The Illinois Administrative Code requires Regional Offices of Education to periodically visit the regionís school districts to ascertain the degree to which the schools comply with State operational requirements. This is the part of the accreditation process for State recognition.
Based on this requirement, the Regional Office of Education has put together a schedule where each of the 42 school districts is visited every four to five years. Each district works in cooperation with ROE staff in making this process more efficient.
Certificated personnel and paraprofessional files are examined to determine if all appropriate documentation, as prescribed by the School Code, is present. In addition, all certified staff assignments are examined to determine if the staff members are certified and qualified in their assigned areas.
Financial records, School Board minutes, policies and procedures as well as publications on these policies and procedures are reviewed to verify they are in alignment with School Code and Illinois Administrative Code requirements.
Based on the information found during the compliance visit, a status recommendation is forwarded to the Illinois State Board of Education.