspension of in-person instruction.

Releases Illinois Modeling Showing Significant Second Wave If Stay at Home Order Were Lifted Modified Order Includes Increased Flexibility for Residents and Non-Essential Businesses, Requires Face Coverings in Public

First episode takes a look inside the 2020 Census and encourages schools to support a complete count

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is implementing a temporary closure of all Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Centers including public-facing, private and walk-in testing facilities through April 7, 2020.

When life is uncertain, it’s important to focus on personal wellness to help you and your family thrive during difficult times. Join University of Illinois Extension starting March 26 for a free weekly webinar series focused on building resiliency, clearing clutter, being mindful and more.

To be consistent with our mission to Champion our Community, we make the safety of the students and the staff of our community a priority. The ROE26 staff will continue to be available by phone to assist or address issues as they arise.