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Important Notice Regarding Kane County
Dear Kane County,
All schools in Kane County will be closed from March 17 until March 30. In order to keep the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we are suspending all face-to-face services at our ROE office:

  • The Pearson Testing Center will be suspended through March 30.  
  • Our fingerprinting services will be suspended through March 30.
  • The Main Office will be CLOSED to the public and only available by phone.

Please do not hesitate to contact our main office at (630) 232-5955. Please fill out the form online for any service related questions:

Patricia Dal Santo, Regional Superintendent of Schools
Deanna Oliver, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent Patricia Dal Santo is diligently communicating with all school districts and School Superintendents throughout this crisis and will continue to update them on ongoing updates.
Illinois Online Academy
While most of us are working remote from home, now is the perfect time to capitalize through online learning. Illinois Online Academy covers 250+ courses that award you with PD hours or grad credits. With partnerships through VESI, Concordia University Chicago, Advancement Courses and Edmentum – there isn't a shortage of available courses for you to dive into!

The best part about Illinois Online Academy is 100% of your learning is done online at your convenience!

A Very Special Thank You
During this time of overwhelming information regarding COVID-19, we have to thank our health professionals, District Superintendents, administrators, teachers, first responders and correctional staff, especially those in Kane County, for working nonstop to overcome such a hard time in our countries history. We salute you all!

We often take our health and safety for granted and we owe the professionals who keep us safe a big and welcoming thank you for all you do.
Where Can I Find Information Regarding COVID-19 In Illinois?
ISBE is working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure we are providing the most current resources and guidance to support Illinois education communities regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email

News and information updates from all around Kane County.

The Progress Report: Happiness
This week's post in  The Progress Report , Katie boosts our sprits with HAPPINESS – something we could all use in our lives right now as we navigate through these uncharted waters.

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on or guest write yourself,  please contact Katie Algrim.

Kane County Regional Office of Education Job Openings
The Kane County Regional Office of Education is hiring for several positions. Each position is listed below with a link to the application. If you or anyone you know is interested, please share the appropriate link shared below:

Administrative Assistant to Director of Innovative Professional Learning:
This position will work directly with the Director of Innovative Professional Learning to assist in Illinois Online Academy, Institute Day, and more. For a full listing and link to the application, please click here.

Professional Learning Coordinator:
Ability to present, lead, schedule, create and facilitate a variety of professional learning activities both online and in person, along with other various tasks within the PD department. For a full listing and link to the application, please click here.

JJC Language Arts Teacher: apply here.
This position will mostly reside at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center for a year round position. For a full listing and link to the application, please click here.
Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
AA#1815 – Meeting Tips, Tools and Techniques to Achieve Results
Dates: 100% Online
PD Credits: 6
Cost: $100
Illinois Online Academy:
Growth Mindset
Dates: 100% Online
PD Credits: 5
Cost: $40
Illinois Online Academy:
Social Emotional Learning
Dates: 100% Online
PD Credits: 2
Cost: $40